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Guerrilla Lit Reading Series Featuring Brian Birnbaum

Dixon Place Presents the Guerrilla Lit Reading Series

We are pleased to announce that the reading scheduled for Wednesday, September 25 is a special night celebrating debut authors. This event features Julia Phillips, James Charlesworth, and Brian Birnbaum.

The reading will occur in the Dixon Place lounge at 7:30 PM. The reading is free and open to the public.

About the Readers

Julia Phillips is the debut author of the nationally bestselling novel Disappearing Earth, which is being published in eleven countries and has been named one of the best books of 2019 by Vanity Fair, USA Today, and Entertainment Weekly. A Fulbright fellow, she has written for The Atlantic, The New York Times, and The Paris Review. She lives in Brooklyn.

James Charlesworth’s writing has appeared in Natural Bridge and was awarded finalist status in Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers. He is also the recipient of a Martin Dibner Fellowship from the Maine Community Foundation. Originally from Pennsylvania, James attended Penn State University and Emerson College in Boston, where he currently lives. The Patricide of George Benjamin Hill is his first novel.

Brian Birnbaum grew up twenty minutes west of Camden Yards in Baltimore, where at four years old he cried because the Yankees were losing. An MFA graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, his work has been published or is forthcoming in The Smart Set, The Collagist, Atticus Review, SLAM Magazine, Political Animal, and more, and he is a finalist for Bayou Magazine's Knudsen Fiction Contest. Brian is a Child of Deaf Adults (CODA) and works in development for the family sign language interpreting business. He lives in Harlem with the writer MK Rainey's dog. Emerald City, is his first novel.

Dixon Place, an incubator for performing and literary artists since 1986, is a non-profit organization committed to supporting the creative process by presenting original works of dance, theater, music, puppetry, literature, performance and visual art at all stages of development. The Dixon Place Lounge is open before, during and after the show. Bar proceeds directly support DP’s artists and mission.


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