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On Folly: Nicole Haroutunian, Lucy Ives, Shelly Oria and Lynne Tillman

  • Housing Works Bookstore Cafe 26 Crosby St New York, NY, 10013 United States (map)

In the name of love and glory, mistakes have been made. Hubristic heros, ambitious ingenues, and other individuals blinded by ideals or desire are the subject of a series of readings and a discussion with writers Nicole Haroutunian, Lucy Ives, Shelly Oria, and Lynne Tillman. Writer and critic Christine Smallwood of Harper’s Magazine will moderate this evening of tales of inanity, infatuation, minor crime, and major miscalculation. This event additionally marks the re-release of Lucy Ives’s novella nineties, which returns to print as a paperback from Little A. Presented by Housing Works with Triple Canopy; drinks generously provided by Little A.

About the readers:

Nicole Haroutunian is the author of the short story collection Speed Dreaming (Little A, 2015). Her fiction has appeared in Vol. 1 Brooklyn, the Literarian, Day One, Two Serious Ladies and online at Tin House, among other publications. Her story “Youse” won the Center for Fiction’s 2013 Short Story Contest. She is co-editor of Underwater New York, holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Woodside, Queens.

Lucy Ives is the author of four books of poetry and prose, including the novel nineties, re-issued by Little A in June 2015. She is the editor of Triple Canopy and teaches writing at Pratt.

Shelly Oria is the author of New York 1, Tel Aviv 0 (FSG, 2014), nominated for both the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction and a Lambda Literary Award. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review among other places, and has won a number of honors, including the Indiana Review Fiction Prize. A MacDowell Fellow in 2012 and 2014, Shelly holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and has a private practice as a life and creativity coach.

Lynne Tillman is the author of five novels, four collections of short stories, one collection of essays, and two books of nonfiction. Her second essay collection, What Would Lynne Tillman Do?, was published by Red Lemonade Press in winter 2014.

Christine Smallwood has published reviews and essays in many magazines, including The New Yorker, Bookforum, T, and Harper's, where she is a "New Books" columnist. Her fiction has been published in The Paris Review and n+1. She is the co-author of ScarJo, forthcoming from Peradam Press.