Reading at Fort Hamilton Gallery

Saturday night, June 15, 6:30 pm: I am hosting a reading Saturday at Fort Hamilton Gallery, the pop-up art exhibition in my building.

Join us at Fort Hamilton Gallery during the closing weekend of “Silhouettes”, a pop-up art exhibition featuring alumni of the Skowhegan residency for visual artists.

The evening will feature art, wine, and readings from the following writers from (or otherwise connected to) the Windsor Terrace neighborhood:

Adrienne Brock’s work has appeared in the journals Oats and The Offbeat. She is an interviews and fiction editor for Epiphany. Adrienne holds an MA in British literature from Fordham University and has curated the university’s graduate fiction reading at the KGB Bar since 2011. She’s in love with one of the other readers, but she’ll leave it up to you to guess who it is.

Amanda Calderon’s poems have been published on the internet and then taken down. She is also an MFA candidate at NYU, where she once held several titles that no longer apply to her because the school year has ended. She lives in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn where she is “working on her thesis.”

David McLoghlin is a poet from Ireland, who lives in Windsor Terrace at 18th Street and 8th Avenue. His first collection, Waiting for Saint Brendan and Other Poems, was published by Salmon Poetry in 2012. His work has appeared widely in Irish journals, and is published or forthcoming in the US in The Hopkins Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, Éire-Ireland, Prick of the Spindle and He is a recent graduate of NYU’s MFA Program, and has received prizes and grants for his work in Ireland, and a scholarship from the 2011 Sewanee Writers’ Conference. This is the first of many tag team readings with his lucha libre partner, and fiancée, Adrienne Brock.

Richard Prins is a lifelong New Yorker who lives right behind Fort Hamilton Gallery. He also sometimes lives in Dar es Salaam. Last year he received his MFA in poetry from New York University, and now he avoids situations where he might might be asked “what do you do?” and have to answer “I’m a poet” without sounding too wacky or precious. His work appears in Los Angeles Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Rattle, Redivider and Transition Magazine.

Melissa Swantkowski writes fiction. She is the Prose Editor for Bodega Magazine, a contributor to the inconsistently updated weblog The Murky Fringe, and co-hosts a bi-monthly reading series called The Disagreement. Her work has been featured by Liars League NYC and has appeared in The Mississippi Review, American Short Fiction, Monkeybicycle and elsewhere.


DIRECTIONS: F/G train to Fort Hamilton Parkway