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Amy Klein at Our Wicked Lady

Mixer Reading and Music Series
Wednesday, April 18, 7:00 p.m., FREE
with readings by
Melinda Moustakis
Omotara James
Paul Lisicky
Sarah Perry
and music by
Amy Klein
with your hosts, Michelle Campagna, Rebecca Keith, and Melissa Febos
153 Morgan Avenue (corner of Morgan and Messerole)
Bushwick, Brooklyn
L train to Morgan Ave.


Melinda Moustakis is the author of Bear Down, Bear North: Alaska Stories, which won the Flannery O’Connor Award and was a 5 Under 35 selection by the National Book Foundation. She is currently the Rona Jaffe Cullman Fellow at the New York Public Library.

Omotara James is a poet and essayist. Her poetry chapbook, Daughter Tongue, was selected by African Poetry Book Fund, in collaboration with Akashic Books, for the 2018 New Generation African Poets Box Set. Her debut full length collection, Mama Wata, is forthcoming in the Fall of 2018 from Siren Songs, of CCM press. She has been awarded fellowships from Cave Canem and Lambda Literary. Currently, she is an MFA candidate in poetry at NYU. Say “hi” or learn more at:

Paul Lisicky is the author of five books: The Narrow Door, Unbuilt Projects, The Burning House, Famous Builder, and Lawnboy. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, BuzzFeed, Conjunctions, Fence, The New York Times, Tin House, and elsewhere. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the NEA, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, where he has served on the Writing Committee since 2000. He teaches in the MFA Program at Rutgers University-Camden. A new memoir, Later: A Book of Provincetown, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press.

Sarah Perry holds an M.F.A. in nonfiction from Columbia University and a B.A. from Davidson College, where she will serve as the 2019 McGee Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing. She is the recipient of the 2018 Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award and a fellowship from the Edward F. Albee Foundation, and has attended residencies at Norton Island in Maine and PLAYA in Oregon. Perry’s prose has appeared in Blood & Thunder magazine, Bluestockings Literary Journal,, and The Guardian. She lives in Brooklyn.


Amy Klein is a poet, writer, and songwriter. Her work has appeared in The Believer, Prelude, Salt Hill, The New York Observer, Flavorwire, The Talkhouse, Best Music Writing, and more. She is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize and has released several albums of music, including Fire (Don Giovanni Records, 2016). Her upcoming album, Winter/Time, is a psychedelic songscape that charts the emotional transition from winter to spring. She holds an MFA from Columbia University.

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