apexart :: The Almost Famous Reading Series :: Curated by Bruce Bauman

PUBLIC PROGRAM

Literary Event For New Authors

March 25, 7-9 pm

The readings inagurated with The Almost Famous Reading Series, curated by Bruce Bauman (March 23 and 24), continues with another evening of apexart organized readings of selections from recent work by:

Rachel DeWoskin
Keith Devin Morton
Deji Olukotun
Kerri Schlottman

Download video file of readings (260 MB .m4v)

 

Rachel DeWoskin is the author of the forthcoming novel Big Girl Small (Farrar Straus Giroux, 2011), the critically acclaimed novel Repeat After Me (Overlook, 2009) and a memoir, Foreign Babes in Beijing (W.W. Norton, 2005), which has been published in six countries and is being developed as a feature film by Paramount Pictures. Rachel holds a BA from Columbia University in English and an MA from Boston University in poetry. She has published poems in magazines including Ploughshares, Seneca Review, The New Delta Review, New Orleans Review, Nerve Magazine, New Orleans Review and The Helen Burns Poetry Anthology: New Voices from the Academy of American Poets. She is a regular contributor to the Sunday Times Magazine of London, and has written non-fiction for Conde Nast Traveler, Departures, Gourmet Magazine, Teachers & Writers Magazine and anthologies including Found Magazine’s Requiem for a Paper Bag and Thundersmouth Press’ Wanderlust. Her awards include an American Academy of Poets Award and a Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference Fellowship. She is an artist in residence at Teachers & Writers and teaches creative writing at New York University.

Keith Devin Morton likes to consider himself a "globe trotting playboy philanthropist," however when he's not engrossed in this delusional fantasy he's more like a chubby husband, father of a six year old boy, nonprofit professional, and student.  Keith recently published his biographical essay “Same Place, Same Face” in the compilation Our Black Fathers: Brave, Bold, and Beautiful. Over the years he has appeared in Time Magazine and has been interviewed by Michel Martin on her nationally syndicated NPR show Tell Me More (twice!). He was also interviewed on the topic of race and parenting in an interview with the Associated Press and is a featured advice-giving father in the DVD release of Being Dad USA. In addition Keith writes and maintains his well-regarded daddy/life blog, African American Dad and works one-on-one with moms and dads as a Parent Coach. Keith’s first book is set to be published this spring.

Deji Olukotun grew up in Hopewell, NJ. He writes about fiction and human rights for fictionthatmatters.org, the PEN American Center, and Grovel. His work has been published in World Literature Today and the London Magazine. Deji graduated with an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town.

Kerri Schlottman is Director of External Relations for the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. She holds a Master's degree in English with a concentration in Performance Art. Her short stories and academic writing have appeared in numerous literary journals and online sites including Muse Apprentice Guild, Furnace Magazine, Wayne State Literary Review and Juncture: A Literary Journal. She has recently completed her first novel and lives and works in New York City.

 

 


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apexart's exhibitions and public programs are supported in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Edith C. Blum Foundation, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., The William Talbott Hillman Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.

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