Please join us for an evening of poetry and prose to celebrate the Fall issue of the Bellevue Literary Review. The reading will take place at Bellevue Hospital—perhaps the most unique venue for great literature in New York City. Featured readers include poets Tom Sleigh and Monica Wendel, along with writers Edward Hamlin and Catherine Lewis. Refreshments will be served.
Tom Sleigh’s many books include Army Cats and Space Walk, winner of the Kingsley Tufts Award. He has received the PSA’s Shelley Prize, an American Academy in Berlin Fellowship, the Updike Award and an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Lila Wallace Individual Writer’s Award, a Guggenheim, and two NEA grants, among others. He teaches at Hunter College and lives in Brooklyn.
Monica Wendel is the author of No Apocalypse (forthcoming from Georgetown Review Press) and the chapbook Call it a Window. A graduate of New York University’s MFA program, she has taught creative writing at Goldwater Hospital, St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital, and NYU.
Edward Hamlin recently completed a novel, Sleeping with Her, about dream life and the unconscious in the wake of 9/11, while continuing to write much (much) shorter stories. His story “Phone Phone Gun” will be staged in the 2012 season of Selected Shorts. Another story, “The Release,” was chosen as a finalist for the Colorado Review’s 2012 Nelligan Prize. Hamlin lives and writes in the foothills outside Boulder, Colorado.
Catherine Lewis is the author of numerous short stories and two novels, Dry Fire and Postcards to Father Abraham, as well as the forthcoming book Thrice-Told Tales. She is an associate professor of creative writing at Purchase College, SUNY.