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Pretext Reading Series at Studio 10 Gallery

Studio 10 Gallery is pleased to announce the next event in the Pretext Reading Series. It will take place on Sunday, December 3rd at 4 pm at 56 Bogart Street in Brooklyn. The readers will be Roberta Allen, T. Cole Rachel, Thomas Devaney, and Robert Marshall.


Roberta Allen is a short story writer, novelist and memoirist and the author of nine books. Her latest is the story collection The Princess of Herself  (Pelekinesis Press). Her short stories have appeared in Conjunctions, Guernica, Bomb, The Brooklyn Rail and The Collagist, and numerous  other magazines and journals. She is also a conceptual artist whose work is in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum. Her 30th solo exhibition, “Some Facts About Fear” is on view at Minus Space in Brooklyn from Nov. 4 through Dec. 23.

Thomas Devaney is a poet and author of Runaway Goat Cart, Calamity Jane, The Picture that Remains, and The American Pragmatist Fell in Love. His nonfiction book Letters to Ernesto Neto with afterword by Neto was published by Germ Folios. His poems and essays have appeared in Hyperallergic, BOMB Magazine, FENCE, The American Poetry Review, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Projects with the Institute of Contemporary Art, include, “The Empty House,” at the Edgar Allan Poe House for The Big Nothing and “Tales from the 215,” for Zoe Strauss’s “Philadelphia Freedom.” He teaches at Haverford College and lives in Philadelphia.


Robert Marshall is the author of the novel, A Separate Reality, which was nominated for a Lambda Award for Debut Fiction. Her biography in progress of Carlos Castaneda received the 2016 the Hazel Rowley Prize from BIO, the Biographers’ International Organization. He work has appeared or is forthcoming in Salon, The Michigan Quarterly Review, Event, Eclectica, and numerous other publications. Her artwork has been widely exhibited in Europe and the United States and is currently on view at Studio 10 Gallery.  

T. Cole Rachel is a writer, teacher and ceramic cat collector who lives in Brooklyn. He creates poems, essays, and all manner of music-related journalism. His work has appeared in InterviewThe Fader, Pitchfork, The New York Times Magazine, Bon, V Magazine, Man of The World, OUT, Dossier, Maxim and Stereogum. He teaches a recurring poetry workshop, Poetry & Photography, via the Camera Club of NYC. His books include Surviving the Moment of Impact and Bend Don't ShatterHe is currently Senior Editor at The Creative Independent

The Pretext Reading Series is curated by the writer and visual artist Robert Marshall ( 

Date: Sunday December 3, 4 pm

Location: 56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn NY (L Train to Morgan)

Contact: (718) 852-4396 (Larry Greenberg)






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