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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, April 15th at 4 pm at 56 Bogart Street in Brooklyn. The readers will be Cris Beam, Laura Catherine Brown, Tadzio Koelb, and Eugene Lim.


Cris Beam’s most recent book, I Feel You: The Surprising Power of Extreme Empathy, was released by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in March. Her prior book, To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care was named a New York Times Notable Book and was shortlisted for the William Saroyan Prize. She is also the author of Transparent: Love, Family and Living with the T with Transgender Teenagers, which won a Lambda Literary Award, and the young adult novel, I am J, which was named a Kirkus Best Book. Her work has also been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, and on This American Life

Laura Catherine Brown’s most recent novel, Made by Mary, was just released by C&R Press. Her first novel, Quickening, was published by Random House and featured in Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers series. Her short stories have appeared in Monkeybicycle, Paragraphiti and Tin House. She is the co-chair of the creative committee of the Millay Colony, and serves as fiction editor for the literary magazine Newfound.

Tadzio Koelb’s debut novel, Trenton Makes, was released in March by Doubleday. Koelb regularly reviews fiction, non-fiction, and art for The New York Times and The Times Literary Supplement.  Koelb has taught at Rutgers University and at the New School He has been awarded residencies at Yaddo, Caldera Arts, and I-Park, and was for three years an artist in residence at the Maison d’Art Actuel des Chartreux in Brussels, Belgium. Koelb has lived in France, Spain, Uzbekistan, Rwanda, Madagascar, Tunisia, and Brooklyn.

Eugene Lim is the author of Dear Cyborgs, which was released last year by Farrar Strauss, and was listed on Dennis Cooper’s “mine for yours” 2017 round-up list. He is also the author of two other novels, The Strangers and Fog and Car. His writing has appeared in Dazed, Fence, The Denver Quarterly, The Brooklyn Rail, Gigantic, Your Impossible Voice, Everyday Genius, Vestiges, and Little Star. He works as a high school librarian, runs the Ellipsis Press, and lives in Queens.


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

Date: Sunday April 15, 4 pm

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

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



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