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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, September 20th at 4 pm at 56 Bogart Street in Brooklyn. The readers will be Margo Jefferson, Elizabeth Kendall, Michael Klein, and Laurie Stone.


Margo Jefferson’s memoir, Negroland, was released this month by Pantheon. She is also the author of the acclaimed On Michael Jackson, published in 2007. Jefferson served for many years as a book critic, theater critic and critic at large for the New York Times. Her cultural essays and criticism have also appeared in The Nation, The Village Voice, Harper’s, Grand Street and Ms. In 1995 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for criticism. She has taught at NYU and Columbia.

Elizabeth Kendall is a dance and film critic, historian, biographer and memoirist. Her books include American Daughter, Where She Danced, The Runaway Bride and, most recently, Balanchine and the Lost Muse: Revolution and the making of a Choreographer. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and teaches at the Eugene Lang College of the New School.

Michael Klein is the author of When I was a Twin, a collection of poetry and prose which was released this month by Sibling Rivalry Press. His collections of poetry include, 1990, The Talking Day, States of Independence, and Then we were still Living. He has also published two memoirs, Track Conditions and The End of Being Known. He has co-edited the anthologies Poets for Life, Things Shaped in Passing and In the Company of My Solitude: American Writing from the AIDS Pandemic. He teaches at Goddard College

Laurie Stone is the author of the novel Starting with Serge and Laughing in the Dark, a collection of her writing on comic performance. Her short fiction and memoir stories have appeared in Open City, Anderbo, Nanofiction, The Los Angeles Review, New Letters, TriQuarterly, Threepenny Review, Memorious, and Creative Nonfiction, among other publications. A longtime critic for the Village Voice and The Nation, she was the 1996 recipient of the Nona Balakian prize in excellence in criticism from the National Book Critics Circle.


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

Date: Sunday September 20, 4 pm

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

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



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