Please join Black Sun as we celebrate the launch of Vestiges_02: Ennui with an evening of readings from Donald Breckenridge, Ian Dreiblatt, Laurie Stone, Matthew Jakubowski, Haley Hemenway Sledge & Erin Fleming.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
600 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn
DONALD BRECKENRIDGE (BSL / Vestiges_02) is the author of more than a dozen plays, the novella Rockaway Wherein (Red Dust) and the novels 6/2/95 (Spuyten Duyvil), You Are Here (Starcherone) and This Young Girl Passing (Autonomedia). He is the fiction editor of The Brooklyn Rail, editor of The Brooklyn Rail Fiction Anthology (Hanging Loose Press) and The Brooklyn Rail Fiction Anthology 2 (Rail Editions), co-editor of InTranslation and the managing editor of Red Dust. His writing has recently appeared in Numéro Cinq, Fjords Review and BOMB.
IAN DREIBLATT (Vestiges_02) is a poet, translator and musician. Recent translations include Gogol’s The Nose (Melville House) and Comradely Greetings (Verso), a book of prison correspondence between Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Slavoj Žižek. Last year he published two chapbooks: sonnets, from Metambesen, and barishonah, from DoubleCross Press. Other work has appeared in The Agriculture Reader, Pallaksch. Pallaksch., the Boog City Portable Reader, Elderly, Web Conjunctions, BOMB and elsewhere.
LAURIE STONE (BSL) is the author of the short story collection My Life as an Animal (forthcoming from TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press in October 2016), the novel Starting with Serge (Doubleday) and the essay collection Laughing in the Dark (Ecco). Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Fence, Open City, Anderbo, NANO Fiction, The Threepenny Review, The Collagist, Creative Nonfiction, Memorious and many other journals.
MATTHEW JAKUBOWSKI (BSL) is a writer, editor and literary critic based in West Philadelphia. His fiction, essays and reviews have appeared in Minor Literature[s], Numéro Cinq, 3:AM Magazine, gorse, Berfrois, Kenyon Review Online, Music & Literature, The Quarterly Conversation, Bookforum and many other publications. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle and a former section editor at Asymptote.
HALEY HEMENWAY SLEDGE (BSL / Vestiges_02) currently lives in New York City. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Nola Defender, The Atlas Review and Revisions. She is an editor-in-chief of LIT: The journal of The New School Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program.
ERIN FLEMING (Vestiges_00) is a writer living in Brooklyn.
Copies of the first and second issues of Vestiges will be available for sale from Unnameable Books the night of the reading. Wine will be served. All are welcome.