June 20, 2019

No Book Jackets Required

The Montauk Club is pleased to announce an evening celebrating literature as part of our new readings series, No Book Jackets Required. Featuring authors Judy Baumel, Martha Cooley and Giles Harvey, the event is produced in partnership with the literary and cultural magazine AGNI and is co-curated by Beth Romano.  The reading will take place at 8 PM, Wednesday, September 22, 2010, in the historic 120 year-old Ballroom at the Montauk Club.   Authors will read from recent work, followed by a brief Q & A discussion with a cocktail hour and tour of the club’s landmark building afterward.

The ticket price is free to club members and $5 for non-members; drink tickets for cocktails, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic drinks can be purchased.  RSVP to manager@montaukclub.com or call 718-638-0800.

Notes on Readers:

Judith Baumel is a poet, critic, and translator.  She is Associate Professor of English and was founding director of the Creative Writing Program at Adelphi University.  A former director of the Poetry Society of America, her poetry, translations, and essays have been published in Poetry, The Yale Review, The New York Times and The New Yorker.  She has published two books of poetry: The Weight of Numbers, a Walt Whitman Award winner, and Now.  Her new book, The Kangaroo Girl, is forthcoming from GenPop books early next year.

Martha Cooley is the author of two novels, The Archivist and Thirty-Three Swoons.  She is a member of the core faculty of the Bennington Writing Seminars and has taught fiction in the graduate writing programs at Boston University and Manhattanville College.

Giles Harvey is an MFA candidate in fiction at New York University and is currently at work on a novel.  He has written for the Times Literary Supplement, The Believer, and n+1, among other titles. “The Indifferent Beak,” appearing in AGNI in 2009, is his first published work of fiction.

AGNI Magazine, founded in 1972, is “one of America’s, and the world’s, most significant literary journals” (PEN American Center). This fall, AGNI launches a major portfolio of African fiction, including stories from Nigeria, Djibouti, Uganda, South Africa, The Gambia, and elsewhere.  AGNI’s web extension AGNI Online is one of the internet’s premier portals for information about contemporary literary writers working in English.

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