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Taking A Bow featuring Laura Esther Wolfson

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Host: Lamprophonic
Location: Bar Thalia, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY 10025, USA
Speaker: Laura Esther Wolfson

In August 2012, Lamprophonic launched as a literary reading series for emerging writers. What began as five Columbia University M.F.A. students sharing short excerpts of their work has grown into a diverse series that includes writers from across the five boroughs and beyond, sharing poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and plays. Embodied in all Lamprophonic's work is a mission to encourage a robust, diverse, and supportive literary community in New York City.

New York City is a place of excitement and opportunity for many writers, but no one will deny it that it can be overwhelming and sometimes lonely. Together, the team at Lamprophonic are changing that. They are bringing writers out from behind the computer screens/yellow pads/tripleshot Americanos to strengthen community, inspire connections, and celebrate the vibrancy of talent this city has to offer.

For years, the Lampro team has worked tirelessly, on a fully volunteer basis, to provide regular, innovative literary programming that creates opportunities for new voices to be heard. Taking a moment to recognize the efforts of the artists behind Lamprophonic is something for which we're long overdue. So, finally, on July 28th we'll be headed to Bar Thalia for their Take A Bow reading, featuring the curators of 2016 and 2017's stellar Lamprophonic events. 

Join us in celebrating the dedicated writers who work daily to engage our community, create opportunity, and, of course, entertain.  

One of the featured writers is Laura Esther Wolfson. Laura's distinctive blend of essay, first-person narrative and exploration of language, culture, books and place has appeared in Bellingham Review, Gettysburg Review, The Rumpus, The Sun, Zyzzyva and elsewhere. Her work has repeatedly garnered 'notable' listings in Best American Essays and been anthologized on both sides of the Atlantic, including in Swedish translation. Her essay Losing the Nobel was a finalist for the 2017 Notting Hill Editions Essay Prize, and her essay collection Proust at Rush Hour, winner of the Iowa Prize in Literary Nonfiction, is forthcoming from the University of Iowa Press in spring 2018.

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