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April 4, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pen + Brush Presents…Benedict, Coffelt, Samuels

Pen and Brush Presents… is a reading series founded by Kate Angus for Pen and Brush. The series supports the work small press editors do in identifying excellent writing, as well as supporting the writing itself, by featuring exciting new work by established and emerging authors. Each month, “Pen and Brush Presents…” features readings by three writers, each one selected by editors at a press, journal, or organization with a strong female editorial presence.

April 16, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Women’s Writing Circle: April

Welcome to Pen and Brush's writing group for women! The Writing Circle gathers monthly to share work, offer feedback, network, and support members from drafting to publication.

Featured News & Press

March 8, 2018

New York Times Lens: Beauty, Pride and Power in Photos by Lola Flash

To experience Lola Flash’s portraits is to come face to face, eye to eye, with a subject who will not stay on the margins or in the shadows. From classic portraits of accomplished older women and rich-hued photos of cultural trendsetters to portraits of people who question gradations of skin color or gender roles, her images are hardly mute. They are strong, dignified, happy and proud.

March 6, 2018

Brooklyn Rail IN CONVERSATION: Lola Flash with Amy Deneson

Lola Flash’s retrospective at Pen + Brush, 1986 to Present, honors creative activism at its finest. ... This historic retrospective of seventy-one photographs spans a life of advocacy that Flash explains can be united by a simple message: “Look at us,” she implores, “How can you not love us?”

February 27, 2018


Flash's germinal bodies of work continue to serve as an important touchstone for any student of photography, and certainly the lineage of art produced by black, queer women.

February 13, 2018


The solo exhibition presents work spanning three decades, including a cross-processed color photography series the artist made in response to the AIDS crisis.