Pen and Brush Presents…Bukai, Yuenger, and Samuels

March 7, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pen and Brush Presents… is a reading series founded by Kate Angus and hosted by 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. Because March is the series second birthday, we feature this month three writers recommended by Pen + Brush!

Zeeva Bukai was born in Israel and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has appeared, or will appear in, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, Image Journal, Flash Fiction Magazine, december magazine, WomenArts Quarterly Journal, Heeb, Lilith, Calyx, The Jewish Quarterly and elsewhere. Her story “The Abandoning,” featured in december magazine won the 2017 Curt Johnson Prose Award (judged by Lily King) and was nominated for a pushcart prize. She was a Fellow at the Center for Fiction in NYC and holds an MFA from Brooklyn College. She teaches writing at SUNY, Empire State College. At present, she is at work on a novel.

Carly Yuenger holds an MA in Rhetoric from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she also produced for the public radio show, Here on Earth: Radio Without Borders. She works as an instructional strategist and lives in Brooklyn with her family. She’s the coordinator of the Women’s Writing Circle at Pen + Brush.

Mina Samuels is a full-time writer, editor and performance artist. In addition to many ghostwriting projects, her previous books include Run Like a Girl: How Strong Women Make Happy Lives; a novel titled The Queen of Cups; and The Think Big Manifesto, co-authored with Michael Port. She has written and performed two one-woman plays: Do You Know Me? and Hazards. She is the author of two short stories published by Pen + Brush.

For over 120 years, Pen + Brush has been dedicated to promoting the work of women in both the literary and visual arts. Pen and Brush provides a platform to showcase the work of emerging and mid-career female artists and writers to a broader audience with the ultimate goal of effecting real change within the marketplace.

Kate Angus is a founding editor of Augury Books. Her work has appeared in The AtlanticThe AwlBest New Poets 2010 and Best New Poets 2014. Her poetry collection, So Late to the Party, was published by Negative Capability Press in 2016.

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