Here is the reading space, the Issue Project Room, in a renovated can factory. Rather dramatic, vaguely religious ambiance with speakers hanging from the ceiling looking like incense pots. That’s Donald Breckenridge on the left. Some fascinating readings, especially Susan Bernofsky’s Robert Walser translations (here are samples published in The Brooklyn Rail) and Alyson Waters’ Emmanuel Bove translation (another sample published in the Rail). Also terrific works by Dawn Raffel and Johannah Rodgers and John Reed among others. DG read the opening paragraphs of a story called “Savage Love.”
NC contributing editor John Proctor was there with Sarah Twombly and John’s friend Meagan Brothers who wrote YA novel Debbie Harry Sings in French. We all went out to a sushi place on 5th Avenue for a drink after. It was a very NC sort of evening.
Before the reading, DG ate sumptuously at a great Mexican restaurant called Los Pollitos. See photo below.