Friday, May 11th,
Nor’easter Open: Two Features
& an Open Mic!
Big Blue Marble Bookstore
551 Carpenter Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19119-3402
Join us for our fourth Nor’easter Open, Nor’easter Exchange’s monthly open mic series that takes place at Mt. Airy Philadelphia’s Big Blue Marble Bookstore, co-hosted by Nina Sharma Jones and Quincy Scott Jones. Each series kicks off with readings by two feature authors, followed by an hour of open mic. Our May features are Nathan Long and Mecca Jamilah Sullivan. Nor’easter Exchange welcomes and is proud to support both emerging and established writers, at a bookstore with a truly independent heart. Come read your work or just support that of your friends and neighbors.
For open mic, please arrive at least 15 minutes early (6:45 pm) to sign up, and allot 3 minutes for your reading.
Nathan Alling Long has work in over thirty literary journals, including Tin House, Glimmer Train, Story Quarterly, The Sun, and Indiana Review. His work has appeared on NPR and in a half dozen anthologies, including the recently published Stripped. He has been awarded a Truman Capote Fellowship, two Bread Loaf Writers staff scholarships, and a Pushcart nomination. He lives in Philadelphia, teaches creative writing at Richard Stockton College of NJ, and can be found at http://wp.stockton.edu/longn/.
Mecca Jamilah Sullivan is from Harlem, New York. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming internationally in publications including Callaloo, American Fiction, Best New Writing, Crab Orchard Review, Bloom, Lumina, Amistad, The Minnesota Review, 2010 Robert Olen Butler Fiction Prize Stories, Baobab: South African Journal of New Writing, American Visions and GLQ. She is the winner of the Charles Johnson Fiction Award, the William Gunn Fiction Award, the James Baldwin Memorial Playwriting Award, as well as honors from Glimmer Train, Gulf Coast, American Short Fiction, Best New Writing,Philadelphia Stories, the Boston Fiction Festival, Sol Books, Temple University, Del Sol Press, the NAACP, and others. She is the recipient of scholarships, fellowships, and residencies from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, The Yaddo Colony, the Hedgebrook Writers’ Retreat, the New York State Summer Writers’ Institute, the Center for Fiction, and Williams College. She holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Pennsylvania. She recently completed her dissertation on voice and difference in contemporary women’s literature of the African Diaspora.
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