Weekend Readings

I have two upcoming readings that I’m especially excited about. One is tonight, at the KGB Bar in New York City, located at 85 East 4th Street. I’ll be sharing the stage with one of my friends from graduate school, Monique Lewis, a writer who runs fiction workshops in the city. We’ll be joined by two other writers, and you can read our bios here.  

I’ve only read in NYC one other time- a few months ago at the Bowery Poetry Club with other members of the Mulberry Poets & Writers Association. That was one of my favorite readings simply because the event already had a built-in audience that already cared a lot about poetry and was attentive. I hope the same will be true for tonight’s reading. Most of all, I’m excited to share poems from Front Man and my nearly completed second manuscript with an unknown audience.

On Sunday, I’m joining local writers Matt Hinton, Mischelle Anthony, and Jennifer Diskin to read at Jack’s Draft House in Scranton for the Second Prose in Pubs. The event starts at  7 pm. There’s a good interview with event organizer, Amye Archer, in the current issue of Electric City. Check it out here.  Prose in Pubs really has the potential to be a strong, long-running series that features writers of various genres showcasing their work in  a really cool venue. What I like about Jack’s is the fact it’s not grimy or dingy like some other Scranton bars. It has a nice, intimate feel, and it makes for a great hang out once the reading concludes.

If you’re in NYC, come to the KGB Bar tonight at 7, and if you’re in Scranton, come to Jack’s Draft House Sunday at 7 to support a new reading series.

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About Brian Fanelli

I'm a poet, teacher, music junkie and much more. My first chapbook of poems, Front Man, was published in 2010 by Big Table Publishing. My full-length book of poems, All That Remains, was published in 2013 by Unbound Content. My latest book, Waiting for the Dead to Speak, was published in the fall of 2016 by NYQ Books. My work has also been published by The Los Angeles Times, World Literature Today, Harpur Palate, Boston Literary Magazine, Kentucky Review, Verse Daily, Spillway, Portland Review, and several other publications. My poetry has also been featured on "The Writer's Almanac" with Garrison Keillor. Currently, I teach English full-time at Lackawanna College.
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