PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project) is proud to host a tribute event for the literary journal New England Review in New York City on Monday, July 16, 2012 at 7:30pm at The Atlantic Stage 2, located at 330 West 16th Street between 8th & 9th Avenues. The evening will feature readings from five outstanding New England Review and Middlebury College alumni authors, including David Gilbert, Justin Haythe, Cate Marvin, Emily Mitchell and Patrick Phillips. A reception will follow the event.
Admission is free and open to the general public, but seating it limited. Reservations can be made online at www.TicketCentral.com or by calling (212) 279-4200. Doors open at 7:15pm. For more information visit www.nereview.com/events/potomac-theater-project-ner-tribute-event.
New England Review is dedicated to publishing writing that matters. By presenting new fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that is both challenging and inviting, NER encourages artistic exchange and thought-provoking innovation, providing publishing opportunities for writers at all stages in their careers. The selection of writings in each issue presents a broad spectrum of viewpoints and genres, including traditional and experimental fiction, translations in poetry and prose, criticism, letters from abroad, reviews in arts and literature, and rediscoveries.
NER was founded by poets Sydney Lea and Jay Parini in New Hampshire in 1978. In the fall of 1982 the magazine established an affiliation with Middlebury College, which assumed full sponsorship in 1987. The list of writers whose work has been selected for publication in NER is long and distinguished. Works published in the magazine are chosen every year for prestigious awards, including the Pushcart Prize, O. Henry Prize, and inclusion in the Best American anthologies.
For more information on New England Review visit www.nereview.com.
David Gilbert has had his short stories published in The New Yorker, Harper’s, GQ, Bomb, and other magazines. His short story collection, Remote Feed, was published by Scribner in 1998, and his novel, The Normals, was published by Bloomsbury in 2004. His new novel, & Sons, will be published by Random House in May 2013. His screenplay for Joshua was made into a film starring Sam Rockwell and Vera Farmiga, which Fox Searchlight released in 2007. David lives in New York City.
Justin Haythe was born in London in 1973 and now lives in New York City. His first novel, The Honeymoon, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He wrote the screenplays for The Clearing, starring Robert Redford, Helen Mirren, and Willem Dafoe; Revolutionary Road, for which he was nominated for a BAFTA; and The Lone Ranger, currently in pre-production.
Cate Marvin is the author of two poetry collections, World's Tallest Disaster (2001) and Fragment of the Head of a Queen (2007), both published by Sarabande. Her third book of poems is forthcoming from Norton in 2013. Her poems have recently appeared in New England Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Tin House. She teaches creative writing at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York, and in the low-residency M.F.A. program at Lesley University.
Emily Mitchell’s first novel, The Last Summer of the World, was a finalist for the 2008 New York Public Library Young Lions Award. Her short fiction has appeared in New England Review, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, and Indiana Review, and is forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review. Her review-essays have been published in The New York Times and the New Statesman. She received her B.A. from Middlebury College and her M.F.A. from Brooklyn College. Her second novel is forthcoming.
Patrick Phillips is a long-time contributor to New England Review and a recent Guggenheim and NEA Fellow. He is the author of the poetry collections Chattahoochee, winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Prize, and Boy, and translator of When We Leave Each Other: Selected Poems of Henrik Nordbrandt. He lives in Brooklyn and teaches at Drew University.
The space is accessible from the A, C, E, L trains to 14 St./8 Ave. or the #1 train to 18 St.