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Reading // Alex Behr, Michael Shum, Jaclyn Watterson

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Join us at Spoonbill Studio for a reading from authors Alex Behr, Michael Shou-Yung Shum and Jaclyn Watterson. Alex will read from her new book, Planet Grim, from 7.13 Books. Michael will read from Queen of Spades, recently out from Forest Avenue Press. Jaclyn will read from her new book, Ventriloquisms, forthcoming from Willow Springs.

Drinks and snacks on site, as well as copies available for sale and signing.

Thursday, December 7, 7 PM to 9PM, Spoonbill Studio 99 Montrose Ave BKLYN

Alex Behr has taught creative writing residencies at Portland, OR, high schools through Literary Arts’ Writers in the Schools program. Alex’s work has been published, or is forthcoming, in Tin House, Salon, Nailed, Mutha, Bitch, Manifest-Station, and other publications. She has performed nationwide in the comedy show Mortified. She can be found online at and on Twitter @alex_behr.

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Michael Shou-Yung Shum eventually found himself dealing poker in a dead-end casino in Lake Stevens, Washington. Two doctorates bookend this strange turn of events: the first in Psychology from Northwestern, and the second in English from the University of Tennessee. Along the way, Michael spent a dozen years in Chicago, touring the country as a rave DJ, and three years in Corvallis, Oregon, where he received his MFA in Fiction Writing. He currently resides in Astoria, New York, with Jaclyn Watterson and three cats. Queen of Spades is his first novel.

Jaclyn Watterson  is left-handed, vegetarian, and of choleric temperament. She gardens in fair weather on a small balcony and makes her home with the novelist Michael Shou-Yung Shum and several feline companions. Ventriloquisms is her first book. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The Spectacle, New Delta Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Puerto del Sol, Birkensnake, The Collagist, and several other venues. Jaclyn holds a PhD in literature and creative writing from the University of Utah.


Earlier Event: December 6
Writing Workshop with Nina Oteria
Later Event: December 11
Poetry 99 Chapbook Launch Party