Literary Salon hosted by NYFA on Wednesday, February 11 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM

Literary Salon hosted by NYFA on Wednesday, February 11 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM

Readings by Kaitlyn Greenidge, Catherine Lacey, Amy Lawless, Ricardo Alberto Maldonado, Honor Molloy, & Carlos César Valle

NYFA is thrilled to host our first Literary Salon on Wednesday, February 11 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. This exciting new program was developed to serve our community of literary artists.

Please join us for an evening of readings exploring the broad theme of marginalized groups worldwide. The event will host six award winning and published poets and writers.

The readings and discussions of the work will take place from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. After the readings there will be time to network and socialize.

When: Wednesday, February 11, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Where: New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) , 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, 7th Fl., Brooklyn, NY 11201

This event is free and open to the public. Click here to RSVP.



Kaitlyn Greenidge

Kaitlyn lives in Brooklyn. She holds an MFA in Fiction Writing from Hunter College. Her work has appeared in The Believer; Green Mountains Review; American Short Fiction; Kweli Journal and other publications. Her debut novel,We Love You Charlie Freeman, is forthcoming from Algonquin Press.

Kaitlyn will be reading an excerpt from her novel We Love You Charlie Freeman.


Catherine Lacey
Catherine is the author of Nobody Is Ever Missing, which was published by FSG Originals, Granta Books and is forthcoming in French from Actes Sud. Her fiction and essays have appeared in McSweeney’s Quarterly, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Believer, The Paris Review Daily and elsewhere. She has earned fellowships from New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) (Fiction, 2012), Omi International Arts Center and was named a Granta New Voice in 2014. Her next novel, TheEnd of Uncertainty, is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

Catherine will be reading from a short story set in the South.


Amy Lawless
Amy is the author of two books of poetry, most recently My Dead (Octopus Books, 2013). Her next book Broadax is forthcoming (also from Octopus Books) in 2015. Poems have recently appeared in So & So Magazine, The Equalizer, and Atlas Review. Some prose has recently been published in Real Pants, Twelfth House, and Poor Claudia. She was a NYFA Fellow (Poetry, 2011). She grew up in Boston, teaches writing in New York and New Jersey, and lives in Brooklyn.

Amy will be reading from her forthcoming book Broadax.


Ricardo Alberto Maldonado
Ricardo was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He is the translator of Dinapiera Di Donato’s Colaterales (Akashic Books/National Poetry Series) and the recipient of fellowships in poetry from NYFA (2011) and Queer Arts Mentorship. His work has appeared in Boston Review, Sidebrow and Guernica. He is managing director at the 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center.

Ricardo will be reading new work.


Honor Molloy
Honor’s dramatic work has been produced by New Georges, Clubbed Thumb, the Public Theatre, HERE, Dixon Place, Chicago’s Seanachai Theatre Company, Sydney’s Mardi Gras Arts Festival, and the Inishbofin Arts Festival. She has received support from the NEA, The MacDowell Colony, and Yaddo, as well as fellowships from the Pew Fellowships in the Arts, NYFA (Playwriting/ Screenwriting,1990, and Non-Fiction, 2011) and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. Honor’s performance work includes:What’s Taken; Murphy; Me, the Howlin; Lesbian Cheek; and Sticky n Juicy on da Senate Floor. The author of Smarty Girl – Dublin Savage (Simon & Schuster Audio / GemmaMedia 2012), she is currently working on Little Room, a play about Dublin Bohemians in the 1950s.

Honor will be reading an excerpt from a novel-in-progress. “Map to Homes” explores the emotional and psychological aftermath of a father’s suicide.


Carlos César Valle
Carlos César Valle was born in Lima, Peru. He studied Literature and Human Sciences at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru (PUCP), where he started the literary magazine Hoguera de Silencios. He won the Poetry Biennial prize at the university in 2000. Carlos César moved to NYC in 2007. He was invited to participate in many poetry festivals, such as Poetas en NY, Maraton Cultural V and VI, Instituto Cervantes, and even a reading at the Occupy Wall Street movement. In 2012, he was selected for the NYFA Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists. Carlos César’s poems have appeared in different physical and virtual magazines in New York City, Colorado, Montevideo, Cali, Lima, Santiago de Chile and Mexico City. His first collection of poetry will be published in July by Celacanto, in Lima, Peru.

Carlos will be reading two poems, “Hymn for all Residents of United States of Americaand “At Espace. Both poems are social commentaries about immigration and immigrant life in NYC.

We look forward to seeing you at the event! Click here to RSVP.
Questions: Email [email protected]

Image: Patricia Smith (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts ’14), Marnix Incident (detail), 2012.
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