Reading, Lu Magnus Gallery 2.19.11

I am excited to be reading on Saturday as a part of “A Call to Arms,” the collaborative series of events between LES Lu Magnus and Brooklyn-based Etta Place (founded by the curators of Gawker Artists).
If you’re free, please join us!
7 authors & artists read from their bodies of work and beyond
Please join us…
LES Lu Magnus
55 Hester St,
New York, NY 10002
Saturday,  February 19


Amelia Abdullahsani, Co-Curator of What The Thunder Said, and co-founder of LES Lu Magnus.
Jason Covert, Brooklyn based artist known primarily for his visual work, will premiere a 10-part poetic tale of life and loss accompanied by projected original illustrations.
Ann DeWitt is a writer and text based artist interested in the implications and applications of visual language.  A graduate of Brown University and Columbia University, School of the Arts, Ann currently teaches at Parsons, The New School.  She has been a guest writer for BOMB Magazine’s BOMBLog.  She is a Founding Editor of Gigantic, a new magazine of short prose and art based in Brooklyn. Her short story “Influence” was featured in Esquire Magazine’s Napkin Fiction Project. Her work has appeared on,,, elimae, and Everyday Genius and is forthcoming in NOON.  Ann has recently completed her first novel, tentatively titled Notice To Quit.
Keith Meatto is a writer, editor, teacher, and musician based in Brooklyn. His fiction publications include Artifice, Opium, and Harpur Palate; two of his stories were finalists in Glimmer Train contests. His nonfiction and book reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Forward, The Texas Observer, and elsewhere. He also co-edits and writes for Frontier Psychiatrist,, ajournal of music and culture. He was a writer in residence at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. A former high school English teacher, he has also taught at Pace University and and now teaches at LIM College.  He has an MFA from the New School and is a graduate of Yale College.
Joe Millar is a poet, novelist, installation artist and publisher of Brooklyn Art Press. His first collection of poems was short-listed for the Yale Younger Poets prize, the National Poetry Series, and the Academy of American Poets’ Walt Whitman Award. His poems have appeared in such journals as Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Greensboro Review,and Literal Latte.
Kristen O’Toole’s work has appeared in Fogged Clarity, Gigantic, Esquire’s now-defunct Books Blog, and Flatmancrooked’s Anthology of Great New Writing Done During an Economic Depression. She is an associate editor for online literary magazine Anderbo.
Adam Wilson‘s first novel, Flatscreen will be published by Harper Perennial in Winter 2012. He is a Founding Editor of the International online newspaper, The Faster Times, and writes about Pop Culture for BlackBook Magazine. His writing has appeared in The Paris Review, Bookforum, and The New York Times, among many other places. He lives and works in Brooklyn.

For more information about this event and other exciting ongoing events, please email


Lu Magnus is a salon-style gallery that seeks to expand upon the functions of a traditional art gallery. The founders’ dedication tomaintaining a rigorous fine art program is only enhanced by their desire to create what founders Amelia Abdullahsani & Lauren Scott Miller refer to as an art laboratory, an incubator for cross-collaborations between artists of different mediums and art forms: film, music, dance, fashion and food. Please see our website and view our albums on Facebook.

Etta Place is a Brooklyn-based art and curiosities house founded by sisters, Liz and Genevieve Dimmitt. Equal parts art salon, design workshop, and clubhouse, Etta Place is a forum for promoting the output and ideas of our ever-growing creative network. Expanding on the definition of “the artist”, Etta Place is dedicated to showcasing works by artists and designers, and presenting re-purposed and recycled vintage and found objects.

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