The evening’s program:
— Hayley Krischer, “Play Me Some of Those New Jersey Love Songs”, a short story;
— Andrea Egert, “Heaven”, excerpt from a novel
"Heaven" is the story of a disabled Iraq war veteran and his transgender female partner that takes place in both upstate and downstate New York during the troop surge of 2007.
— Vica Miller, “Inga’s Zigzags”, excerpt from a novel
“Inga’s Zigzags” is the story of 28-year-old Inga Belova, who after a decade in New York, returns to post-Perestroika Moscow to build her own company. Instead, she’s lured into a threesome with two Moscow businesswomen.
— Lara Tupper, “Off Island”, excerpt from a novel
“Off Island” is a novel about artists who cheat. Told in six points of view and bridging two centuries, it is set in Maine, New York and Denmark; it is inspired by the stormy marriage of artist Paul Gauguin to his Danish wife, Mette Gad.