Writers Read Writers Read

with Merrill Black, Roberto Carlos Garcia, Whitney Porter & Robert Rorke

Sun December 9th, 2012


The Gallery

Minimum Age: 21+

Doors Open: 5:30PM

Show Time: 6:00PM

Event Ticket: $5

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This is a general admission event in The Gallery at LPR.

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Writers Read

Writers Read presents 6 readings a year featuring current work by novelists, short story magicians, thoughtful essayists, passionate poets and playful playwrights.
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Merrill Black

Merrill Black, a curriculum consultant who teaches at the CUNY School of Professional Studies, is working on a memoir and sings in a blues band. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, New York Press, and Underwire Magazine and in the anthology Autobiographical Writing Across the Disciplines, published by Duke University Press. She graduated from Marlboro College in Vermont in American Studies and received an MA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of New Hampshire and was a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Nonfiction in 2003.

Roberto Carlos Garcia

Roberto Carlos Garcia’s work has appeared in Connotation Press-An Online Artifact, Adanna Literary Journal, Istanbul Literary Review, Poets & Artists Magazine, Metazen, Atticus Review, and The New Gnus Literary Review. His fiction is included in the anthology “The Lost Children”, a book of 30 short stories to benefit children’s charities PROTECT and Children 1st U.K. His chapbook, “Amores Gitanos (gypsy loves)” is forthcoming from Cervena
Barva Press. A member of the online writer’s community Fictionaut, he is a native New Yorker who lives and works in New Jersey where he is pursuing an MFA in Poetry and Poetry Translation at Drew University. Follow Roberto Carlos Garcia on Twitter at @thespokenmind
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Whitney Porter

Whitney Porter is originally from Houston, Texas, but for the last several years she’s resided in Brooklyn, New York. Whitney’s work has in Battered Suitcase, Metazin, Ping Pong Literary Magazine, Visceral Uterus and Craniotomic. She holds a BA in Journalism from SUNY Empire State and currently studies at the Writers Studio with Philip Schultz.

Robert Rorke

Robert Rorke received his MFA from Warren Wilson College and his MA in English from Stanford University. He is a TV editor at The New York Post and lives in Brooklyn.  He is at work on a novel.

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