Working It: The Labor Force in Literature, and Beyond
There will be engaging readings, lively conversation, mingling, and more as we celebrate the launch of Hacking Finance, a new magazine that seeks to inspire innovators inside finance by connecting them with creatives and entrepreneurs from adjacent sectors. In honor of May Day, we’ll explore the meaning of work through an artistic and compelling range of perspectives.
Thanks to WORD Brooklyn, the featured authors’ books will be available for sale, so you can get your signed copies. This event is free and open to the public. Celebrate with us!
MORE ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Gregory Pardlo‘s collection Digest (Four Way Books) won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. His other honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts; his first collection Totem was selected by Brenda Hillman for the APR/Honickman Prize in 2007. He is also the author of Air Traffic, a memoir in essays forthcoming from Knopf.
Tyler Wetherall is a writer and journalist living in New York. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, The Times, Vice, Narratively, Electric Literature, The Brooklyn Magazine, The Irish Independent and The Gettysburg Review, among others. She is the deputy editor of short fiction journal, The Wrong Quarterly, and she teaches writing and journalism at Manhattanville College. Her first book, No Way Home: A Memoir of Life on the Run, is out now with St. Martin’s Press.
Alison Kinney is the author of a book of cultural history, Hood (Bloomsbury Publishing, Object Lessons Series, 2016). She writes a column at The Paris Review Daily on the art and artifacts of opera fandom. Her writing on culture, history, the arts, and social justice has also appeared at The NewYorker.com, Harper’s, Lapham’s Quarterly, The Guardian, Longreads, The Atlantic, L.A. Review of Books, New Republic, The New York Times, and other publications. She teaches nonfiction writing at The New School and at Catapult.
Myles E. Johnson is a 27 year-old writer and cultural critic existing at the nexus of race, sexual identity, gender, feminism, and justice. He authored the children’s book, Large Fears, which centers a character by the name of Jeremiah Nebula, a black boy who loves pink and deals with themes of anxiety, gender identity, and race through an Afrofuturist lens. Large Fears has been acclaimed by LAMBDA, NBC, NPR, Out Magazine, Advocate Magazine, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, and more. Johnson’s non-non-fiction writing on politics, gender/sexuality, and pop culture has been featured in the New York Times, Essence, Vice, Nylon, Mic News and Buzzfeed. He lives in Brooklyn, where he is at work on his debut memoir.Buy tickets/get more info now