The Hudson River Loft
JILLIAN LAUREN is the author of the novel, PRETTY, and of the New York Times bestselling memoir, SOME GIRLS: My Life in a Harem. Jillian has an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University. Her writing has appeared in The Paris Review, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Los Angeles Magazine, Flaunt Magazine, Opium Magazine, Society, Pale House: A Collective and in the anthologies My First Time: A Collection of First Punk Show Stories and Tarnished: True Tales of Innocence Lost. www.jillianlauren.com
JASON DIAMOND is a writer and editor who lives in New York City. He’s the founder of Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and the New York Deputy Editor of Flavorpill. His writing has been published by The New York Times, The Paris Review, Vice, NPR.org, the A.V. Club, Tablet, The Rumpus, Thought Catalog, and the Chicago Tribune. He’s currently at work on a book. He thinks it’s going to be awesome, and hopes that the book buying public does also.
HALLIE GOODMAN is a freelance writer and editor in Hudson New York, who enjoys referring to herself in the third person. Her work has appeared in Paper Magazine, Self Magazine, Redbook Magazine, The Knot Magazine, Chronogram, Women’s Health and countless newspapers including the world renowned, Register Star. She has penned popular blogs for MSN.com, Fitness Magazine, Lemon Drop and Yahoo Shine, among others. Hallie has performed at New York’s Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, The PIT and Comix. She loves your hair and hopes you win. www.halliegoodman.com
COURTNEY MAUM is a humor columnist for Electric Literature and writer for [adult swim], Courtney’s work has recently appeared online in Tin House, Blip, Bomb Magazine, The Rumpus, and others. A frequent reader at NY-based series and a Literary Death Match champion, she’s currently working on a collection of comic fiction. Find her on Twitter at @cmaum or at her satirical Department of Homeland Security twitter feed @githomesafe
JOSEPH RIIPPI’S books include A Cloth House (Housefire Publishing, 2012) and treesisters (Greying Ghost Press, 2012). He is also the author of the story collection The Orange Suitcase (Ampersand Books, 2011) and novel Do Something! Do Something! Do Something! (Ampersand Books, 2009). He lives with his wife in New York City. Say hello at www.josephriippi.com.
ROBB TODD, author of the collection Steal Me for Your Stories, used to be a broke journalist. He was broke in many cities all over the country before he abandoned that career to get paid much less to write stuff like this. He lives in New York City and has never seen a pigeon walk backwards.
KASSI UNDERWOOD’S essays have appeared in The New York Times and the New York Daily News, among other publications. She also reviews books for Publishers Weekly. She is an M.F.A. candidate in literary nonfiction at Columbia University, where she was a Teaching Fellow in the Undergraduate Writing Program. Currently working on a memoir about her quest for post-abortion therapies and cultural rituals, she lives in New York City with her partner, Travis, and their Beagle named Bug. www.kassiunderwood.com
NYC train people: You want to take the Amtrak to Hudson, New York. From there you can either walk (ten-fifteen minute easy walk) or call my cell phone and I will come get you. 425-268-3868. WALK: EXIT train. You’ll see a coffee shop across the street. Swing left and walk up the hill. At the top will be Warren Street. Take a right on it and continue to walk straight a few blocks until you see N. 4th Street. Take a left. You’ll see a large patio and the MUSICA store. I’ll have signs directing you to the entrance.
By Car: You can google direction the place: 17 N. 4th St. Hudson, NY 12534. N. 4th Street is a one way. Right before MUSICA and the patio is a road you can take a left on to a large parking lot. You can park there. You will see a sign on the door.
The reading starts at seven. We won’t have dinner here but we will have some light food and drinks. I suggest taking a train that comes in a few hours earlier, depending on if you want to go out to eat or anything. There are many restaurants and fun shops to see that are extremely close in walking distance.