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Spring Street Reading Series: Idra Novey and Laura Brown, Women and their Bonding

Join us for July’s Spring Street Reading Series to take place in the Gallery at Atlas, Curated by Ruth Danon.

Authors Laura Brown & Idra Novey present: Women and their Bonding

Laura Brown will be reading from her novel Made by Mary

Laura Catherine Brown’s second novel, MADE BY MARY, launched with C&R Press in June 2018. Her debut novel, QUICKENING, was published by Random House, and featured in Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers series. Her short stories have appeared in several literary journals, including The Bellingham Review, Monkeybicycle, Paragraphiti and Tin House; and in anthologies with Seal Press and Overlook Press. Her nonfiction has appeared in The Lit Pub, The Critical Flame, Rain Taxi, Entropy Magazine, Vol.1 Brooklyn, and Generation Women. She has been awarded support from The Byrdcliffe Colony, Djerassi Foundation, Millay Colony, Ragdale Foundation, Ucross, Vermont Studio Center, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She lives in New York City where she’s writing a third novel.

Idra Novey will be reading from her boom Those Who Knew

Idra Novey is the author of the novel Those Who Knew, an Indie Next Pick and Best Book of 2018 with NPR, Esquire, BBC, Kirkus Review, O Magazine, and a New York Times Editors’ Choice. Her first novel Ways to Disappear, received the 2017 Sami Rohr Prize, the 2016 Brooklyn Eagles Prize, and was a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize for First Fiction. Her poetry collections include Exit, Civilian, selected for the 2011 National Poetry Series, The Next Coun­try, a final­ist for the 2008 Fore­word Book of the Year Award, and Clarice: The Visitor, a collaboration with the artist Erica Baum. Her fiction and poetry have been translated into ten languages and she’s written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, NPR’s All Things Con­sid­ered, New York Magazine, and The Paris Review. She is the recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Poets & Writ­ers Mag­a­zine, the PEN Trans­la­tion Fund, and the Poetry Foundation. She has also translated the work of several prominent Brazilian writers, most recently Clarice Lispector’s novel The Pas­sion Accord­ing to G.H. A collection of her co-translations with Ahmad Nadalizadeh of Iranian poet Garous Abdolmalekian is forthcoming with Penguin Press in 2020. She currently teaches fiction at Princeton University.



Committed to supporting the exciting arts scene in Newburgh, Atlas Studios is happy to to provide a venue for a growing literary arts culture in the Hudson Valley. This spring Atlas premieres a new series of literary events. Spring Street Reading Series gathers together distinguished writers from the Hudson Valley and counterparts from outside the region. Each evening during this first season is organized around a specific topic. The Readings are intended to provoke meaningful conversation among writers that then open out to include the audiences.

Curated by Ruth Danon