About

Fireside Follies is a monthly reading series curated by fiction-writer Eric Nelson and poet Michael Lala that showcases works from various aspects of literature, including fiction, memoir, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Established and award-winning authors, poets, and visual artists contribute alongside up-and-coming talent.

Both Lala and Nelson have a history of involvement and events planning in the arts community in Bushwick. They have organized, hosted, and performed their own work in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, and elsewhere.  All readings are FREE and open to the public.

Our readers and performers (thus far):

Robin Grearson
Justin Richards
Matthew Zingg
Melissa Febos
Emily Gould
Cassandra Katsiaficas
Danniel Schoonebeek
Allyson Paty
Melissa Broder
Christy Road
Brandon Lake
Elizabeth Devlin
Katelan Foisy
A.P. Smith
Matt Gross
Tom Oristaglio
Justin Taylor
Julia Wertz
Arthur Nersesian
Eileen Myles
Kate Beaton
Domitille Collardey
Sarah Glidden
Lisa Hanawalt
Karen Sneider
Carson Donnelly
Zachary Pace
Allison Power
CAConrad
Ben Dolnick
Jenny Hollowell
Rachel Mason
Carla Edwards
Crystal Z Campbell
Benjamin Dowell
Catherine Lepp
Katerina Savvides
Matthew Zingg
Kera Yonker
Christie Ann Reynolds
Ben Fama
Stacy Wakefield
Zachary Lipez
Nick Zinner
Alina Gregorian
Alex Dimitrov
Paul Legault
Dylan Rogers
Ann Liv Young
Rebecca Smeyne
Malado Baldwin
Jonathan Rajewski
David Blasco
Rebecca Keith
Mark Bibbins
Dolan Morgan
Lily Ladewig
Gavin McIness
Cate Marvin
Martin Rock
Carter Edwards
Lynne Tillman
Rachel Zucker
Joel Marino
Natalie Eilbert
Sonia Taitz
Alex Morris
Nina M Gardner
Amy Lawless
Jennifer Epstein
Anselm Berrigan
Bianca Stone
Marcie Paper
Josh Neufeld
Steven Karl
Laurie Weeks
Timothy Donnelly
Deborah Landau
Josh Milberg
Erika Moya
Emily Brandt
Tobias Carroll
Marci Blackman
Robert Tumas
Chiwan Choi
Kendra Grant Malone
Dan Magers
Paula Bomer
Ben Mirov
Ben Pease
Lauren Hunter
Victoria Cho
Dorothea Lasky
Macgregor Card
Courtney Maum
Olivia Kate Cerrone
Alex Crowley
Craig Morgan Teicher
Ana Bozicevic
Julia Guez
Will Lobko
Mark Gurarie
Rebecca Wolff
Scott McClanahan
Kathleen Alcott
Jacob Kaplan
Polly Bresnick
Simone Kearney
Angelo Nikolopoulos
Wayne Koestenbaum
Farrah Field
Lynn Melnick
Rachel B. Glaser
Jameson Fitzpatrick
Lincoln Michel
Amanda Smeltz
Gabby Bess
Niina Pollari
Karina Briski
Matt Nelson
Jacob Perkins
Elissa Schappell
Saïd Sayrafiezadeh
Adam Fitzgerald
Emily Pettit
Catherine Wagner
Simone White

Graphic Design (fliers):
Ashley Kolodziej
Missy Kayko
Jonathan Rajewski
Kayleigh Jankowski

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