The White Swallow Reading Series: Christopher Bram, Steven Cramer, and Michael Klein
Wednesday, February 6 – 6PM
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street
New York, NY 10014
Christopher Bram’s nine novels range in subject matter from gay life in the 1970s to the career of a Victorian musical clairvoyant to the frantic world of theater people in contemporary New York. His novel Father of Frankenstein, about film director James Whale, was made into the Academy Award-winning movie Gods and Monsters starring Ian McKellen, Lynn Redgrave, and Brendan Fraser. Bram has also written or co-written several screenplays, including two shorts directed by his partner, Draper Shreeve. Bram’s most recent nonfiction book is Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America. He lives in Greenwich Village and teaches at New York University.
Steven Cramer is the author of five poetry collections: Clangings (Sarabande Books, 2012), The Eye that Desires to Look Upward (1987), The World Book (1992), Dialogue for the Left and Right Hand (1997), and Goodbye to the Orchard (Sarabande, 2004), which won the 2005 Sheila Motton Prize from the New England Poetry Club and was named a 2005 Honor Book in Poetry by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. Recipient of fellowships from the Massachusetts Artists Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, he has taught literature and writing at Bennington College, Boston University, M.I.T., and Tufts University. He currently directs the Low-Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing at Lesley University in Cambridge, named by Poets & Writers as one of the top ten low-residency MFA programs in the country.
Michael Klein’s new book of poems, The Talking Day is just out from Sibling Rivalry Press. His books of poetry and prose: Track Conditions, then, we were still living were Lambda Literary Award finalists and his first book of poems, 1990 tied with James Schuyler to win the award in 1993. A chapbook of short lyric essays, States of Independence won the inaugural BLOOM Chapbook Prize judged by Rigoberto Gonzalez and his work has appeared in Ploughshares, Tin House, Provincetown Arts, New England Review, American Poetry Review, Poets & Writers as well as many other on-line and in print publications. He teaches in the MFA Program at Goddard College and lives in New York and Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Hosted by Angelo Nikolopoulos
$8 cover includes free drink