Kassi Underwood (photo Adrien Bisson)
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Writers Kassi Underwood, Franz Nicolay, and Roselee Blooston will read from their works at Spotty Dog Books & Ale on Saturday, February 11, at 7pm, as part of Volume, the free monthly reading and music series every second Saturday of the month. The readings will be followed by book-signing and a set by DJ Giovanni Di Mola.
Kassi Underwood is the author of “May Cause Love: An Unexpected Journey of Enlightenment After Abortion.” She grew up in Lexington, Kentucky. Her writing has been published in the New York Times, the Atlantic online, The Rumpus, Refinery29, and Guernica. She holds an MFA from Columbia University, where she taught for three years on the faculty of the Undergraduate Writing Program. She speaks about personal transformation, the spirituality of abortion, and social justice. She has lectured at colleges nationwide, addressed religious communities, and appeared as a guest on MSNBC, Fusion, and HuffPost Live. A masters student at Harvard Divinity School, she lives with her husband in Cambridge, Mass.
Franz Nicolay (photo Susan Lirakis)
Franz Nicolay is a musician (the Hold Steady, Against Me, World/Inferno) and writer who lives in New York. His first book, “The Humorless Ladies of Border Control” (The New Press), is about underground music and touring in the formerly Communist world.
Roselee Blooston is a Hudson Valley writer whose plays have been produced internationally, and whose prose has been published in magazines, journals, and anthologies. “Dying in Dubai: A Memoir of Marriage, Mourning and the Middle East” (Apprentice House Press) is her first book.
Volume is hosted and curated by Hallie Goodman and Dani Grammerstorf French.