Cara Benson, Andrea Kleine, Others to Read at Spotty Dog


Cara Benson

Cara Benson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Authors and poets including Cara Benson, Andrea Kleine, Jim McDermott, and Rebecca Keith will read from their works at Spotty Dog Books & Ale on Saturday, March 12, 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 a set by DJ Julian Nagy aka DJ Salinger.

Cara Benson is a writer and performer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Boston Review, Best American Poetry, and elsewhere. She is a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Literature and taught poetry in a New York State prison for eight years.

Andrea Kleine is a five-time MacDowell Colony fellow, a New York Foundation for the Arts fellow, and a critically acclaimed performance artist and choreographer. Publishers Weekly called “Calf,”her debut novel, “unsettling, scary, and often brilliant,” and named it a Best Fiction Book of 2015.

Jim McDermott is a nationally recognized business litigation attorney who lives in Portland, Ore., with his wife and two daughters. His first novel, “Bitter Is the Wind,” opens a window on the American working class and its aching desire for financial security, recognition, and respect.

Rebecca Keith’s poetry and prose have appeared in Narrative, Joyland, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Rumpus, BOMBlog, Best New Poets, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence, hosts theMIXER Reading & Music Series, and sings/plays with her bands, Little Hustle and the Roulettes.

Volume is hosted and curated by Hallie Goodman and Dani Grammerstorf French.


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