(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Authors and poets including Nick Flynn, Nelly Reifler, and Sean H. Doyle will read from their works at Spotty Dog Books & Ale on Saturday, July 9, 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 booksinging and a set by writer/DJ Susie DeFord.
Nick Flynn has worked as a ship’s captain, an electrician, and as a caseworker with homeless adults. His most recent book is My Feelings (Graywolf, 2015), a collection of poems. Flynn has received fellowships and awards from, among other organizations, The Guggenheim Foundation, PEN, and The Library of Congress. His poems, essays, and nonfiction have appeared in the New Yorker, The Paris Review, and National Public Radio’s This American Life. He is currently a professor on the creative writing faculty at the University of Houston, where he is in residence each spring. His work has been translated into fifteen languages.
Nelly Reifler is the author of the story collection, See Through, and novel, Elect H. Mouse State Judge. Her fiction has appeared in McSweeney’s, Lucky Peach, jubilat, Bomb, Story, The Atlas Review, and on NPR’s Selected Shorts, among others, and has also been anthologized and translated. Her nonfiction can be found online at The Weeklings and FSG’s Work in Progress blog. She is an editor at Post Road, and lives in Saugerties.
Sean H. Doyle lives in Brooklyn. He works hard every day to be a better person and is learning how to love himself more. His book, This Must Be The Place, was published by Civil Coping Mechanisms in 2015. Jim Ruland said, “Sean H. Doyle is a punk rock sailor shaman with a message from way down below decks…” and Gawker Review of Books described This Must be The Place as being “packed with violence, grief, and generally horrible things.”
Volume is hosted and curated by Hallie Goodman and Dani Grammerstorf French.