Annie DeWitt, W.B. Belcher, Chanel Dubofsky to Read at Spotty Dog

Annie DeWitt (photo Jerome Jakubiec)

Annie DeWitt (photo Jerome Jakubiec)

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Authors Annie DeWitt, W.B. Belcher, and Chanel Dubofsky will read from their works at Spotty Dog Books & Ale on Saturday, August  13, 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 DJ Shannekia McIntosh.

Annie DeWitt is a fiction writer, essayist, and critic. Her writing has appeared in Granta, Tin House, The Believer, Guernica, Esquire, BOMB, Electric Literature, Bookforum, NOON, The LA Review of Books, The American Reader, art+culture, and The Faster Times, amongst others.

Annie holds a B.A. from Brown University and an M.F.A. in Fiction from Columbia School of the Arts, where she now teaches. Her story, “Influence”, was recently anthologized in Short: An International Anthology, edited by Alan Ziegler, distributed by Norton in March 2014. Annie’s debut novel, White Nights in Split Town City,  is forthcoming from Tyrant Books in Summer 2016. Her debut story collection, Closest Without Going Over, was shortlisted for the Mary McCarthy prize. Annie pens an occasional nonfiction column about art, literature, film, and criticism for The Believer, called “Various Paradigms.” She was recently the recipient of a MacDowell Fellowship.


W.B. Belcher (photo Eric Korenman)

W.B. Belcher (photo Eric Korenman)

W.B. “Bill” Belcher grew up in a mill town in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. He attended Hartwick College from which he received a B.A. in English and Theatre Arts. Later, Belcher earned his M.F.A from Goddard College, where he studied both fiction and playwriting.

As a teacher, Belcher has led fiction writing and grant writing workshops for a variety of groups in New York and Massachusetts, including The Sage Colleges, Saratoga Arts, the Easton Library, and the Greenwich Library, among others. From 2006-2008, he served as community workshop facilitator and reading series coordinator for Inkberry, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the literary arts in the Berkshires.

Most of Belcher’s professional life has been spent in the not-for-profit world. He currently serves at the Director of External Affairs for the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, NY. Prior to The Hyde, he worked for MASS MoCA, the Sage Colleges, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, and Glimmerglass Opera. He is also a member of the board of directors at Caffe Lena, the oldest continually operating folk music coffeehouse in the country.

Bill lives in upstate New York, near the Battenkill River, with his wife and two kids. Lay Down Your Weary Tune is his first novel.


Chanel Dubofsky

Chanel Dubofsky

Chanel Dubofsky is a fiction writer, journalist, and editor in Brooklyn, New York.  Her nonfiction can be found in Cosmopolitan, the Billfold, Previously.TV, the Frisky, Rewire, Hello Giggles!, the Forward, and others. Her fiction has appeared in Quick Fiction, Matchbook, Monkey Bicycle, StoryChord, Atlas and Alice, and Staccato.

Chanel is the creator of The Marriage Project, an interview series about marriage in the media, experience and imagination. She has an M.F.A in Fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts.


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








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