(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Music critic Peter Aaron, poet Danniel Schoonebeek, and novelist Allison Amend will read from their works at Spotty Dog Books & Ale on Saturday, November 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 book-signing and a set by DJ Mike Mosby.
Peter Aaron is the author of “If You Like the Ramones” and the newly published “The Band FAQ,” about the legendary Woodstock, N.Y.-based Americana pioneers. Aaron is also the music editor of Chronogram magazine; the front man of influential New York band the Chrome Cranks; and a participant in other musical projects. His writing has appeared in the Village Voice, the Boston Herald, and other publications, and online at AllMusic and All About Jazz. He lives in the Hudson Valley.
Allison Amend is the author of the novels “Enchanted Islands,” “A Nearly Perfect Copy,” and “Stations West,” which was a finalist for the 2011 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and the Oklahoma Book Award. She is also the author of the Independent Publisher’s Award-winning short story collection “Things That Pass for Love.” She lives in New York City, where she teaches creative writing. Amend was born in Chicago and attended Stanford University, graduating with honors in Comparative Literature. After college, she lived in Lyon, France on a Fulbright Teaching Fellowship. Allison then attended the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, receiving a Maytag and a Teaching/Writing Fellowship.
Danniel Schoonebeek is the author of “American Barricade” (YesYes Books, 2014) and the forthcoming collection of poems “Trébuchet,” which was a 2015 National Poetry Series selection and will be published by University of Georgia Press in 2016. A recipient of a 2015 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from Poetry Foundation, recent work appears in the New Yorker, Fence, Kenyon Review, and elsewhere.
Volume is hosted and curated by Hallie Goodman and Dani Grammerstorf French.