(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Writers Sheela Clary, Tobias Carroll, and Gabriel Squailia will read from their works at Spotty Dog Books & Ale on Saturday, January 14, at 7pm, as part of Volume, the free monthly reading and music series every second Saturday of the month. The readings – a showcase of emerging writers in Hudson – will be followed by book-signing and a set by DJ Stephen Bluhm.
Sheela Clary is finishing up her MFA in creative nonfiction at Vermont College of Fine Arts. She’s a Moth StorySlam winner, and co-host of FuelStories, a new storytelling series in Great Barrington. Her articles and essays have appeared in the Berkshire Edge and Numero Cinq, and one of her many letters to the editor recently ran in the New Yorker. She’s currently at work on a series of reviews and essays on our national approach to secondary and higher education. She lives with her family in Housatonic, Massachusetts.
Tobias Carroll is the managing editor of Vol.1 Brooklyn. He is the author of the novel Reel (Rare Bird Books) and the short story collection Transitory (Civil Coping Mechanisms). His writing has appeared in Tin House, Rolling Stone, Hazlitt, Men’s Journal, and elsewhere.
Gabriel Squailia is an author and professional DJ from Rochester, New York. An alum of the Friends World Program, Gabriel studied storytelling and literature in India, Europe, and the Middle East before settling in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. Squailia’s first novel, Dead Boys, was published by Talos Press in 2015, and Squailia’s second, Viscera, came out in October.
Volume is hosted and curated by Hallie Goodman and Dani Grammerstorf French.