Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, Courtney Maum and Christopher Bollen to Read at Spotty Dog in Volume Series

Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich (photo Nina Subin)

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Authors Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, Courtney Maum, and Christopher Bollen 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 book-signing and a DJ set by Amanda Taylor.

Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich is the author of “The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir,” named an Indie Next Pick and one of the most anticipated books of 2017 by Buzzfeed, BookRiot, and the Huffington Post, as well as a must-read for May by Goodreads,, Entertainment Weekly, and Real Simple.

The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, MacDowell, Millay, and Yaddo, and a Rona Jaffe Award, Marzano-Lesnevich lives in Boston, where she teaches at Grub Street and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.




Courtney Maum (photo Colin Lane)

Courtney Maum’s new novel, “Touch,” was named one of the summer’s best reads by InStyle, Newsday, Refinery 29, Glamour Magazine, Time Magazine, the Huffington Post, and The New York Post, to name a few. She is also the author of the acclaimed novel “I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You,” and the chapbook “Notes from Mexico.” Her short fiction, book reviews, and essays on the writing life have been published in the New York Times, O Magazine, Tin House, Electric Literature, and Buzzfeed, and she has co-written films that have debuted at Sundance and won awards at Cannes.

At various points in her life Maum has been a trend forecaster, a fashion publicist, and a party promoter for Corona Extra. She currently works as a product namer for M·A·C cosmetics and others from her home in Litchfield County, Conn., where she founded the multidisciplinary creative retreat, The Cabins.



Christopher Bollen

Christopher Bollen is the author of “Orient” and the critically acclaimed “Lightning People.” His latest novel, “The Destroyers,” is a timely literary thriller set amidst the backdrop of the Greek economic collapse. Publisher’s Weekly says the book “offers a cinematic and insightful reflection on wealth and the horrendous things it can drive people to do.” Bollen’s work has also appeared in GQ, the New York Times, New York magazine, and Artforum, among others. He lives in New York where he is the Editor-at-Large at Interview magazine.


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




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