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Halfway There: January 9th

  • Red Eye Cafe 94 Walnut Street Montclair, NJ, 07042 United States (map)

Join us on Monday January 9th at the Red Eye Cafe for the second installment of Season 2!

We are thrilled to welcome authors Alice Elliott Dark, Elisabeth Egan, Elizabeth Onusko, and Matthew Thorburn. Doors will open at 6:30pm. Readings will be from 7-8:30pm. Stop by early for coffee, tea and snacks and stick around after for mingling and book buying courtesy of Watchung Booksellers

Alice Elliott Dark is the author of the novel, Think of England, and two collections of short stories, In The Gloaming and Naked to the Waist.  Her work has appeared in, among others, The New Yorker, Harper’s, Redbook, DoubleTake, The Literarian, Best American Short Stories, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards,and translated into many languages.  “In the Gloaming,” a story, was chosen by John Updike for inclusion in The Best American Stories of The Century and was made into films by HBO and Trinity Playhouse.  Her non-fiction reviews and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and many anthologies. She is an Assistant Professor at Rutgers-Newark in the MFA program and English Department.

Elisabeth Egan is the books editor at Glamour. Her essays and book reviews have appeared in Self, Glamour, O, People, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Huffington Post, The New York Times Book Review, LA Times Book Review, The Washington Post, Chicago Sun-Times, and the Newark Star-Ledger. She lives in New Jersey with her family.

Elizabeth Onusko is the author of Portrait of the Future with Trapdoor (Red Paint Hill, 2016). Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Witness, Best New Poets 2015, Conduit, DIAGRAM, Sixth Finch, Fugue, Southern Humanities Review, and Redivider, among others. She is the editor of Foundry and assistant editor of inter|rupture. Her website is

Matthew Thorburn’s most recent book, Dear Almost, was published in the fall of 2016 by LSU Press. He is also the author of five previous books and chapbooks of poetry, including A Green River in Spring and This Time Tomorrow. He lives in New York City, where he works in corporate communications. His website is

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