Halfway There September

  • Red Eye Cafe 94 Walnut Street Montclair, NJ, 07042 United States
Photo credits: Whitney Lawson / Ben Greenman / Rachel Eliza Griffiths / Kylei Kenny

Photo credits: Whitney Lawson / Ben Greenman / Rachel Eliza Griffiths / Kylei Kenny

Join us on Monday September 26th at the Red Eye Cafe for our first reading of our second season! Doors will open at 6:30pm and the reading will go from 7-8:30pm. We can't wait to welcome Mark de Silva, Ben Greenman, Rachel Eliza Griffiths and Sara Weiss! 

Mark de Silva is the author of the debut novel Square Wave, which was released by Two Dollar Radio in February of 2016. He holds degrees in philosophy from Brown (AB) and Cambridge (PhD). After several years on the editorial staff of the New York Times’s opinion pages, he now freelances for the paper’s Sunday magazine, while also serving as a contributing editor for 3:AM Magazine.

Ben Greenman is a New York Times-bestselling author who has written both fiction and nonfiction. He is the author of several acclaimed works of fiction, including the short story collections What He’s Poised to DoSuperbadA Circle Is a Balloon and Compass Both, and the novels SuperworsePlease Step Back, and The Slippage. He is the co-author of the bestselling Mo' Meta Blues with Questlove, the memoir, Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You?, by George Clinton, and the forthcoming memoir I Am Brian Wilson with Brian Wilson. His fiction, essays, and journalism have appeared in the New YorkerNew York TimesWashington PostParis ReviewZoetrope: All StoryMcSweeney’s, and elsewhere, and have been widely anthologized. His new book is Emotional Rescue, a collection of music essays; his next will be  Dig If You Will The Picture, a meditation on the life and career of Prince.

Rachel Eliza Griffiths is a poet and visual artist. Her most recent collection of poetry, Lighting the Shadow (Four Way Books 2015), was a finalist for the Balcones Poetry Prize and the Phillis Wheatley Book Award in Poetry. Griffiths' literary and visual work has appeared widely including, The New York Times, American Poetry Review, Callaloo, Poets & Writers, Lit Hub, Transition, Apogee, Guernica, and many others. Her fellowships include Kimbilio, Cave Canem Foundation, Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Vermont Studio Center, Yaddo, and others. Currently, Griffiths teaches at the Institute of the American Indian Arts and Sarah Lawrence College. 

Sara Weiss’s writing has been published in Bustle, Brain, ChildLiterary Mama, Sammiches and Psych Meds, Underwater New York, OutbreatheThe Hook Magazine and on her blog www.shmooples.com.  She holds a BA and an MAT from Tufts University, and an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. She teaches yoga and creative writing and lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband and two beautiful daughters.