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Season 3 Kick Off: October 23

Join us as we kick off Season 3 of Halfway There with four fantastic authors. Julie Buntin, Laurie Lico Albanese, Victoria Redel, and Laura Spence-Ash.

Doors open at 6:30 for coffee, treats, and book buying. Readings begin at 7:00 followed by a Q&A. See you there!
Julie Buntin is from northern Michigan. Her work has appeared in the Atlantic, Cosmopolitan, O, The Oprah Magazine, Slate, Electric Literature, and One Teen Story, among other publications. She teaches fiction writing at Marymount Manhattan College, and is the director of writing programs at Catapult. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Laurie Lico Albanese has published fiction, poetry, journalism, travel writing, creative nonfiction, and memoir. Her books include Blue Suburbia: Almost a Memoir, Lynelle by the Sea, and The Miracles of Prato, co-written with art historian Laura Morowitz. Laurie is married to a publishing executive and is the mother of two children. To learn more visit her at

Victoria Redel is the author of three books of poetry and five books of fiction. Her latest novel Before Everything was published in June 2017. She is a Professor at Sarah Lawrence College.

Laura Spence-Ash serves as Editor-in-Chief of CRAFT and Editor-at-Large for The Masters Review. Her blog series for Ploughshares on fiction responding to fiction appears monthly. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in One Story, New England Review, The Scofield, Literary Hub and elsewhere. Her book reviews have been published in Ploughshares and The Masters Review. Currently working on a collection of linked stories and a novel, Laura received her MFA in Fiction from Rutgers-Newark where she was a Presidential Fellow.

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