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Halfway There: January 14

  • Red Eye Cafe 94 Walnut Street Montclair, NJ USA (map)
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Please join us on January 14th for the next Halfway There. We are very excited to have Steph Auteri, Jennifer Baker, Kathy Curto, Crystal Hana Kim joining us!

Doors open at 6:30, readings begin at 7P.M. followed by an audience Q&A. Come early for Red Eye coffee, tea, and treats. Stick around after for and mingling and book buying, courtesy of Watchung Booksellers. As always, this is a FREE event! 

Bring a friend!
Steph Auteri is a journalist and editor who has written about women’s health and sexuality for the Atlantic, VICE, Pacific Standard, the Washington Post, and other publications. Her more personal work has appeared in Poets & Writers, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Rumpus, Brain, Child, and elsewhere, and she regularly nerds out about books over at Book Riot. Steph is the author of A Dirty Word, which recently made the annual 35 Over 35 list. You can learn more at 

Jennifer Baker is long-time a publishing professional, creator/host of the Minorities in Publishing podcast, and contributing editor to Electric Literature. In 2017, she was awarded a NYSCA/NYFA Fellowship & a Queens Council on the Arts New Work Grant for Nonfiction Literature. Her essay, "What We Aren't (or the Ongoing Divide)" is listed as a notable essay in The Best American Essays 2018. Jennifer is editor of the short story anthology Everyday People: The Color of Life (Atria Books, 2018). Her writing has appeared in, LitHub, Poets & Writers, and Bustle among other print & online publications. Her website is

Kathy Curto teaches at The Writing Institute/Sarah Lawrence College and Montclair State University. She is the author of Not for Nothing-Glimpses into a Jersey Girlhood published by Bordighera Press. Her work has been featured in the essay collection, Listen to Your Mother: What She Said Then, What We’re Saying Now, and in The New York Times, Barrelhouse, La Voce di New York, Drift, Talking Writing, Junk, The Inquisitive Eater, The Asbury Park Press, VIA-Voices in Italian Americana, Ovunque Siamo and Lumina. She has been the recipient of the Kathryn Gurfein Writing Fellowship, the Montclair State University Engaged Teaching Fellowship and also serves on the faculty of the Joe Papaleo Writers’ Workshop in Cetara, Italy. Kathy lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband and their four children.

Crystal Hana Kim’s debut novel If You Leave Me was named a best book of 2018 by The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, Literary Hub, and ALA Booklist. It was longlisted for the Center for Fiction Novel Prize. Crystal was a 2017 PEN America Dau Short Story Prize winner and has received scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Hedgebrook, Jentel, among others. Her work has been published in The Washington Post, Elle Magazine, The Paris Review, Electric Literature,and elsewhere. She is a contributing editor at Apogee Journal. (Photo credit: Nina Subin)

Earlier Event: October 15
Halfway There: October 15th