Potomac Theatre Project NER Tribute Reading

Potomac Theatre Project will host a tribute event for New England Review in New York City on July 16, 2012, 7:30 p.m., at the Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues). This evening features readings from five outstanding NER and Middlebury alumni authors—David Gilbert ’90, Cate Marvin, Emily Mitchell ’97, Greg Pierce,* and Patrick Phillips—with a reception to follow.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Because seating is limited, we are issuing free tickets for this event at Ticket Central. Tickets are currently sold out but seats may be available on a first-come first-served basis the night of the show.

(*Greg Pierce replaces Justin Haythe, who was originally scheduled to read but is no longer available on this date.)

David Gilbert has had his short stories published in the New Yorker, Harper’s, GQ, Bomb, and other magazines. His short story collection, Remote Feed, was published by Scribner in 1998, and his novel, The Normals, was published by Bloomsbury in 2004. His new novel, & Sons, will be published by Random House in May 2013. His screenplay for Joshua was made into a film starring Sam Rockwell and Vera Farmiga, which Fox Searchlight released in 2007. Various other movie projects are in existential stages of being and non-being. David lives in New York City with his wife and three children.

Cate Marvin is the author of two poetry collections, World’s Tallest Disaster (2001) and Fragment of the Head of a Queen (2007), both published by Sarabande. Her third book of poems is forthcoming from Norton in 2013. Her poems have recently appeared in New England Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Tin House. She teaches creative writing at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York, and in the low-residency M.F.A. program at Lesley University.

Emily Mitchell‘s first novel, The Last Summer of the World, was a finalist for the 2008 New York Public Library Young Lions Award. Her short fiction has appeared in New England Review, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, and Indiana Review, and is forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review. Her review-essays have been published in the New York Times and the New Statesman. She received her B.A. from Middlebury College and her M.F.A. from Brooklyn College. Her second novel is forthcoming.

Greg Pierce‘s plays include Slowgirl (Lincoln Center Theater), The Landing, written with composer John Kander (Vineyard Theatre), and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, written with director Stephen Earnhart, based on the novel by Haruki Murakami (Ohio Theatre, Edinburgh International Festival, Singapore Arts Festival).  His stories have appeared in Avery, Berkeley Fiction Review, Confrontation, New England Review, and Web Conjunctions. He has received fellowships from the Edward F. Albee Foundation, The Djerassi Institute, the New York Public Library, and the Baryshnikov Arts Center.

Patrick Phillips is a long-time contributor to New England Review and a recent Guggenheim and NEA Fellow. He is author of the poetry collections Chattahoochee, winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Prize, and Boy, and translator of When We Leave Each Other: Selected Poems of Henrik Nordbrandt. He lives in Brooklyn and teaches at Drew University.

Justin Haythe [cancelled]
was born in London in 1973 and now lives in New York City. His first novel, The Honeymoon, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He wrote the screenplays for The Clearing, starring Robert Redford, Helen Mirren, and Willem Dafoe; Revolutionary Road, for which he was nominated for a BAFTA; and The Lone Ranger, currently in pre-production