Epiphany Magazine Spring/Summer Launch

Monday July 10: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Join the editors of Epiphany Magazine for a reading and discussion to launch their spring/summer 2017 issue, featuring work from the annual Epiphany writing contest. Celebrated literary figures SAÏD SAYRAFIEZADEH, PATRICIA SMITH, and ANN GOLDSTEIN judged the contest, and will discuss why they chose what they chose and how it reflects the literary world today. Authors will also read from their winning pieces.

~Wine by Brooklyn Oenology~

Buy a copy of the spring/summer 2017 issue of Epiphany Magazine or a $10 gift card in-store at the Strand's main floor registers or at the door to attend. This event will take place in the Rare Book Room on the Strand's 3rd floor, accessible via the store elevator or at 826 Broadway.


ANN GOLDSTEIN is a former editor at The New Yorker. She has translated works by, among others, Primo Levi, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Elena Ferrante, and Alessandro Baricco, and is the editor of the Complete Works of Primo Levi in English. She has been the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship and awards from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

SAÏD SAYRAFIEZADEH is the author of the story collection Brief Encounters With the Enemy and the memoir When Skateboards Will Be Free. His short stories and personal essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The New York Times, Granta, McSweeney’s, Best American Non-required Reading and New American Stories, among other publications. He is the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award for non ction and a ction fellowship from the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. Said teaches memoir in the mfa program at Hunter College and creative writing at New York University.

PATRICIA SMITH is the author of eight books of poetry, including her latest, Incendiary Art, and Blood Dazzler, a finalist for the National Book Award. Her work has appeared in Poetry, The Paris Review, The Baffler, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Tin House, and in Best American Poetry and Best American Essays. She is a Guggenheim fellow, a two-time winner of the Pushcart Prize, a former fellow at both Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony, and a four-time individual champion of the National Poetry Slam, the most successful poet in the competition’s history.