Wrexham Road Reading Series Returns, hosted by the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College

Virtual Online

Open to the public

/ Tuesday


The Wrexham Road Reading Series returns, bringing together writers from within and beyond the SLC community.

Join us for a virtual reading and celebration of new Fall books, hosted by the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College.

DeMisty D. Bellinger is the author of the poetry collections Peculiar Heritage (Mason Jar Press, 2021) and Rubbing Elbows (Finishing Line Press, 2017), and the forthcoming novel New to Liberty (Unnamed Press, 2022). A graduate of the MFA program at Southampton College and the PhD program at the University of Nebraska, DeMisty is the poetry editor with Porcupine Literary and with Malarkey Books. She also teaches creative writing and women, gender, and sexuality studies. You can find her online at demistybellinger.com.

Patricia Dunn is an Italian-American raised in the Bronx. She is the author of the highly acclaimed young adult novel Rebels by Accident (Sourcebooks Fire). Her debut adult novel Last Stop on the 6 (Bordighera Press,) which Publishers Weekly called, “…enjoyable story of a woman’s return to her riotous Italian American family in the Bronx on eve of the Persian Gulf War.” Her writing has appeared in Salon, The Village Voice, The Nation, LA Weekly, The Christian Science Monitor; in the New York Times best-selling anthology Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women (Soft Skull); and elsewhere. Patricia Dunn has served as the Senior Director of the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, where she holds an MFA in creative writing. She is the co-founder of The Joe Papaleo Writers Workshop in Cetera, Italy. She has traveled the world. These days, she can be found in Stamford, Connecticut on her couch with her dog Butterscotch, working on her next book.

Christopher Gonzalez is a queer Puerto Rican writer and the author of I'm Not Hungry but I Could Eat, forthcoming from Santa Fe Writers Project in December 2021. He is a recipient of the 2021 Artist Fellowship in Fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and his writing appears in the Nation, Catapult, Best Microfictions, and Best Small Fictions, among other journals. He currently serves as a fiction editor at Barrelhouse magazine and lives in Brooklyn, NY but mostly on Twitter @livesinpages.

Michael J. Seidlinger is a Filipino American author of Runaways: A Writer's Dilemma (Future Tense Books, 2021) and other books. He has written for, among others, Wired, Buzzfeed, Thrillist, Goodreads, The Observer, Polygon, The Believer, and Publishers Weekly. He teaches at Portland State University and has led workshops at Catapult, Kettle Pond Writer's Conference, and the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College. You can find him online on Twitter (@mjseidlinger) and Instagram (@michaelseidlinger).

Joann Smith is the author of the recently published A Heaven of Their Choosing (7.13Books), a collection of short stories. Her stories have published in Two Hawks Quarterly, Emerald Coast Review, The Examined Life Journal, Whitefish Journal, Clockhouse journal; servinghouse journal; Chagrin River Review, New York Stories, Literal Latte, Best of Writers at Work, Alternate Bridges, Image: A Journal of Art and Religion, So To Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art, The Roanoke Review, The Greensboro Review, and The Texas Journal of Women and the Law. Her story “Tuesday Night at the Shop and Shoot” was anthologized in Lock and Load: Armed Fiction, University of New Mexico Press; her story “Michael Rooney” was selected by the editors of Best American Short Stories 2000 as one of the one hundred notable stories of the year. Her novel of historical fiction, When I Was Boudicca, is available on Amazon.