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An Evening with VQR


Wednesday, April 30 | 7:00 PM A Public Space, 323 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Join VQR and A Public Space for a literary reading with Julia Cooke, Leslie Jamison, and Amy Woolard.

Julia Cooke

wrote her first book, The Other Side of Paradise: Life in the New Cuba, and it is just out from Seal Press. In addition to her features in VQR, Cooke is a frequent contributor to Guernica and Condé Nast Traveller (UK) and has written for the Village Voice, the Atlantic, Monocle, and the Wall Street Journal.

Leslie Jamison

wrote the New York Times bestseller The Empathy Exams which includes her much-heralded essays in A Public Space, VQR, Harper’s, the Believer, and other magazines, and it won the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize. Jamison is also the author of the novel The Gin Closet (2010).

Amy Woolard

is featured in the Best New Poets 2013 anthology, and her work has appeared in VQR, Smartish Pace, the Journal, Fence, and elsewhere. A poet and practicing attorney, Woolard is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the University of Virginia School of Law.

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