Join Kate Gavino with an awesome lineup of emerging writers talking about the challenges, thrills and tribulations of writing as a women of color online. Gavino’s Last Night Reading literary event illustrations have blown up to be a Tumblr sensation. She’ll be joined by Esther Wang, Adalena Kavanagh, Larissa Pham, Morgan Jerkins, and Mallika Rao.
Brooklyn-based illustrator Kate Gavino attended hundreds of literary events in New York. She drew inspirational quotes from the authors she saw and posted them on her Tumblr, Last Night’s Reading. The series has now been published as a book, Last Night’s Reading: Illustrated Encounters with Extraordinary Authors (Penguin 2015) featuring illustrations of writers like Zadie Smith, Lev Grossman, and many authors at AAWW events, like Viet Nguyen, Kimiko Hahn, Vu Tran, Cecily Wong, and Amitava Kumar. “Part of the appeal of literary readings is the chance to see in person the writers behind the books—to see how they carry themselves, to listen to them speak, and to witness their offhand moments of humor or insight,” Poets and Writers notes. “Illustrator Kate Gavino captures these moments in her new illustrated book.”
Fuse Literary Assistant Agent Morgan Jerkins studied nineteenth century Russian literature and postwar modern Japanese literature, speaks six languages, and has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, and EBONY.
BuzzFeed Emerging Writers fellow Esther Wang formerly worked as part of the digital communications strategy team at Caring Across Generations, a community organizer at CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities, and a 2013 AAWW Open City Fellow.
Fiction writer and librarian Adalena Kavanagh has published work in Electric Literature, Gigantic, and The Kartika Review and plays drums for the psychedelic rock band Early Spring.
Author of Fantasian, a New Lovers novella forthcoming from Badlands Unlimited later this year, Larissa Pham has published art and writing in Guernica, The Nation, Adult Mag, Nerve, New York Magazine, and Dazed.
Former HuffPo Cultural Reporter, Mallika Rao is a frequent contributor to New York Magazine.
$5 suggested donation
Open to the public
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Kate Gavino, Adalena Kavanagh, Larissa Pham, Morgan Jerkins, Mallika Rao, and Esther Wang
112 W 27th Street