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Mixer! Reading and Music Series

Mixer Reading and Music Series
Wednesday, June 13, 7:00 p.m., FREE

with readings by
H’Rina DeTroy
Joseph O. Legaspi
Emily Schultz
John Murillo

and music by
The Mike Irwin Trio

with your hosts, Michelle Campagna, Rebecca Keith, and Melissa Febos

131 Grand Avenue
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
L train to Bedford Ave.

Emily Schultz is the co-founder of Joyland Magazine. Her novel, The Blondes, released in the U.S., France, and Canada, was named a Best Book of 2015 by NPR and Kirkus. The Blondes is in development with AMC's Shudder for a series with Schultz as Executive Producer and co-writer. Her writing has appeared in Elle, Slate, Evergreen Review, Vice, Today's Parent, Hazlitt, and Prairie Schooner.

Joseph O. Legaspi is the author of the poetry collections Threshold and Imago, both from CavanKerry Press; and three chapbooks: Postcards (Ghost Bird Press), Aviary, Bestiary (Organic Weapon Arts), and Subways (Thrush Press). Recent works have appeared in POETRY, New England Review, World Literature Today, Beloit Poetry Journal, and the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day. He cofounded Kundiman (, a nonprofit organization serving generations of Asian American writers and readers.

H’Rina DeTroy is a Montagnard American writer based in Brooklyn. She’s an alumn of Hunter College’s Creative Writing MFA and CUNY’s Graduate Journalism Program. Roxane Gay chose her essay, “The Vengeance of Elephants” for the 2017 Curt Johnson Prose Award in Creative Nonfiction for December magazine. Her essay “Knot” was published in the anthology, Borderlands and Crossroads: Writing the Motherland by Demeter Press. Her work has appeared also in Okayafrica, Huffington Post, Cultural Survival Quarterly, and Glimpse Magazine. When she’s not teaching writing at Hunter College or Harlem Children's Zone, she’s often loudly dancing flamenco.

John Murillo is the author of the poetry collection, Up Jump the Boogie, finalist for both the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the Pen Open Book Award. His honors include a Pushcart Prize, the J Howard and Barbara MJ Wood Prize from the Poetry Foundation, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Cave Canem Foundation, and the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. He is an assistant professor at Wesleyan University and also teaches in the low residency MFA program at Sierra Nevada College. 

The Mike Irwin Trio is a jazz trio led by trumpeter and composer Michael Irwin, who grew up in New York City. Inspired by the sounds he heard throughout his youth, he studied Jazz at the Conservatory of Music at SUNY Purchase where he was the student of trumpet legend Jon Faddis. Michael has contributed to albums by The Chieftains, Vampire Weekend, Brazilian Girls, The Budos Band, and TV on the Radio. A presence on the vibrant New York Jazz and new music scene, he has played in ensembles led by Kenny Wollesen, Federico Ughi, Joel Forrester and others. He also leads the Highline Jazz Quartet, a group exploring the American songbook and jazz canon, as well as The Brooklyn Bears, a trio that plays original and improvised compositions. Michael’s musical interests have led to fruitful collaborations and international tours with singer/songwriters such as Elvis Perkins and Jocie Adams, The Walkmen, The Low Anthem, and The Woes.

21+, 7pm doors

L to Bedford
J, M to Marcy
G, L to Metropolitan/Grand

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