12/2 Prose! Poetry! Party! - Reading at Cornelia Street Cafe

(Kat Georges Design)

(Kat Georges Design)

On Friday, December 2, I'll be reading with the Three Rooms Press family as part of our annual holiday Prose! Poetry! Party! If you've never attended a 3RP event before, this is the best event of the year! The party will include readings by incredible 3RP authors, giveaways of the best books, drinks, discussions, and more. Come meet the press and celebrate the end of 2016!  

For more information, visit our event page here.

Ghost Tours, Seances, and Funeral Reenactments at the Merchant's House Museum

Photo by Hal Hirshorn.

Photo by Hal Hirshorn.

The Merchant's House, where I am a volunteer, continues its annual tradition of exhibiting nineteenth-century mourning customs, as well as celebrating the ghosts that make it "Manhattan's most haunted house," according to the New York Times. 

In addition to the mourning exhibition that runs through the end of October, there will be ghost tours, a lecture on paranormal investigation, a seance, and a funeral reenactment. During this last event, I will be reprising my role as Gertrude Tredwell, the youngest Tredwell daughter.

For more information and for tickets, please visit the Merchant's House website. Also, check out Scott Stiffler's "At Merchant’s House, the dead are still touring" featured in the Villager this week! 

10/7/16 - EXILE ON BRIDGE STREET Launch Party!

This Friday, October 7, come to Cornelia Street Cafe for the launch of Eamon Loingsigh's Exile on Bridge Street, new from Three Rooms Press. I spent the last year editing this historical / crime novel and would be so glad to celebrate its launch with you! Books will be available for purchase, and Eamon would be thrilled to sign your copy. 

EXILE ON BRIDGE STREET Launch with author Eamon Loingsigh

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, 6-8 p.m.
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street (between Bleecker & W. 4th St.)
Admission: $10 (includes a free drink)

Three Rooms Press celebrates the New York launch of the Brooklyn-based Irish gang saga EXILE ON BRIDGE STREET by Eamon Loingsigh with special guest Brooklyn-based author Kathleen Donohoe
(Ashes of Fiery Weather).

EXILE ON BRIDGE STREET- The sequel story of the critically acclaimed Light of the Diddicoy follows Irish immigrant Liam Garrity as he struggles to find adulthood in pre-Prohibition Brooklyn. As tensions and violence rise in Ireland, he struggles to find a way to reunite his family in America. Joining a gang in “Irishtown” under the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges, he finds himself on the violent Brooklyn waterfront, struggling to find himself while fighting to survive. When a rival gang member vies to take over, Garrity must fight his own war that mirrors the one his family is fighting in Ireland, the home he left behind. 

Loingsigh takes readers on a fast-paced adventure through time, blending the beauty and grit of New York with the violent and turbulent reality of the Irish immigrants that came searching for a better life, only to find a new war of their own. This is the second installment in the Auld Irishtown trilogy, but stands alone as a powerful piece of historical fiction. 

“In Exile on Bridge Street, Eamon Loingsigh recreates the forgotten world of Irish immigrant New York with a combination of accuracy and drama found only in the best historical fiction” – Tyler Anbinder, professor of history, George Washington University; author, Five Points

Copies of EXILE ON BRIDGE STREET will be available for purchase and signing. 

Doors open at 5:45. Admission is $10, which includes a free drink. Cornelia Street Cafe is at 29 Cornelia Street, in the West Village, between W. 4th Street at Bleecker (http://corneliastreecafe.com/).

Info and reservations: info@threeroomspress.com


"The Edge of Happiness" Featured on Citizen Lit!

I'm ecstatic to announce that I'm this week's featured reader on Citizen Lit! Following a spotlight on Amanda Miska from Split Lip Press, I read from my short story "The Edge of Happiness," soon to be published in Songs of My Selfie: An Anthology of Millennial Stories (Three Rooms Press, April 2016). I'm honored to be included on this incredible podcast.

Hosted by Wilkes University's Jim Warner, this weekly literary and arts podcast has chosen to spotlight Songs of My Selfie. Over the course of the next few episodes, Citizen Lit will feature select contributors reading from their stories.

Head over to Citizen Lit to listen to the episode. "The Edge of Happiness" begins at around 16:00. 

Check back next Monday for more readings from the Songs of My Selfie team! 

Guest Post: "On Place" Series

Head over to poet, editor, and YA author Kelly Ann Jacobson's blog to read my guest post for her "On Place" series. I talk about using New York as the setting for my short story "The Edge of Happiness," featured in my forthcoming anthology Songs of My Selfie

An excerpt:

It’s about being young and disillusioned, and more accurately still, it’s about being young and disillusioned in New York City. I won’t say this story couldn’t take place anywhere else—in any other city in the world—but New York is known as a haven for the young and the creative and those who are lost, looking to be found. It is a home to transplants, and I rely on my reader knowing the mythos of NYC in order to fully understand the narrator’s ambitions—to make it as an artist in the big city—and thus her great anguish: to realize art comes not from place but from within.

Read the whole post at: http://www.kellyannjacobson.com/on-place-series/on-place-constance-renfrow.html#sthash.9MmYcVFl.cfeWE4rx.dpuf