Lewis Warsh at Sidewalk Cafe (with Tsipi Keller)

Thursday, May 3, 2012
6:30 to 7:45 p.m. (starts & ends on time!)
The back room of the East Village's SideWalk Café
94 Avenue A at 6th Street, NYC
F to Second Avenue, exit at First Avenue
One drink minimum (or purchase a munchie). No cover charge but we do ask for a generous contribution, which goes to the readers.
Tsipi Keller’s latest novel, The Prophet of 10th Street, published this March, has been called a literary love story “about” writing itself, about using language—opinionated, fanciful, foolish and inspired—as ways and means to absorb, consume and in a sense outlast the Holocaust. “In elegant, pitch-perfect prose, Tsipi Keller explores what it means to be a writer in a post-Holocaust world. Her evocation of Marcus Weiss—at once tender and wise—lays bare the felt life of the novelist,” wrote Andrew Furman, author of Israel Through the Jewish-American Imagination.
Lewis Warsh, best known as a poet, has published two books of stories and four novels, most recently A Place in the Sun, 2010. He is editor and publisher of United Artists Books and director of the MFA program in creative writing at LIU Brooklyn. About A Place in the Sun, Michael Lally writes: “Lewis Warsh brings his poet's sensibility to a mash up of literary and genre fiction techniques—including constantly shifting perspectives and unexpected interconnections—to create an intriguingly compelling and deeply satisfying reading experience. I loved it.”

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