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Outback Reading with John Dermot Woods & Jee Leong Koh (Music by Marcin Wisniewski)

  • Black Brick Coffee 300 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11249 United States (map)

Join us in the beautiful backyard at Black Brick Coffee in Williamsburg for some Saturday afternoon music and readings from John Dermot Woods and Jee Leong Koh. Music by Marcin Wisniewski.


John Dermot Woods is a writer and comic artist who usually resides in Brooklyn, New York. Currently, he is the 2014-2015 Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at Saint Lawrence University. His novel, 'The Baltimore Atrocities', was recently published by Coffee House Press. Last year, he published his first collection of comics, 'Activities' (Publishing Genius Press). He is the author of the image-text novels 'The Complete Collection of People, Places, and Thing's, and, in collaboration with J. A. Tyler, 'No One Told Me I Was Going To Disappear'. He and Lincoln Michel published their funny comic strip, 'Animals in Midlife Crises' at The Rumpus. He is a founder of the online arts journal 'Action, Yes' and a professor of English and Creative Writing at SUNY Nassau Community College. For more info, go to:

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Jee Leong Koh is a Singapore poet and essayist living in New York. He is the author of three books of poems, 'Payday Loans' (Poets Wear Prada Press, Math Paper Press), 'Equal to the Earth' (Bench Press), and 'Seven Studies for a Self Portrait' (Bench Press), and  a collection of poetic essays 'The Pillow Book' (Math Paper Press). Shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize, his work has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, and Russian. At Black Brick, he will read from his latest book of poems, 'Steep Tea' (Carcanet Press, UK). He is also the co-organizer of the inaugural Singapore Literature Festival in New York; and co-hosts the Second Saturdays Reading Series, a monthly platform for the reading of American and Singaporean literatures. He also curates the website Singapore Poetry, which introduces all the arts of Singapore to an American audience. For more info, go to:

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Marcin Wisniewski is a guitarist (among other instruments), composer, and luthier who has performed in Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, and the United States. Among those performances were as a soloist with the Hunter College Symphony, and at Lincoln Center Out of Doors. As a composer, his music has been performed by the Hunter College Pocket Opera and the Orchestra Mandolinistica di Lugano. His current musical endeavors include solo classical guitar performances, as well as collaborations with The F-Tones and Breve Music. He also teaches guitar privately. On Sunday, September 27th at 9PM, his duo The F-tones will be performing at Highline Park in celebration of the lunar eclipse. For more info, go to:

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