A Pocket-Sized Celebration of Words and Illustrations with Sixpenny Magazine

A Pocket-Sized Celebration of Words and Illustrations with Sixpenny Magazine

Tanwi Nandini Islam, John Benditt, Chioma Ebinama, Judy Chicurel, Bill Roorbach, Eric Boyd, and Hannah Nahar

Sat · September 19, 2015

Doors: 2:30 pm / Show: 3:00 pm (event ends at 5:30 pm)

$10 Advance / $15 Day of Show

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

**PLEASE NOTE: This event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.

A Pocket-Sized Celebration of Words and Illustrations with Sixpenny Magazine
If you order your ticket in advance online, you also get a special price of $7 for your copy of Sixpenny Magazine Issue Two.

Sixpenny Magazine is launching its second issue of illustrated stories for your pocket. The celebration is an Official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event and will include readings, illustrations, audience participation and more!

The talent includes, Brooklyn authors, Tanwi Nandini Islam, John Benditt, and Judy Chicurel, and illustrator, Chioma Ebinama; award-winning author, Bill Roorbach; and emerging authors, Eric Boyd and Hannah Nahar.

Sixpenny is a digital and print magazine. Each issue has six stories that take six minutes to read: three are by established authors and three are by emerging authors. All are illustrated. This magazine exists to bring substance and real feeling to the in-between parts of everyone’s day.
Tanwi Nandini Islam
Tanwi Nandini Islam
Tanwi Nandini Islam is the author of Bright Lines which is being launched by Penguin in August at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn. She is the founder of Hi Wildflower Botanica, a small-batch niche perfume and candle line. Her writing has appeared in Elle.com, Fashionista.com, Open City, Women 2.0, Billboard.com and Gawker. A graduate of Brooklyn College MFA and Vassar College, she lives in Brooklyn, NY.
John Benditt
John Benditt
John Benditt had a long career as a science journalist, including stops at Scientific American, Science magazine and MIT's Technology Review. His debut novel, The Boatmaker, was published by Tin House in 2015. He lives in Brooklyn.
Chioma Ebinama
Chioma Ebinama
Chioma Ebinama is an artist and designer based in Brooklyn, NY. She is visually attracted to sweetness, femininity, and the dark side. She is currently completing the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay program at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. You can follow her on Instagram/Twitter @chiomaaaaaa
Judy Chicurel
Judy Chicurel
Judy Chicurel’s writing has appeared in national and regional publications, including The New York Times, Newsday and Granta. Her novel-in-stories, If I Knew You Were Going to Be This Beautiful, I Never Would Have Let You Go was released in October of last year by G.P. Putnam’s Sons. She is also the author of Love Story which was published in Issue One of Sixpenny.
Bill Roorbach
Bill Roorbach
Bill Roorbach's newest novels are The Remedy for Love and the bestselling Life Among Giants, both from Algonquin Books. Life Among Giants is in development at HBO for a multi-year drama series.
Eric Boyd
Eric Boyd
Eric Boyd lives in Pittsburgh and is working on his first short story collection, Brownfields. His writing has been published by Guernica, The Missouri Review, PEN America Journal, Bridge Eight, Cheap Pop, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and Luna Luna Magazine. He appeared in Akashic Books’ Prison Noir anthology and Trinity University Press’ Words Without Walls. He is a winner of the PEN Prison Writing Award—a program for which he now mentors—and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He is the editor of The Pittsburgh Anthology from Belt Publishing and has guest-edited for The James Franco Review and Revolution John. Eric Boyd’s tumblr page is a ‘spotlighted’ blog, highlighting his daily six word stories and poems, as well as longer works.
and Hannah Nahar
and Hannah Nahar
Hannah Nahar is a writer and student in Boston, where she reads and thinks a lot and tries not to worry too much. Her work can be found or is forthcoming in Palooka and One Sentence Poems, and perhaps other places in the future. She is currently a junior editor for Siblini Art and Literature and a prose reader for Transcendence Magazine. She loves words, coffee shops, and things that are unexpected.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/