Is it sort of spring yet, or is it six more weeks of winter? And did you even know that we had a groundhog on Staten Island? And is a weird part of you kind of happy that the groundhog bit Bloomberg because he thought Bloomberg was stealing his food, because you know that you would also bite Bloomberg if you thought Bloomberg was stealing your food? No matter what your answers are to these or any other questions, at least we can all agree on one thing:
February 24th marks the triumphant return of the Other Means Reading Series!
We are pleased as punch to be back at the Flying Saucer Cafe (494 Atlantic Ave, between 3rd and Nevins) at 8pm, on Tuesday, February 24th, to begin our 2009 season with a hilarious evening of readings from extremely funny people ANYA ULINICH and RACHEL SHUKERT, which will surely warm the deepest, darkest, most wintry cockles of your heart. We will be raising funds for the FOOD BANK FOR NEW YORK CITY–100% of funds raised will go directly to the charity. We will also have wine, coffee, and human companionship. Come on down!
*$5 (strongly)suggested donation*
*books sold on-site by Mobile Libris*
Anya Ulinich was born in 1973 in Moscow. She began studying art as a child. When Anya was seventeen, her family left Moscow and immigrated to the United States. Anya attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received an MFA from the University of California at Davis. In 2000, she moved to Brooklyn, abandoned painting and began to write. Petropolis is her first novel, out last year from Viking. Anya was named one of the U.S. National Book Foundation’s “Five Under 35” writers in 2008.
Rachel Shukert is a playwright, author, and sometime performer based in New York City.Her first book, Have You No Shame? And Other Regrettable Stories, was published in 2008 by Villard/ Random House. Rachel’s plays have been produced and developed at theaters including Ars Nova, the Williamstown Theater Festival, the Culture Project, the Ontological/ Hysterica, and the Prelude festival at CUNY, and her writing has appeared in publications such as Nerve, Heeb, Babble, Jewcy, and The Best Sex Writing of 2008. She is currently at work on her second book, The Grand Tour (HarperCollins 2010).

Food Bank For New York City recognizes 25 years as the city’s major hunger-relief organization. Working to end food poverty and increase access to affordable, nutritious food for low-income New Yorkers throughout the five boroughs, the Food Bank’s initiatives focus on direct services, food sourcing and distribution, education and nutrition, financial empowerment, disaster relief and policy and research. As an independent, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, the Food Bank meets the Better Business Bureau’s charity standards.For every dollar donated to the Food Bank, 96 cents goes toward food acquisition, distribution and programs. The Food Bank is a certified member of both Feeding America and the Food Bank Association of New York State. Make a donation here.


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