The Other Means Reading Series was founded to initiate and encourage meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships between New York City writers, lit fans, and community organizations. Each month, three writers collectively choose a local charity to support. At our readings at The Flying Saucer (the final Tuesday of each month), attendees can learn more about the charity, make donations on the spot, or find out about volunteer opportunities. All money collected through our $5 suggested donation goes to that month’s charity. Other Means aims to engage not just writers and charities, but to help people change their ideas about charity. By working with local community organizations and mobilizing attendees to give small donations, Other Means hopes to change people’s minds about how much you have to give to make a difference—to show that small donations matter, and that charity isn’t just for the rich.
Readings take place the last Tuesday of every month at The Flying Saucer, located at 494 Atlantic Avenue, between 3rd Avenue and Nevins Street, in Brooklyn, NY.
Other Means is co-chaired by Gabrielle Moss, Corinne Manning, and Talia Shalev.
Gabrielle Moss loves Joan Didion, Judy Blume, feminism, Mexican food, Nation of Ulysses, and theremins. She thinks some of the most important, progressive, and boundary-challenging writing these days is happening in YA lit.
Before moving to Wilmington, NC, Corinne Manning lived in Brooklyn, New York where she worked for various community-based organizations and sold produce at a market. While in New York she founded The Other Means Reading Series, and remains a co-chair at large. She is currently co-coordinator of Writers In Action.
Talia Shalev worries that she is sometimes too relentless in promoting Other Means, Di Fara’s pizza, and the use of bicycle helmets.
Above photos courtesy of Lauren Bans.