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August 10, 2016: Nicole Dennis-Benn, Rebecca Schiff, Tony Tulathimutte, & Daniel José Older

Catapult Workshop Instructors have written some amazing stuff . . . and they read it at #YeahYouWrite!

Dueling MCs?

Nah. Julie Buntin of Catapult Workshops & Lisa Kristel of #YeahYouWrite were happy to work together.

{Robin Martin kept her eye on the proceedings and behind the camera.}

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Rapid Fire Q & A

We just ask the questions. The authors provide the entertainment.

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Nicole Dennis-Benn

Here Comes the Sun garnered pre-publication buzz with a Kirkus Starred Review, and is listed among the best books to read this summer and this year by the New York Times, BuzzFeed, Elle, Marie Claire, Miami Herald, Publishers Weekly, Book Riot, The Root, and Brooklyn Magazine. Set in Jamaica, it is a tale of love and survival in that beautiful, sometimes impossible, world.

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Daniel José Older

...reads from Shadowshaper, a young adult novel. Other work includes Resurrection, the first in the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series, and Salsa Nocturna, his ghost noir collection. Daniel performs in Ghost Star, a Brooklyn-based soul quartet that mixes old blues, classic jazz, funk and alternative to create a sound that is soul uplifting, heartbreaking and hip swinging.

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Tony Tulathimutte

Tony reads from the point of view of a brilliant, lovelorn, porn-obsessed thirty-something techie, one of the four intensely developed characters in his novel, Private Citizens, a gleefully rude comedy of manners. Read it for bright flashes of humor amid the darkness of failure, depression and debauchery; and tangled bouts of love and sex and friendship.

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Rebecca Schiff

Rebecca reads from her collection, The Bed Moved. Sharp intelligence and wry wit characterize these stories about being young and female in situations both mundane and outrageous. In "Tips," the protagonist is a reluctant rebel who resists the proscribed future of the typical suburban girl, yet regrets the absence of small reminders of home, safety, and upbringing—like sunblock. This book will play on your heartstrings with a nice accompaniment of sarcasm, irony, humor, and a few measures of old fashioned Jewishness, to boot.

#LateNightMic

We had four outstanding readers take the stage. Each walked away with a book from past #YYW events.

Gail Dottin, Latiana Blue, Andrea Arnold, Jodi Savage.

{Could be you next month...}

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#YeahYouWrite Photos by Robin Martin & Colin Drohan