LIC Reading Series Podcast: Jen Doll, Jaclyn Gilbert, and Crystal Hana Kim
Onstage Conversations at the LIC Reading Series event
Where is all of the literary love for Queens? It’s right here at LIC Reading Series. Join them each week for stories, readings, and discussions with acclaimed writers, recorded with a live audience in the cozy carriage house of a classic pub in Long Island City, Queens, New York, and hosted by founder Catherine LaSota.
This week, the podcast features the reading and panel discussion from the LIC Reading Series event on January 8, 2019, featuring Jen Doll (Unclaimed Baggage and Save the Date), Jaclyn Gilbert (Late Air), and Crystal Hana Kim (If You Leave Me). Check back Thursday for the discussion!
About the readers:
Jen Doll is a freelance journalist and the author of the young adult novel Unclaimed Baggage as well as the memoir Save the Date: The Occasional Mortifications of a Serial Wedding Guest. She’s written for The Atlantic, Glamour, New York magazine, The New York Times, Topic, The Village Voice, The Week, and other publications.
Jaclyn Gilbert grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, running along its back roads in the Amish countryside. She ran Division I Cross Country and Track & Field at Yale, where she majored in English and French. After working in book publishing for several years, she earned her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. She currently holds a research fellowship from the New York Public Library, and her stories and essays have appeared or are forthcoming from Post Road Magazine, Tin House, Literary Hub, Longreads, and elsewhere. Late Air, her first novel, released from Little A in November.
Crystal Hana Kim’s debut novel If You Leave Me was named a best book of 2018 by The Washington Post, ALA Booklist, Literary Hub, Cosmopolitan, and more. It was longlisted for the Center for Fiction Novel Prize. Crystal was a 2017 PEN America Dau Short Story Prize winner and has received scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Hedgebrook, Jentel, among others. Her work has been published in Elle magazine, The Paris Review, The Washington Post, and elsewhere. She is a contributing editor at Apogee Journal.
This event was made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.