Subways, taxis, tall buildings, people on sidewalks, in trains, in cars, in cabs, on bikes, on stoops, in the street, the noise, energy, inspiration, and aggravation. What more could be said about New York? Lots. It's where we are. New York-based literary magazines Gigantic and Open City asked four of their favorite writers—Stephen O'Connor, Bryan Charles, Anya Yurchyshyn, and Leopoldine Core—to share a New York "moment" in a five to six minute reading.

Sept. 11, 2010, 8-9pm
Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie Street
New York, NY

(This event is part of LitCrawl NYC 2010.)

Bryan Charles is the author of Grab on to Me Tightly as if I Knew the Way, a novel, and Wowee Zowee, a book about the band Pavement. His memoir, There's a Road to Everywhere Except Where You Came From, is forthcoming from Open City Books in November.
Leopoldine Core was born and raised in Manhattan. Her work has appeared in Open City. She co-authors the blog mylifebyhank.com, which chronicles the daily thoughts and feelings of a small orange dog.
Stephen O'Connor is the author of two collections of short fiction, Rescue and Here Comes Another Lesson, and of two works of nonfiction. His fiction and poetry have appeared in The New Yorker, Conjunctions, TriQuarterly, and many other places. His essays and journalism have been published in The New York Times, DoubleTake, The Nation, Agni, The Chicago Tribune, and elsewhere. He teaches fiction and nonfiction writing in the MFA programs of Columbia and Sarah Lawrence.
Anya Yurchyshyn's writing has appeared in NOON, West Branch, Esquire, Gigantic and Guernica.
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