Please join Bellevue Literary Review on October 30 from 5:00 -7:00PM for an evening of poetry and prose to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Bellevue Literary Review. The reading will take place at Bellevue Hospital—perhaps the most unique venue for great literature in New York City. Featured readers include Pulitzer-Prize winners Paul Harding and David Oshinsky, renowned poet Hal Sirowitz, and novelist Louise Blecher Rose.
The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.
Bellevue Hospital – Rotunda
1st Avenue at 28th Street
New York, NY
A unique contribution to both literature and medicine, the Bellevue Literary Review publishes works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that touch upon relationships to illness, health, and healing. BLR’s expanded 10th anniversary issue features new poems by Edward Hirsch, Cornelius Eady, and Naomi Shihab Nye, as well as essays by Paul Harding, David Oshinsky, and Rafael Campo on the theme of “Illness as Muse.” This theme describes succinctly the fabric of the BLR—how illness, health, and healing not only inspire the sharing of stories but also rouse creativity in exciting and innovative ways.
About the Readers
Paul Harding’s novel, Tinkers, published by the Bellevue Literary Press, won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship for Writers. He has taught writing at Harvard University, The Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and Grinnell College. His second novel, Enon, is forthcoming.
David Oshinsky holds the Jack S. Blanton Chair in History at the University of Texas and is a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at New York University. His books include Polio: An American Story, which won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 2006. His essays and reviews appear regularly in the New York Times and other publications.
Louise Blecher Rose has published a novel, The Launching of Barbara Fabrikant, and a number of stories in Redbook Magazine. She taught in the Columbia Undergraduate Writing program for twenty-five years, received an NEA grant for a second novel, and is currently teaching literature and creative writing in Brooklyn and Patchogue at St. Joseph’s College.
Hal Sirowitz is the author of four collections of poetry, with one forthcoming from Backwaters Press in Nebraska. He also has poems in an anthology, Beauty Is a Verb, which is about disabilities.