Dictionary 2:11

Dictionary: Featuring Amanda Davidson, Dia Felix, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Nick Comilla, Norhan Hassan, Oki Sogumi, Sophy Naess, and Tennessee Jones

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Dictionary: Featuring Amanda Davidson, Dia Felix, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Nick Comilla, Norhan Hassan, Oki Sogumi, Sophy Naess, and Tennessee Jones
February 11, 2014 8:00 PM
February 11, 2014 10:00 PM
646 457 0859
January 26, 2014
Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
646 457 0859
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83A Hester St., New York, NY, 10002, United States
Dictionary 2:11

Dictionary is a reading/performance/film/whatever-yr-medium showcase curated by Stephen Boyer, hosted by the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division. This month Amanda Davidson, Dia Felix, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Nick Comilla, Norhan Hassan, Oki Sogumi (skyping in from the Bay Area), Sophy Naess, and Tennessee Jones will be sharing work.

Dictionary will begin promptly at 8pm, but the bookstore will be open all day so come early, warm up, grab a drink, browse for a new book and save yourself a seat!

Amanda Davidson never knew how much she could love one small dog.

Dia Felix is a writer and filmmaker. Areas of interest include romance, celebrity, obsession, decadence, 2013, and rock and roll. She has written for many blogs and online channels and self-published some number of booklettes. Her novel “Nochita” will be published through City Lights/Sister Spit in early 2014. She is founder and editor of “Personality Press.”
Felix has worked for many museums and arts institutions as a digital media producer, with a particular emphasis in exploring the desires and obsessions which drive extraodinary creative accomplishments.
She also works with young people as a filmmaking instructor and mentor.
Born and raised in Southern California, Felix now lives mostly in New York.

Kaitlyn Greenidge is a writer based in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in American Short Fiction, The Believer, At Length Magazine, Green Mountains Review, The Feminist Wire, Out History, and Afrobeat Journal among other places. She was a 2011 Visiting Emerging Writer at Johnson State College in Johnson, Vermont and is currently an Artist in Residence at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace. She is also an editor at the Tottenville Review. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and she has received scholarships to Breadloaf Writers’ Conference. Her interview with Victor LaValle can be found in McSweeney’s Press’s Always Apprentices: The Believer Magazine Presents Twenty-Two Interviews Between Writers.

Nick Comilla: Born on a military base turned ghost town in Rome, NY, Nick Comilla currently lives in NYC. His poems have appeared in Assaracus, Poetry is Dead, Lambda Literary and HOMO Magazine. He is a poetry/fiction MFA student at The New School where he is currently working on his first book project, Ghosts of Montreal.

Norhan Hassan, a problem child. She goes to the New School for politics and urban design. She makes pamphlets and zines for the streets. She uses performance and writing to further a dialogue about social reproduction and the process of feminizing the body for different forms of labor.

oki sogumi (b. Seoul, South Korea) watches k-dramas, writes into small white boxes on the internet, and stays warm in the Bay Area. Her poems have appeared in Claudius App, Hi Zero, and LIES Journal. She is currently working on something like a novel.

Sophy Naess is a painter and diarist based in New York. Her publications are available at Printed Matter and She was a 2013 artist in residence at the Shandaken Project.

Tennessee Jones is the author of the Lambda Literary Award nominated collection Deliver Me From Nowhere, a “cover” of Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska. He is the recipient of awards from the Jacob K. Javits Foundation, the Christopher Isherwood Foundation and Hunter College, where he received his MFA in Fiction in 2010. He was also the George Bennett Fellow (Writer in Residence) at Philips Exeter Academy 2010-11, and the Philip Roth Writer in Residence at Bucknell University (2013). His current novel in progress is about generational trauma in an Appalachian town known for two brutal incidents: the hanging of an elephant and the expulsion of its black population. He grew up in the hollers of East Tennessee and currently lives in Brooklyn.