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Wednesday, 12:30 pm EDT - 1:30 pm EDT April 17, 2024

Online via Zoom

April 2024 Selection:
Roman Stories by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Literarians is a free monthly discussion group open to members of The Center for Fiction. Led by our Head Librarian and Education Director, Allison Escoto, The Literarians read a wide variety of contemporary fiction selected by participants each month. Looking for recommendations? Browse their previous selections and RSVP above for the next discussion!

Members are welcome to join The Literarians throughout the year. Not a member yet? Join today!

Click Register above to RSVP for this month’s discussion. Questions? Please email Allison Escoto at [email protected].


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    Allison Escoto

    Head Librarian & Education Director

    Allison Escoto

    Head Librarian & Education Director

    New Yorker by way of New Orleans, Allison Escoto received her BA in Creative Writing from SUNY New Paltz and closed out the 90s as a bookseller in Greenwich Village. After several years in publishing, she pursued and received her MLS from Queens College. Since then she has worked as a librarian for 15 years in various libraries in and around NYC and has been moonlighting as a poet and copywriter. She reviews books for Booklist and serves on the ALA RUSA Notables committee. From 2017-2020, she was the Associate Editor for Newtown Literary Journal, a publication dedicated to featuring writers from her beloved Queens.