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Members Only: The Literarians


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Wednesday, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm December 18, 2019

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The Literarians is a free discussion group open to members of The Center. The Literarians read a wide variety of contemporary fiction. The group is led by our librarian Allison Escoto. New participants are welcome throughout the year!

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Up Next:
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

Previous Selections:
Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk
The Parisian
by Isabella Hammad
Normal People
by Sally Rooney
The Great Believers
 by Rebecca Makkai
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
Trust Exercise
by Susan Choi
Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday
The Burning Girl by Claire Messud
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

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  • Allison Escoto

    Allison Escoto

    Head Librarian

    Allison Escoto

    Head Librarian

    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 is the Associate Editor for Newtown Literary Journal, a publication dedicated to featuring writers from her beloved Queens.