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Book launch parties and upcoming readings by our authors.

Terence Degnan reads at Book Court with Jane Rose Porter and Nicole Callihan


Terence will be signing his book and there will be a reception and a short Q & A following the reading.

Hosted at BookCourt
163 Court Street
btw Pacific and Dean
Subway: F train to Bergen Street

Writer Bios:

Jane Rose Porter’s fiction explores the malleability and unreliability of memory across multiple generations. Her working novel told in stories An Altogether Different Place follows the Milners, a Russian immigrant family continuously reinventing their past as a way of coping with the present. Her journalism has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek Magazine, Entrepreneur, The Chronicle of Higher Education and Men’s Health. She has a B.A. in English from Brown University and a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson College. She lives and works as a freelance journalist and yoga teacher in Brooklyn, where she is completing her first novel.


Nicole Callihan writes poems, stories and essays. Her work has appeared in, among others, Painted Bride Quarterly, Salt Hill, New York Quarterly, North American Review and Cream City Review and has been translated into German and Spanish. A finalist for the Iowa Review’s Award for Literary Nonfiction, she was named as Notable Reading for Best American Non-required Reading and awarded Best of the Net 2010 for fiction. Her nonfiction book Henry River Mill Villagewhich she co-authored with 79 year-old Ruby Young Keller was published by Arcadia Press in July 2012. A Language Lecturer at New York University, she also teaches in schools and hospitals throughout the city.


Terence Degnan is a poet and spoken word artist. His work is published in various literary magazines including The Other Herald, The Front Weekly and the OWS Poetry Anthology. His two spoken word albums, 2008’s BC & 2010’s Calling Shotgun were produced in Pittsburgh, PA, and Raleigh, NC, respectively. The Small Plot Beside the Ventriloquist’s Grave is Degnan’s first published collection of poetry. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.

SMP @ Brooklyn Book Festival

September 23rd – 10a – 6p
Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza
209 Joralemon Street, BrooklynThe Small Plot Beside the Ventriloquist's Grave

Stop by and chat with SOCK MONKEY PRESS and The Literary Review  @ TABLE 88.

From 1p to 3p – poet, Terence Degnan will be signing copies of his book The Small Plot Beside the Ventriloquist’s Grave (Aug. 2012, Sock Monkey Press, $15.00).

Come by table 88 to meet Terence before you hear Brooklyn Writers Space member Tina Chang:
2:00 P.M. Poets Laureate Past and Present.
Tina Chang
  (Brooklyn Poet Laureate), Billy Collins (US Poet Laureate 2001-2003), Ishmael Islam (NYC Youth Poet Laureate) and  Philip Levine (former US Poet Laureate 2011-2012) read from and perform their work.  Introduced by Alice Quinn, Poetry Society of America.

Book release for: The Small Plot Beside the Ventriloquist’s Grave


7:30pm – 10:30pm August 23rd @RABBITHOLE Studios

33 Washington Street, Brooklyn, New York

Hosted by

Kate Hill Cantrill and Sock Monkey Press


Matthew Barbehenn, Casey Degnan, Jack Wilson, Kate Hill Cantrill, Sean Degnan, Gary Musisko

Musical Guest

Gary Musisko

Special thanks to

Sean Degnan, Pre-edits
Jim Daniels, Blurb, Letter of Rec.
Kate Hill-Cantrill, Blurb, Emcee
Jack Wilson, Reader
Casey Degnan, Reader
Scott Adkins, Publisher (Sock Monkey Press), Brooklyn Writers Space, Layout
Kathryn Cooperstein, Headshot
Amanda Tiller, Cover art, Layout
Morgan Jesse Lappin, Flap art