Storytime With Passerbuys will feature readings by authors Natasha Stagg, Alexandra Kleeman and Barbara Browning in the thoughtfully designed space of the Passerbuys Lounge, presented by west elm at Canal Street Market. Inspired by the tradition of gathering around in pajamas for “bedtime stories,” we’ll be serving cookies from passerby-recommended Abigail's Bakeshop for guests to enjoy while listening to these three contemporary female writers tell stories that are sharp, clever, humorous, and inspiring.
About the Authors
Natasha Stagg is a senior editor at V Magazine and VMAN and the author of the critically-praised novel, Surveys, published by Semiotext(e). She has received a Hopwood Award for nonfiction and the Roy W. Cowden Memorial Fellowship and the James H. Robertson Award for fiction. Her essays have appeared in Dis Magazine, Dazed, Kaleidoscope, Riot of Perfume, Sex, The Brooklyn Rail, and Bomb. She lives in Brooklyn.
Alexandra Kleeman is an NYC-based writer of fiction and nonfiction and the 2016 winner of the Bard Fiction Prize. Her debut novel, You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine, received critical praise and was a finalist for awards from the New York Public Library, National Book Critics Circle, and the Center for Fiction. Her work has been published in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, New York Times Magazine, Vogue, and n+1, amongst others.
Barbara Browning is the author of two novels (I’m Trying to Reach You; The Correspondence Artist) and teaches in the Department of Performance Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. Her forthcoming novel, The Gift, will be published by Coffee House Press in May 2017 She has also published two academic books (Samba; Infectious Rhythm) as well as an audio novel called Who Is Mr. Waxman?