Dirty Laundry: Loads of Prose

Presented by The Atlantic Avenue Arts Walk
Featuring: Kate Hall and Steve Van Patten

When: Saturday June 9th, 5-6pm

Location: Atlantis Super Wash Center
472 Atlantic Avenue
between Nevins and Third Avenue
Directions: 2, 3, 4, 5, N, R, Q, B, D, M trains to Atlantic Avenue or
A, C to Schermerhorn



Kate Hall received the Robert Frost Poetry Prize while a senior at Kenyon College. Her poetry, stories and nonfiction have appeared in such publications as The Antioch Review, Rattle, Perihelion, Mr. Beller's Neightborhood, The Brooklyn Rail, The Mississippi Review, 3:AM Magazine, 5_Trope and Stirring where she served as a poetry editor. She was recently nominated for storySouth’s Million Writers award for fiction and holds a JD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She lives in Greenpoint.

Steven Van Patten is a Brooklyn native, raised in Fort Greene, currently living in Crown Heights. He sites a diverse array of literary influences, from Shakespeare to James Baldwin to Stephen King, and claims Akira Kurosawa and Tim Burton as his favorite movie directors.

A media arts graduate of Long Island University, Steven describes himself as an 'insomniac with an overactive imagination'. Working as a well-established freelance television stage manger for nearly twelve years, Steven has explained that he orginally started writing his novel as a means of stress relief: "I'd come home from these really exhausting production experiences, and I'd want to rest, but I'd be too wound up. So over the years, I slowly wrote the vampire novel of my dreams. Brookwater's Curse is a combination of so many things I love, all pulled together to create a very dark, adult, supernatural vision."



Volume 12
Jackson Taylor and Sharon Mesmer

Volume 11
Kate Hall and Steve Van Patten

Volume 10
Shell Fischer and Boni Joi with a musical performance by Tobi Joi

Volume 9
Carolyn Turgeon and Marie Carter with a musical performance by Smitty

Volume 8
Will Leitch, Lisa Ferber, and Kevin Draine (The Bitter Poet)

Volume 7
Rob Brezsny, J. Brooks Dann, Susanne Pari, Jennifer Traig, Cameron Tuttle, Sam Barry, Kathi Kamen Goldmark

Volume 6
Douglas Light, Susan Shapiro, Ed Pastorini

Volume 5
Jonathan Baumbach, Roy Blount, Jr., John Frazier

Volume 4
Antonino D'Ambrosio, Suheir Hammad, Smitty

Volume 3
Jonathan Baumbach, Cintra Wilson, John Frazier

Volume 2
Rob Breszny, Kelly Link

Volume 1
Legs McNeil, Sam Lipsyte