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826NYC Reading at Pete's Candy Store: Spring Foward!


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826NYC, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative & expository writing skills, hosts a monthly reading series featuring New York City's finest writers: emerging, published, and everywhere in between. Because at 826NYC, everyone's invited to share their story.

This month features writers Aditi Natasha Kini, Rebekah Bergman, Braxton Younts, Ally Davis and Annie Battles, and and is hosted by Danielle Sinay.

Entry is FREE and Happy Hour runs 'til 7: $2 Yuengling and $3 well drinks and Brooklyn Lager!

We hope you join us for this wonderful evening in celebration of New York's finest writers, 826NYC, and the fact that it's FINALLY SPRING!!!


ADITI NATASHA KINI is best known for her culture essays. An essayist and a multimedia artist, Aditi merges the personal and the political in intensely intimate examinations of life, memory, and wellbeing in creative nonfiction, oral histories, and screenplays. Immigration, displacement, and gender are prevalent themes in Aditi’s work, both academic and artistic. Website http://aditikini.com/ Follow on Twitter @nansequiturs

REBEKAH BERGMAN's fiction has been published in The Nashville Review, Hobart, Joyland, Necessary Fiction, Conium Review, and Passages North, among other journals and magazine. She is a 2018 Kathy Fish Fellowship finalist and a 2015 Best of the Net nominee. Rebekah holds a BA in Literary Arts from Brown University and an MFA in Fiction from The New School. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and is at work on a novel-in-stories.

BRAXTON YOUNTS: Born in North Carolina, weaned on beer and oysters, Braxton lived in the heart of Appalachia. After that he roamed the cold streets of America, Europe and Japan, collecting trinkets, mainly refrigerator magnets, chasing elusive dreams, writing a little, things mostly for himself, trying to forget something very sad that happened long ago. He eventually earned a BA in English with Creative Writing Emphasis from the University of Washington in Seattle. Also, Braxton earned an MFA-Nonfiction from The New School. He is actively seeking representation for his memoir that retraces his trip to addiction with Kerouac.

ALLY DAVIS is a writer, artist, and actress who lives in Brooklyn. She works in real estate, which she deeply despises but is addicted to, and is always looking for karaoke partners.

ANNIE BATTLES is a comedian and writer living in Williamsburg, where she is currently writing, producing and directing a web series called Special Blonde Roast in collaboration with Margaret Burrus. She grew up on Roosevelt Island, where she took the tram to school every day, before receiving her BA from Bard College. She is currently also a barista at Bohaus, a coffee and flower shop in Bedford-Stuyvesant.