The Folding Chair

Occasional Readings by Local Writers

Next at TFC: December 4th, 2012 ~ Anthony Tognazzini, Matthew Goodman and Robin Beth Schaer

It’s a festive chair! Please join us on Tuesday, December 4th upstairs at 61 Local at 7:30 for the last Folding Chair of 2012. This month we feature the talents of:

ANTHONY TOGNAZZINI has new work appearing or forthcoming in Guernica, BOMB, Gigantic, Crazyhorse, Forklift Ohio, and TriQuarterly. His fiction collection, I Carry a Hammer in My Pocket for Occasions Such As These, is available from BOA Editions. He lives in Brooklyn.

MATTHEW GOODMAN’s debut novel, Hold Love Strong, was published by Touchstone 
Fireside (Simon and Schuster). The novel was chosen by Barnes and Noble as a Discover Great New Writers Book and by USA Today as a New Voices Pick. From 2008-2011, he was an Assistant Editor on Pen America’s Pen Journal. He teaches Multicultural American Literature and Creative Writing at Hunter College. Recent writing has been published by Bomb Magazine, Pen America, Tikkun, and Canteen Magazine.

ROBIN BETH SCHAER’s work has appeared in Tin House, Paris Review, The Awl, Bomb, Denver Quarterly, and Prairie Schooner, among others. She has received fellowships from Yaddo, Djerassi, Saltonstall, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She teaches writing at Cooper Union and Marymount Manhattan College in New York City, and has worked as a deckhand aboard the tall ship HMS Bounty.

The Folding Chair is merry and free, but if you wish to take advantage of the wine, beer, and delicious food at Local 61, you’ll have to come correct with cash.

61 Local, 61 Bergen St, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
Bergen St. (F/G) or Borough Hall (2,3,4,5)


  • 26 November 2012