Corinne Manning & Paul Lisicky: The New Jersey Literary Imagination

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High Voltage Cafe & Grocery

808 Springwood Avenue

Asbury Park, NJ 07712

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Asbury Park native, Corrine Manning talks w/ author & professor, Paul Lisicky about their book We Had No Rules & the NJ literary imagination

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Join Asbury Book Cooperative for an exciting conversation between two New Jersey authors--Corinne Manning and Paul Lisicky--about their new books--We Had No Rules (Manning, Arsenal Pulp Press) and Later: My Life at the End of the World (Lisicky, Graywolf Press). The two will also discuss the concept of New Jersey "literary imagination."

Corinne Manning is a prose writer and literary organizer. Their stories and essays have been published widely, including in Toward an Ethics of Activism and Shadow Map: An Anthology of Survivors of Sexual Assault. Corinne founded The James Franco Review, a project that sought to address implicit bias in the publishing industry. We Had No Rules is their debut collection of short stories.

Paul Lisicky's six books include Later: My Life at the Edge of the World (named one of Oprah's 31 most anticipated LGBTQ Books of 2020), The Narrow Door, Unbuilt Projects, and Lawnboy. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, Conjunctions, Fence, The New York Times, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. His awards include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, where he has served on the Writing Committee since 2000. He is an Associate Professor in the MFA Program at Rutgers University-Camden, where he is the editor of StoryQuarterly. He lives in Brooklyn.


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This is a free event. If you would like to donate to the co-op, you can do so at the event or online here.

Do I have to be a member of Asbury Book Cooperative (ABC) to attend this event?

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No, there is no ID or age requirement. However, please take note of the topic matter and adjust accordingly. Also, please be aware that participants are allowed to express their forthright and honest viewpoints.

Is there handicap access?

High Voltage Cafe has a wheelchair accessible ramp, located at 808 Springwood Avenue entrance. High Voltage Cafe also has an ADA compliant restroom.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is some free street parking on Springwood Ave. in front of the venue entrance. There is paid parking in the AP Transit Center and Municipal lot directly across the street from the venue as well as on Main St. (Rt 71) and Lake Ave. east of Main St. There is also ample free street parking West of the venue, one-two blocks.

The Asbury Park NJ Transit Center is directly across Springwood Ave. from the venue entrance, with access to NJ Transit trains and buses.

What should I bring to the event?

This is an indoor venue. Coffee and tea drinks will be available for purchase at the High Voltage Cafe in the space. Books by the speakers and other Asbury Park locals will be for sale at the event.

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