Emma Straub, Other Writers, May 1 at Sundays at Sunnys

Emma Straub will read from her debut story collection, Other People We Married, at Sunny’s in Red Hook at 3 o’clock Sunday, May 1. Emma will be joined on the monthly Sunday at Sunny’s program by Jim Rasenberger, author of The Brilliant Disaster:  JFK, Castro, and Americas Doomed Invasion of Cubas Bay of Pigs, and Nancy Rommelmann, whose first novel. The Bad Mother, is set among Hollywoods transient population of street kids.

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Emma Straub, who works at BookCourt, a co-sponsor of the monthly literary event, has published fiction and essays in The Paris Review Daily, Slate, Cousin Corinnes Reminder, and many other journals. Emma’s story collection was published in February, and her first novel, Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures, is due next year from Riverhead Books.

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Jim Rasenberger is the author of three booksThe Brilliant Disaster, America 1908, and High Steel and has contributed to The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Smithsonian, and Wilson Quarterly, among other publications. He has also written for film and television,. A native of Washington, D.C., he lives in New York City with his wife and sons.

Nancy Rommelman’s articles and profiles have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the LA Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, Reason, and other publications. The idea for The Bad Mother grew out of her experiences chronicling the stories of Hollywoods various under-exposed populations: a crew of Mexican gardeners working the Hollywood Hills; the cop groupies who hang out at the LAPDs favorite bar, and the dream-broke residents of Sunset Boulevards transient hotels .She grew up in Brooklyn and currently lives in Portland, Oregon.

Sunny’s is at 253 Conover St., and admission is $5.

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