Monday, June 28th at 7pm
Live on Crowdcast
Join us for the twenty-second episode of Write America featuring emerging writer Suchita Nayar, short story writer and essayist Amy Cacciola, & writer, editor, and photographer Cornelia Channing as they read and discuss their works and about how books and art might bridge the deep divisions in our nation.
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
SUCHITA NAYAR is a financial journalist by training. She started out as an equities reporter in New York and Sydney, and subsequently covered US and European hedge funds and private equity from NJ. Nayar then went on to work in finance for six years. She is pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from University of Massachusetts, Boston, and lives in Cambridge. She is currently working on a collection of immigrant stories.
AMY CACCIOLA was born on Staten Island and is a graduate of Vassar College and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She now lives in Brooklyn with her daughter and husband, the winemaker and proprietor of Carpé Vino Tasting Room. Amy works professionally in internal communications, where her web and magazine profiles bring warmth to the stories of hardened executives. Her short fiction has been published in Epiphany Magazine and her essays in The Staten Island Advance.
Amy recently completed a memoir entitled Me, Moon! in which she plays second fiddle to her sassy, artistically-inclined, exhausting five-year-old daughter. It’s a tender, hilarious relationship in which the walking speed of sloths is debated alongside the origins of Trump’s family separation policy and the meaning of death. Set in an old Italian neighborhood now burgeoning with a Whole Foods Market and the penthouse culture it brings with it, the book describes a more modest life lived in a basement where, like Roger Rosenblatt in his most recent play, Amy occasionally "does nothing,” and writes.
CORNELIA CHANNING is a writer, editor, photographer, and cruciverbalist from Bridgehampton, New York. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine, The Paris Review Daily, Slate, The East Hampton Star, and East Magazine. She has a bachelor's degree in English from Wesleyan University and an MFA in Creative Writing & Literature from Stony Brook University. She was previously a reporter and associate editor at The East Hampton Star and is currently a copy editor and crossword-puzzle editor at New York Magazine.