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live at Moonstone Arts Center

Abeer Hoque, Alex Kudera, and Don Riggs will read poetry and fiction at Moonstone Arts Center, 110A S. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA, on Friday, January 6 at 7 p.m.

This event promises to be bigger than playoff football, or at least more affordable. Expect a few ounces of wine and a morsel of cheese, and that parched and annoyed feeling if you arrive a few minutes late and all the little plastic cups are gone.

Abeer Hoque is a Nigerian born Bangladeshi American writer and photographer with BS and MA degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA in writing from the University of San Francisco. She is the recipient of a 2005 Tanenbaum Award, a 2007 Fulbright Scholarship, and a 2012 NEA Literature Fellowship, and she has attended residencies at Saltonstall, VCCA, Millay, and Albee. Her writing and photography has been published in ZYZZYVA, XConnect,, Farafina (Nigeria), India Today, the Daily Star (Bangladesh), 580 Split, Wasafiri (England), and KQED Writers Block am…

devalued content

If you, or anyone you know, becomes burdened with the gift of an electronic reading device this holiday season, you're welcome to take a crack at this sizzling e-single, my only publication of 2011 (or at least the only one that folks are invited to pay for). In Australia, a guy I don't know compares it to The Brothers Karamazov, and, well, even though it's only thirty-five pages, I hope that means it could be worth 99 cents. Try here for kindle, here for nook, and here for everywhere else e-books are downloaded.