Two readings featuring “downtown writers” will be presented by New York University’s Fales Library in May. Both readings are free and open to the public and will take place in NYU’s Fales Library, 3rd floor of the NYU Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South. For further information the public may call (212) 998-2596.

On Tuesday, May 13, 6:15 pm., Rob Hardin, Carl Watson and Darius James will read from their new fiction. Hardin is the author of Distorture (Black Ice Books); Watson of Beneath the Empire of the Birds (Apathy Press); and James of That’s Blaxploitation! (St. Martin’s).

On Thursday, May 22, 6:15 p.m., the three contemporary “downtown writers” Bruce Benderson, Ursule Molinaro and Daniel Pearlman will read from their new fiction. Benderson is the author of the novel User, about Times Square street people. The author of 11 novels, Molinaro has received four New York State arts grants and one NEA grant. Pearlman, a renowned Ezra Pound scholar, is the author most recently of Black Flames, a black comedy.

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