Commentary — October 10, 2010, 2:04 pm

Harper’s Magazine Presents: “Monsters: A Celebration of Villainy, Exploitation, and Abuse”

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A reading featuring Téa Obreht, Christine Schutt, and Wells Tower

To coincide with Halloween, Harper’s Magazine presents “Monsters: A Celebration of Villainy, Exploitation, and Abuse,” a reading featuring selections from the magazine and work by Harper’s Magazine contributors Téa Obreht, Christine Schutt, and Wells Tower.

WHEN: Thursday, October 28 at 7:00 P.M.

WHERE: Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby Street, New York City.

WHO: Téa Obreht’s first novel, The Tiger’s Wife, will be published by Random House in 2011. Her article “The Twilight of the Vampires” appears in the November issue of Harper’s.

Christine Schutt is the author of two short story collections, and two novels, Florida, and most recently, All Souls. “Prosperous Friends,” an excerpt from a novel she is completing, appeared in the November 2009 issue of Harper’s.

Wells Tower is the author of Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned, a collection of short fiction. He is currently a fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. His last article, “Own Goal,” appeared in the June issue.

Additional selections will be read by the staff of Harper’s Magazine.

HOW: Admission is free. Attendees are asked to consider bringing a book to donate to the venue. One hundred percent of the bookstore’s profits go to Housing Works, Inc., an organization committed to ending AIDS and homelessness.

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