Fiction lovers of New York, take note! The Center for Fiction is a non-profit organization devoted solely to celebrating fiction. Through their numerous panels, lectures, and other events, the Center for Fiction connects writers to their readers. The Center, located on East 47th St., supports budding writers, curious readers, and literacy projects. They also run an independent fiction bookshop, and a circulating library collection dating back to 1820.
This Thursday, February 23rd, at 7:00 pm, join the Center for Fiction for one of their free literary events. Authors Colm Tóibín and Belinda McKeon will be coming together to discuss their writing. Colm Tóibín is the author of six novels – his most recent being the story collection The Empty Family. Belinda McKeon is a playwright and novelist, whose debut novel Solace was named a Kirkus Outstanding Debut of 2011. As both writers are from Ireland, this is an excellent opportunity to learn more about Irish literature, and fiction writing in general.