Yes, Reading! seeks to promote interesting writing of all sorts and forms, both from near and from far away. Hosted by Colie Collen and Douglas Rothschild, the series was formed to sponsor events in which writers and readers can meet and participate, in a forum outside of the university setting, in the sort of community-building that is the basis for all strong literary and social movements.
In the future, the Yes, Reading! series will branch out to include workshops led by visiting poets, acts of social-poetic guerrilla art, and other collective projects, as members of the “audience” become hosts, co-curators and fellow creative directors of the series.
Yes, Reading! is a series in Albany, NY curated by James Belflower and Matthew Klane
Past readers include: Bernadette Mayer, Anna Moschovakis, Jennifer Karmin, Cynthia Hogue, Charmaine Cadeau, Robert Strong, Raurri Jennings, Shane Jones, Julianna Spallholz, Andrew Zawacki, Joshua Harmon, Anne Gorrick, John Cotter, Cara Benson, Eric Keenaghan, Sarah Lariviere, Laura Sims, Deborah Poe, Paige Ackerson-Kiely, Karl Gartung, Kate Greenstreet, Christophe Casamassima, Natalie Knight, Jono Tosch, Jessica Fjeld, Adam Golaski, Greg Purcell, Josh Potter, James Belflower, Anna Elena Eyre, Chris Tonelli, Janaka Stucky, Jonas Williams, and Tara Needham.
Past curators include: Douglas Rothschild, Colie Collen, Anna Eyre and Cara Benson.