Cutting edge writing from established and break-out writers. Writing we hope will stretch our horizons. Each reading with a theme. Discussions that will make you think and puzzle and laugh.


Food, drink, and carrying on.


An open discussion after the reading, on subjects such as writing against stereotype, transgressing the taboos in writing, writing to the invisible audience. 


Held in one of New York City's most beautiful venues, the series is open to the public. A small fee will cover wine and light fare.

BLOOM is organized by:

Sarah Van Arsdale &

Sam Perkins, curators

Peter Bricklebank

Joan Greenbaum

Barbra Blatner

Kate Hogan



Why on earth would we take on this surprisingly mammoth job? We are dedicated to bringing great writing to Washington Heights and to providing an enthusiastic audience for the writers.