The next Cupcake is just a week away, featuring readings by Nell Freudenberger and Dika Lam!

Journalist Katherine Lanpher will moderate a short discussion immediately following the reading.

Essentials: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 7:30PM, at Lolita, 266 Broome Street (at Allen), Lower East Side, NYC. FREE.

Nell Freudenberger has taught English in Bangkok and New Delhi, and currently lives in New York City. Lucky Girls is her first book.

Dika Lam is a native of Ontario, Canada. She attended Cornell and New York University, where she was a New York Times fellow in the MFA program. Her stories have appeared in Story, Scribner's Best of the Fiction Workshops 1999, Washington Square, One Story, and elsewhere. She was a Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers' Conference and has received awards from the Bread Loaf and Wesleyan Writers' Conferences. She is currently working on a novel about a matchmaker's daughter who is sent on a roadtrip to sabotage her sister's wedding.

Katherine Lanpher is co-host of "The Al Franken Show," heard on Air America Radio and seen on the Sundance Channel. Before moving to New York to join Al, she was the host of a weekday talk show on Minnesota Public Radio and the host of "Talking Volumes," a broadcast book club that featured writers from Margaret Atwood to Neil Gaiman, Salman Rushdie to .... Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. She is also a former newspaper columnist and reporter. Her latest writing -- an essay on the rigors of becoming a New Yorker -- appeared on the op-ed page of The New York Times.

Bluestockings will have copies of Lucky Girls available for sale.



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