The mission of Lamprophonic is to present and promote new voices in the New York writing community. We prepare a diverse and entertaining reading each month that demonstrates the quality and variety of emerging New York writers. In a typical reading, we hear poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, and are open to anything that thoughtfully engages listeners.
For this event we've teamed up to present the Office Hours Fall Showcase. The workshop provides post-MFA poets access to continued support for manuscript-development and everyday writing, culminating in a public reading each fall and spring to showcase sizzling new work. We welcome all poets, especially people of color, LGBTQ+, and those who are woman-identified. Our name derives from our side hustle. Many of us are freelance, adjunct instructors, who continue to thrive in the margins of academia.
This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.