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Reading with Lauren Hilger & Friends 9/17/22

Please join us for this event presented by Lauren Hilger with multidisciplinary readings and performances from Fredricka R. Maister, Molly Tolsky, Hubert Vigilla and Jam Young.

Lauren Hilger is the author of Morality Play (Poetry NW Editions, 2022). Named a Nadya Aisenberg Fellow in poetry from MacDowell, she has also received fellowships from the Hambidge Center and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She serves as a poetry editor for No Tokens.

A former New Yorker, Fredricka R. Maister is a memoirist/essayist now based in Philadelphia. Her personal essays and op-eds have appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including The Baltimore Sun, Miami Herald, Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, Big Apple Parent, New York Jewish Week/The Times of Israel, The Forward, Philadelphia Jewish Exponent, The Writer, OZY, The Manifest-Station, and Broad Street Review.

Molly Tolsky is the founding editor of Hey Alma, the editor of Kveller, and the senior editor of No Tokens. Her fiction and nonfiction writing has appeared in Tin House, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Electric Literature and elsewhere. Originally from Chicago, she lives in central New Jersey with her husband and baby girl.

Hubert Vigilla is a writer whose fiction has appeared in The Normal School, No Tokens, Mud Season Review, and elsewhere. His writing on film and pop culture has recently appeared on He is a past Center for Fiction Emerging Writers Fellow. He lives in Brooklyn.

Jam Young is a Hip-Hop artist from Queens, NY who delivers positive, thought-provoking, and honest music. Since 2015, Jam Young has headlined his own tour, co-headlined for the Queens Hip-Hop Festival, and worked with prominent artists as Ras Kass, Kid Vishis, El Gant, and 60 East. In the same span, Jam has released several mixtapes and projects, most notably “Growth” and his collaboration project with PIKE, “PB&J.”

Date: Saturday, September 17
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: FRIEDA, 320 Walnut Street
Registration: Reservation only. At least 2 days prior to the event.
Fee: Open to the general public.
Admission free.
FRIEDA offers a wide range of beverages, cold and hot, as well as a variety of freshly made food options.
Space is limited. Please be respectful, no outside food or drinks allowed.

Registration only.
Mask recommended during this event.

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