Jennifer Marie Brissett
Sam J. Miller
Tuesday, January 7th -- doors open 6:30 p.m.
$7 suggested donation
The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art
(address and links below)
As we ring in the New year we are most happy to see two new faces (at least from the stage) reading for us.
Jennifer Marie Brissett is a Jamaican-British American (born in London, England.) She came to the US when she was four and grew up in Cambridge, MA. She was a software engineer and web developer for many years before she moved to Brooklyn, NY to build the indie bookstore, Indigo Café & Books which she ran for three and a half years.
Jenn has a Master's in Creative Writing from the Stonecoast MFA Program at the University of Southern Maine, concentrating in Speculative Fiction and a Bachelor's in Interdisciplinary Engineering (Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Visual Art) from Boston University. She is a writer and sometimes artist who has had a few shows in cafes in the Boston area.
Her stories can be found in Morpheus Tales, Warrior Wisewoman 2, The Future Fire, Thaumatrope, and Halfway Down the Stairs where her work was nominated for the Dzanc Best of the Web Series and included in The Best of Halfway Down the Stairs, 2005-2010. Her story "Secrets of the Sea" is a 2013 finalist for the storySouth Millions Writers Award. Her debut novel Elysium will be published in Spring 2014 by Aqueduct Press.
She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband where they both fully accept that their cat rules the house. Her website can be found at http://www.jennbrissett.com