In August 2012, Lamprophonic launched as a literary reading series for emerging writers. What began as five Columbia University M.F.A. students sharing short excerpts of their work has grown into a diverse series that includes writers from across the five boroughs and beyond, sharing poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and plays. 

Since 2012, we have expanded our efforts into a variety of programming. We've produced First Book Parties that offer stimulating discussion along with celebration and Benefit Events that encourage emerging writers to invest in the next generation of artists. We've also established a partnership with Summer on the Hudson and now produce literary events along the Hudson each summer. 

Embodied in all our work is a mission to encourage a robust, diverse, and supportive literary community in New York City.