Lamprophonic is teaming with Summer on the Hudson for another summer of great programming! We will be hosting two Literary Lounge events in Riverside Park. In May and September, local authors will join us at Pier i for a sunset reading and lively discussion with Clare Smith Marash.


Wednesday, May 8

6:00 pm

Morgan Jerkins

Morgan Jerkins is a Harlem-based writer. A former Associate Editor at Catapult, Jerkins is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s MFA Nonfiction program. She has contributed to The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, and ELLE among others.

This Will Be My Undoing debuted on the New York Times Bestsellers List, became a NYT Editors’ Choice pick, a Barnes & Noble Discover Pick, and was longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay.


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Wednesday, September 11

6:00 pm

Crystal Hana Kim

Crystal Hana Kim’s debut novel If You Leave Me was named a best book of 2018 by The Washington Post, ALA BooklistLiterary Hub, Cosmopolitan, and others. It was also longlisted for the Center for Fiction Novel Prize. Kim was a 2017 PEN America Dau Short Story Prize winner and has received scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Hedgebrook, and Jentel, among others. Her work has been published in Elle Magazine, The Paris Review, The Washington Post, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University and an MSEd from Hunter College. She is a Teach For America alum and has taught elementary school, high school, and collegiate writing. She is currently the Director of Writing Instruction for Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America and a contributing editor at Apogee Journal. 

This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


Where is Literary Lounge?


Literary Lounge is held on Pier i, the W 70th Street Pier in Riverside Park South. It’s easiest to enter the park at W 68th St. and Riverside Blvd. The closest subways are the 1 (take to 66th St.) or the 2/3 (take to 72nd St.). Note, if you’re taking the subway, there will still be a 5-10 minute walk from the train. The closest bus stop is the M72 bus stop at W 69th St. and Riverside Blvd.  Once you reach W 68th St. and Riverside Blvd., walk down the ramp at the righthand side and at the bottom of the hill cross the bike path.

 Check out Summer on the Hudson for a host of events along the pier all summer long, and be sure to stop by Pier i Cafe for food, drinks, great people- and sunset-watching!