Tables of Contents
Tables of Contents


Tuesday, September 10 @ 7pm
Egg - 109 N. 3rd Street, Brooklyn


Eileen Myles

Eileen Myles came to New York from Boston in 1974 to be a poet, subsequently a novelist, public talker and art journalist. A Sagittarius, their twenty books include evolution (poems), Afterglow (a dog memoir), a 2017 re-issue of Cool for You, I Must Be Living Twice/new and selected poems, and Chelsea Girls.


Jamel Brinkley

Jamel Brinkley is the author of A Lucky Man: Stories, a finalist for the National Book Award in Fiction, the Story Prize, the John Leonard Prize, and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, and winner of the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence.


Helen Phillips

Helen Phillips's fifth book, the novel The Need, was published in 2019 by Simon & Schuster. Her short story collection Some Possible Solutions received the 2017 John Gardner Fiction Book Award. Her novel The Beautiful Bureaucrat, a New York Times Notable Book of 2015, was a finalist for the New York Public Library's Young Lions Award.


What are the Tables of Contents monthly readings?

Every month, we gather a handful of the most exciting literary talents around (really truly world-class, we’re so lucky) and ask them to read a piece of new work that alludes to food before a small audience. Then chef Evan Hanczor cooks a tasting menu with a course corresponding to each reading. After, Evan leads all the authors in an intimate, wide-ranging conversation about their writing practice, their quirky eating habits, the intersections of food and art, and more.

How do I get involved?

The fastest (and tastiest) way to see what these readings are like is to attend one. Buy a ticket! You can also get in touch about partnerships or reading with us via our Contact page.