About

Where the writing inspires the booze.

The Loaded Canon is a reading series in Brooklyn that features raw unpublished lit, killer music, and artisanal drink pairings. Our partners in crime are the good folks at Brooklyn Oenology Winery & Tasting Room (209 Wythe Ave, near the Bedford L).

Our writers perform everything – novel excerpts, short stories, poetry, creative nonfiction, even theater scripts featuring a full cast of actors. The one requirement is that the work be raw and unpublished at the time of performance. To close out each event, a local band performs an unplugged set, typically a rock act that would otherwise perform electric. Taken together, The Loaded Canon seeks to present an exciting and untested evening of art – something special that may not happen in the same way again.

Our writers have included:
Zoe Alexandra, Dallas Athent, Michelle Y. Burke, Chris Carr, Willa Carroll, Nat Cassidy, Nicholas DiMichele, Vanessa Gennarelli, Emily Greenberg, Melissa Hunter Gurney, Corey Ann Haydu, Jonathan Herzog, H.C. Huber, Crispin Kott, Dan Levinson, Karen Lillis, Dolan Morgan, Alexander Morris, Christian A. Niedan, Luke Ohlson, Isaac Oliver, Danielle Pollack, Niina Pollari, Paul Rome, Abby Ronner, Vinny Senguttuvan, Douglas Watson, Kate Weinberg, Laura Weinert-Kendt, & Joanna C. Valente

Our musical acts have included:
The Lovehowl, Mind Troll, Teen Girl Scientist Monthly, Lauren Renahan, & Emily Frembgen

The events are hosted by Nathaniel Kressen.