On Thursday, December 8 at 7PM the Brooklyn Public Library will host There Is No Middle Ground: Celebrating 20 Years of Seven Stories Press. Contemporary literary stars will be reading the work of SSP authors that has inspired an delighted them. To wit: American masters: Paul Auster reads Kurt Vonnegut; Gender-nonconforming trailblazers: Kate Bornstein reads Cory Silverberg; Traveling sociologues: Matthew Sharpe reads Linh Dinh; Literature makes life: Kia Corthron reads Octavia Butler; Chicago's best: Barry Gifford reads Nelson Algren; Exquisite prose: Francine Prose reads Annie Ernaux; Hoop dreamers: Phil Jackson reads Charley Rosen. With surprise guests. The event is free and open to the public, with a reception to follow. Check out SSP titles from the readers and authors below.