Summer Series: Fiction

A conversation with Elias Rodriques and Maisy Card


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Join us for a week of conversations, performances, and readings curated by the Rail’s section editors.

In this talk

This summer, we are celebrating the sections of the Brooklyn Rail with conversations, performances, and readings curated by our editors. This 2-week YouTube video series offers a view behind the scenes with the editors, artists, and writers that make the publication.

We conclude our series on Friday, July 30 with Fiction editor Maisy Card and author Elias Rodriques for a converastion on Rodriques’s debut novel, All the Water I’ve Seen Is Running.

Check out the other events this week devoted to our sections DanceFilmTheater, and Poetry. Register below to one, some, or all of these events to receive selected materials for each episode.

Elias Rodriques

Elias Rodriques
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Elias Rodriques split his young years between Jamaica, New York, and North Florida. His essays have been published in venues like The Guardian and The Nation, and his first novel, All the Water I’ve Seen is Running, was published by Norton in June 2021. He is also an assistant editor at n+1. He currently lives in Philadelphia and will become Assistant Professor of African American Literature at Sarah Lawrence in the fall of 2021. He is currently working on his heelflips.

Maisy Card

Maisy Card, photo by Marian Calle
Photo by Marian Calle
Writer Maisy Card is the author of the novel These Ghosts are Family, which was shortlisted for The Center For Fiction’s First Novel Prize and is a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel and the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction. Her writing has appeared in The Paris Review Daily, AGNI, New York Times, Guernica, and other publications. Maisy was born in St. Catherine, Jamaica, but was raised in Queens, New York. She currently lives in Newark, NJ.

🎟 Register

Summer Series: Fiction

A conversation with Elias Rodriques and Maisy Card

   at  1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT

How to join

💻 This event will be held over ZOOM. We’ll send you a link to join this event after you register. Download and install ZOOM for desktop or mobile devices

🕰 Please arrive 5-10mins in advance to ensure you’re connected and ready to go.

🎧 We recommend viewing with headphones. It is easier to hear people and will be easier for you to ask a question, should you decide.

🗝 Accessibility: Closed-captioning in English will be available during the event. Our Q&A will be conducted using Zoom’s chat function, with the option to voice your question or have our staff read it.

📺 Videos of past events can be viewed on events page at

👾 Technical difficulties

We work hard to make sure this is easy and enjoyable for everyone, but technology is not always kind. If you are not happy with the experience, we’ll happily refund any donation you made. We just ask that you let us know how we could have made the experience better for you.

💌 Questions/feedback? Let us know how we can make this experience better [email protected]