Paragraph

May 29, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Permanent Press

May 19, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Sarah Lawrence Reading

May 08, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Rutgers-Newark MFA Reading

May 02, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


NYU Emerging Writers

May 01, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Paragraph

April 24, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Fordham reading

April 22, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


LIU Brooklyn MFA reading series

April 17, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


LIU Brooklyn MFA reading series

April 10, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Rutgers-Newark MFA Reading

April 04, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


NYU Emerging Writers

April 03, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


book launch for KAUFMAN’S HILL

March 28, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Paragraph

March 27, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


An evening with novelist Nic Brown

March 25, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Nic Brown is the author of the novel Doubles and the story collection Floodmarkers, which was selected as an Editor’s Choice by The New York Times Book Review. A new novel, In Every Way, is forthcoming from Counterpoint in February 2015. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, the Harvard Review, Garden & Gun, Glimmer Train, and Epoch, among many other publications. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and Columbia University, he has been the John and Renee Grisham Writer in Residence at the University of Mississippi (2012-13) and an assistant professor of English at the University of Northern Colorado. He is currently an assistant professor of English at Clemson University. http://www.nicbrown.net/About


Red Hen Press

March 13, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Rutgers-Newark MFA Reading

March 07, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


NYU Emerging Writers

March 06, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Paragraph

February 27, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


FREE WATER

February 13, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Rutgers-Newark MFA Reading

February 07, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


NYU Emerging Writers

February 06, 2015
7:01 pm - 9:01 pm


Paragraph

January 30, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


An Evening with The Writers Studio

January 18, 2015
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

The KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction showcases the finest in contemporary fiction from new and emerging writers.


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

City Lit Rag Reading

December 20, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Maiden in the Moon

December 19, 2014
10:00 pm - 12:00 am


Paragraph

December 19, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


FREE WATER

December 16, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Deanna Kirk Sings Heliotrope

December 16, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Apito Press

December 15, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

APITO PRESS

Apito Press, founded by poet Carlos iro Burgos, is a new community publisher based in Philadelphia and New York City. At this reading, Apito will launch David Backer’s first short story collection, The Yolk, and iro’s second book of poetry, Spanglibonics.

David Backer founded fictiondaily.org, the online fiction aggregator, and has published his own fiction, non-fiction, and translation in Swink, Granta.com, n+1 online, Words Without Borders, Metazen, StoryChord, New Dead Families, kill author, and the collection Forty Stories: New Writing from Harper Perennial. He has a PhD in philosophy and education, enjoys old-timey banjo, and was born in Danbury, Connecticut in 1984.

Carlos iro Burgos is a father, avid questioner of masculinities, explorer of emotion and realities, and recently moved to Philadelphia to continue studying higher education. Spanglibonics follows From Boy to IRO, as the newest collection of poems exploring the hybrid experiences of Afro-Nuyoricans.


St. Petersburg Review

December 14, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 am

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

The KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction showcases the finest in contemporary fiction from new and emerging writers.


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

RR: Hot Club of Flatbush

December 13, 2014
11:00 pm - 2:00 am


Trumpet Fiction

December 13, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Casino Badia

December 12, 2014
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm


LIU Brooklyn’s MFA Program

December 12, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Behind the Book: Matthew Thomas

December 11, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


True Story Nonfiction

December 09, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Monday Night Poetry: MARK DOTY + VIJAY SESHADRI

December 08, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

VIJAY SESHADRI is the author of Wild Kingdom (1996), The Long Meadow (2003), which won the James Laughlin Award, and 3 Sections (2013), which won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry.  The Pulitzer committee described the book as “a compelling collection of poems that examine human consciousness, from birth to dementia, in a voice that is by turns witty and grave, compassionate and remorseless.” Seshadri has received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the NEA, and the Guggenheim Foundation. He has worked as an editor at the New Yorker and has taught at Bennington College and Sarah Lawrence College, where he currently directs the graduate non-fiction writing program.

MARK DOTY’s Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems won the National Book Award for Poetry in 2008.  His eight books of poems include School of the Arts, Source, and My Alexandria. He has also published four volumes of nonfiction prose:  Still Life with Oysters and Lemon, Heaven’s Coast, Firebird and Dog Years, which was a New York Times bestseller in 2007. The Art of Description, a handbook for writers, appeared in 2011. Widely anthologized, his poems appear in The Norton Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry and many other collections....Doty’s work has been honored by the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Whiting Writers Award, two Lambda Literary Awards and the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction. He is the only American poet to have received the T.S. Eliot Prize in the U.K., and has received fellowships from the Guggenheim, Ingram Merrill and Lila Wallace/Readers Digest Foundations, and from the National Endowment for the Arts....Doty lives in New York City and on the east end of Long Island. He is Professor/Writer in Residence at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Two new books are forthcoming, both from W.W. Norton: What Is the Grass, a prose meditation on Walt Whitman and the ecstatic, and Deep Lane, a new volume of poems.


The Village: 400 Years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals

December 07, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Author John Straughsbaugh and other invited authors read from THE VILLAGE:400 Years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

The KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction showcases the finest in contemporary fiction from new and emerging writers.


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

RR: Tin Pan Band

December 06, 2014
11:30 pm - 2:30 am


MWA-NY

December 06, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Maiden in the Moon

December 05, 2014
10:00 pm - 12:00 am


LIU Brooklyn’s MFA Program

December 05, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Liars’ League

December 03, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Monday Night Poetry: PATRICIA SPEARS JONES + SHANNA COMPTON

December 01, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PATRICIA SPEARS JONES was named by Essence.com as one of its “40 Poets They Love” in 2010.  She is author of the poetry collections: Painkiller and Femme du Monde from Tia Chucha Press and The Weather That Kills from Coffee House Press and four chapbooks, the most recent Living in the Love Economy.  Her work is widely anthologized....Spears Jones has been a culture maven for four decades. She was the first African American programmer as Program Coordinator at The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church.  She served as Mentor for Emerge, Surface, Be, a new fellowship program at The Poetry Project. She ran the esteemed New Works Program for the Massachusetts Council of Arts and Humanities (1989-1991) and was Director of Planning and Development at The New Museum of Contemporary Art (1994-96).  She is also actively involved in a variety of formal and informal organizations involved with progressive politics, social justice, feminism, the environment, and multi-culturalism, best seen in her appointment as Senior Fellow for The Black Earth Institute.  She teaches for CUNY.  Her art, theater, poetry and music essays, reviews and interviews can be found in print and online at www.tribes.org, Bomb, The Poetry Project Newsletter, Black Issues Book Review, The Boston Globe, and Essence and www.Essence.com.

SHANNA COMPTON is the author of the poetry collections Brink, For Girls & Others, Down Spooky, and several chapbooks.  The Seam, a book-length speculative poem, is forthcoming from Bloof Books in 2014.  She is also the editor of a collection of essays on the topic of video games, Gamers.  Her work has been widely published, including in the Best American Poetry series and other anthologies.


Annual Thanksgiving Comix & Graphic Novelist Night

November 30, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

The KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction showcases the finest in contemporary fiction from new and emerging writers.


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

SLC x NYC = 4 Poets + 4 Books: Raphael Dagold, Joseph Fasano, Kenneth Hart, Sara Eliza Johnson

November 28, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Joseph Fasano’s most recent collection of poems is Inheritance (Cider Press, 2014).  He is the author of Fugue for Other Hands, winner of the 2011 Cider Press Review Book Award, and Vincent, a book-length poem forthcoming in July, 2015.  His recent poems have appeared in The Yale Review, The Southern Review, Boston Review, The Times Literary Supplement, Tin House, Passages North, FIELD, and other publications.  Twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, he won the 2008 RATTLE Poetry Prize, and he has been a finalist for the Missouri Review Editors’ Prize, the Autumn House Press Book Award, and the Kinereth Gensler Award from Alice James Books.  He teaches at Manhattanville College and in the graduate and undergraduate writing programs of Columbia University.

Raphael Dagold’s first book, Bastard Heart, was published by Silverfish Review Press in February, 2014. His poems, fables, and photographs have appeared in Indiana Review, Frank, Northwest Review, Quarterly West, and other publications; a fable is included in Persea Books’ Sudden Flash Youth: 65 Short-Short Stories. He has taught writing and literature at the University of Utah, Lewis and Clark College, Mt. Hood Community College, and other institutions, and has won fellowships and awards from the Ucross Foundation, the Vermont Studio Center, Oregon Literary Arts, the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, and other organizations. He is currently a PhD candidate in literature and creative writing at the University of Utah. Visit www.raphaeldagold.com for more information.

Sara Eliza Johnson’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Boston Review, Ninth Letter, New England Review, Best New Poets 2009, Crab Orchard Review, Pleiades, Meridian, TriQuarterly Online, Southern Indiana Review, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, a Winter Fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, a scholarship to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and an Academy of American Poets Prize from the University of Utah, where she is Ph.D student in the Literature & Creative Writing program. Her first book, Bone Map, was selected for the 2013 National Poetry Series.

Kenneth Hart’s book Uh Oh Time won the Anhinga Prize for Poetry. Kenneth’s poems have been published in such journals as Mississippi Review, North American Review, and Barrow Street, and he has won numerous poetry prizes. He teaches at NYU and for the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. See http://www.kennethhartpoet.com/ for more information.


Monday Night Poetry: JUSTIN MARKS + TIMOTHY LIU

November 24, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

JUSTIN MARKS’ second book of poems, You’re Going to Miss Me When You’re Bored, is forthcoming from Barrelhouse Books in 2014. His first book is A Million in Prizes (New Issues, 2009), and his latest chapbooks are We Used to Have Parties (Dikembe Press, forthcoming) and Best Practices (Greying Ghost, 2013). Recent work has appeared in Denver Quarterly, Matter Barrelhouse, Leveler and Interrupture. He is a co-founder of Birds, LLC, an independent poetry press, and lives in Queens, NY with his wife and their 4 year-old twin son and daughter.

TIMOTHY LIU (Liu Ti Mo) was born in 1965 in San Jose, California, to parents from the Chinese mainland. He studied at Brigham Young University, the University of Houston, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. 
He is the author of Polytheogamy (Saturnalia, 2009); Bending the Mind Around the Dream’s Blown Fuse (Talisman House, 2009); For Dust Thou Art (Southern Illinois University Press, 2005); Of Thee I Sing (University of Georgia Press, 2004), selected by Publishers Weekly as a 2004 Book-of-the-Year; Hard Evidence (Talisman House, 2001); Say Goodnight (Copper Canyon Press, 1998); Burnt Offerings (Copper Canyon Press, 1995); and Vox Angelica (Alice James Books, 1992), which won the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award. 
 His newest volume, Don’t Go Back to Sleep will be released in Oct. 2014 from Saturnalia.  
Liu’s honors and awards include a Pushcart Prize, Best American Poetry in 2002, and the Open Book Beyond Margins Award. He also edited Word of Mouth: An Anthology of Gay American Poetry, (Talisman House, 2000). 
He has served as a core faculty member at Bennington College’s Writing Seminars, and is currently an associate professor at William Paterson University. He lives in Manhattan.


Elizabeth Kadetsky

November 23, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Elizabeth Kadetsky is author of a memoir (First There Is a Mountain, Little Brown), a story collection (The Poison that Purifies You, C&R Press) and, forthcoming, a novella (On the Island at the Center of the Center of the World, Nouvella Books). Her fiction has been included in the Pushcart Prizes, Best New American Voices, and the Best American Short Stories notable citations, and her personal essays have appeared in the New York Times, Antioch Review, and elsewhere. She is assistant professor of creative writing at Penn State, and can be found at www.elizabethkadetsky.com
Advance praise for The Poison that Purifies You:

This thought-provoking collection explores the variety of ways that we seek personal and spiritual connections-and the ways that we can poison ourselves and others in our quests. Elizabeth Kadetsky is a writer of keen insight and graceful prose.

-Dan Chaon, Stay Awake

Elizabeth Kadetsky deftly constructs fully realized places--some foreign, some familiar--and fully realized characters--some of them more like us than we’d like to admit. She tugs gently on these places and people until she finds their loose strings, and begins spooling out quiet strands of damage or dread. Before you know it, the dread is your own. These stories sneak up on you, hijack you, and before you know it, it’s too late.  A stunning first collection.

-Brian Evenson, Windeye

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

The KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction showcases the finest in contemporary fiction from new and emerging writers.


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

Elizabeth Kadetsky

November 23, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Elizabeth Kadetsky is author of a memoir (First There Is a Mountain, Little Brown), a story collection (The Poison that Purifies You, C&R Press) and, forthcoming, a novella (On the Island at the Center of the Center of the World, Nouvella Books). Her fiction has been included in the Pushcart Prizes, Best New American Voices, and the Best American Short Stories notable citations, and her personal essays have appeared in the New York Times, Antioch Review, and elsewhere. She is assistant professor of creative writing at Penn State, and can be found at www.elizabethkadetsky.com
Advance praise for The Poison that Purifies You:

“This thought-provoking collection explores the variety of ways that we seek personal and spiritual connections-and the ways that we can poison ourselves and others in our quests. Elizabeth Kadetsky is a writer of keen insight and graceful prose.
"-Dan Chaon, Stay Awake

“Elizabeth Kadetsky deftly constructs fully realized places--some foreign, some familiar--and fully realized characters--some of them more like us than we’d like to admit. She tugs gently on these places and people until she finds their loose strings, and begins spooling out quiet strands of damage or dread. Before you know it, the dread is your own. These stories sneak up on you, hijack you, and before you know it, it’s too late.  A stunning first collection.
”

-Brian Evenson, Windeye

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

The KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction showcases the finest in contemporary fiction from new and emerging writers.


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

Sideshow Goshko

November 22, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Casino Badia

November 21, 2014
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm


NYU Emerging Writers

November 21, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Drunken Careening Writers

November 20, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Fantastic Fiction

November 19, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


great weather for MEDIA

November 18, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


NATIONAL BOOK AWARD JUDGES: EILEEN MYLES + ROBERT POLITO + KATIE PETERSON + ROWAN RICARDO PHILLIPS

November 17, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD JUDGES: EILEEN MYLES + ROBERT POLITO + KATIE PETERSON + ROWAN RICARDO PHILLIPS

EILEEN MYLES is a poet who lives around the corner from KGB. Snowflake/different streets (Wave, 2012) is her most recent book of poems and her new & selected I Must Be Living Twice will be out in 2015.

ROBERT POLITO’s most recent books are the poetry collection Hollywood & God and Farber on Film: The Complete Film Writings of Manny Farber. Hollywood & God was chosen by Barnes and Noble as one of the top five poetry books of 2010. Polito received a National Book Critics Circle Award for Savage Art: A Biograpy of Jim Thompson. He is also the author of the poetry collection Doubles, as well as A Reader’s Guide to James Merrill’s The Changing Light at Sandover, and a study of Byron’s poetry. His poems and reviews, criticism, and essays on literature, film, and popular music have appeared in numerous magazines and journals, including Harpers, The Believer, Bookforum, The Poetry Foundation website, Best American Essays, Best American Poetry, and Best American Film Writing. The founding Director of the Graduate Writing Program at the New School in New York City, he is now President of the Poetry Foundation.

KATIE PETERSON is the author of two new collections of poetry, Permission (New Issues, September 9 2013) and The Accounts (University of Chicago, September 24, 2013). Her first book, This One Tree, was selected by William Olsen for the New Issues Poetry Prize and published in 2006. She lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, and teaches at Tufts University. She has reviewed poetry for the Chicago Tribune, the New Orleans Review, and the Boston Review. Her most recent essay on contemporary poetry, “New Nature,” was published in the Boston Review this spring and featured on the website Poetry Daily. A new poem, “Filibuster to Delay the Spring,” received the 2013 Stanley Kunitz Award from the American Poetry Review.  She is the recipient of fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Summer Literary Seminars and Yaddo.

ROWAN RICARDO PHILLIPS is the author of THE GROUND: poems (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012), winner of the 2013 Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writer Award in Poetry, a finalist for the 2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry, and a finalist for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Poetry. He is also the author of a book of criticism, When Blackness Rhymes with Blackness (Dalkey Archive Press, 2010), and the translator of Salvador Espriu’s classic Catalan collection of short stories, Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth (Dalkey Archive Press, 2012). Born and raised in New York City, he is a graduate of Swarthmore College and Brown University, where he attained his doctorate in English Literature. Phillips has taught in Harvard’s History and Literature Program and Columbia’s Graduate School of the Arts, and is currently an associate professor of English at Stony Brook University, where he directs the Poetry Center.


Patry Francis & Caroline Leavitt

November 16, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Patry Francis is the acclaimed author of The Liar’s Diary, (Dutton 2007), which The New York Daily News called “outright chilling,” and which was a Booksense notable book and Target pick. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in the Tampa Review, Colorado Review, Ontario Review, and The American Poetry Review, among other publications. She is a three-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize and has twice been the recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant.
She reads from her book: The Orphans of Race Point
“This beautifully wrought novel is a sometimes wrenching but ultimately uplifting story of murder and betrayal in the face of faith, family in its truest sense, and—most of all—love.”

—Booklist (starred review)
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Caroline Leavitt

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

The KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction showcases the finest in contemporary fiction from new and emerging writers.


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

Rutgers-Newark MFA Reading

November 15, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Red Room Sessions

November 14, 2014
11:00 pm - 2:00 am


Paragraph

November 14, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Behind the Book: David Gordon and Emily St. John Mandel

November 13, 2014
7:01 pm - 9:01 pm


At The Inkwell: Historical Fiction Night

November 12, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Kimberly Elkins was a finalist for the National Magazine Award and has published fiction and nonfiction in theAtlantic, Best New American Voices, Iowa Review, Chicago Tribune, Glamour, and Village Voice, among others.What is Visible is her first novel. She lives in New York City.

Puerto Rican-born novelist, Eleanor Parker Sapia, was raised in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Europe. Eleanor’s life experiences as a counselor, alternative health practitioner, a Spanish language social worker, and a refugee case worker inspire her passion for writing. When Eleanor is not writing, she facilitates creativity groups, and is making plans to walk El Camino de Santiago a second time. A Decent Woman is her debut novel. Eleanor has two adventurous and loving grown children, and lives in wild and wonderful West Virginia.

Rachel Kambury was born in Portland, Oregon and began writing at the age of five. Growing up in Ashland surrounded by the arts, inspiration struck when she read Kurt Vonnegut’s first novel, Player Piano when she was eleven years old.Rachel has been committed to being a novelist ever since. Rachel self-published her first work of WWII historical fiction, GRAVEL, at the age of seventeen. She moved to New York City for college the following semester with her first novel in tow.In September 2010, she began her second novel, The War Bound, writing the entire first draft and part of the second while in school. Four years later, the novel is in its third draft stage currently undergoing rewrites. Rachel graduated from Eugene Lang College – The New School for Liberal Arts with a BA in Literary Studies in May 2013. She lives in New York City.

George Lerner worked as a reporter for Reuters through the mid-1990s, covering financial crises in the Latin America and East Asia. Joining CNN in 1999, he spent many years as a field producer for CNN’s New York newsgathering division. As an independent documentary producer, George traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo to shoot a piece for PBS Frontline World on the country’s historic 2006 elections, the first democratic vote in more than three decades. The people whose voices ring through “Congo: Hope on the Ballot” — human rights advocates, the victims of violence, political campaigners, and Congolese citizens of many ethnicities — helped to inform The Ambassadors. George holds a Bachelors degree in Anthropology from the Johns Hopkins University and a Masters degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He lives in Brooklyn.


True Story Nonfiction

November 11, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Monday Night Poetry: AGRICULTURE READER CURATED POETS

November 10, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Literal Latte 20th Anniversary

November 09, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

The KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction showcases the finest in contemporary fiction from new and emerging writers.


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

RR: Hot Club of Flatbush

November 08, 2014
11:00 pm - 2:00 am


Trumpet Fiction

November 08, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Maiden in the Moon

November 07, 2014
10:00 pm - 12:00 am


NYU Emerging Writers

November 07, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Columbia Selects

November 06, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


FIZZ hosts Pure Slush

November 05, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

FIZZ presents Pure Slush Books Year-long Project ‘2014 A Year In Stories’ in which 31 Authors each write a story on their ‘designated day’ of the month.  Each month the same author on the same date, continuing their story, which can also be read as a stand-alone piece. 12 gorgeous and glossy books (a book a month) have been published.

The 2014 Books Project is the brain-child of Australian Editor/Publisher Matt Potter who founded Pure Slush, first as an online press, then quickly moving into themed print anthologies, a multi-author novel called ‘gorge’ plus books by individual authors.  Read about Matt Potter and his vision at this Huffington Post Interview: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/loren-kleinman/matt-potter-talks-pure-sl_b_5668607.html

Tonight’s reading will feature flash fictions from ‘2014 A Year in Stories’ read by some of the 31 authors who participated.

Expected to read are writers:  Lynn Beighley, Gary Percesepe, Andrew Stancek, Teresa Burns Gunter, Derek Osborne, John Wentworth Chapin, Margaret Bingel, Rachel Ambrose, Stephen V. Ramey and Susan Tepper.

The project also includes authors:  Nathaniel Tower, Gloria Garfunkel, Guile Castillo-Oriard, Gay Degani, Gill Hoffs, Jessica McHugh, Shane Simmons, Michelle Elvy, Michael Webb, James Claffey, Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz, Sally-Anne Macomber, Darryl Price, Joanne Jagoda, Kimberlee Smith, Vanessa Weibler Paris, Townsend Walker, Heather Nelson, Len Kuntz and Matt Potter.

For more info about Pure Slush visit: http://pureslush.webs.com/


Rat Court

November 04, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Monday Night Poetry: STEVEN KARL + LISA JARNOT + WILLIAM WENTHE

November 03, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

STEVEN KARL is the author of Dork Swagger, winner of the Joanna Cargill Prize for a first book (Coconut Books). His second book is forthcoming from Noemi Press. He is the features editor for Coldfront Magazine and a poetry editor for Sink Review. Recent writings have appeared in jubilat, Sprung Formal, and The First Time I Heard My Bloody Valentine. He lives in Miami, Florida.

LISA JARNOT is the author, most recently, of A Princess Magic Presto Spell (Solid Objects, 2014), as well as five full-length books of poetry. Her Joie de Vivre: Selected Poems 1992–2012 was published by City Lights in 2013, and her biography of Robert Duncan (Robert Duncan: The Ambassador from Venus) was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award in 2012. She lives in Jackson Heights, Queens, with her husband and daughter.

WILLIAM WENTHE’s most recent book of poems is Words Before Dawn (LSU Press, 2012); his other books are Not Till We Are Lost (LSU Press) and Birds of Hoboken (Orchises Press).  He has received poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts, and two Pushcart Prizes.  His poems have appeared in Poetry, The Paris Review, The Georgia Review, Open City, Tin House, TriQuarterly, Ninth Letter, The Southern Review, Shenandoah; and other journals and anthologies.  Critical essays on the craft of poetry have appeared in The Yale Review, Kenyon Review, and American Poetry Review.  Born and raised in New Jersey, he teaches creative writing and modern poetry at Texas Tech.


Ledig House Writers Read!

November 02, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

The KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction showcases the finest in contemporary fiction from new and emerging writers.


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

RR: Seth Myers trio

November 01, 2014
11:30 pm - 2:30 am


The 10 Second Diet book launch

November 01, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

MernaLyn is the award-winning author of THE 10 SECOND DIET; a book so self-empowering it was sent to the White House to work with the First Lady’s initiatives. As the word ‘diet’ refers not only to the food we eat but also to the life we live, THE 10 SECOND DIET is a humanitarian and sociological retrospective of our current society. It stresses the importance of incorporating values and ethics in daily life.

As MernaLyn believes; “It is important not only what you put into your body, but what you put out into the world.”

THE 10 SECOND DIET is as compelling as the author herself, with an eclectic background, MernaLyn’s provocative perspective is motivating, thoughtful and at times ironically humorous and always genuinely engaging!

MernaLyn was a lead Shakespearean actress at The Globe Theatre, had a recurring role on a primetime ABC-TV sitcom, a research assistant at Wayne State University’s Medical School Psychology Department and was the P.R. Bunny for Playboy International (selected from over 450 other young women in Los Angeles). She is a popular guest on television and radio talk shows from FOX and ABC TV to Bloomberg Radio with over 18.5 million listeners. As Ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Association, MernaLyn donates a generous percentage of the profit from every book she sells at her public engagements directly to Alzheimer’s Research.

MernaLyn is currently on a National Book Tour speaking from Beverly Hills and San Diego up the West Coast to Sacramento on to Las Vegas, Phoenix, the state of Florida, Atlanta and earlier this year was asked to address the entire Community of New Orleans. As a featured author at New York’s Book Expo and the 66th Annual JCC Book Fair, she has had several successful engagements in New York and as a former resident, is always happy to get back to the Big Apple!


RR: Prohibition Era Halloween Party

October 31, 2014
7:30 pm - 12:00 am

RR: Prohibition Era Halloween Party

October 30, 2014
7:30 pm - 12:00 am

Sibling Rivalry Press

October 30, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Stephen S. Mills is the author of the Lambda Award-winning book He Do the Gay Man in Different Voices (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2012) and A History of the Unmarried (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014). He earned his MFA from Florida State University. His work has appeared in The Antioch Review, PANK, The New York Quarterly, The Los Angeles Review, Knockout, Assaracus, The Rumpus, and others. He is also the winner of the 2008 Gival Press Oscar Wilde Poetry Award. He lives in New York City. Website: http://www.stephensmills.com/

Matthew Hittinger is the author of two poetry collections, The Erotic Postulate (2014) and Skin Shift (2012) both from Sibling Rivalry Press, and three chapbooks. He received his MFA from the University of Michigan where he won a Hopwood Award for poetry. His work has appeared in many journals and anthologies, has been adapted into art songs, and in 2012 Poets & Writers Magazine named him a Debut Poet on their 8th annual list. Matthew lives in Astoria, Queens.

Brent Calderwood is a writer and editor living in San Francisco. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Journal, Bloom, Crab Creek Review, Knockout, The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide, The Squaw Valley Review, and The Southern Poetry Anthology. His essays have appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times and the San Francisco Examiner. He is Literary Editor for A&U Magazine.


RR: Mystique Boutique

October 29, 2014
7:30 pm -

Ann Anderson Evans

October 29, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ann Anderson Evans had two careers, two kids, two divorces, a pile of friends and a spot in the church choir. But after twelve years single, she was sick of celibacy.

With no mentors or guidebooks for “women of a certain age” re-entering the dating scene, Ann Anderson Evans, a legal secretary turned writing professor, dove into the internet dating pool head-first. DARING TO DATE AGAIN: A Memoir (She Writes Press, November 2014, $16.95) recounts her boundary-pushing, soul-searching journey. It’s a compelling, sometimes racy memoir of one woman’s adventures with sex and dating after a nineteen-year hiatus.

As she began her journey, Ann wondered what she was searching for. Over the course of dozens of dates, hundreds of emails, and several online matchmaking sites, she dated a much younger policeman, had a brief encounter with a transvestite, and cyberstalked a man she met while on another date in a bar. She met bankers, lawyers, consultants, professors, unemployed guys, and stay-at-home dads from 26 to 83.  She even traveled to Zimbabwe to spend three weeks with a man she’d only communicated with by email!

Passionate, articulate, funny and insightful, Evans tackles touchy topics with grace, including:

• the morality of dating married men
• whether women over sixty should consider having children
• what age difference is too much
• what is the sexual etiquette when you’re 60
• when to introduce your friends and children
• sex clubs, nude beaches, relationship retreats
…and much more.

Adventurous, frank, gutsy, and a just a bit nutty, DARING TO DATE AGAIN tells what happens when a sex-starved woman with an AARP card puts herself on the market again – on her own terms.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ann Anderson Evans is a writer, linguist, and professor of Writing. A B.A. and M.A. graduate of New York University, with a second masters degree from Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ where she was born and raised, Ann Anderson Evans’s writing has been published widely in both academic and literary magazines. Featured on the Discovery Channel’s Sex in America in 2012, she was also on the cover of Eldr magazine’s issue on “Sex and Intimacy over the Age of Sixty.”

A wife, mother, and grandmother, she has traveled widely and lived in Spain, Israel, Italy, Austria, Germany and Greece. She speaks six languages. Ann lives in Hoboken, NJ with her (third) husband.
More about Ann Anderson Evans can be found on her website and blog: www.annandersonevans.com. She is also on Facebook (Fan and personal pages), LinkedIn (Ann Anderson Evans), and Twitter (@annwriter).


FREE WATER #3: Jericho Brown, Sampson Starkweather, Nancy Esposito & Cynthia Cruz

October 28, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jericho Brown in the recipient of the Whiting Writers’ Award and fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and the National Endowment for the Arts.  His poems have appeared in The Nation, The New Republic, The New Yorker, and The Best American Poetry, and Nikki Giovanni’s 100 Best African American Poets.  Brown holds a PhD from the University of Houston, an MFA from the University of New Orleans, and a BA from Dillard University.  His first book, Please, won the American Book Award, and his second book, The New Testament, was published by Copper Canyon Press.  He is an assistant professor in the creative writing program at Emory University in Atlanta.

Sampson Starkweather is the author of The First Four Books of Sampson Starkweather.  He is a founding editor of Birds, LLC, an independent poetry press.  His most recent chapbooks are Flowers of Rad by Factory Hollow Press, and Until the Death Hits, pop/love GIF poems (a collaboration with Ana Božičevic) appearing somewhere soon on the Internet.  He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Nancy Esposito’s most recent book is Lamentation with June Bug, Word Poetry, 2013.  Her first book of poems was Changing Hands(Quarterly Review of Literature Contemporary Poetry Series, 1984).  Mêm’ Rain, a winner of the National Looking Glass Poetry Chapbook Competition, was published in 2002 by Pudding House Publications, which also published Greatest Hits 1978-2001 in 2003.  She received the Discovery Award, Massachusetts Arts Lottery Grant, the Colladay Award, Poetry Society of America Award, a Fulbright Grant to Egypt, and grants to Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Laos as well as an NEH to study the Vietnam War.  She lived in Mexico and Nicaragua in the 1980s where she translated contemporary Nicaraguan poets.  Her own work has been translated into Spanish and Vietnamese.

Cynthia Cruz’s poems have been published in the New Yorker, Paris Review, Boston Review, American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review and others. Her first collection of poems, RUIN, was published by Alice James Book and her second collection, The Glimmering Room, was published by Four Way Books in the fall of 2012. She has received fellowships from Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony as well as a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University. Her third collection of poems, Wunderkammer, is forthcoming from Four Way Books in 2014. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Brooklyn, New York.


Monday Night Poetry: DAVID LEHMAN + DARA WIER

October 27, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

DAVID LEHMAN is the author of many collections of poems, including New and Selected Poems (Scribner, 2013), Yeshiva Boys (Scriber, 2011), When a Woman Loves a Man (Scribner, 2005), Jim and Dave Defeat the Masked Man (with James Cummins, Soft Skull Press, 2005), and The Evening Sun (2002).  Among his books of non-fiction are A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs (Shocken Books, 2009) and The Last Avant-Garde: The Making of the New York School of Poets (Doubleday, 1998), which was named a “Book to Remember 1999” by the New York Public Library.  He edited The Oxford Book of American Poetry (Oxford University Press, 2006), and is the series editor of The Best American Poetry.  He is on the core faculty of the graduate writing programs at the New School and New York University. He lives in New York City and Ithaca, NY.

DARA WIER’s most recent book is You Good Thing from Wave Books, 2013, a Believer’s readers’ choice for 2014.  Her previous books include Reverse Rapture (Poetry Book of the Year, American Poetry Center, San Francisco St. University, 2009), Remnants of Hannah, Voyages in English, and Blue for the Plough.  She writes a sporadic blog for Flying Object, flying-object.org/, a community arts space and project in Hadley, Massachusetts, and she leads workshops and seminars for the University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA for Poets and Writers. 


Atticus Lish, Dallas Hudgens & Wendi Kaufman

October 26, 2014
1:58 pm - 9:00 am

Dallas Hudgens novelist and publisher of Relegations Books will read from Wendi Kaufman’s ”Helen on 86th Street and Other Stories” (Stillhouse Press)
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Atticus Lish is the author of two books, Preparation for the Next Life, a novel about a Chinese Muslim who immigrates illegally to the United States and the Iraq War veteran with whom she becomes involved; and Life Is with People, a series of drawings with captions. He’s at work on a second novel, which will have a criminal theme. He makes his living as a Chinese-English translator (of technical, not literary, subject matter). In the past, he worked in a Styrofoam factory, as a construction laborer, personal trainer, moving man, security guard, fast food counter person and telemarketer--in short, in every entry level job in the Help Wanted section, except taxi driver. He served a brief stretch in the Marine Corps in the war-free period between Gulf One and 9/11. Both his military experience, negligible as it was, and his study of Chinese have informed his writing. He reads from his debut: In Preparation for the Next Life
The “next life” of Atticus Lish’s novel is the one you have to die to know. It’s also the next civilian life of a soldier ravaged by three tours in Iraq, and the dodgy life of an immigrant in the city’s sleepless boroughs. The work is violent, swift, and gloriously descriptive. It is love story and lament, a haunting record of unraveling lives. Lish says starkly and with enormous power: the spirit prevails until it doesn’t. A stunning debut.--Noy Holland,

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

The KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction showcases the finest in contemporary fiction from new and emerging writers.


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

RR: Tin Pan Band

October 25, 2014
11:00 pm - 2:00 am


Rutgers-Newark MFA Reading

October 25, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Tom Tallitsch

October 24, 2014
11:00 pm -

RR: Maiden in the Moon

October 24, 2014
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm


NYU Emerging Writers

October 24, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Michael Arenella Quartet

October 23, 2014
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Sideshow Goshko

October 23, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Award-winning storyteller Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post, Manhattan Monologue Slam Champion) invites some of NY’s top writers and storytellers to share true, bizarre tales about their lives. There’s a challenging trivia game and a free wine giveaway where one lucky audience member will walk away with their very own bottle of Sideshow Sauce! Tonight’s stellar lineup includes stories from:

Tara Clancy (The Paris Review, The Moth)

Thomas Pryor (The New York Times, author “I Hate the Dallas Cowboys")

and more!
* Time Out NY “Critics’ Pick”
* NY Daily News “Editor’s Pick”
* “a well-programmed night” - The New York Times


launch for My Scary Camp Story by Gary Ray illustrated by Tom Marsan

October 22, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Gary Ray Bugarcic -. Is a writer, actor, and stage director who is best known as the founder of the critically acclaimed 1980’s lower eastside club Darinka, where Steve Buscemi & They Might Be Giants first started their careers. As a writer he’s had his poetry published in New Blood Magazine and has recently finished his 3rd stage play titled The Hostess. A period work set in Greenwich Village in 1959. As actor he’s worked extensively on stage, film, TV and in over two-dozen commercials. He’s also toured nationally with performance artist Karen Finley in her play The Theory of Total Blame.


Monday Night Poetry: STAR BLACK + JAMES RICHARDSON

October 20, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

STAR BLACK founded the KGB Poetry Series in 1997 with David Lehman. Her most recent books of poems are Ghostwood (Melville House) and Velleity’s Shade (Sarurnalia Books). Her collages were recently exhibited at John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Stony Brook University’s MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literature.

JAMES RICHARDSON is the author of many collections of poetry, criticism, and aphorisms, including Interglacial: New and Selected Poems and Aphorisms, (Ausable Press, 2004) and By the Numbers (Copper Canyon, 2010).  He has been awarded or nominated for some of the top awards in American literature, including the Jackson Poetry Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His work has appeared in multiple editions of The Best American Poetry, and in publications including The New Yorker, Paris Review, and Slate.  He is Professor of English & Creative Writing at Princeton University, where he has taught since 1980.


Will Chancellor & Dia Felix

October 19, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Will Chancellor grew up in Hawaii and Texas. In order to research A BRAVE MAN SEVEN STOREYS TALL, he collaborated with conceptual artist Daniel Subkoff on a 14-foot clay sculpture for the New Museum, completed a two-month solo traverse of Iceland from westernmost to easternmost tip, crashed Art Basel, joined a water polo team, wore an eyepatch for weeks at a time, and learned Ancient Greek.
He is currently at work on his next novel, TO TEST THE MEANING OF CERTAIN DREAMS.

“A triumphant literary debut with notes of both The Art of Fielding and The Flamethrowers, which introduces the striking figure of Owen Burr, a gifted Olympics-bound athlete whose dreams of greatness are deferred and then transformed by an unlikely journey from California to Berlin, Athens, Iceland, and back again.” Goodreads

Dia Felix reads from her novel: Nochita

* Daughter to a divorced new age guru, Nochita wanders through the cracks of California’s counter-culture, half feral child, half absurdist prophet. When tragedy strikes she is sent to live with her father, a working-class cowboy with a fragile grasp on sobriety and a dangerously mean fiancée. Stuck with adults chillingly unable to care for her, Nochita takes to the streets, a runaway with nothing to run from, driven forward by desperation, hope and an irrepressible wonder.

* Dia Felix was born in California where the book takes place, but currently lives in Brooklyn where she teaches and mentors teens in experimental documentary filmmaking at Reel Works teen filmmaking continuum. She is also the founder and editor of Personality Press.

* The book trailer for Nochita is here: http://vimeo.com/93093956

“Nochita shimmers with humor and delight, she burns with stark raving intelligence."—Mary Gaitskill
“In Nochita, Dia Felix builds an extraordinarily rich and inventive language to carry the kaleidoscopic point of view of her young protagonist. What a pleasure to open a book and find such exuberant and committed artistry. A stunning debut.” 
—Janet Fitch
“With its California counterculture setting, frank descriptions of teenage sex, and colorfully intriguing characters . . . Felix has written a modern fairy tale with a dark side . . . [Her] inventive prose makes the journey worth it.”— BUST Magazine
“Felix’s triumphant first novel falls somewhere between poetry and prose . . . which sparkles and snaps with verbal vitality.” — Booklist

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

The KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction showcases the finest in contemporary fiction from new and emerging writers.


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

RR: Seth Myers trio

October 18, 2014
11:30 pm - 2:30 am


MWA-NY

October 18, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Laura Antoniou has been writing erotica for over twenty years.  Best known for her Marketplace series, she has also edited and appeared in many anthologies and is the author of the Rainbow Award winning comedy-kinky mystery, The Killer Wore Leather.

Linda Maria Frank’s first love was teaching science, ranging from Middle School to graduate courses at Hofstra and Adelphi Universities.  It was the forensic science courses that gave her the story lines for her Annie Tillery mysteries, which launched a new career as an author.  The Madonna Ghost has earned “Editor’s Choice” and “Rising Star” awards.  In Girl With Pencil Drawing and Secrets in the Fairy Chimneys, Annie continues to stay one step ahead of the bad guys.  Frank is also the producer of “The Writer’s Dream,” a YouTube series covering different aspects of the writing profession.

As a child, Frank Hickey could not make change from a dollar until he was eight.  Shoelaces formed another trauma.  Today, computers give him the same feelings. With these skills, naturally he became a writer, and five of his crime novels now scar the landscape. But before that, for almost forty years, Frank worked as a police officer and a private eye. His books tell of Max Royster, an oddball, fat, divorced, cigar smoking and casually brilliant New Yorker. Stay tuned for more of his adventures through Pigtown Books, on the website of the same name.

Tracey Landau began her writing career at the age of three, dictating stories to her mother. Twenty-one years later her first novel, The Queen of Diamonds, has been published by Wildside Press. Tracey started writing this book, her third novel and the first to be published, when she was 17 years old, writing on receipt paper during her job at Friendly’s. She’s a member of Mystery Writers of America and is now working on a new novel.

Larry Kelter never expected to be a writer. In fact, he was voted the student least likely to visit a library. Well, times change, and now he’s authored several novels including the internationally best-selling Stephanie Chalice thriller Series.  Early in his writing career, he received support from novelist Nelson DeMille, who reviewed his work and actually put pencil to paper to assist in the editing of the first book, telling him, “Kid, your work needs editing, but that’s a hell of a lot better than not having talent. Keep it up!” Larry has lived in the metro New York area most of his life and relies primarily on locales in Manhattan and Long Island for his stories’ settings.

Sharon Linnea worked as a journalist for two decades before something snapped and the bodies started piling up.  Her Eden thrillers—Chasing Eden, Beyond Eden, and Treasure of Eden—which she writes with Chaplain (Colonel) B.K. Sherer, have sold more than half a million copies and been translated into 6 languages, including Russian.  The fourth Eden thriller, Plagues of Eden, came out last summer.

Alison von Rosenvinge is an attorney, academic and writer. She received both her J.D. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania.  Born in Scotland, she has lived in Utah, France, Germany and Russia.  Alison is a Daughter of Utah Pioneers whose British and Swedish ancestors converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the 1840s and 1850s.  When Alison is not reading mysteries, she can be found searching for the best deals in consignment shops on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.  She’s a natural homebody and loves binge-watching movies and old TV shows with her husband and kids while devouring salty-buttery popcorn.

Triss Stein is a small–town girl from New York State’s dairy country who has spent her adult life living and working in New York City. This gives her the useful double vision of stranger and resident for writing mysteries about Brooklyn, her ever fascinating, ever changing, ever challenging adopted home. Brooklyn Graves was published by Poisoned Pen Press in March and is second in the series, after Brooklyn Bones.  Triss has been co-chair of Mystery Writers of America/New York chapter library committee and served many times with the mentor program. 


RR: Poetry

October 18, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Lianne Dobbs

October 17, 2014
8:00 pm -

Paragraph

October 17, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Michael Arenella Quartet

October 16, 2014
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm