KGB: Trumpet Fiction

June 16, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Writers Hotel

June 09, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Writers Hotel

June 08, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Paragraph

May 18, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Trumpet Fiction

May 12, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Paragraph

April 27, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Spuyten Duyvil book party

April 25, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Reiterations by Jill Darling

Jill Darling has two poetry collections: Solve For (BlazeVOX, ebooks) and begin with may: a series of moments (Finishing Line Press), and a forthcoming collaborative chapbook with Laura Wetherington and Hannah Ensor, at the intersection of 3 (Dancing Girl Press). Her manuscript, A Geography of Syntax was recently chosen as a finalist for the Omnidawn Poetry Prize, and she’s had poems and creative essays published in journals including /NOR, Aufgabe, 580 Split, Quarter After Eight, Upstairs at Duroc, Phoebe, Split Lip, Horse Less Review,and forthcoming in Denver Quarterly. She also has an MFA in Creative Writing, and a Ph.D. in Twentieth Century American Literature and Culture, and currently teaches at Eastern Michigan University and The University of Michigan-Dearborn.

and

Ice Bar by Petra Kuppers

Petra Kuppers is a disability culture activist, a community performance artist, and a Professor at the University of Michigan. She directs the Olimpias, an international disability culture performance collective. She lives in Ann Arbor with her partner and collaborator Stephanie Heit.


Danielle Lazarin

April 22, 2018
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,

KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

April 20, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Trumpet Fiction

April 14, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Liam Callanan & Jane Delury

April 08, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Liam Callanan reads from his book: PARIS BY THE BOOK
Jane Delury reads from her book: THE BALCONY

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,

Annual Comix and Graphic Novel Night

April 01, 2018
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,

KGB: Rutgers-Newark reading

March 31, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Paragraph

March 30, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB:  The Joan Didion Power Hour - The NYC Show

March 29, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Andy Bragen
Alex DiScalfani
Nada Djordjevich
Crystal Finn
Kate Haug
Kris Malone Grossman
Sean Mills
Allison Muir
Nada Djordjevich
Alex DiScalfani


Red Hen Press

March 25, 2018
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,

KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

March 23, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: After Tbilisi

March 18, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.
Poetry by Olena Jennings and Rachel Lallouz
Music by Slavick Ciganec

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


Anne Yoder et. al

March 11, 2018
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,

KGB: Trumpet Fiction

March 10, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

March 02, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Rutgers-Newark reading

February 24, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Paragraph

February 23, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Scott Adlerberg reading

February 20, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


We Can’t Help It If We Are From Florida

February 18, 2018
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,

KGB: Free Water #23

February 16, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Adam Berlin

February 13, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


PEN Translation

February 11, 2018
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,

KGB: Trumpet Fiction

February 10, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

February 09, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Rutgers-Newark reading

January 27, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Paragraph

January 26, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: The Sky is Yours Launch Party

January 25, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Sky Is Yours by Chandler Klang Smith

Come celebrate the publication of The Sky Is Yours, a novel set in the burned-out, futuristic city of Empire Island, where three young people navigate a crumbling metropolis constantly under threat from a pair of dragons that circle the skies. Books will be available for sale and signing by the author.

A graduate of Bennington College and the creative writing MFA program at Columbia University, Chandler Klang Smith has worked in book publishing, as a ghostwriter, and for the KGB Bar literary venue. She recently served as a juror for the 2016 Shirley Jackson Awards. She teaches and tutors in New York City.

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Peacock Journal

January 23, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Live Mag! presents Maxine Chernoff & Sharon Mesmer

January 16, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Maxine Chernoff is the author of 6 books of fiction and 16 books of poetry, most recently Camera (Subito) and Here (Counterpath).
Winner of a 2013 NEA Fellowship in Poetry and the 2009 PEN Translation Award, she has been a Northern California Book Award finalist on three occasions. She chaired the Creative Writing Department at SFSU, where she still is a professor and with Paul Hoover edited the poetry journals OINK! and New American Writing. In 2016 she was a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome.

Sharon Mesmer is a writer of poetry, fiction and essays. Her newest poetry collection, Greetings From My Girlie Leisure Place (Bloof Books, 2015), was voted “Best of 2015” by Entropy. Previous poetry collections are Annoying Diabetic Bitch (Combo Books, 2008), The Virgin Formica (Hanging Loose Press, 2008), Vertigo Seeks Affinities (chapbook, Belladonna Books, 2007), Half Angel, Half Lunch (Hard Press, 1998) and Crossing Second Avenue (chapbook, ABJ Press, Tokyo, 1997). Four of her poems appear in Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology (second edition, 2013). Other anthology appearances include Brooklyn Poets Anthology (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2017), Poems for the Nation: Edited by Allen Ginsberg (Seven Stories Press, 2000) and The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (Thunder’s Mouth Press, 1999). She is co-editor of Flarf: An Anthology of Flarf, just published by Edge Books. Her fiction collections are Ma Vie à Yonago (Hachette Littératures, Paris, in French translation, 2005), In Ordinary Time (Hanging Loose Press, 2005) and The Empty Quarter (Hanging Loose Press, 2000). An excerpt of her story “Revenge” appears in I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing By Women (Les Figues, 2012). Her awards include a Fulbright Specialist grant (2011), a Jerome Foundation/SASE award (as mentor to poet Elisabeth Workman, 2009) and two New York Foundation for the Arts fellowships (2007 and 1999). Her essays, reviews and interviews have appeared in the New York Times, Paris Review, American Poetry Review, and the Brooklyn Rail, among other places. She teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs of New York University and The New School, and lives in Brooklyn.


KGB: Trumpet Fiction

January 13, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Drunken Careening Writers

December 21, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Book Launch

December 20, 2017
7:00 pm -

Rayon Lennon, Caren Beilin, Jessica Alexander, Michael Shou-Yung Shum, and Jaclyn Watterson
No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Fantastic Fiction

December 20, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Mad Hatters & March Hares Launch

December 18, 2017
7:00 am - 9:00 pm


Christmas Capers

December 17, 2017
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,

KGB: MWA Reading

December 16, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: TNS After Hours

December 15, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Free Water #22

December 15, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Buck and a Quarter Quartet

December 14, 2017
9:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Behind the Book

December 14, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Helen Benedict is a professor at Columbia University and the author of seven novels, including the just-published Wolf Season, and her previous novel, Sand Queen, a Publishers Weekly “Best Contemporary War Novel.” She writes frequently about justice, women, soldiers, and war.  Her coverage of sexual assault in the U.S. military inspired the Academy Award-nominated documentary The Invisible War, and her work instigated a landmark lawsuit against the Pentagon on behalf of victims of military sexual assault. Benedict has spoken at West Point, the U.S. Air Force Academy, Harvard University, TED Talks, and the United Nations, among others.  A recipient of both the Ida B. Wells Award for Bravery in Journalism and the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, Benedict is also the author of five works of nonfiction, including the book, The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women in Iraq, and a play, The Lonely Soldier Monologues.  She lives in New York.

“No one writes with more authority or cool-eyed compassion about the experience of women in war both on and off the battlefield than Helen Benedict. In Wolf Season, she shows us the complicated ways in which the lives of those who serve and those who don’t intertwine and how—regardless of whether you are a soldier, the family of a soldier, or a refugee—the war follows you and your children for generations. Wolf Season is more than a novel for our times; it should be required reading.”
– Elissa Schappell, author of Use Me and Blueprints for Building Better Girls

Hannah Tinti is a writer, editor, and teacher.  Her new novel, The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley, has been optioned by director Matt Reeves, producer Michael Costigan, & Endemol Shine.  Both a coming-of-age novel and a literary thriller, The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley explores the relationship between father and daughter after the mysterious death of his wife/her mother, what it means to be a hero, and the cost we pay to protect the people we love most.  Her short story collection, Animal Crackers, has sold in sixteen countries and was a runner-up for the PEN/Hemingway award.  Her best-selling novel, The Good Thief, is a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, recipient of the American Library Association’s Alex Award, winner of the The Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize, and winner of the Quality Paperback Book Club’s New Voices Award.  In 2002, she co-founded the award-winning magazine One Story, where she is now Executive Editor.  In 2009, she received the PEN/Nora Magid award for excellence in editing, and in 2014 One Story won the AWP Prize for Best Small Press.  In 2011, she joined the Public Radio program, Selected Shorts, as their Literary Commentator, interviewing authors and actors about the importance of literature and reading.  She co-founded the Sirenland Writers Conference in Italy with Dani Shapiro, Michael Maren, and Antonio & Carla Sersale.  She has taught writing at New York University’s Graduate Creative Writing Program, Columbia University’s MFA program, CUNY, and at the Museum of Natural History in New York City.

“This is a convincingly redemptive and celebratory novel: an affirmation of the way that heroism and human fallibility coexist, of how good parenting comes in unexpected packages, and of the way that we are marked by our encounters with each other and the luminous universe in which we dwell.”
– Publisher’s Weekly, starred review

Check out Behind the Book at www.behindthebook.org


KGB: At The Inkwell - Another Night Bazaar

December 13, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

At The Inkwell Presents: ANOTHER NIGHT BAZAAR. In this dark fantasy anthology, authors explore the concept of the Night Bazaar, a place where time and geography are fluid, and the magical intertwines with the everyday. Join us to hear from six of the authors - don’t miss this exotic, time-traveling pre-Christmas event.

Friends of Vera marks GREG FLETCHER’s fiction debut. He’s also the author of four essays, several plays, and the craft book Shorts and Briefs—a collection of short plays and brief principles of playwriting, published by Northampton House Press. For more details, visit www.gregoryfletcher.com

Anthology editor LENORE HART, who grew up in a haunted house in Florida, is the author of 8 novels (two optioned for film), and short stories, poems, plays, and articles. As Elisabeth Graves she writes the Dark Florida series. Her work’s been featured in Poets and Writers, on Voice of America radio, and PBS’s “Writer To Writer.” Find more at www.lenorehart.com, @LenoreHartAuthor on Facebook, or @Elfair on Twitter.

As an academic advisor at Penn State, CORINNE ALICE NULTON shares her love for language with reluctant freshman while jotting down her own words in the breaths left between. Her play “14 Symptoms” was featured in the Brick Theater’s Game Play Festival in 2014, and her 10-minute play “Flesh” was a finalist at the Kennedy Center in 2012. She’s also drama and poetry editor for A Door is a Jar Literary Magazine. http://www.lenorehart.com

One sprout from a Dutch family tree of pillars of society and artistic freebooters, MAU VANDUREN has lived and worked all over the world with best friend and wife Jackie, learning new cultures and experiences along the way. Mau wrote fiction in Kenya and Barbados, and a nonfiction history Many Heads and Many Hands was published in 2014. He’s currently at work on his 10-year project, The Binder, a trilogy.

APHRODITE ANAGNOST‘s debut novel, Memoir of a Death Angel, was an Amazon Best New Author semifinalist in 2014. Passover (co-author, Robert P. Arthur), won a 2016 Chanticleer Paranormal Book Award. Anagnost, AKA Frances Williams, is a country doctor, horse trainer, and equestrian book editor. Find her on Twitter @AphroditeAuthor, on Facebook, and at www.XenophonPress.com.

NAIA POYER, a book designer, painter, and graphic designer, lives in Boston and is working on an MA at Harvard. A queer agender writer, visual artist, and academic, Poyer hopes to contribute to better LGBTQIA representation in art, media, and scholarship. Visit them at www.Facebook.com/NaiadBookDesignor naia046.wixsite.com/naiaddesign.


KGB: [no event listed]

December 12, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Monday Night Poetry - Lynn Melnick + Joanna Klink

December 11, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lynn Melnick is the author of Landscape with Sex and Violence (YesYes Books, 2017) and If I Should Say I Have Hope (YesYes Books, 2012), and the co-editor, with Brett Fletcher Lauer, of Please Excuse This Poem: 100 Poets for the Next Generation (Viking, 2015). Her poetry has appeared in APR, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, A Public Space, and elsewhere and she has written essays and book reviews for Boston Review, LA Review of Books, and Poetry Daily, among others. She teaches poetry at the 92Y and has mentored at Girls Write Now. She will be a fellow at the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers for the 2017-2018 academic year. She grew up in Los Angeles and currently lives in Brooklyn.

Joanna Klink is the author of They Are Sleeping (University of Georgia Press, 2000), Circadian (Penguin, 2007), Raptus (Penguin, 2010), and Excerpts from a Secret Prophecy (Penguin, 2015). Her poems have appeared in many anthologies, most recently Resistance, Rebellion, Life: 50 Poems Now and The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth Century Poetry. She has received awards and fellowships from The Rona Jaffe Foundation, The Bogliasco Foundation, Jeannette Haien Ballard, Civitella Ranieri, and The American Academy of Arts and Letters. She is the 2017-2018 recipient of the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship.


RR: Buck and a Quarter Quartet

December 10, 2017
9:00 pm -

No cover.  1 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


RR: RESISTANCE

December 10, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Rabbit Hole Productions presents
RESISTANCE

Rabbit Hole Productions brings you a quarterly benefit show to assist you with your socially aware angst. Every three months a rotating cast of empowered ecdysiasts will be taking the stage to display their own celebrations of, you guessed it, resistance! This month is extra special because it’s also Rabbit Hole Productions three year anniversary! Join us for this fantastic occasion of fun and fierce festivities benefitting RAINN. This isn’t a moment, it’s a movement, this is RESISTANCE!

Hosted by Bunny Buxom
and starring
Olive Juice
Monroe Lily
Lee VaLone
Striker Posie
Nyx Nocturne
Grace Gotham
Qualms Galore
and Jezebel Express

This month, we will be benefitting RAINN, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. Donations will be accepted online as well as at the show.

Resistance is not a one off, it’s a constant. Fight the power and stay nasty with Rabbit Hole Productions!

Tickets available and donations accepted at resistance1210.eventbrite.com

$15 Online Presale
$20 at the Door

www.RabbitHoleProductionsNYC.com
Instagram: @RabbitHoleProductions
Twitter: @RabbitHoleBurly
#RabbitHoleProductions

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


One Story Debut Writers

December 10, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening of recent debut writers in One Story
Readers include:
Jonathan Durbin
https://www.one-story.com/index.php?page=stories&pubcode=os&story_id=191

Laura Spence-Ash
https://www.one-story.com/index.php?page=stories&pubcode=os&story_id=188

Maud Streep
https://www.one-story.com/index.php?page=stories&pubcode=os&story_id=234

Sanjay Agnihotri

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,

KGB: Trumpet Fiction

December 09, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Now in its 19th season, Trumpet Fiction is a free, monthly reading series sponsored by litmag Ducts.org. This evening will feature readings from 5 memoirists–including and hosted by Ducts‘ very own memoirs editor and author of Hello American Lady Creature: What I Learned as a Woman Living in Qatar, Lisa Kirchner. Here are your readers:

NANCY HIGHTOWER received a PhD in English/Creative Writing from the University of Denver, and has published sections of her memoir in progress about growing up in the evangelical south in Entropy, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Cleaver, and The Chaos, as well as articles about religion and politics on HuffPost. She is the author of Elementary Rising and The Acolyte, and teaches at Hunter College.

DORRI OLDS is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in book anthologies, newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, Marie Claire, Woman’s Day and The Forward. Her social media following includes over a million views on YouTube. As a full-time freelancer she divides her time between writing personal essays, pop culture articles, movie reviews and interviewing A-List celebrities. She is currently working on a book about misogyny and rape culture.

CHARLES SANCHEZ is an openly gay, openly HIV+ writer and performer. He is the creator of the award-winning HIV+ musical comedy web series, Merce, and a Contributing Editor for the comprehensive HIV website, TheBody.com. Charles would also like you to know that his hair is done by Justin at Hello Beautiful Salon in Brooklyn.

DEAN WRZESZCZ is an actor, writer, and editor whose op-eds have appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and New York Daily News. He also spends an inordinate amount of his life answering the question, “How do you pronounce that?”

LISA L. KIRCHNER is the author of the critically-acclaimed Hello American Lady Creature: What I Learned as a Woman in Qatar. Her work has appeared in book anthologies, as well as numerous magazines and newspapers. Once, she was simultaneously the dating columnist for an alternative newsweekly, bridal editor for a society rag and the religion reporter for a gay and lesbian paper. She’s currently the Memoirs editor for Ducts, which is bringing you this evening. More at www.LisaLKirchner.com


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

December 08, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Columbia Selects

December 07, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Liars’ League

December 06, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: NYU-SPS

December 05, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Monday Night Poetry - Trace Peterson + Devin Kelly + Danielle Blau

December 04, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Trace Peterson is a trans woman poet critic. Author of Since I Moved In (Chax Press) and forthcoming books of poetry, she also edits/publishes EOAGH which has won two Lambda Literary Awards including the first Lammy in Trans Poetry. She is Co-editor of Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat Books) and of Arrive on Wave: Collected Poems of Gil Ott (Chax Press). Her recent work appears in The Best American Experimental Writing 2016 (Wesleyan University Press), From Our Hearts to Yours: New Narrative As Contemporary Practice (ON Contemporary Practice), Readings in Contemporary Poetry: An Anthology (Dia Art Foundation/Yale University Press), and TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, and at The Academy of American Poet’s website (poets.org).

Devin Kelly is the author of the chapbook This Cup of Absence (Anchor & Plume), a collaboration with Melissa Smyth, as well as two forthcoming books of poetry, Blood on Blood (Unknown Press), and In This Quiet Church of Night, I Say Amen (Civil Coping Mechanisms). His work has been nominated for both the Pushcart and Best of the Net Prizes and has been published in such journals and magazines as Adirondack Review, Appalachian Heritage, BOAAT, Columbia Journal, Drunken Boat, Entropy, Fanzine, Forklift Ohio, Front Porch, Full Stop, Gigantic Sequins, The Millions, Post Road, Vol 1 Brooklyn, and more. He is the Director of the College Success Team at Sunnyside Community Services, as well as a part-time English Professor at the City College of New York. He’s also taught at Bronx Community College, the New York Public Library, and the Baccalaureate School of Global Education. He is the founder and co-host of the Dead Rabbits Reading Series and currently lives in Harlem.

Danielle Blau’s Rhyme and Reason: Poetry, Philosophy, and the Art of Living the Big Questions is forthcoming from W.W. Norton. Her collection mere eye was selected for a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Award and published in 2013 with an introduction by poet D.A. Powell, and her poems won first place in the 2015 multi-genre Narrative 30 Below Contest. Poetry, short stories, articles, and interviews by Blau can be found in such publications as The Atlantic online, The Baffler, Black Clock, The Harvard Review, The Literary Review, Narrative Magazine, The New Yorker’s book blog, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Plume Poetry, The Saint Ann’s Review, The Wolf, the Argos Books poetry anthology Why I Am Not a Painter, and Plume Anthology of Poetry. A graduate of Brown University with an honors degree in philosophy, and of NYU with an MFA in poetry, she curates and hosts the monthly Gavagai Music + Reading Series, and teaches at Hunter College.


RR: Susan Thomas and Friends New Collections

December 04, 2017
7:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.
Richard Jackson
Deborah Brown
Barbara Carlson
Susan Thomas

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


Hunter College Shorts

December 03, 2017
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,

KGB: Rutgers-Newark reading

December 02, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Samuel Hutchings is from Providence, Rhode Island, an earned a B.A. in English (Literature) & Philosophy from Assumption College.

Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Antonio Lopez received a double B.A. in Global Cultural Studies (Literature) and African-American studies from Duke University (Class of 2016). He’s an inaugural John Lewis Fellow, a recipient of Rudolph William Rosati Creative Writing Award, and a finalist for the 2017 Nazim Hikmet Poetry Prize. In 2017, he attended the Yale Writer’s Conference, the Santa Barbara Writer’s Conference, and was awarded the Lucille Clifton Memorial Scholarship to attend the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley. His nonfiction has been featured in TeenInk, The Chronicle, PEN/America and his poetry in After Happy Hour Review, Gramma Press, Somos en Escrito, Electica, Hispanecdotes, La Bloga, Acentos Review, Sinking City, What Rough Beast, By&By, Permafrost, Track//Four. He is currently pursuing a Master in Fine Arts (poetry) at Rutgers University-Newark.

Bronwyn Douman was born in the heart of the Mother City: Bo-Kaap in Cape Town. She holds a B.A. in English, a BPhil in Journalism, and an M.A. in Creative Writing. Her mini-thesis includes a collection of short stories titled The Marginal Grey. She is a founding editorial member and former Editor of Creative Writing for the online academic journal WritingThreeSixty: The UWC Journal of Research and Creative Writing. Her fiction appears online in Aerodrome, in the UWC CREATES This is My Land anthology, and in an e-book entitled The Ghost Eater and Other Stories. Her poems were included in the 2016 Harvest poetry anthology. Her short documentary film, ‘Till Death Do Us Part,’ was screened at the 2016 Encounters South African International Documentary Festival. She is thrilled to be part of the MFA program at Rutgers University-Newark.


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

December 01, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.
· Jane Liddle
· Devin Kelly
· Richard Gessner
· Vincent Czyz
· Yvonne Conza
· Lucinda Kempe
· Michael Collins

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


RR: The Unstill Ones

November 30, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

Release Party for Miller Oberman’s debut collection of poems and translations, The Unstill Ones, with special guest poets I.S. Jones and Sara Jane Stoner, followed by a mini dance party curated by Louisa Solomon and Elijah Oberman of Brooklyn rock band The Shondes.

I.S. Jones is a writer, educator, and hip-hop head hailing from Southern California. She is a second-year fellow with The Watering Hole, BOAAT Writer’s Retreat, and Callaloo. I.S. is very Blk &loud about her joy. She received an honorable mention from the Academy of American Poets, her work has received two nominations for the Best of The Net Anthology and in 2016 was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. During poetry month in April, I.S. hosts a month-long low costs online workshop called “The Singing Bullet”. She has been praised by Rachel McKibbens as a “god-lit marvel”. She is the Assistant Editor at Chaparral and Voicemail Poetry. Her works have appeared in The Harpoon Review, The Blueshift Journal, SunDog Lit, Matador Review, Wusgood.black, great weather for MEDIA, Drunken Boat (now Anomaly!), The Shade Journal, the Black Voices Series with Puerto Del Sol, and elsewhere. She received her MFA in 2016. I.S. is running for Poet Laureate of the Moon.

Sara Jane Stoner is a teacher, writer, and PhD candidate in English at CUNY Graduate Center. Her first book, Experience in the Medium of Destruction (Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs, 2015) was nominated for a Lambda Award in Poetry. A chapbook, GRIEF HOUR, was published in the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of Black Warrior Review.

Miller Oberman is the author of The Unstill Ones (Princeton University Press, 2017). He is a 2016 winner of the 92nd St Y’s Boston Review/ Discovery Prize, and his translation of selections from the “Old English Rune Poem” won Poetry’s John Frederick Nims Memorial Prize For Translation in 2013. Miller has recent poems and translations in Poetry, Tin House, London Review of Books and The Nation. He teaches writing at The New School and lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, rock singer Louisa Solomon of The Shondes.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


KGB: Sideshow Goshko

November 30, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Award-winning storyteller Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post, Sirius XM radio) 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:

Jeff Simmermon (This American Life, Moth GrandSlam Champion)

Gail Thomas (Law and Order SVU, voiceover artist for Beavis & Butthead)

Selena Coppock ("Red Oaks” on Amazon, NY Times)

Steven Berkowitz ("Scientific American,” The Moth)

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


RR: The Complete History of Dick Pics

November 29, 2017
8:00 pm -

2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


KGB: Nicole Cooley & Kimiko Hahn reading

November 28, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Kimiko Hahn, author of nine books, finds that disparate sources have given way to her poetry—whether black lung disease in Volatile, Flaubert’s sex-tour in The Unbearable Heart, an exhumation in The Artist’s Daughter, or classical Japanese forms in The Narrow Road to the Interior.  Rarified fields of science prompted her latest collections Toxic Flora and Brain Fever. A passionate advocate of chapbooks, her most recent was Resplendent Slug. Honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, PEN/Voelcker Award, Shelley Memorial Prize.  Hahn is a distinguished professor in the MFA Program in Creative Writing & Literary Translation at Queens College, City University of New York and the President of the Board, The Poetry Society of America.  She will read work from the forthcoming chapbook Brood.

Nicole Cooley is a poet and non-fiction writer and the author of eight books:  five books of poems, a chapbook, a novel and an artists book.  Her newest collection Girl after Girl after Girl is forthcoming from LSU Press in October 2017.  Essay Press published her digital chapbook Frozen Charlottes, A Sequence last year. Her work has been supported by a Creative and Performing Artists Fellowship at The American Antiquarian Society as well as a grant from the NEA. Her poetry and non-fiction has appeared most recently in The Atlantic, The Rumpus, Narrative, and Drunken Boat.  She is a professor of English and the director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation at Queens College—City University of New York.


KGB: Monday Night Poetry - Shane McCrae + Rachel Zucker + Christine Gosnay

November 27, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Shane McCrae is the author of five books of poetry: In the Language of My Captor (Wesleyan University Press, 2017), which was short-listed for the National Book Award; The Animal Too Big to Kill (Persea Books, 2015), winner of the 2014 Lexi Rudnitsky/Editor’s Choice Award; Forgiveness Forgiveness (Factory Hollow Press, 2014); Blood (Noemi Press, 2013); and Mule (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2011). He is the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. He teaches at Columbia University.

Rachel Zucker is the author of nine books, most recently, a memoir, MOTHERs, and a double collection of prose and poetry, The Pedestrians. Her book Museum of Accidents was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 2013. Zucker teaches poetry at New York University and is currently delivering a series of lectures on the intersection of poetry, confession, ethics and disobedience as part of the Bagley Wright Lecture Series.

Christine Gosnay is the founding editor of The Cossack Review. Her first book of poetry, Even Years, won the Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize and will be published in 2017 by Kent State University Press. Her work has been selected for publication in POETRY, Redivider, The Missouri Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Third Coast, The Collagist, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Sixth Finch, Sugar House Review, The Rumpus, and other magazines.


RR: Launch of GHOST SENTENCE

November 27, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ghost Reading: Launch of GHOST SENTENCE poetry volume, with Friends

KGB Bar’s Red Room will host the launch of Mary Flanagan’s new poetry book GHOST SENTENCE (Atmosphere Press) with celebrated readers Patricia Carlin, Leah Umansky, Nick Montfort, and special guests!
Prosecco will be served. 7pm - 9pm.


Annual Thanksgiving Comix and Graphic Novel Night

November 26, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

It’s that time again! Join us for the annual Post-Thanksgiving KGB Comix Night, a free night of live comics readings. four local cartoonists will offer slideshow readings that are sure to entertain, bewilder, and amuse.

KGB Comix Night is more than just a night of free entertainment—we also have a fun raffle with awesome prizes! A $5 donation will get you a raffle ticket. Raffle proceeds are split between the hosts and readers.

Co-hosted by Robyn Chapman and Robin Enrico

Laura Lannes is an illustrator and cartoonist living in New York City. Her comic “By Monday I’ll Be Floating in the Hudson with the Other Garbage” is out now by 2dcloud.
www.lauralannes.com

Siobhan Gallagher is a senior designer with Abrams Kids & Comic Arts in New York City. Her first book, “In a Daze Work: A Pick-Your-Path Journey Through the Daily Grind,” is a humor-based, illustrated choose-your-own-adventure story and was published by Penguin Random House in July 2017.
www.siobhan-gallagher.com

Alex Krokus is loud and smart. Come to this reading if you want that to rub off on you.
www.alexkrokus.com

Kelly Fernandez is a cartoonist/illustrator from Queens, New York, and is a recipient of the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo’s annual Cupcake Award and a winner of Scholastic’s “Get Published by Graphix” competition. Her work has appeared in “Mine!” And “Dates: Volume 2,” as well as the teen literature/comics magazine “CICADA.”
www.kelly-fernandez.com

Gavin Mackie is a New York based cartoonist who recently graduated from the School of Visual Arts. While being known for his pen and ink works, he is also recognized for his bizarre sense of humor and storytelling style.
inkboss.tumblr.com

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: Nick Semenykhin Trio

November 25, 2017
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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RR: Bjorn Ingelstam and the Dirty Foreigners

November 24, 2017
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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KGB: The Odessa Review

November 22, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Heretical Mystical - Jay Michaelson + Ephryme

November 21, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Heretical Mystical: Jay Michaelson + Ephryme.  Release party for “is” by Yaakov Moshe

Jay Michaelson is the author of six books, including God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality, an Amazon bestseller and finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, and now his new collection, “is”, published as his alter ego, Yaakov Moshe.  His poetry has been published in journals including Ginosko, Blue Magazine, Animus, and Zeek, and has been anthologized many times as well.  In his other lives, Jay is a columnist for The Daily Beast, a rabbi, a Buddhist meditation teacher, a frequent commentator on NPR, and an affiliated professor at Chicago Theological Seminary.

Eden Pearlstein (ePRHYME) is a Brooklyn-based poet and emcee who has released several albums, including two LPs on the famed K Records label, and had work published in His work has been featured in NPR, Tikkun, Open Siddur, and Tablet, and he has performed at Governor’s Ball, The Stone, and around 150 hip hop venues around the country. 


KGB: Monday Night Poetry - Chase Berggrun + Sarah Gambito

November 20, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Chase Berggrun is a trans poet. They are the author of R E D, forthcoming from Birds, LLC in 2017, and the chapbook Discontent and Its Civilizations: Poems of Erasure, published by jubilat in 2012. Their work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Lambda Literary Spotlight, Pinwheel, PEN Poetry Series, Sixth Finch, Diagram, The Offing, Prelude, Apogee, Beloit Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. They received their MFA from New York University. They are former poetry editor at Washington Square Review, and current poetry editor at Big Lucks.

Sarah Gambito is the author of the poetry collections Delivered (Persea Books) and Matadora (Alice James Books). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Iowa Review, The Antioch Review, Denver Quarterly, The New Republic, Field, Quarterly West, Fence and other journals. She holds degrees from The University of Virginia and The Literary Arts Program at Brown University. Her honors include the Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award from Poets and Writers and grants and fellowships from The New York Foundation for the Arts, Urban Artists Initiative and The MacDowell Colony.  She is Associate Professor of English / Director of Creative Writing at Fordham University and co-founder of Kundiman, a non-profit organization serving Asian American writers.


Greg Ames & Emily Schultz

November 19, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Greg Ames is the author of Funeral Platter and Buffalo Lockjaw, a novel that won a NAIBA Book of the Year Award. His work has appeared in Best American Nonrequired Reading, McSweeney’s, Catapult, Southern Review, North American Review, and The Sun. He splits his time between Brooklyn and Hamilton, New York, where he is an associate professor at Colgate University.

“Funeral Platter is a wonderful, witty collection of very funny and unusual short stories.  Its singular characters, truly inventive premises, and manic, propulsive prose make for breakneck reading. Yet, without you knowing how it happened, these stories become genuinely insightful about our darkest secret: our loneliness.” Dana Spiotta

Emily Schultz is the co-founder of Joyland Magazine, host of the podcast Truth & Fiction, and creator of the blog Spending the Stephen King Money. Her new novel, Men Walking on Water, released with Knopf Canada in 2017. Schultz’s novel, The Blondes, released in the U.S. with St. Martin’s Press and Picador, in France with Editions Asphalte, and in Canada with Doubleday. It was named a Best Book of 2015 by NPR and Kirkus. The Blondes is in development with AMC’s Shudder for series. Her writing has appeared in Elle, Slate, Evergreen Review, Vice, Today’s Parent, Hazlitt, and Prairie Schooner. She lives in Brooklyn where she is a producer with the indie media company Heroic Collective.

Her previous novels include Joyland, which Flare Magazine called “a Reagan-era Ice Storm,” and Heaven is Small
, which was nominated for the Trillium Prize. 

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: Bjorn Ingelstam and the Dirty Foreigners

November 18, 2017
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


RR: Torge Goderstad Quintet

November 17, 2017
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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RR: TNS After Hours

November 17, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

November 17, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Town Street Criers

November 16, 2017
8:00 pm -

No cover.

Opening the evening will be a set of songs by Doug Skinner.  If you’ve never seen him, this is your chance to see a great artist at work.

Following Mr. Skinner, our band, TOWN STREET CRIERS (Ryan Duchene, Erik Kramer, Ricky Petraglia, and Doug Roesch) will be performing their favorite original tunes written over the past few years.

Hope to see you there. 

http://townstreetcriers.com/

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KGB: Drunken Careening Writers

November 16, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Kelli Dunham is the ex-nun genderqueer nurse author storytelling nerd comic so common in modern Brooklyn. Kelli is the author of seven books including FA Davis’ How to Survive and Maybe Even Love Nursing School. She is also the author of two children’s books inexplicably being used by Sonlight conservative home schooling association in their science curriculum and Freak of Nurture, a collection of humorous essays published by Topside Press. Kelli has appeared on Showtime, the Discovery Channel and at colleges, prides, fundraisers and even the occasional livestock auction. Kelli was nominated to be a 2105 White House (PLEASE NOTE: LAST administration) Champion of Change for her work as the co-founder and producer of Queer Memoir, NYC’s longest-running most earnest LGBT storytelling event. She is also the founder of Organ Recital: A Festival of Stories About Bodies, Health & Healthcare. She is currently working on a slightly ludicrous self help book tentatively titled: “Shit This Hurts: An Irreverent Guide to Grief.”

Elena Georgiou is the author of The Immigrant’s Refrigerator (GenPop Books, 2018) Rhapsody of the Naked Immigrants (Harbor Mountain Press), and mercy mercy me (University of Wisconsin), which won a Lambda Literary Award for poetry, was a finalist for the Publishing Triangle Award, and was reissued by the University of Wisconsin Press in 2003. She is also co-editor (with Michael Lassell) of the poetry anthology, The World In Us (St. Martin’s Press). Georgiou has won an Astraea Emerging Writers Award, a New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship, and was a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She is an editor at Tarpaulin Sky Press and the Director of the MFA in Creative Writing program at Goddard College. She maintains a website at elenageorgiou.com

Lauren Sanders is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Kamikaze Lust, which won a Lambda Literary Award, and With or Without You, a Lambda Literary Award finalist. Her writing has appeared over the years in publications and journals including Book Forum, the American Book Review, and Time Out/New York. She is also co-editor of a really fun anthology called Too Darn Hot: Writing About Sex Since Kinsey. The Book of Love and Hate, her most recent novel, which Michelle Tea calls a “brainy, expertly written bona fide page-turner” is out this fall from Akashic Books.

Drunken! Careening! Writers! is a reading series based on the proposition that all readings should be by: 1) Good Writers; 2) Who read their work well; 3) Something in it makes people laugh (nervous laughter counts.) Since 2004.


RR: TALE

November 15, 2017
9:30 pm -

TALE has been bringing the finest in NYC storytelling - for 5 years straight. And it’s time to celebrate!

$7.  2 drink minimum.

Featuring performers with creds from SNL, NPR, Comedy Central, VICE, The Nation, and HBO…

No hokey gimmicks. No dumb themes – just the best in NYC’s pro-storytelling!

Here’s one hell of a fine lineup:

Jena Friedman (The Daily Show)

Harmon Leon (Vice, This American Life)

Michele Carlo (A Fish Out of Agua)

Michael Small (MSNBC.com)

Music: Rob Pavarian

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tale-nycs-finest-storytelling-5-year-anniversary-show-tickets-39456738166

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KGB: Fantastic Fiction

November 15, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fantastic Fiction at KGB reading series hosts Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present:

Grady Hendrix has written about the confederate flag for Playboy magazine, covered machine gun collector conventions, written award shows for Chinese television, and answered the phone for a parapsychological research organization. His novel, Horrorstör, about a haunted IKEA, has been translated into 14 languages and he’s also the author of My Best Friend’s Exorcism, now out in paperback. He recently wrote Mohawk, a horror movie about the War of 1812 which premiered at Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival. His latest book is Paperbacks from Hell, a non-fiction history of the horror paperback boom of the Seventies and Eighties.

&

David Leo Rice is a writer and animator from Northampton, MA, currently living in NYC. His stories and essays have appeared in Black Clock, The Believer, The Collagist, Hobart, The Rumpus, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and elsewhere, and his animations have played at festivals around the world. A Room in Dodge City, the start of a trilogy, is his first novel. It won the 2016 Electric Book Award and was published this year. He recently finished a standalone novel, Angel House.


RR: The Other Side of Violet

November 15, 2017
6:45 pm - 8:45 pm

Celebrate the publication of “The Other Side of Violet”, great weather for MEDIA’s latest poetry and prose anthology. The submission period for our next collection runs October 15 2017 to January 15 2018.
https://www.greatweatherformedia.com/

Featuring contributors:
Mark Blickley
Annie Christain
Melissa Hunter Gurney
Karen Hildebrand
Matthew Hupert
Eliel Lucero
Cynthia Manick
Yuko Otomo

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RR: Revolutions Don’t Come to Paradise

November 14, 2017
7:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

In Revolutions Don’t Come to Paradise Alberto Zayden weaves a yarn of stories from his bi-cultural family and current events to create a hilarious tale of political forebodings that explore the perils of a society that worships wealth above all else.  Using verse, song and mesmeric storytelling he draws parallels between Fidel Castro’s Cuban revolution and the election of Donald Trump.  The riveting performance is an ominous warning about the direction of American Society.

Alberto Zayden is an east village writer, poet, playwright and performer.  The New York Times has called his poetry “visionary.”

Listen to Alberto Zayden on Let Them Talk, with Paul DeRienzo being interviewed about Revolutions Don’t Come To Paradise.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKjlyUNTDNE

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KGB: Monday Night Poetry - David Lehman, Lawrence Joseph, & Matthew Yeager

November 13, 2017
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.  His newest work, Sinatra’s Century: One Hundred Notes on the Man and His World, will be out on Sinatra’s 100th birthday, Oct. 27, 2015.  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. 

Lawrence Joseph’s most recent books of poetry are So Where Are We?, Into It, and Codes, Precepts, Biases, and Taboos: Poems 1973–1993 (which includes his first three books, Shouting at No One, Curriculum Vitae, and Before Our Eyes), published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He is also the author of two books of prose, Lawyerland, also published by FSG, and The Game Changed: Essays and Other Prose, published in the University of Michigan Press’s Poets on Poetry Series. His poems, essays and criticism have appeared in both national and international magazines and journals, and his work, widely anthologized, has been translated into several languages. Among his awards are the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize for Shouting at No One, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation.  He is presently Tinnelly Professor of Law at St. John’s University School of Law in Queens, and has also taught in the Program in Creative Writing at Princeton. Married to the painter Nancy Van Goethem, he has lived since 1983 in lower Manhattan. 

Matthew Yeager’s poems have appeared in Sixthfinch, Gulf Coast, Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day, and elsewhere, as well as Best American Poetry 2005 and Best American Poetry 2010.  His short film “A Big Ball of Foil in a Small NY Apartment” was an official selection at eleven film festivals in 2009-2010, picking up three awards. Other distinctions include the Barthelme Prize in short prose and three MacDowell fellowships. His first book, Like That (Forklift Books, 2016). received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly.


What Have The Russians Ever Done For Us? Celebrate 100th Anniversary of the October Revolution

November 12, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

What Have the Russians Ever Done for Us?

Come celebrate the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution that was actually in November and has hacked the whole world ever since.

Join Hungarian writer and provocateur Peter Zilahy, who will take you on a wild ride from Soviet space travel to computer hacking, from Russian ballet to Donald Trump. Featuring pataphysician Mary Flanagan, writer Sarah Paley, filmmaker Irina Patkanian, historian George Trumball, KGB’s own Melvin Bukiet and a surprise guest.

Readers include: Peter Zilahy, Mary Flanagan, Sarah Paley, George Trumbull, Melvin Bukiet

Questions: Contact: Suzanne Dotino - suzannedottino@gmail.com

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,

KGB: Trumpet Fiction - Music & Poetry Edition

November 11, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Author & singer-songwriter Roberta Lawrence performs original songs, accompanied by guitarist Bob Mentero, and author Madeleine Beckman presents her poetry at this music-inspired reading. Both women will talk about their process and how writing, music, and creativity come together to make art and song. Trumpet Fiction is a free series sponsored by online litmag, Ducts. More info at ducts.org.


RR: Closed for a private event

November 11, 2017
7:00 pm -


RR: Red Door Sessions

November 10, 2017
10:00 pm -

$8 cover.  2 drink minimum.
Marcellus Hall & The Hostages
Hailing from Minnesota, Marcellus Hall arrived in New York in the 1990s to form Railroad Jerk, an industrial grunge-folk band whose four LPs on Matador Records helped define the era.

With trademark absurdist, yet poignant, lyrics, Hall went on to form (with drummer Dave Varenka) White Hassle, a duo with guitar, harmonica, and drums that pre-dated the White Stripes and the Black Keys. Releasing albums on Orange Recordings (U.S.), Fargo Records (France) and Mazri (Japan) – as well as touring Europe – White Hassle incorporated a thereminist, a second guitarist and a DJ at its live shows before disbanding in 2006.

Hall then embarked on a solo incarnation that enlisted the talents of Damon Smith on bass, Matt Martin on keyboard, and Jimmy Ansourian on drums. The quartet (aka Marcellus Hall & The Hostages) played shows in and around New York while recording songs for what would eventually become The First Line LP on Glacial Pace Recordings. Mike Shapiro replaced Jimmy Ansourian in 2010 and the band continues to write and record.

As an artist and illustrator, Hall’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Time and The Wall Street Journal, as well as in American Illustration, the Society of Illustrators, and Communication Arts annuals. His first cover for the The New Yorker was published in 2005. He has self-published books of drawings and writings, including Hard Luck Stories and Legends of the Infinite City.

*Every Red Door Sessions show is a benefit. Every benefit supports the resistance though direct donation to organizations that fight for reproductive rights and freedoms, arts/legal support for undocumented youth, and an end to climate change denial.

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KGB: Hofstra MFA reading

November 10, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Melanie Cope is a freelance writer and a world traveler. She has been on adventures in Hungary and Prague as well as in Cambodia and Mexico. But for the time being she resides in New York, where she is pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing at Hofstra University. Melanie enjoys writing fiction above all else, although you will find poetry and non-fiction in her ever evolving body of work. She is currently working on a YA Historical Fantasy and a novel length experimental piece. The authors she believes have had the most influence in her life and at times in her work are: Poe, C.S. Lewis, Hemingway, and Marion Zimmer Bradley. One of the things that brings her the most joy is to read her work to others, that, and an extra hot caramel mocha of course.

Sophie Herzing:
Born in a very small town called Saint Marys in Pennsylvania
Graduated from Lycoming College with a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing and Painting
Goes to Hofstra as an MFA Candidate in Poetry
Recently moved to Long Island and now lives in West Hempstead
Works at Abercrombie & Fitch as a keyholder

Deysi Aguilar is an Assistant Dean at Hofstra University and resides on Long Island. Born in Concepción, Paraguay, her family immigrated to the United States in 1997. Deysi is an MFA candidate at Hofstra concentrating in fiction. Her writing is heavily influenced by cultural family dynamics and sometimes includes Paraguayan folklore. Like many writers, Deysi is more coffee than human.

Kyle Barbeau is currently enrolled in the Hofstra University MFA program, working towards what he terms his “eventual masters degree,” (7 years and counting!) predominately focusing on fiction, though he’s dabbled in some non-fiction and playwriting as well.  His work has been published in “Lighted Courners,” the Mount St. Mary’s University literary journal and “River Run,” the literary journal at Dowling College (rest in peace!) In his non-writer life Kyle is the Chief of Staff at one of Long Island’s largest beer wholesale companies, and a nice cold beer or two almost always pops up in his writing, except for that time he took a foray into writing children’s literature!  Kyle is excited to be reading under the hot lights at the KGB.

Lily Vu is a Nonfiction MFA Candidate at Hofstra University. Her writing interests include immigrant and refugee adjustments and first-generation American experiences. She enjoys poetry, science fiction, and playing with hula hoops.


RR: This Book Is Not For You

November 10, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.
To celebrate the release of This Book Is Not for You, Daniel A. Hoyt and a handful of other Dzanc Books writers — including Jason Tougaw, Emma Smith-Stevens, and Julian Tepper — will read from their work. Utilizing an innovative mashup of genres, ranging from pulp fiction, dark comedy, and metafiction, This Book Is Not for You charts the actions of nineteen-year-old Neptune, a misfit and punk haunted by the death of his parents. Having fallen in with an anarchist group determined to blow up a university building, he steals the dynamite instead, igniting an entirely different brand of trouble: the murder of his mentor; a three-way manhunt; and the mystery of the Ghost Machine, a Sony Walkman that replays snippets from his own dark past. Told in a nonstop chain of Chapter Ones, Daniel A. Hoyt’s debut novel explores the clash between chaos and calm, the instinct for self-destruction and the longing for redemption. Booklist calls it “a searing meditation on violence and its subsequent grief, told by a vicious spitfire hellbent on ridding the world of hate.”

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RR: Buck and a Quarter Quartet

November 09, 2017
9:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Publishing party for MIXED UP - COCKTAIL RECIPES (& FLASH FICTION) FOR THE DISCERNING DRINKER

November 09, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This flash fiction can be sipped or slammed, just like the booze it represents!

A cocktail is like an excellent story―bitter and sweet and over too quickly, but the memory of it stays with you.  From the Pimm’s Cup to Smoking Bishop, the Manhattan to the Moscow Mule, Mixed Up features not only more than two dozen classic recipes and hot tips on ingredients and preparations, but new cocktail-themed short stories from some of today’s most popular and acclaimed writers.  Edited by Nick Mamatas and Molly Tanzer. 978-1510718036, $14.99, hardcover, 160pp.

Readers:
Libby Cudmore is the author of The Big Rewind, which received a starred review from Kirkus, as well as praise from USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Booklist and others.  Her short fiction and essays have appeared in PANK, The Stoneslide Corrective, Beat to a Pulp, Vinyl Me Please, Yacht Rock and the Locus Award-nominated anthology Hanzai Japan.

Gina Marie Guadagnino holds a BA in English from NYU, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the New School. Her short story “Whisper in the Shadows” appears in The Morris-Jumel Mansion Anthology of Fantasy and Paranormal Fiction.

Cara Hoffman is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Running and So Much Pretty. She is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades including a Folio Prize nomination and a Sundance Global Film Making Award. She has written for the New York Times, Marie Claire, Salon and National Public Radio, and has been a visiting writer at the University of Oxford. She is currently a professor at University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA program.

Carrie Laben earned her MFA at the University of Montana. Her work has appeared in such venues as Indiana Review, The Dark, Okey-Panky, and The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror. She has won the Shirley Jackson Award and in 2015 was selected for the Anne LaBastille Memorial Writer’s Residency. 


RR: Red Door Sessions

November 09, 2017
7:00 pm -

RED DOOR SESSIONS
8pm/Doors 7p
$17adv/$20 Tickets HERE
(2 Drink minimum)

JASON NARDUCY
When he’s not touring as bassist with Bob Mould or Superchunk, Chicago musician Jason Narducy focuses on his band Split Single, instead of his family and children. Split Single’s two full-length albums have received critical praise from Spin (“Infectious”) and the AV Club (“an impeccable display of detailed songcraft”). The Chicago Tribune’s Greg Kot describes Jason as “…a first-rate songwriter and band leader.” Narducy’s mom loves his music, too.

Jason is also the mastermind behind “The Sexiest Elbows In Rock” an episodic web comedy featuring Fred Armisen, Michael Shannon, Jeff Tweedy, Frank Black, and others.

Jason has played bass with Robert Pollard, (Guided By Voices), Eddie Vedder, and Robbie Fulks. He has lost countless guitar picks over the years, often under the couch and just out of reach.

*Every Red Door Sessions show is a benefit. Every benefit supports the resistance though direct donation to organizations that fight for reproductive rights and freedoms, arts/legal support for undocumented youth, and an end to climate change denial.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events.


KGB: At The Inkwell - Poetry & Prose

November 08, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

AARON POOCHIGIAN earned a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of Minnesota in 2006 and an M.F.A. in Poetry from Columbia University in 2016. His book of translations from Sappho, Stung With Love, was published by Penguin Classics in 2009, and a translation of Apollonius’ Jason and the Argonauts was released October 2014. For this work in translation he was awarded a 2010-2011 grant by the National Endowment for the Arts. The Cosmic Purr, (Able Muse Press), a book of original poetry was published in 2012, and many of the poems in it collectively won the New England Poetry Club’s Daniel Varoujan Prize. Poochigian’s work has appeared in such journals as The Guardian, Poems Out Loud and POETRY.

NUAR ALSADIR is a poet, writer and psychoanalyst. Her poems and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including Granta, the New York Times Magazine, Slate, Grand Street, the Kenyon Review, tender, Poetry London and the Poetry Review; and a collection of her poems, More Shadow Than Bird, was published by Salt in 2012. She is on the faculty at New York University, and works as a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst in private practice in New York.

JULIA KNOBLOCH is a former journalist turned translator, project manager, and emerging poet. She occasionally blogs for ReformJudaism.org, and she was awarded the 2016 Poem of the Year prize from Brooklyn Poets for her poem Daylight Saving Time. Her poems are published in Moment Magazine, Rascal, Green Mountains Review, Yes, Poetry Magazine, Luna Luna Magazine, in between hangovers, Your One Phone Call and are featured on Brooklyn Poets’ social media outlets. She recently received a Brooklyn Poets Fellowship for the 2017 summer semester.

POUPEH MISSAGHI is a writer, English < > Persian translator, Iran’s editor-at-large for Asymptote, and an educator. A Ph.D. graduate from the University of Denver’s creative writing program and holding an M.A. in translation studies, she has published fiction and nonfiction work in Entropy, The Brooklyn Rail, The Feminist Wire, World Literature Today, Guernica, The Quarterly Conversation, and elsewhere. Her translations into English have appeared or are forthcoming in Copper Nickel, National Translation Month, Denver Quarterly, World Literature Today, and Asymptote. She also has several books of English into Persian translation published in Iran, including Roberto Bolano’s Last Evenings on Earth and Monsieur Pain, and Jeremy Mercer’s Time was Soft There.


KGB: Anomaly25 - Sacred Americas

November 07, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Nina Sharma’s work has appeared in publications such as The Asian American Literary Review, The Blueshift Journal, Longreads and The Margins. She currently writes, teaches and does improv in NYC.

Daria-Ann Martineau was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago. After earning a BA in Speech and Hearing Science from The George Washington University (DC), she saw there were more interesting ways to understand language. She now holds an MFA in Poetry writing from New York University, where she was a Goldwater Hospital fellow. She is an alumna of the Saltonstall Arts Colony, the Callaloo Creative Writers Workshop, and the Bread Loaf Writers Conference. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Cordella Magazine, Narrative and The Collagist, among others.

Esmé-Michelle Watkins is an attorney from Los Angeles. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Boston Review, Indiana Review, Word Riot, Voices de la Luna and elsewhere. She has worked on the editorial staff at Apogee and Blackberry: A Magazine,and is the recipient of fellowships from the Jacob P. Waletzky Fund, Callaloo, Kimbilio, and Columbia University. You can find more of her writing at www.esmemichelle.com.

Rico Frederick is an award-winning performance poet, and graphic designer. He is the author of the book Broken Calypsonian (Penmanship Books, 2014), Poets House Emerging Poets Fellow, Cave Canem Fellow,a MFA candidate at the Pratt Institute and the first poet to represent all four original New York City poetry venues at the National Poetry Slam, (2010 and 2012 Grand Slam Champion). His poems, artistic work, and films have been featured in theNew York Times, Muzzle, Epiphany, No Dear Magazine, The Big Apple Film Festival, and elsewhere. Rico is a Trinidadian transplant, lives in New York, loves gummy bears, and scribbles poems on the back of maps in the hope they will take him someplace new.

Cortney Lamar Charleston is the author of Telepathologies, selected by D.A. Powell for the 2016 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize. In 2017, he was awarded a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation and he has also received fellowships from Cave Canem, The Conversation Literary Festival and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. His work has appeared in POETRY, New England Review, Gulf Coast, TriQuarterly, River Styx and elsewhere.


RR: Revolutions Don’t Come to Paradise

November 07, 2017
7:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

In Revolutions Don’t Come to Paradise Alberto Zayden weaves a yarn of stories from his bi-cultural family and current events to create a hilarious tale of political forebodings that explore the perils of a society that worships wealth above all else.  Using verse, song and mesmeric storytelling he draws parallels between Fidel Castro’s Cuban revolution and the election of Donald Trump.  The riveting performance is an ominous warning about the direction of American Society.

Alberto Zayden is an east village writer, poet, playwright and performer.  The New York Times has called his poetry “visionary.”

Listen to Alberto Zayden on Let Them Talk, with Paul DeRienzo being interviewed about Revolutions Don’t Come To Paradise.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKjlyUNTDNE

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events.


RR: Graphic Subversions

November 06, 2017
8:00 pm -

A Live Comics Reading
No cover.  2 drink minimum.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1034477990028646/

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


KGB: Monday Night Poetry - Tadeusz Dabrowski + Scarlett Sabet + Ariana Reines

November 06, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tadeusz Dąbrowski is a Polish poet, essayist and critic. He is the editor of the literary bimonthly Topos and the art director of the European Poet of Freedom Festival. He has been published, among others, in The New Yorker, Boston Review, Ploughshares, Agni, American Poetry Review, Tin House, Harvard Review, Little Star, Crazyhorse, Poetry Daily, and Guernica.  Author of seven volumes of poetry in his native Polish, the most recent of which is Środek wyrazu (2016).
His work has been translated into 20 languages. Recipient of fellowships from Yaddo (2015), Omi International Arts Center (2013), and Vermont Studio Center (2011).  He has published two poetry collections in the US: Black Square (2011) and Posts (2017), both by Zephyr Press. The reading at the KGB Bar is a part of the tour promoting Posts.  He lives in Gdańsk on the Baltic Coast of Poland.

Scarlett Sabet is a London based poet and performer. Her first collection “Rocking Underground” was launched with a reading at the Chelsea Arts Club in November 2014. Her second collection “The Lock And The Key” was launched at Shakespeare and Company in Paris.  Scarlett and her work have featured in GQ, Tatler, Dazed and Confused, Smear, The Lonely Crowd, KCWToday and Constellation Magazine.  She has also read at the William Morris Gallery, the World’s End Bookshop, Leighton House, Burberry, The Groucho Club, Atlantis Bookshop, and No Alibis bookshop in Belfast.  Sir Van Morrison commented on Scarlett’s work : “"What strikes me about Scarlett’s work it that it’s very cutting edge and it’s making poetry interesting again. I love both the intensity and the spiritual aspect she conveys.”

Ariana Reines’ books of poetry include The Cow (2006), which won the Alberta Prize from Fence Books; Coeur de Lion (2007); and Mercury (2011). Her poems have been anthologized in Against Expression (2011) and Gurlesque (2010). Known for her interest in bodily experience, the occult, new media, and the possibilities of the long or book-length form, Reines has been described as “one of the crucial voices of her generation” by Michael Silverblatt on NPR’s Bookworm.