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.

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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.


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


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: NYU Emerging Writers

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


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: Free Water #23

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


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: Live Mag! presents Maxine Chernoff

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


KGB: Trumpet Fiction

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


RR: Book Launch

December 18, 2017
7:00 pm -

Jessica Alexander
Michael Shou-Yung Shum
Jaclyn Watterson

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Mad Hatters & March Hares Launch

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


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: True Story Nonfiction

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


KGB: Trumpet Fiction

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


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

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


KGB: Liars’ League

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


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,

RR: F Bomb Reading Series

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Red Room Poetry

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Sideshow Goshko

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


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.


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

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,

Greg Ames

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

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

November 18, 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: 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


KGB: True Story Nonfiction

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


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

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


What Have The Russians Ever Done For Us?

November 12, 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: Trumpet Fiction

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

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


KGB: Hofstra MFA reading

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


RR: Buck and a Quarter Quartet

November 09, 2017
9:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


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.


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.


Lynn Freed & Phillip Lopate

November 05, 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,

RR: F Bomb Reading Series

November 03, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Release party for The Café Review

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

Celebrate the fall issue of The Café Review, an independent small press. For 25 years, it has been Maine’s only quarterly art and poetry journal.

Join Editor Steve Lutrell and the following contributors:

Ron Kolm
David Lawton
Alberto Zayden
Amy Barone
Paul Pines
Jennifer Juneau
and Jeffrey Cyphers Wright


KGB: HAUNTED TALES FROM HOLLYWOOD

October 31, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

JANYCE STEFAN-COLE:
Janyce Stefan-Cole is the author of Hollywood Boulevard and The Detective’s Garden. She writes fiction, essays and freelance journalism. A finalist for the James Jones First Novel Fellowship, she is included in the Boston Globe bestselling anthology, Dick for a Day {Villard Books}, The Healing Muse, Knock Literary Arts Magazine and the Editions Bibliotekos anthology, Being Human: The Call of the Wild. A fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, she attended the Sqaw Valley Community of Writers, and resides with her husband, filmmaker Brandon Cole, in Brooklyn, NY and Freedom, NH.

JOYCE BULIFANT:
Joyce Bulifant has lived the “Hollywood life” for nearly seven decades, and through it, experienced what few outside the entertainment world can imagine. While following the path of her own successful career, Ms. Bulifant managed to navigate the choppy waters of husbands’ alcoholism, codependency and four marriages: James MacArthur played Danno on Hawaii Five-0. Edward Mallory was Dr. Bill Horton on “Days of Our Lives.” William Asher was the famous director-writer-producer of “I Love Lucy” and “Bewitched.” And Roger Perry starred in “Star Trek” and over 300 TV shows and films. Recognized by her sunny “little girl"-like Southern lilt of a voice, Joyce is most known for her roles in “The Mary Tyler More Show”, “Airplane”, and “The Match Game.”


Tales of Horror

October 29, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Hosted by Clay Chapman McCleod

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

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


KGB: Paragraph

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


KGB: A THIN GREEN LINE - Nir Baram in conversation with Gal Beckerman

October 25, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Acclaimed author Nir Baram spent eighteen months traveling around the West Bank and East Jerusalem. In his reportage-styled travelogue of that journey, A Land Without Border, he navigates the conflict-ridden territory to speak with a wide range of people, among them Palestinian–Israeli citizens trapped behind the separation wall, Jewish settlers determined to forge new lives and Palestinian ex-prisoners who, after spending half their lives in Israeli prison, are now promoting peace initiatives. Far from an indifferent spectator, Baram, born to a political family in Jerusalem, wanders compassionately through a labyrinth of colliding voices to face painful challenges to his political views and ultimately his deep-rooted belief in the viability of the two-state solution.

Join us for a special discussion and Q&A on the book with Nir Baram and prize-winning author and journalist Gal Beckerman.

Nir Baram is the author of five novels, including The Remaker of Dreams, Good People, and World Shadow. His novels have been translated into 13 languages and received critical acclaims around the world. Baram has been shortlisted several times for the Sapir Prize in Israel, for the Premio Roma culture prize for foreign literature, and in 2010 received the Israeli Prime Minister’s Award for Writers. His most recent book, A Land Without Border (translated by Jessica Cohen, Text Publishing, 2017), was met with enthusiastic reviews.

Gal Beckerman is an author and journalist. Currently an editor at The New York Times Book Review, he has worked at The Forward and the Columbia Journalism Review and written for many publications, including The Washington Post, New Republic and Wall Street Journal. He has been a fellow at the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Berlin and was also the recipient of a Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. His first book, When They Come for Us, We’ll Be Gone, a history of the Soviet Jewry movement, was awarded the National Jewish Book Award and the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, as well as being named a book of the year by The Washington Post and the New Yorker.

This is the opening event for the festival THE SEVENTH DAY: ISRAELI LITERATURE FIFTY YEARS AFTER THE SIX-DAY WAR. Festival Director: Hanan Elstein.
Presented and produced by 14th Street Y (Arts + Culture and DJL). Co-sponsored by Consulate General of Israel in New York. Supported by the Jewish Book Council and Tablet Magazine.


KGB: Joyland Presents…Montreal vs. New York

October 24, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Emily Schultz is the co-founder of Joyland Magazine. 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. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Slate, Evergreen Review, Elle, and Vice. She lives in Brooklyn.

Virginia Konchan is the author of a book of poetry, The End of Spectacle (Carnegie Mellon, 2018), a collection of short stories, Anatomical Gift (Noctuary Press, 2017), and two chapbooks, including That Tree is Mine (dancing girl press, 2017).  Her poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Boston Review, and elsewhere.  Co-founder of Matter, a journal of poetry and political commentary, she teaches at Marist College in upstate New York.

Lesley Trites is the author of A Three-Tiered Pastel Dream (Vehicule Press, 2017). Her work has appeared in carte blanche, Tupelo Quarterly, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and Maisonneuve. She lives in Montreal.

Nicholas Mancusi’s features, interviews, and criticism have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Washington Post, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, NPR, BOMB, and many other publications. He is finishing his first novel.

Deirdre Coyle is a goth living in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in Lit Hub, Hobart, Joyland, Electric Lit, and elsewhere. She lives on Twitter at @DeirdreKoala.


LedigHouse!

October 22, 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 MFA reading

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

Grey Vild is a Queer Art Mentorship & Brooklyn Poets fellow & a MFA candidate in poetry at Rutgers University. His work can be found at Them, Vetch, Harriet: The Blog and elsewhere.

Musa Syeed was born and raised in Indiana. As a writer/director in film, his work includes the features Valley Of Saints (Sundance, 2012) and A Stray (SXSW, 2016), both of which were New York Times Critics Picks. He also co-wrote the film Menashe, distributed by A24. Musa was a Fulbright Fellow in Egypt and is an alumnus of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies Department. These days, he mostly composes lullabies for his 1 year old son.

Alegra N. Padrón is a poet from Miami, FL. She got her bachelors in English from Florida State University. 


RR: TNS After Hours

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

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


KGB: Fantastic Fiction

October 18, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

James Patrick Kelly
Jennifer Marie Brissett


KGB: Pamela Ryder Reads, with Special Guests

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

Pamela Ryder is the author of Correction of Drift: A Novel in Stories (FC2), A Tendency to Be Gone: Stories (Dzanc Books), and Paradise Field: A Novel in Stories (FC2). Her fiction has been published in many literary journals, including Black Warrior Review, Conjunctions, Prairie Schooner, The Quarterly, Shenandoah, and Unsaid.


St. Petersburg Review: Issue 8 1/2 Launch

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

Celebrate the launch of St. Petersburg Review Issue 8 1/2

Readers TBA

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: Torge Goderstad Quintet

October 14, 2017
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.
See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events.


KGB: Trumpet Fiction

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


KGB: FREE WATER #21

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


RR: Buck and a Quarter Quartet

October 12, 2017
9:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: At The Inkwell

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


KGB: True Story Nonfiction

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


John Haskell & Analise Chen

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

John Haskell is the author of the story collection I Am Not Jackson Pollock, and the novels American Purgatorio and Out of My Skin. His stories and essays have appeared on the radio, in anthologies, and in magazines. He has taught writing and literature at Columbia University, Cal Arts, and the Leipzig University. He is the recipient of a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and lives in Brooklyn. He reads from his book: The Complete Ballet: A Fictional Essay in Five Acts

Anelise Chen is the author of So Many Olympic Exertions (Kaya Press, Spring 2017), an experimental novel that blends elements of sportswriting, memoir and self help. She received her BA in English from UC Berkeley and her MFA in Fiction from NYU. Her essays, reviews, and profiles have appeared in the New York Times, Gawker, NPR, BOMB Magazine, New Republic, The Morning News, VICE, Village Voice and many other publications. A former fellow of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, she is now fiction editor of AAWW’s online publication The Margins. She teaches writing at Columbia University.

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: Torge Goderstad Quintet

October 07, 2017
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.
See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events.


RR: Hattie Simon, Mike Sheelar, Ian Levy, John Koozin, and Zeb Stern

October 06, 2017
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.
Peg Alford Pursell
Michael Keith
Laurie Stone
Jan Stout
Sarah Erskine
April Bradley
Tina Barry


KGB: Four Way Books

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


RR: NYWW

October 05, 2017
7:00 pm -

Patricia Jabbeh Wesley is a Liberian civil war survivor who immigrated to the United States with her family in 1991 during the fourteen year Liberian civil war. She is the author of five books of poetry: When the Wanderers Come Home, (University of Nebraska Press, 2016), Where the Road Turns (Autumn House Press, 2010), The River is Rising (Autumn House Press, 2007), Becoming Ebony, (Southern Illinois University Press, 2003) and Before the Palm Could Bloom: Poems of Africa (New Issues Press, 1998). She is also the author of a children’s book, In Monrovia, the River Visits the Sea, (One Moore Books, 2012) Her poem, “One Day: Love Song for Divorced Women” was selected by US Poet Laureate, Ted Kooser, as an American Life in Poetry June 13, 2011 featured poem. Patricia has won several awards and grants, including a 2016 WISE Women Award from Blair County, Pennsylvania, 2011 President’s Award from the Blair County NAACP, the 2010 Liberian Award for her poetry and her mentorship of young Liberians in the Diaspora, a Penn State University AESEDA Collaborative Grant for her research on Liberian Women’s Trauma stories from the Civil War, a 2002 Crab Orchard Award for her second book of poems, a World Bank Fellowship, among others. Her poems have been nominated twice for the Pushcart Awards. Her individual poems and memoir articles have been anthologized and published in literary magazines in the US, in South America, Africa and Europe, and her work has been translated in Spanish and Finnish. Patricia holds a Ph.D. from Western Michigan University. She is an Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at Penn State University’s Altoona campus.


Roberta Allen
A short story writer, novelist and memoirist, Roberta Allen is the author of nine books. Her latest is the story collection The Princess of Herself (Pelekinesis Press). Over 300 of her stories have been published in such magazines as Conjunctions, Guernica, Bomb, The Brooklyn Rail and The Collagist, among many others. She is also a conceptual artist in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum. www.robertaallen.com


Tim Tomlinson is co-founder of New York Writers Workshop and co-author of its popular text, The Portable MFA in Creative Writing.  He is also the author of Yolanda:  An Oral History in Verse, Requiem for the Tree Fort I Set on Fire (poetry), and This Is Not Happening to You (short fiction), which he’ll be launching at tonight’s reading. His work has appeared in Australia, China, Singapore, and the Philippines, and is anthologized in the Brooklyn Poets Anthology, Long Island Noir, and We Contain Multitudes: Twelve Years of Softblow. He teaches in the Global Liberal Studies Program, NYU.

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


KGB: Columbia Selects

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


KGB: One Dark Evening

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

John C. Foster’s novel Dead Men was published by Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing in 2015 and his second novel, Mister White, was published by Grey Matter Press in April of 2016. His debut collection of short stories, Baby Powder and Other Terrifying Substances, was published by Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing in January 2017. His short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies including Shock Totem, Dark Moon Digest and Dread – the Best of Grey Matter Press among others. He lives in Brooklyn with the actress Linda Jones. For more information, please visit www.johnfosterfiction.com.

J. Daniel Stone writes from NYC where he was born and raised. He is the author of the urban horror novels The Absence of Light and Blood Kiss, and the forthcoming collection of dark short stories Lovebites & Razorlines. He writes under a pseudonym to keep the wolves at bay.

Erik T. Johnson is a Written Backwards DARWA Voice Award-winner whose fiction appears in renowned places, such as Space & Time Magazine, Tales of the Unanticipated, Qualia Nous, and all three volumes of the award-winning Chiral Mad series.  His first book of short fiction, Yes Trespassing, was published this year by Written Backwards.  Visit Erik at www.eriktjohnson.net.  Stalk him on Twitter @YES_TRESPASSING.

John F.D. Taff is the Stoker Award-Nominated author of The End in All Beginnings, which Jack Ketchum called “the best novella collection I’ve read in years.” His short story collection Little Deaths was named the best horror fiction collection of 2012 by HorrorTalk. His work has made it onto the Tangent Online Annual Recommended Reading List the last three years running. His novels The Bell Witch and Kill-Off were recently republished by Grey Matter Press, which also released his new fiction collection, Little Black Spots.  For more on him, follow him on Twitter @johnfdtaff or visit his blog at http://johnfdtaff.com.


KGB: “Stick With It” by Dr. Sean Young, PhD

October 03, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

An award-winning psychologist and director of the UCLA Center for Digital Behavior, Dr. Sean Young shows everyone how to make real, lasting change in their lives. In this exciting work of popular psychology, you go beyond The Power of Habit with science and practical strategies that can alter your problem behaviors—forever.


Jean Hanff Korelitz & Jennifer Stein

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

Jean Hanff Korelitz is the author of the novels You Should Have Known, Admission, The White Rose, The Sabbathday River and A Jury of Her Peers. Her sixth novel, The Devil and Webster, will be published in March, 2017.
She has also written a novel for children, Interference Powder, and a collection of poetry, The Properties of Breath. From November 2016 – January 2017, her immersive adaptation (with Paul Muldoon) of James Joyce’s “The Dead”, THE DEAD, 1904, was produced by Dot Dot Productions, LLC, for the Irish Repertory Theatre at the American Irish Historical Society. For more on the production, see our website.
Born and raised in New York City and educated at Dartmouth College and Clare College, Cambridge, Korelitz lives in New York City with her husband, Irish poet Paul Muldoon, and their children. She is the founder of BOOKTHEWRITER, a New York City based service that connects authors and book groups.
“Korelitz’s new novel is a smart, semi-satire about the reign of identity politics on college campuses today…The Devil and Webster is wittily on target about, among other things, social class and privilege, silencing and old-school feminist ambivalence about power.” - Maureen Corrigan, NPR

J. Hope Stein is a secret poet who lives on an island made of plastic.
She once was a tetrapod.

Occasionally, I Remove Your Brain Through your Nose, by J. Hope Stein who is the author of the chapbooks Talking Doll (Dancing Girl Press), Mary (Hyacinth Girl Press) and Corner Office (H_ngm_n). Her poems are published or forthcoming in Lenny Letter, Verse, HTML Giant, Tarpaulin Sky, Everyday Genius, Ping-Pong, Talisman, and Poetry International. She is also the editor of poetrycrush.com and the author of the poetry/humor site eecattings.com. $15 includes tax and shipping.

“On the eve of what would be Sylvia Plath’s 85th birthday, we are sharing a stunning poem by J. Hope Stein, who perfectly captures Sylvia’s internal battle between life as mother, lover, and poet and the torture of being resigned to the status of great man’s wife, despite the passion they shared.” Lena Dunham

– Lena Dunhan

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

September 30, 2017
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Rutgers-Newark reading

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

Shara Davis is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She graduated from Tuskegee University and obtained her law degree at UC Berkeley. She has worked as an attorney, criminal investigator, and Uber driver. She writes fiction about race, class, and the criminal justice system, and plans to work on a collection of short stories and a novel.

Cheswayo Mphanza was born in Lusaka, Zambia and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He earned a B.A. in English from Middlebury College. His work has been featured in or is forthcoming from New England Review, American Literary Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Vinyl, Prairie Schooner, and RHINO. He has received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Hurston/Wright Foundation, Callaloo, Cave Canem, and Columbia University. A recipient of the 2017 Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers, he is currently an MFA candidate in poetry at Rutgers-Newark.

Tracy Fuad grew up in Minnesota and is an MFA candidate at Rutgers-Newark. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in the Bennington Review, Sixth Finch, Ninth Letter, Adroit, Muzzle Magazine, and Powder Keg. Her essays have appeared in Apogee, BOAAT, and CutBank. She’s received support for her writing from the Barbara Deming Fund, The Vermont Studio Center, Squaw Valley, and Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. Current obsessions include fabric, mnenmonics, pond life, and Saddam Hussein.

Andrés Cerpa is the author of Elegy with a Bicycle in a Ransacked City, forthcoming from Alice James Books (January 2019). A recipient of a fellowship from the McDowell Colony, Canto Mundo, and a scholarship from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, his poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, The Bellevue Literary Review, Gulf Coast, Third Coast, TriQuarterly, Horsethief, Radar Poetry, West Branch, + other journals.


RR: Andreas Toftemark Quartet

September 29, 2017
10:00 pm - 1:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Novaya Kozha

September 29, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Russian-language literary magazine Novaya Kozha (New Skin) presents its sixth print issue.
No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Paragraph

September 29, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Sideshow Goshko

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


RR: Red Room Poetry

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: National Translation Month

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

CARMEN FIRAN, born in Romania, has published 28 books in USA and Europe. Her recent books are Interviews and Encounters (Poetry with Nina Cassian, Sheep Meadow Press), Inferno (SD Press), Rock and Dew (Sheep Meadow Press), Words and Flesh (Talisman Publishers). Her writings appear in translation in many literary magazines and in various anthologies around the world. She is the co-editor ofBorn in Utopia. An Anthology of Romanian Contemporary Poetry, Talisman Publishers; Naming the Nameless. An Anthology of American Contemporary Poetry, and Stranger at Home. Poetry with an Accent – An anthology of American Contemporary Poetry, Numina Press. She is a member of PEN American Center and the Poetry Society of America. www.carmenfiran.com

KATHERINE E. YOUNG is the author of Day of the Border Guards, 2014 Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize finalist, and two chapbooks. Her poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, The Iowa Review, Subtropics, and many others. Young is also the translator of Two Poems by Inna Kabysh; her translations of Russian and Russophone authors have won prizes in international competitions and been published widely, including in The White Review, Words without Borders, The Penguin Book of Russian Poetry and most recently inWords for War: New Poems from Ukraine. Several of her translations have been made into short films. Young is a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts translation fellow and currently serves as the inaugural poet laureate for Arlington, Virginia. http://katherine-young-poet.com

HUGO DOS SANTOS is a Luso-American writer and translator. He has been awarded fellowships by the MacDowell Colony and the Disquiet International Literary Program. He is the translator of A Child in Ruins (Writ Large Press, 2016), the collected poems of José Luís Peixoto. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and won a Write Well Award. Currently, he is translating the novel Biografia Involuntária dos Amantes, by João Tordo.

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.

ANDREI CODRESCU (codrescu.com), is the editor of the translation-friendly journal “Exquisite Corpse: a Journal of Letters and Life” (corpse.org). A poet, Andrei’s most recent book is “The Art of Forgetting” (Sheep Meadow Press). He is also the author of novels, essays, and the occasional translation from the Romanian. Andrei is a commentator for NPR, has reported for ABC News, and won a Peabody Award for the film “Road Scholar.” Andrei lives in New York.


RR: Red Room Comedy

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.
New York’s best comedians doing stand up in a Red Room. There will be laughter.


KGB: Spuyten Duyvil

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

Jorge Armenteros was born in Cuba, two years after the revolution of 1959. He and his family became political refugees in Madrid, before finally settling in Puerto Rico. He attended Harvard University where he minored in Spanish and Latin American Literature while completing his biomedical engineering degree. The Book of I, his first novel and a 2015 International Latino Book Award winner, was published by Jaded Ibis Press.

t thilleman is the author of Three Sea Monsters (Our History of Whose Image) in which journal entries and poetic sequences investigate the legacy of Pound’s redactions to Fenollosa’s original manuscript version of The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry; Onönyxa & Therseyn (opening for an extended work, Anatomical Sketches, of which Keystone Standstill is the eighth book); Snailhorn (fragments), a 360 poem cycle utilizing vedic transitions in celestial to allegorical articulation; and a novel Gowanus Canal, Hans Knudsen. His literary essay/memoir, Blasted Tower, was issued by Shakespeare & Co./Toad Suck in 2013. The Special Body, a second work of literary comment is available from Rain Mountain Press. Aura Lifetime (volume one), a selection of his poetry, just published by Rain Mntn Press. tt’s pastel drawings and readings are archived at conchwoman.com.

Rich Blevins writes the longpoem in the tradition of Pound, H.D, and Duncan. He followed George Butterick as the editor of the Charles Olson/Robert Creeley correspondence. He is an emeritus professor of the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.


KGB: Monday Night Poetry - James Kimbrell + Timothy Liu

September 25, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

James Kimbrell is the author of The Gatehouse Heaven (1998), which was chosen by poet Charles Wright for the Kathryn A. Morton Prize from Sarabande Books, and My Psychic (2006). He and artist Yu Jung-yul co-translated the collection Three Poets of Modern Korea: Yi Sang, Hahm Dong-Seon, and Choi Young-Mi (2002).  Kimbrell has received a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Fellowship, a Ruth Lilly Prize, and a Whiting Writers’ Award.  His latest volume is Smote (2015).

Timothy Liu (Liu Ti Mo) was born in 1965 in San Jose, California to immigrant parents from Mainland China. He is the author of ten books of poems, including Of Thee I Sing, selected by Publishers Weekly as a 2004 Book-of-the-Year; Say Goodnight, a 1998 PEN Open Book Margins Award; and Vox Angelica, which won the 1992 Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award. He has also edited Word of Mouth: An Anthology of Gay American Poetry. Translated into ten languages, Liu’s poems have appeared in such places as Best American Poetry, Bomb, Kenyon Review, The Nation, Paris Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, The Pushcart Prize, Virginia Quarterly Review and The Yale Review. His journals and papers are archived in the Berg Collection at the New York Public Library. He is currently a Professor of English at William Paterson University in New Jersey.


D. Foy, Sarah Gerard & Sean H. Doyle

September 24, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

D. Foy is the author of the novels Made to Break and Patricide, and the forthcoming novel Absolutely Golden (September 2017). His work has appeared in Guernica, Salon, Hazlitt, Post Road, Electric Literature, BOMB, The Literary Review, Midnight Breakfast, The Scofield, and The Georgia Review, among many others, and has been included in the books Laundromat, Forty Stories: New Writing from Harper Perennial, and A Moment’s Notice.D. Foy reads from his novel: ABSOLUTELY GOLDEN

D. Foy’s Absolutely Golden is a radical departure from his two previous novels, Made to Break and Patricide. It’s comic, ebullient, magic, light, gently surrealistic. It’s rollicking, effervescent, slyly profound. But more, this brisk tale offers a kaleidoscopic look at parts of the 1970s we haven’t often seen in fiction—nudism, New Age philosophy, Eastern religion, the occult, swingers culture, California culture, and then some. Best of all, Foy tells his story in the guise of a woman obsessed with the notion that she’ll never find another man until she’s rid of what she believes to be a mysterious curse. As if written in the marriage of Vladimir Nabokov, Renata Adler, and Anaïs Nin, her words transport us from doubt, despair, and dread into states of increasing wonder and euphoria.

“Absolutely Golden absolutely captures the hairy salaciousness of the 1970s in a tight, beautifully-rendered little package. Gyrating seamlessly between the hilarious and profound, D. Foy’s prose never falters, and the Vaseline-smeared lens he directs onto the subculture of naturism at its peak is at once unsparing and wonderfully doting. I love this book.” —Augustus Rose


Sarah Gerard
is the author of the essay collection Sunshine State, the novel Binary Star, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times first fiction prize, and two chapbooks, most recently BFF. Her short stories, essays, interviews, and criticism have appeared in The New York Times, Granta, Vice, BOMB Magazine, and other journals, as well as anthologies. She’s been supported by fellowships and residencies from Yaddo, Tin House, PlatteForum, and Ucross. She writes a monthly column for Hazlitt and teaches writing in New York City.

Sean H. Doyle lives in Brooklyn, NY. His book, THIS MUST BE THE PLACE was published by Civil Coping Mechanisms in 2015, and his writing has appeared at The Rumpus and in magazines like Volume 1 Brooklyn, The Atlas Review, No Tokens, Kill Author, Everyday Genius, and Yes, Poetry. He is still learning how to love himself more. seanhdoyle.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: Closed for a Private Event

September 23, 2017
7:00 pm -


RR: Stuart Anello’s Jazz Festival

September 22, 2017
10:00 pm - 1:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.
See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events.