RR: Writers Hotel

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Writers Hotel

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum. 


KGB: Paragraph

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


KGB: Sarah Lawrence College reading

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


KGB: Burt Kimmelman reading

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


KGB: Paragraph

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


KGB: Red Hen Press

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


KGB: FREE WATER # 17

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


KGB: Paragraph

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


KGB: Underground Books

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


KGB: MWA Reading

December 17, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: FREE WATER # 16

December 16, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: TNS After Hours

December 16, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The New School MFA program reading
No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Monday Night Poetry Season Finale

December 12, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: NYU Emerging Writers

December 09, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Hofstra MFA Program

December 09, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Buck and a Quarter Quartet

December 08, 2016
9:00 pm -

Doors 9:00, music 9:30.
No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: NY Writers Workshop

December 08, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Liars’ League - Dreams & Aspirations

December 07, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: great weather for MEDIA

December 06, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Monday Night Poetry - David Lehman + Elizabeth Powell

December 05, 2016
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 Sinatra’s Century: One Hundred Notes on the Man and His World, A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs (Shocken Books, 2009) and The Last Avant-Garde: The Making of the New York School of Poets (Doubleday, 1998), which was named a “Book to Remember 1999” by the New York Public Library.  He edited The Oxford Book of American Poetry (Oxford University Press, 2006), and is the series editor of The Best American Poetry.  He is on the core faculty of the graduate writing programs at the New School and New York University. He lives in New York City and Ithaca, NY.

Elizabeth A. I. Powell is the author of The Republic of Self, a New Issue First Book Prize winner, selected by C.K. Williams. Her second book Willy Loman’s Reckless Daughter: Living Truthfully Under Imaginary Circumstances won the Robert Dana Prize in poetry, chosen by Maureen Seaton, and will be published by Anhinga Press in 2016. In 2013, she won a Pushcart Prize. Powell has also received a Vermont Council on the Arts grants and a Yaddo fellowship. Her work has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Barrow Street, Black Warrior Review, Ecotone, Harvard Review, Handsome, Hobart, Indiana Review, Missouri Review, Mississippi Review, Slope, Sugarhouse Review, Ploughshares, Post Road, and elsewhere. She is Editor of Green Mountains Review, and Associate Professor of Writing and Literature at Johnson State College. She also serves on the faculty of the low-residency MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing and Publishing. Born in New York City, she has lived in Vermont since 1989 with her four children.


Alexandra Kleeman & Kelly Luce

December 04, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Alexandra Kleeman is a Staten Island-based writer of fiction and nonfiction, and the winner of the 2016 Bard Fiction Prize. Her fiction has been published in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Zoetrope: All-Story, Conjunctions, and Guernica, among others. Nonfiction essays and reportage have appeared in Harper’s, Tin House, n+1, and The Guardian. Her work has received scholarships and grants from Bread Loaf, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Santa Fe Art Institute, and ArtFarm Nebraska. She is the author of the debut novel You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine (Harper, 2015) and Intimations (Harper, 2016), a short story collection.

Kelly Luce’s story collection, THREE SCENARIOS IN WHICH HANA SASAKI GROWS A TAIL (A Strange Object), set in Japan, won Foreword Reviews’ Editor’s Choice Prize in Fiction and was a finalist for book prizes from the Texas Institute of Letters & Writers League of Texas. Kelly will read from her debut novel, PULL ME UNDER.
She will be a 2016-2017 fellow at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Her work has been recognized by fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Ragdale Foundation, Kerouac House, Ucross, Jentel Arts, and the Michener Center for Writers, and has most recently appeared in The Chicago Tribune, Salon, O magazine, the Southern Review. . She will be a 2016-2017 fellow at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Luce is a Contributing Editor for Electric Literature. She hails from Illinois and lives in California’s Santa Cruz mountains.

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-SPS

December 02, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Monday Night Poetry - David Rivard + Sarah Sarai

November 28, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

David Rivard was born in 1953 in Fall River, Massachusetts, and is the author of five books of poetry: Otherwise Elsewhere, Sugartown, Bewitched Playground, Wise Poison, winner of the James Laughlin Prize from the Academy of American Poets in 1996 and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and Torque, winner of the 1987 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize. His poems and essays appear in the American Poetry Review, TriQuarterly, Ploughshares, Poetry London, and other magazines. In 2006, Rivard was awarded the Hardison Poetry Prize from the Folger Shakespeare Library, in recognition of both his writing and teaching. Among his other awards are fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, Civitella Ranieri, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. A former Poetry Editor at the Harvard Review, Rivard lives in Cambridge, with his wife and daughter, and teaches in the University of New Hampshire MFA Program in Writing. 

Sarah Sarai’s second collection, Geographies of Soul and Taffeta, was published this year by Indolent Books. Poet Melissa Studdard called Sarai’s first collection, The Future Is Happy, “a poetry of luminous, brave transparency” (American Book Review). Journals include Painted Bride Quarterly, Barrow Street, The Collagist, Boston Review, Threepenny Review, Ascent. After teaching English at a Catholic girls’ school in Los Angeles, Sarai received an NEH fellowship and used extra monies to move to Seattle where she began writing poetry. She has been Lecturer in comp and lit, editor-in-chief, file clerk for warrant officers, and, currently, freelance editor in poetry, fiction, and pharmaceutical advertising. Sarai has an MFA in fiction from Sarah Lawrence College. A native of Long Island, she lives in Manhattan. 


Comix & Graphic Novel Night

November 27, 2016
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: X-Peri

November 22, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Maxine Chernoff is the author of 14 collections of poetry, most recently Here (Counterpath, 2014). Her next book will appear in 2018 from Omnidawn. She is fiction writer as well and Editor of Oink! and New American Writing for 50 issues and translator of the Selected Poems of Friedrich Hölderlin, which won the PEN Translation Award. She is a Professor and Former Chair of the Creative Writing Program at San Francisco State University and a 2013 NEA Fellow in poetry.

Daniel Y. Harris is the author of 11 collections of poetry and collaborative writing including The Rapture of Eddy Daemon (BlazeVOX, 2016), heshe egregore (with Irene Koronas, Éditions du Cygne, 2016), The Underworld of Lesser Degrees (NYQ Books, 2015), Esophagus Writ (with Rupert M. Loydell, The Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2014), Hyperlinks of Anxiety (Červená Barva Press, 2013) and The New Arcana (with John Amen, NYQ Books, 2012). He is the Editor-in-Chief of X-Peri. 

Irene Koronas is the author of 8 collections of poetry and collaborative writing including Codify (forthcoming from The Knives Fork and Spoons Press, 2017), heshe egregore (with Daniel Y. Harris, Éditions du Cygne, 2016), Turtle Grass (Muddy River Books, 2014), Emily Dickinson (Propaganda Press, 2010) and Self Portrait Drawn From Many (Ibbetson Street Press, 2007). She is the Managing Editor of X-Peri.

Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino is the author of The Valise (Dead Academics Press, 2012) and the Founding Editor-in-Chief of E.ratio. Born, raised and currently residing in Greenwich Village, New York, he holds a degree in Philosophy from Fordham University. In 2009, he received the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Doctor of Arts in Leadership program at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire. A widely published author and poet, he blogs at The Postmodern Romantic. 


KGB: Monday Night Poetry - John Godfrey + Rebecca Wolff + Henry Israeli

November 21, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Henry Israeli’s poetry collections include New Messiahs (Four Way Books: 2002), Praying to the Black Cat (Del Sol: 2010), and god’s breath hovering across the waters, forthcoming from Four Way Books in 2016. He is the translator of Fresco: the Selected Poetry of Luljeta Lleshanaku (New Directions: 2002), Child of Nature (New Directions: 2010), and Haywire: New and Selected Poems (Bloodaxe, 2011). He has been awarded fellowship grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Canada Council on the Arts, and elsewhere. His poetry and translations have appeared in numerous journals including American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Harvard Review, The Iowa Review, The Literary Review, Tin House, Fence, and Verse as well as several anthologies. Henry Israeli is also the founder and editor of Saturnalia Books (www.saturnaliabooks.com). He is Asst. Professor of English and Associate Director of the Certificate in Writing and Publishing Program at Drexel University in Philadelphia.

John Godfrey was born in Massena, N.Y. in 1945. He is the author of 14 collections of poetry, including The City Keeps: Selected and New Poems 1966-2014 (Wave Books, May 2016). He received an A.B. from Princeton University in 1967, and took a B.S. in Nursing from Columbia University in 1994. He has received fellowships from the General Electric Foundation (1984), the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (2009), and the Z Foundation (2013). He retired in 2011 after 17 years as a nurse clinician in HIV/AIDS. He has lived in the East Village of Manhattan since the 1960s.

Rebecca Wolff is the author of four collections of poetry, one novel, and numerous pieces of occasional prose. Her first book, Manderley, was selected for the National Poetry Series by Robert Pinsky. Her second, Figment, was selected for the Barnard Women Poets Prize by Claudia Rankine and Eavan Boland. Her third, The King, was published by W. W. Norton in 2009. Her novel The Beginners was published by Riverhead in 2011. Her latest collection, One Morning—, was published by Wave Books in 2015. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop and has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony and the Millay Colony for the Arts. In 1998, Wolff founded the influential literary journal Fence; in 2001 she founded Fence Books and launched The Constant Critic website. Wolff lives in Hudson, New York, and is currently a fellow at the New York State Writers Institute at the University at Albany.


An Evening with Dorothy, a Publishing Project

November 20, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

About Dorothy:

Dorothy, a publishing project is a press devoted to publishing innovative works of fiction, or near fiction, or about fiction, mostly by women. Founded in 2010 by Danielle Dutton and Martin Riker, the press puts out two books together every fall, and has published such ground-breaking authors as Renee Gladman, Barbara Comyns, Amina Cain, Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi, Suzanne Scanlon, Joanna Walsh, and Nell Zink. The press has been widely acclaimed, most recently in an article in The Atlantic stating that “Dorothy books emerge each October like ringing endorsements of writers you’ve never heard of by a friend whose taste you can absolutely trust.” In October 2016, Dorothy releases Jen George’s debut The Babysitter at Rest (which Matthew Barney calls “completely warped") and the first US edition of Nathalie Léger’s Suite for Barbara Loden (which Valieria Luiselli calls “brilliant").

JEN GEORGE was born in Thousand Oaks, California. She lives and works in New York City. Her stories have appeared recently in BOMB (her story “The Babysitter at Rest” was chosen by Sheila Heti for their 2015 Fiction Prize), n+1, and Harper’s. The Babysitter at Rest is her first book, published in 2016 by Dorothy.

JOANNA RUOCCO is a prize-winning author of five books and co-editor of the fiction journal Birkensnake. Ruocco received her MFA at Brown, and a Ph.D. in creative writing from the University of Denver. Her most recent novel is Dan, which was published by Dorothy in 2014.

MARIANNE FRITZ (1948–2007) was an Austrian novelist. In 2015, Dorothy published the first English translation of Fritz’s first novel The Weight of Things (trans. Adrian Nathan West). After winning acclaim with this novel—awarded the Robert Walser Prize in 1978—Fritz embarked on a 10,000-page literary project called “The Fortress,” creating over her lifetime elaborate colorful diagrams and typescripts so complicated that her publisher had to print them straight from her original documents; this project earned her cult status, comparisons to James Joyce no less than Henry Darger, and admirers including Elfriede Jelinek and W. G. Sebald.

JEREMY M. DAVIES is the author of three books, most recently the story collection The Knack of Doing (Godine, 2016). He is an editor at FSG and has long been a friend to Dorothy, a publishing project (and helped edit the translation of Marianne Fritz’s The Weight of Things).

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,

Rich Ferguson & Jessica Ana Blau

November 20, 2016
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

RR: TNS After Hours

November 18, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The New School MFA program reading
No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Paragraph

November 18, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Spuyten Duyvil book party

November 15, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Upon arriving in New York in 1976, Jeffrey Cyphers Wright studied with Ted Berrigan and Alice Notley at St. Mark’s Church. He also studied with Allen Ginsberg at Brooklyn College and received an MFA in poetry. In the late 1970s he performed at PS122’s avant-garde-arama. He started Hard Press in 1978 where he published three books, including the anthology 3-Zero, Turning Thirty, and 100 postcards by different artists and poets. A selection of the postcards were included in the book A Secret Location on the Lower East Side, and were displayed at New York Public Library. Wright read often at St. Mark’s Poetry Project between 1979 and 1990 and served a three-year term on the Project Board of Directors. In 1996, Wright performed in two of the Museum of Modern Art’s poetry series curated by Lita Hornick.

Janet Hamill was born in Jersey City, NJ and raised from the age of five in the northern New Jersey town of New Milford. She received her B.A. in English from Rowan University and an MFA in Creative Writing from New England College. She is the author of six books: Troublante (Oliphant Press), The Temple (Telephone Books), Nostalgia of the Infinite (Ocean View Books), Lost Ceilings (Telephone Books), Body of Water (Bowery Books) and Tales from the Eternal Café (Three Rooms Press). Her poetry and short fiction has appeared in anthologies and journals, including Up Late: American Poetry Since 1970, The Low-Tech Manual, Living with the Animals, The Unmade Bed, Deep Down: The New Sensual Writing by Women, Bowery Women Poems, Have a NYC, A Slant of Light: Contemporary Women Writers of the Hudson Valley, In/Filtration: An Anthology of Innovative Poetry from the Hudson River Valley, Maintenant: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art, Bomb, City Lights Review, Café Review, New Wilderness, The World, Recluse, Kansas Quarterly, Poetry Flash, the Hart Crane Newsletter and Alexandria Quarterly: A Curated Journal of Art and Literature.

A strong proponent of the spoken word, she has read at The Poetry Project at St. Marks Church, The People’s Poetry Gathering, The Walt Whitman Cultural Center, the WORD Festival, the Bowery Poetry Club, the Knitting Factory, CBGB’s Gallery, the Nuyorican Café, Central Park Summer Stage, Lowell Celebrates Kerouac, the Andy Warhol Museum, Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival, the Liss Ard Festival in County Cork, Ireland, Patti Smith’s Meltdown Festival in London, the Latitude Festival in Southwold, England and Liverpool’s Heartbeats series. In collaboration with the band Lost Ceilings (formerly named Moving Star) she has released two CD’s of spoken word and music, Flying Nowhere (Yes No Maybe Records) and Genie of the Alphabet (Not Records). A documentary about the creative process of Janet Hamill and Lost Ceilings, Bearing Witness, is viewable on You Tube.

She has been a writer-in-residence at Naropa University and a MFA teaching assistant at New England College.  She has also lectured and taught workshops in New York City, the Hudson Valley, London and Liverpool.

After living in New York City from 1967 to 1993, Janet moved to New York State’s Hudson Valley.


KGB: Monday Night Poetry - Lara Mimosa Montes + Sara Jane Stoner

November 14, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lara Mimosa Montes is a writer based in New York and Minneapolis. Her work has appeared in Fence, BOMB, The Third Rail, and elsewhere. She holds a Ph.D. in English from The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Currently, Lara teaches poetry at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and works as a contributing editor for Triple Canopy. Her first book, The Somnambulist, is forthcoming from Horse Less Press. She was born in the Bronx.

Born and raised in Colorado, Sara Jane Stoner is a writer and teacher living in Brooklyn who holds an MFA from Indiana University and is pursuing a PhD in English at CUNY Graduate Center with a focus on critical pedagogies and queer theory, particularly in the context of contemporary experimental writing. Currently she teaches at Cooper Union and Baruch College and edits reviews for The Poetry Project Newsletter. Her first book, Experience in the Medium of Destruction, was published by Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs in 2015, and was nominated for a Lambda Award.


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

November 11, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Buck and a Quarter Quartet

November 10, 2016
9:00 pm -

Doors 9:00, music 9:30.
No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: NY Writers Workshop

November 10, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Monday Night Poetry - Amber Tamblyn + Jenny Zhang

November 07, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Amber Tamblyn is the author of Dark Sparkler (Harper Collins, 2015). She has been an actress since the age of nine and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Jenny Zhang is the author of Hags (Guillotine, 2014) and Dear Jenny, We Are All Find (Octopus Books, 2012). Her collection of short stories, Sour Heart, is forthcoming from Random House in 2017.


KGB: New Meridian Arts Launch Party

November 04, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come Celebrate Our First Books With Us!

Nina Cassian’s The Avant Guard Doesn’t Die and Never Surrenders
The late poet Nina Cassian was very familiar with the avant-garde’s joyful flights and chivalrous desperation. Funny and challenging, imaginative and unique in style, in the book of her most famous avant-garde poems from over six decades and her accompanying witty drawings, Nina invents a new language of force and grace.

Adrian Sangeorzan’s Among Women: Tales of a Woman’s Doctor
“Sangeorzan, in the tradition, and with the brilliance of Chekhov, weaves his own immigrant experience in these tales of a suspenseful human web. He is a writer for our time who answers the recurring question of American identity with exquisite and persuasive art.” ~ Andrei Codrescu, poet and chronicler of American life

Snezana Zabic’s The Breath Capital
The Breath Capital is haunted by 20th-century Europe, but it exists in the Unites States in the 21st century, amid the current drama of late-capitalist class struggle tied to the past and present racial and gender politics. To extend the well-known metaphor by William Carlos Williams, Zabic’s poetry is a machine that condenses the amorphous and oftentimes banal vapor of human achievement and error in order to produce liquid or even icy verse.

After the reading Rent Party with Snezana Zabic will play a few tunes.  https://www.facebook.com/rentpartychicago/

New Meridian Arts is a non-profit organization dedicated to the artistic exchange between cultures through a wide variety of activities, from book publishing and magazine production, to visual and performing arts. In this era of globalization which comes with its own political and cultural challenges, multiculturalism is a priority in order to better understand the world and its diversity. New Meridian Arts hopes to give voice to original and over-looked international writers of talent and scope, encouraging translations of their works from and into English. We are interested in artists who can make a difference to the American cultural environment, in order to broaden and facilitate American access to the rich contemporary life of letters and arts found in other parts of the globe.


KGB: FIZZ reading

November 01, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Monday Night Poetry - Rae Armantrout + Kaveh Akbar

October 31, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Rae Armantrout has published numerous books of poetry, including Partly: New and Selected Poems, 2001–2015 (Wesleyan University Press, 2016); Itself (Wesleyan University Press, 2015), and Versed (Wesleyan University Press, 2009), which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2010.  Armantrout’s poetry has been widely anthologized, appearing in Language Poetries, (New Directions), In The American Tree, (National Poetry Foundation), Postmodern American Poetry (W.W. Norton), Poems for the Millennium, Vol. 2 (University of California Press), American Women Poets of the 21st Century (Wesleyan University Press), and several editions of Best American Poetry. She is also the author of a prose memoir, True, which was published by Atelos in 1998. She has taught writing for almost twenty years at the University of California, San Diego.

Kaveh Akbar is the founder and editor of Divedapper. His poems appear recently or soon in American Poetry Review, Guernica, PBS NewsHour, POETRY, Tin House, and elsewhere. His debut full-length, Calling a Wolf a Wolf, is forthcoming from Alice James Books in early 2018, and a chapbook, Portrait of the Alcoholic, will be out with Sibling Rivalry Press in January 2017. Kaveh was born in Tehran, Iran, and currently lives in Florida. 


Robert Schirmer

October 30, 2016
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: Bjorn Ingelstam and the Dirty Foreigners

October 29, 2016
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Michael Arenella Quartet

October 27, 2016
8:30 pm -

doors 8:30 music 9pm
No cover.  2 drink minimum.
For reservations email lori@kgbbar.com


KGB: Best in Horror

October 26, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

BRIAN KEENE writes novels, comic books, short fiction, and occasional journalism for money. He is the author of over forty books, mostly in the horror, crime, and dark fantasy genres. His 2003 novel, The Rising, is often credited (along with Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead comic and Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later film) with inspiring pop culture’s current interest in zombies. Keene’s novels have been translated into German, Spanish, Polish, Italian, French, Taiwanese, and many more. In addition to his own original work, Keene has written for media properties such as Doctor Who, The X-Files, Hellboy, Masters of the Universe, and Superman. Several of Keene’s novels have been developed for film, including Ghoul, The Ties That Bind, and Fast Zombies Suck. Several more are in-development or under option. Keene also serves as Executive Producer for the independent film studio Drunken Tentacle Productions. Keene also oversees Maelstrom, his own small press publishing imprint specializing in collectible limited editions, via Thunderstorm Books. Keene’s work has been praised in such diverse places as The New York Times, The History Channel, The Howard Stern Show, CNN.com, Publisher’s Weekly, Media Bistro, Fangoria Magazine, and Rue Morgue Magazine. He has won numerous awards and honors, including the 2014 World Horror Grandmaster Award, 2001 Bram Stoker Award for Nonfiction, 2003 Bram Stoker Award for First Novel, 2004 Shocker Award for Book of the Year, and Honors from United States Army International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan and Whiteman A.F.B. (home of the B-2 Stealth Bomber) 509th Logistics Fuels Flight. A prolific public speaker, Keene has delivered talks at conventions, college campuses, theaters, and inside Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, VA. The father of two sons, Keene lives in rural Pennsylvania.

MARY SAN GIOVANNI is the author of the THE HOLLOWER trilogy (the first of which was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award), THRALL, CHAOS, and the forthcoming CHILLS (aka THE BLUE PEOPLE), and the novellas FOR EMMY, POSSESSING AMY, THE FADING PLACE, and NO SONGS FOR THE STARS, as well as the collections UNDER COVER OF NIGHT and A DARKLING PLAIN. Her fiction has appeared in periodicals and anthologies for the last decade. She has a Masters degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, Pittsburgh, where she studied under genre greats. She is currently a member of The Authors Guild, The International Thriller Writers, and Penn Writers, and was previously an Active member in the Horror Writers Association.

CHRISTOPH PAUL is a musician and YA & Bizarro Fiction author including books “Great White House Vol.1 & Vol.2” and “Slasher Camp for Nerd Dorks” published by Eraserhead Press.  He is an editor for Clash/Clash Books including their anthology “Walk Hand In Hand Into Extinction: Stories Inspired by True Detective”. He is c0-publisher and editor of New English Press. He was guitar player/singer of The Only Prescription and Moses Moses, but still wishes he was a gangsta rapper. He is currently finishing a poetry collection titled “Horror Film Poems” and a YA Bizarro book about Cosplay. 


KGB: Jenna & Emma

October 25, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Monday Night Poetry - John Beer + Christine Kanownik

October 24, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

John Beer is the author of Lucinda (Canarium, 2016) and The Waste Land and Other Poems (Canarium, 2010), and the editor of Poems (1962-1997) by Robert Lax (Wave, 2013). He lives in Portland, OR and teaches creative writing at Portland State University.

Christine Kanownik is the author of KING OF PAIN (Monk Books 2016). Her poetry can or will be found at FENCE, Poetry Crush, Jubilat, among others. Her chapbook We Are Now Beginning to Act Wildly was published in 2012 by Diez Press. 


Ronna Wineberg & Donna Baier Stein

October 23, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ronna Wineberg is the author of On Bittersweet Place, which is her first novel, and a debut collection, Second Language, which won the New Rivers Press Many Voices Project Literary Competition, and was the runner-up for the 2006 Reform Judaism Prize for Jewish Fiction. Her stories have appeared in American Way, Colorado Review, South Dakota Review and elsewhere, and been broadcast on National Public Radio. She is the recipient of a scholarship to the Bread Loaf Writers Conference and residencies to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Ragdale foundation. She has been awarded a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. She is the founding fiction editor of the Bellevue Literary Review, and lives in New York.

Long before the phenomenon that is Lena Dunham, Ronna Wineberg gives us the unforgettable Lena Czernitski. This incredible girl will steal your heart. She is passionate and practical, fierce but also forgiving. Wineberg’s debut novel On Bittersweet Place will hold you in its gentle enthrall.  A coming of age novel, an immigrant story, and an altogether moving meditation on life and the pursuit of happiness.” ––Marcy Dermansky,

Donna is the author of Sympathetic People (Iowa Finalist Award Winner and 2015 IndieBook Awards Finalist) and Sometimes You Sense the Difference. An earlier version of her forthcoming novel The Silver Baron’s Wife won the PEN/New England Discovery Award. Her writing has earned three Pushcart nominations. She has received a Bread Loaf Scholarship, Johns Hopkins University MFA Fellowship, Allen E. Ginsberg Poetry Prize, grants from the New Jersey Council on the Arts and Poetry Society of Virginia, a Scholarship from the Summer Literary Seminars, and more. Donna Baier Stein reads from her novel, The Silver Baron’s Wife

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: Spaghetti Eastern Music

October 21, 2016
9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

$5 cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Sirene Salone

October 21, 2016
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

$20 cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: FBomb NY

October 21, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

Michael Gillan Maxwell is a writer and visual artist in the Finger Lakes Region of NY state. A teller of tales and singer of songs. Maxwell is the author of The Part Time Shaman Handbook: An Introduction For Beginners (2015). Contact:michaelgillanmaxwell@gmail.com

Robert Vaughan is an author of poetry, hybrid and fiction writing, with four published books: Microtones (2012), Diptychs + Triptychs + Lipsticks + Dipshits (2013), Addicts & Basements (2014), and RIFT (2015).

Meg Tuite is author of two short story collections, Bound By Blue (2013) Sententia Books and Domestic Apparition (2011) San Francisco Bay Press, and five chapbooks. She teaches at Santa Fe Community College, and is a columnist at Connotation Press and JMWW. Her blog: megtuite.com/

Len Kuntz is a writer from Washington State, an editor at the online magazine Literary Orphans, and the author of I’M NOT SUPPOSED TO BE HERE AND NEITHER ARE YOU (2015).  You can also find him at lenkuntz.blogspot.com/

Karen Stefano is the author of The Secret Games of Words (2016). She is Fiction Editor for Connotation Press. Her stories have appeared in The South Carolina Review, Tampa Review, Santa Fe Literary Review, Epiphany, and elsewhere. Karen was nominated for the XXXVIII Pushcart Prize. She lives in Southern California and is currently at work on a novel.


RR: NY Writers Workshop

October 20, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: MWA Reading

October 18, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Chris DeWan and friends

October 18, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover. 

Hoopty Time Machines (and other time machines!)

Christopher DeWan reads from his new short story collection HOOPTY TIME MACHINES. The stories include fairy tale heroines, introspective superheroes, and a whole menagerie of myths and monsters, but at their heart, each one is deeply human, and at least a little bit heartbreaking. One of the “most anticipated small press books of 2016.”

With special, surprise guests!

“Like Barry Yourgrau went on tour with sad, lyrical stand-up routines—funny, sharp, playful zingers of stories that reach right out to grab a reader.” - Aimee Bender, author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

“Hoopty Time Machines is much like a bag of M&M’s, in that it’s nearly impossible, once you’ve opened it, not to consume it down to the last morsel, and fast. It is less like a bag of M&M’s in that you never know what you’ll find beneath the candy coating: a peanut or an amphetamine, a rosary bead or a thumbtack.” - Kevin Brockmeier, author of The Illumination

“An absolute delight from the first page to the last: it’s like that scene in Singin’ in the Rain, only with ideas instead of puddles.” - Ben Loory, author of Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day


KGB: Monday Night Poetry - Jean Valentine + Jane Mead

October 17, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jean Valentine is the author of thirteen books of poetry, published from 1965 to her most recent book, Shirt in Heaven, in 2015.  She has also, with Ilya Kaminsky, published a translation of Marina Tsvetaeva’s poetry, Dark Elderberry Branch, in 2012. She has taught in a number of undergraduate and MFA writing programs, in the NYC area, where she lives, and at a few Low Residence MFA writing programs as well.  Her first book won The Yale Series of Younger Poets award, and since then her work has been awarded the National Book Award and other prizes. 

Jane Mead is the author of four collections of poetry: The Lord and the General Din of the World (1996), The House of Poured-Out Waters (2001),The Usable Field (2008), and Money Money Money Water Water Water (2014).  She is the recipient of awards and fellowships from the Lannan, Whiting, and Guggenheim foundations. She has taught at Colby College, Washington University, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and was for many years poet-in-residence at Wake Forest University. Mead is currently on the faculty of the Drew University Low-Residency MFA program.


Jennifer Belle et. al.

October 16, 2016
9:00 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

October 14, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Buck and a Quarter Quartet

October 13, 2016
9:00 pm -

Doors 9:00, music 9:30.
No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Monday Night Poetry - Terrance Hayes + Stephen Burt

October 10, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Terrance Hayes is the author of Lighthead (Penguin 2010), winner of the 2010 National Book Award and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His other books are Wind In a Box (Penguin 2006), Hip Logic (Penguin 2002), and Muscular Music (Tia Chucha Press, 1999). His honors include a Whiting Writers Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a United States Artists Zell Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a MacArthur Fellowship.  How To Be Drawn (Penguin 2015), his most recent collection of poems, was a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award, the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award, and received the 2016 NAACP Image Award for Poetry. 

Stephen Burt is the author of the poetry collections Belmont (Graywolf Press, 2013) and Parallel Play (Graywolf Press, 2006).  Also a literary critic, Burt’s essay collection Close Calls with Nonsense (Graywolf Press, 2009) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His other critical works include The Art of the Sonnet (Harvard University Press, 2010); The Forms of Youth: Adolescence and 20th Century Poetry (Columbia University Press, 2007); Randall Jarrell and His Age (Columbia University Press, 2002); and Popular Music (Center for Literary Publishing, 1999).  Burt is currently a professor of English at Harvard University. He lives in the suburbs of Boston with his spouse, Jessie Bennett, and their two children.


Christine Sneed & Aviya Kushner & Andy Mozina

October 09, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Andy Mozina is author of the novel Contrary Motion (2016), which received a Starred Review in Booklist and was named a “Recommended Read” by the New York Post.
Mozina’s first story collection The Women Were Leaving the Men (2007) won the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award. His story collection Quality Snacks (2014) was a Flannery O’Connor Award finalist. His fiction has appeared in Tin House, The Southern Review, The Missouri Review, and McSweeney’s:  The Small Chair. Andy’s work received special citations in Best American Short Stories, Pushcart Prize, and New Stories from the Midwest. He resides with his wife and daughter in Kalamazoo, and teaches at Kalamazoo College.

Christine Sneed. Along with being named a finalist for the 2010 Los Angeles Times book prize in the first-fiction category, her first book, Portraits of a Few of the People I’ve Made Cry won AWP’s 2009 Grace Paley Prize, was awarded Ploughshares’ John C. Zacharis prize, and was chosen as Book of the Year by the Chicago Writers Association in the traditionally published fiction category.  Portraits was also longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story prize and was named one of the seven best books of the year by Time Out Chicago. Her second book, the novel Little Known Facts, won the Society of Midland Authors Award for best adult fiction 2013, was named one of Booklist’s top ten debut novels of 2013, and best new book by a local author by Chicago Magazine.

She has published stories in Best American Short Stories, PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, New England Review, The Southern Review, Ploughshares, Pleiades, Glimmer Train, Massachusetts Review, Meridian, Other Voices, Greensboro Review, River Styx, Phoebe, South Dakota Review, and a number of other journals.
She reads from her fourth book, the story collection The Virginity of Famous Men,

Aviya Kushner’s first book, The Grammar of God: A Journey Into the Words and Worlds of the Bible (Spiegel & Grau/Random House 2015), is about the intense experience of reading the Bible in English after an entire life of reading it in Hebrew.

Her writing has also appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Gulf Coast, Partisan Review, Poets & Writers, A Public Space, The Wilson Quarterly, and Zoetrope: All-Story.

She has worked as travel columnist for The International Jerusalem Post and as a poetry columnist for BarnesandNoble.com. I am currently an associate professor of Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago, and I am a contributing editor at A Public Space as well as a mentor for The National Yiddish Book Center.

“In a word, it’s brilliant. And beautiful…even if you’ve no interest in religion, the linguistic excursion here is not to be missed.”
– Barbara Mahaney, The Chicago Tribune

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: Ruby Revue Burlesque

October 07, 2016
10:00 pm -

doors 10pm.  Show 10:30 2 drink minimum


KGB: FREE WATER #15

October 07, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: TNS After Hours

October 07, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The New School MFA program reading
No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: The Green Fairy

October 06, 2016
9:30 pm -

Doors open at 9:30.
$20 with Dress Code
$15 with Suggested Attire
2 drink minimum

Join us as we launch our monthly showcase of absinthe tasting and entertainment, featuring a new brand of absinthe and a variety of risqué and bawdy performances each month, along with an academic illustration of what makes absinthe a unique and mysterious liqueur.

Our first sponsor is Vieux Carré Absinthe Supérieure from Philadelphia Distilling.

With Special Guests to be determined, presented by Zelda Magazine.


KGB: Liars’ League - Truth & Consequences

October 05, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Katie McKenna’s book launch

October 04, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Monday Night Poetry - Nick Flynn + Wendy Xu

October 03, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Nick Flynn has worked as a ship’s captain, an electrician, and as a case-worker with homeless adults.  His most recent book is My Feelings (Graywolf, 2015), a collection of poems.  He has received fellowships and awards from, among others, The Guggenheim Foundation, PEN, and the Library of Congress.  Some of the venues his poems, essays, and non-fiction have appeared in include The New Yorker, the Paris Review, and National Public Radio’s This American Life.  He is currently a professor on the creative writing faculty at the University of Houston, where he is in reisdence each spring.

Wendy Xu is the author of Phrasis (Fence, 2017), You Are Not Dead (CSU Poetry Center, 2013), and the recipient of a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. Her work has appeared (or is forthcoming) in Best American Poetry, Boston Review, A Public Space, Poetry, and elsewhere. She currently teaches in the Creative Writing MFA program at Columbia University, and serves as Poetry Editor for Hyperallergic.


Megan Staffel & Karen Brennan

October 02, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Megan Staffel’s new collection of short fiction, The Exit Coach, is just out from Four Way Books.  She is the author of two novels and two collections of short fiction.  She splits her time between Brooklyn and rural New York State and teaches in the Warren Wilson MFA Program.  Please visit www.meganstaffel.com for more information.

The Exit Coach is a book of wonderful, astute stories.  Staffel’s characters keep falling upon whatever they least expect, as the plots move beautifully toward a just view of human bumbling.  A remarkable collection.

--Joan Silber

There are so many features to admire in Megan Staffel’s work, including her wry humor, her precision of language, her wisdom in general, but maybe what is most striking is the love she affords her heroes and heroines.  The stories in this beautiful collection are dignified by deep feeling.
<--Jane Hamilton
Karen Brennan is the author of six books of varying genres including poetry collections Here on Earth (1989) and The Real Enough World (2006), both from Wesleyan University Press; AWP Award-winning short fiction Wild Desire (1990), U Mass Press; The Garden in Which I Walk (2005), Fiction Collective 2; and a memoir, Being with Rachel (2001) Norton.  Her fiction, poetry and nonfiction has appeared in anthologies from Norton, Penguin, Graywolf, Spuytin Duyvil, Michigan and Georgia, among others. A National Endowment of the Arts recipient, she is Professor Emerita at the University of Utah and teaches at the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.  She holds a PhD from University of Arizona.

Praise for Karen Brennan’s Monsters

“Monsters takes the form of an extraordinary wunderkammer filled with narraticules…about what can’t stay, what was probably never there to begin with, and the beauty of that, and the biting loss.

--Lance Olsen, author of Theories of Forgetting

“Karen Brennan evokes here a fairy tale world that is just like this world, only sadder and stranger.”
--Kate Bernheimer, author of How a Mother Weaned her Girl from Fairy Tales

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

October 01, 2016
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Lit Crawl

October 01, 2016
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Paragraph

September 30, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Michael Arenella Quartet

September 29, 2016
8:30 pm -

doors 8:30 music 9pm
No cover.  2 drink minimum.
For reservations email lori@kgbbar.com


KGB: Four Way Books Fall 2016 Launch Reading

September 29, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Grace Bonner holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University and a BA from Sarah Lawrence College. Round Lake, a Four Way Books Fall 2016 title, is her first book of poetry. She is a MacDowell fellow, and the former Director of the 92Y Poetry Center. She has taught English and Creative Writing at the Pierrepont School and abroad. Her poems have appeared in The New Republic, The Paris Review, Parnassus, Poetry Daily, The Southampton Review and other publications. Her memoir, Ghost Tracks, is about inheritance, sibling rivalry, mental illness, and how the American prison-industrial complex stretched one fragile family to its breaking point. She is a mentor in PEN’s Prison Writing Program.

Karen Brennan is the author of seven books of varying genres including poetry collections Here on Earth (1989) andThe Real Enough World (2006), both from Wesleyan University Press; AWP Award-winning short fiction Wild Desire (1990), U Mass Press; The Garden in Which I Walk (2005), Fiction Collective 2; a memoir, Being with Rachel (2001) Norton; poetry collection little dark (2014), published by Four Way Books, and prose poetry/fiction, Monsters, a Four Way Books Fall 2016 title. Her fiction, poetry and nonfiction has appeared in anthologies from Norton, Penguin, Graywolf, Spuytin Duyvil, Michigan and Georgia, among others. A National Endowment of the Arts recipient, she is Professor Emerita at the University of Utah and teaches at the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.

Henry Israeli is the author of god’s breath hovering across the waters, a Four Way Books Fall 2016 title. His previous poetry collections include New Messiahs (Four Way Books: 2002), and Praying to the Black Cat (Del Sol: 2010). He is the translator of Fresco: the Selected Poetry of Luljeta Lleshanaku (New Directions: 2002), Child of Nature (New Directions: 2010), and Haywire: New and Selected Poems (Bloodaxe, 2011). He is also the founder and editor of Saturnalia Books.

Jen Levitt received her MFA from NYU. Her poems have appeared in Boston Review, Tin House, Sixth Finch, The Literary Review, CutBank, No, Dear and elsewhere. She lives in New York City and teaches high school students. The Off-Season, a Four Way Books Fall 2016 title, is her first book.


KGB: The Rat Hunt Boys book launch

September 28, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

To celebrate the release of Anna Mockler’s The Rat Hunt Boys (Autonomedia/Unbearables 2016), eight readers will perform brief excerpts from this experimental fiction novel that’s rocking the nation:

Stephanie Batchelder (playwright/actor)
Fred Bendheim & Sarah Edkins (artist and theatrical)
Diehl Edwards (essayist/stonemason)
Jim Feast (writer/editor)
Bonny Finberg (writer)
Chris Hammett (actor/director)
Amy Holman (poet/editor)
and the author, Anna Mockler.

About the Author:
Anna Mockler’s novel, The Rat Hunt Boys, was published May 2016 (Unbearables/ Autonomedia). Her story collection, Burning Salt (StringTown Press) appeared in 2004.  Her fiction has appeared in Brooklyn Rail, Sensitive Skin, Exquisite Corpse, Crab Creek Review, Raven Chronicles, Dial, Smoking Poet, Oxygen, Point No Point, etc.  Other fiction was included in The Big Book of Sex (2011, Unbearables/Autonomedia), The Worst Book I Ever Read (2009, ibid.), Wreckage of Reason: Anthology of XXperimental Prose by Women Writers (Vol. I 2008; Vol. II 2014, Spuyten Duyvil) and Dogs Cats Crows (2001, Black Heron). She was born in New York and has lived all over the country, where she held the traditional jobs of a writer:  insulation contractor, factory worker, office temp, waitress, printer, cabdriver, restoration ecologist, and English adjunct.  She lives in Brooklyn.

Synopsis of The Rat Hunt Boys:
What remains of being human when everything is lost? After a cataclysm destroyed their world, the dregs of Charnholm made what lives they could along its stony coast. They toil to keep flesh on their bones, and to get clean water from the richards, who live in shelter caves high above the harbor, guarded by mercenaries. To occupy the young dregs, always a potential source of revolt, the richards hold Rat Hunts in which the boldest, the Rat Hunt Boys, spear plague-ridden vermin, while the Rimers pace before them, anathematizing the rats in verse, and the Musicians play atop the Hunt Wagon in a cloud of smoke and fat of burning rats in the Wagon’s iron gut. As the Hunt grows increasingly deadly, a conspiracy begins brewing to topple the elite. This is the tale of how they came to rebel, and what success they had.

Blurbs for The Rat Hunt Boys:
“In a society of dregs serving the richards in myriad roles — rope dancers, smiths, scutmen, scavengers, harem horii, beaters, rat hunt boys, and rimers — it is Mary Kath M’Cool, apprentice rimer anathematizing rats with verse for hunt boys to more easily skewer, who one day asks her beloved brother, Finn, ‘Are we no the many, they the few? Nobbut a few shelter caves and hundreds of dregs?’ Half the pleasure in reading The Rat Hunt Boys is following the four children of Cider Mother into awareness of who they are and where they could be, and half is the fertile and alliterative, lovely-gruesome, bramble-lyric lexicon Anna Mockler coined to transport us to Charnholm a generation after The Burning where light-boned, agile spawn go spag diving to keep the lamps lit, and dregs sing the revolution.’’ — Amy Holman

“Anna Mockler expertly employs brilliant Swiftian satire, visceral surrealism, and bracing historical fiction smoldering with gothic overtones and riddled with vibrant, sprawling, and rabidly urgent storytelling in this highly potent kaleidoscopic orgy of a post-apocalyptic epic. Expansive, incredibly imaginative, entirely singular and an absolute pleasure to read.’’ — Donald Breckenridge

“The perfect story to read aloud either to your elders or youngsters, whomever is stranger. If language is a virus, as Burroughs put it, this strain of pidgin is mutantly vaccine resistant, bubonic in its intensity; a queerly affecting tale of creatures ravaged by apocalyptic misadventure.’’ — Kevin Riordan


KGB: Spuyten Duyvil

September 27, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jorge Armenteros reading from AIR
http://www.spuytenduyvil.net/air.html

“Imena, a student of perfumery, arrives in Marrakech in an attempt to free herself from the overbearing intensity of her boyfriend Patricio, a philosophy professor at l’Université Paris-Sorbonne. She takes residence behind the red door of a hotel whose attendant, the striped tunic, officiates life under an aura of mysticism and danger.”

and

Martin Nakell reading from The Lord of Silence
http://www.spuytenduyvil.net/the-lord-of-silence.html

“In The Lord of Silence, a thrilling espionage and adventure novel, focused as much on the people involved in such danger as on human history...”

and friends!


KGB: Monday Night Poetry - Solmaz Sharif + Monica Youn

September 26, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Born in Istanbul to Iranian parents, Solmaz Sharif holds degrees from U.C. Berkeley, where she studied and taught with June Jordan’s Poetry for the People, and New York University. Her work has appeared in The New Republic, Poetry, The Kenyon Review, jubilat, Gulf Coast, Boston Review, Witness, and others. The former managing director of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, her work has been recognized with a “Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Prize, scholarships from NYU and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, a winter fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, an NEA fellowship, and a Stegner Fellowship. She has most recently been selected to receive a 2014 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award as well as a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship. She is currently a Jones Lecturer at Stanford University. Her first poetry collection, LOOK, will be published by Graywolf Press in 2016.

Monica Youn is the author of Blackacre (Graywolf Press 2016), Ignatz (Four Way Books 2010), which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and Barter (Graywolf Press 2003). She has received fellowships from the Library of Congress, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation – Bellagio, Yaddo and MacDowell. Her poems have been widely published, including in Poetry, The New Yorker, The New Republic, The Paris Review, andThe Best American Poetry. She has previously taught at Columbia University, Bennington College, and the Warren Wilson and Sarah Lawrence M.F.A. programs, and she currently teaches at Princeton University. A former lawyer, she lives in New York.


An Evening with PEN Translations

September 25, 2016
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: James Delano and Friends

September 24, 2016
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

September 23, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Andrei Codrescu book launch

September 20, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

LIVE MAG! PRESENTS AT KGB
3 DAWG KNIGHTS
featuring Andrei Codrescu
with Jeffrey Cyphers Wright
and Anton Yakovlev

You are invited to an exclusive book party for Andrei Codrescu, the eminence gris-gris of belles lettres extraordinaire. With poetry by fellow Eastern European firebrand Anton Yakovlev and East Village genie Jeffrey Cyphers Wright

Andrei Codrescu’s new poetry book is The Art of Forgetting (Sheep Meadow Press, 2016). His recent books include Bibliodeath: My Archives (with Life in Footnotes), So Recently Rent a World: New and Selected Poems, 1968-2012, Whatever Gets You Through the Night: a Story of Sheherezade, The Poetry Lesson, and The Posthuman Dada Guide: Tzara and Lenin Play Chess. Andrei is an homme-de-lettres whose poetry, novels, and essays have been infiltrating the American psyche since he emigrated from his native Romania to Detroit in 1966. He is the author of forty books of poetry, fiction, and essays, and the founder of Exquisite Corpse: A Journal of Life & Letters (www.corpse.org). He has received a Peabody award for his film Road Scholar, and has reported for NPR and ABC News from Romania (1989) and Cuba (1996). He has been a commentator on NPR’s All Things Considered since 1983. He lives in New Orleans, the Ozarks, and New York.

Jeffrey Cyphers Wright is an artist, critic, eco-activist, impresario and publisher, but is best known as a poet. He received his MFA in Poetry after studying with Allen Ginsberg at Brooklyn College and taught there for several years. He served on the Poetry Project Board of Directors and also taught there. From 1987 to 2000 he ran Cover Magazine, the Underground National. He won Theater for the New City’s poetry contest in 2014. Author of 13 books, recent titles include Triple Crown, Sonnets from Spuyten Duyvil and Party Everywhere written during a residency with EMediaLoft. Wright currently writes criticism for White Hot Magazine, American Book Review and ArtNexus. He is a long time resident of the East Village in New York City. He produces literary events at KGB Lit Bar and La Mama ETC in conjunction with his magazine, Live Mag! www.livemag.org

Born in Moscow, Russia, Anton Yakovlev studied filmmaking and poetry at Harvard University. He is the author of poetry chapbooks Neptune Court (The Operating System, 2015), The Ghost of Grant Wood (Finishing Line Press, 2015), and Ordinary Impalers (Aldrich Press, early 2017). His poems are published or forthcoming in The New Yorker, The Hopkins Review, Fulcrum, Prelude, Measure, and elsewhere. His book of translations of poetry by Sergei Esenin is forthcoming from Sensitive Skin Books in late 2016. He has also directed several short films.


KGB: Monday Night Poetry - Campbell McGrath + Tyehimba Jess

September 19, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Campbell McGrath is the author of nine collections of poetry, including In The Kingdom of the Sea Monkeys (Ecco Press, 2012), Shannon (Ecco Press, 2009), and Seven Notebooks (Ecco Press, 2007). His third book, Spring Comes to Chicago (Ecco Press, 1996), won the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. McGrath’s honors include a MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress.

Detroit native Tyehimba Jess’ first book of poetry, leadbelly, was a winner of the 2004 National Poetry Series. The Library Journal and Black Issues Book Review both named it one of the “Best Poetry Books of 2005.” Jess, a Cave Canem and NYU alumnus, received a 2004 Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and was a 2004-2005 Winter Fellow at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. Jess is also a veteran of the 2000 and 2001 Green Mill Poetry Slam Team, and won a 2000 – 2001 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Poetry, the 2001 Chicago Sun-Times Poetry Award, and a 2006 Whiting Fellowship. He exhibited his poetry at the 2011 TEDxNashville Conference. Olio, his second collection, is forthcoming from Wave Books in April 2016. Jess is an Associate Professor of English at College of Staten Island.


Hunter College MFA Shorts

September 18, 2016
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: Mark Lockett Quartet

September 17, 2016
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

Featuring Emma Larsson
No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Red Hen Press

September 16, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Amy Hassinger is the author of After the Dam, Nina: Adolescence and The Priest’s Madonna. Her writing has been translated into five languages and has won awards from Creative Nonfiction, Publisher’s Weekly, and the Illinois Arts Council. Her work has appeared in numerous venues, including Creative Nonfiction, The Writer’s Chronicle, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and teaches in the University of Nebraska’s MFA in Writing Program. You can find out more about her at www.amyhassinger.com.

Teri Youmans Grimm is the author of Becoming Lyla Dore (Red Hen Press) and Dirt Eaters (University Press of Florida). Her writing has also appeared in Prairie Schooner, Indiana Review, Connecticut Review, South Dakota Review, Sugar House Review and Homegrown in Florida: An Anthology of Florida Childhoods, among other publications. She currently teaches in the low-res MFA program at the University of Nebraska. She lives in Jacksonville, Florida, with her husband and two children where she sings in a cover band and hunts alligators.

Nicelle Davis is a California poet, collaborator, and performance artist who walks the desert with her son J.J. in search of owl pellets and rattlesnake skins. Her poetry collections include The Walled Wife (Red Hen Press, 2016), In the Circus of You (Rose Metal Press, 2015), Becoming Judas (Red Hen Press, 2013), and Circe (Lowbrow Press, 2011). Her poetry film collaborations with Cheryl Gross have been shown across the world. She has taught poetry at Youth for Positive Change, an organization that promotes success for youth in secondary schools, MHA, Volunteers of America in their Homeless Youth Center, and with Red Hen’s WITS program. Recipient of the 2013 AROHO retreat 9 3/4 Fellowship, she is honored to work as a consultant for this important feminist organization. She currently teaches at Paraclete High School.


RR: TNS After Hours

September 16, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The New School MFA program reading.
No cover.  2 drink minimum. 


RR: NY Writers Workshop

September 15, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: At The Inkwell - National Translation Month

September 14, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

CAMILO ROLDÁN is a poet and translator living in Brooklyn. From 2011 to 2013, he co-curated the Triptych Reading Series and is currently editor-in-chief for the chapbook press Diez. He is the author and co-author respectively of the chapbooks Amilkar U., Nadaísta in Translation (These Signals Press 2011) and ∆ [delta] (TPR Press 2013). His latest chapbook, La Torre, is out now from Well Greased Press (2015). Most recently, his work has appeared in iO, Dreginald, Prelude, The Poetry Project Newsletter, and Aufgabe.

LOLA KOUNDAKJIAN enjoys her poetry diplomacy, touring the world to read at poetry festivals. In 2006 she began the Armenian Poetry Project – a resource for poetry and translations. She is the author of The Accidental Observer (2011 USA) and Advice to a Poet (2014 Peru; 2015 USA) and her poems have appeared in South American anthologies. www.lolakoundakjian.com and Armenian-poetry.blogspot.com.

CARMEN FIRAN, born in Romania, is a poet, a fiction and play writer, and a journalist. She has published more than 20 books of poetry, novels, essays and short stories. Her recent books are Inferno (SD Press), Rock and Dew (Sheep Meadow Press), Interviews and Encounters (with Nina Cassian, Sheep Meadow Press), Words and Flesh (Talisman Publishers), The Second Life (Columbia University Press). Her writings appear in translation in many literary magazines and in various anthologies in France, Israel, Sweden, Germany, Ireland, Poland, Canada, U K, and in the USA. She is a member of PEN American Center and the Poetry Society of America. www.carmenfiran.com.


KGB: Monday Night Poetry - Jason Schneiderman + Erika Meitner

September 12, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jason Schneiderman is the author of Sublimation Point, winner of the Richard Snyder Prize from Ashland Poetry Press, Striking Surface, A Stahlecker Selection from Four Way Books, and Primary Source, winner of the Benjamin Saltman award.  His poetry and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry, Poetry London, Grand Street, The Penguin Book of the Sonnet, Story Quarterly, and Tin House. Jason has received fellowships from Yaddo, The Fine Arts Work Center, and The Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.  He was the recipient of the Emily Dickinson Award from the Poetry Society of America in 2004, and a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Award in 2011. He is Poetry Editor of the Bellevue Literary Review, and Associate Editor at Painted Bride Quarterly.  Jason Schneiderman is an Assistant Professor at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, part of the City University of New York.

Erika Meitner is the author of four books of poems, including Copia (BOA Editions, 2014) and Ideal Cities (Harper Perennial, 2010), which was a 2009 National Poetry Series winner.  Meitner’s work has been anthologized widely in places including Best American Poetry 2011 and Best African American Essays 2010, and her poems have appeared in the past year in Virginia Quarterly Review, The New York Times Magazine, Tin House, and Oxford American. She was recently the 2015 US-UK Fulbright Scholar in Creative Writing at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen’s University Belfast, and is currently an associate professor of English at Virginia Tech, where she directs the MFA program in Creative Writing. 


Zachary Vickers & Matt Berical & Pauls

September 11, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

ZACHARY TYLER VICKERS is the author of Congratulations on Your Martyrdom!, forthcoming from Indiana University Press. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop where he was the Provost’s Fellow. He is the recipient of the Richard Yates Prize and Clark Fisher Ansley Prize for excellence in fiction. His work has appeared in numerous journals.

Pauls Toutonghi was born in 1976 to an Egyptian father and a Latvian mother. His writing has appeared in Granta, The New York Times, Zoetrope: All-Story, The Boston Review, Five Chapters, One Story, Sports Illustrated, Book Magazine, and numerous other periodicals. He received a Pushcart Prize for his short story, Regeneration, which appeared in The Boston Review in 2000, when Pauls was twenty-three. His first novel, Red Weather, came out from Random House in 2006. It was translated into Latvian and German — and received good reviews in periodicals across the country, including The Miami Herald, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, The New York Times, The Seattle Times, The Oregonian, The Chicago Tribune, and The San Francisco Chronicle.

After receiving his PhD in English Literature from Cornell University, Toutonghi moved from Brooklyn, New York to Portland, Oregon — where he now teaches at Lewis & Clark College. He is the father of twins.

Matt Berical is a Senior Editor at Van Winkles. His work has appeared in Maxim and Mens Journal. 

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: Michelle Zangara Band

September 10, 2016
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Bon Bon Burlesque

September 10, 2016
9:00 pm -

9:00pm doors, 9:30pm show
$10 cover (cash only).  2 drink minimum.


RR: Bjorn Ingelstam and the Dirty Foreigners

September 09, 2016
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: FBomb NY

September 09, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Flash Fiction reading series
No cover.  2 drink minimum.


Bud Smith is the author of F250, Tollbooth, and Calm Face, among others. He works heavy construction and lives in Jersey City, Nj. https://budsmithwrites.com/


Nancy Stohlman is the creator and curator of The F-Bomb Flash Fiction Reading Series in Denver, a founding member of Fast Forward Press, and her work has been recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is a teacher of flash workshops, a college teacher, and an award winning author of six books, the latest being, “The Vixen Scream and Other Bible Stories”


Alice Kaltman is a writer, surfer, and parenting coach. She is the author of STAGGERWING, a collection of stories forthcoming in October 2016 from Tortoise Books. Her work appears or is forthcoming in numerous journals including Whiskey Paper, Storychord, Luna Luna Magazine, the Atticus Review, People Holding, Chicago Literati and Joyland, where her story STAY A WHILE was selected as a Longform Fiction Pick of the Week.


Loren Kleinman’s poetry has appeared in literary journals such as Drunken Boat, The Moth, Columbia Journal and more. Her fourth collection of poetry (prose poems), Stay with Me Awhile, released April 2016 via Winter Goose Publishing and her debut novel, This Way to Forever released with Evatopia Press late August 2016.


Jane Liddle is a friend to birds and lives in the Hudson Valley. Her short-story collection Murder was published by 421 Atlanta in March 2016. She is currently working on a novel and a book about daydreams. You can find her on Twitter @janeriddle or at http://liddlejane.tumblr.com/.


Chuck Howe is a writer/musician from Westchester New York, where he can often be found arguing with squirrels and traffic lights. His books,If I had Wings, These Windmills would be Dead, Too Much: Tales of Excess and Destiny Unbound are available on Amazon. His album Revenge of the Unicorn is available digitally at most online retailers.


Sara Lippmann is a 2012 NYFA fiction fellow and author of the story collection DOLL PALACE, long listed for the 2015 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. She teaches through Ditmas Writing Workshops, procrastinates on twitter, and can be found at http://www.saralippmann.com/


Gessy Alvaarez is founder and managing editor of the literary and visual arts website, Digging Through The Fat. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s MFA program in Writing. Her prose has appeared in Volume One Brooklyn, Entropy, Drunk Monkeys, Literary Orphans, Pank, and other publications.


Anne Elizabeth Weisgerber has two goats named Snapdragon and Socrates. She has recent work in Shotgun Honey, SmokeLong Quarterly, Entropy Magazine, The Collapsar, Jellyfish Review, New South Journal, and her story “Sleeping Beauty: Markson Fangirl” is a Best Small Fictions 2016 Finalist. She assistant edits at Pithead Chapel, reviews for Change Seven Magazine, and keeps things up to date at anneweisgerber.com


Jan Elman Stout’s work is published in Literary Orphans, the Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Vestal Review and elsewhere. She was recently a finalist in the Midwestern Gothic Summer 2016 Flash Fiction Contest. Jan is an Assistant Fiction Editor at Indianola Review.


Jolene McIlwain’s work has been published in Prairie Schooner online, The Fourth River, and elsewhere, and has twice been a finalist in Glimmer Train’s contests, earning an Honorable Mention and a Top 25 designation. She’s the recipient of an artist grant from the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council and the Georgia Court Faculty Scholarship for Chautauqua Writers’ Festival, and she teaches part-time at Duquesne and Chatham Universities in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Paul Beckman was one of the winners in the Queen’s Ferry 2016 Best of the Small Fictions. He’s had over 300 stories published both in print and online from Playboy to Literary Orphans.; His latest collection, “Peek”, weighed in at 65 stories and 120 pages. Published story website: www.paulbeckmanstories.com


RR: Buck and A Quarter Quartet

September 08, 2016
9:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.
9:00pm doors, 9:30pm show
http://www.buckandaquarterquartet.com/


KGB: Behind the Book - Iris Smyles, Jessica Winters, and Anna Noyes

September 08, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Stephen O’Connor, Dylan Landis, and Bruce Bauman

September 07, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

STEPHEN O’CONNOR is the author of the novel, Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings, as well as two collections of short fiction, Here Comes Another Lesson and Rescue, and of two works of nonfiction, Will My Name Be Shouted Out?, a memoir, and Orphan Trains; The Story of Charles Loring Brace and the Children He Saved and Failed, biography/history.
His fiction and poetry have appeared in The New Yorker, Conjunctions, Black Clock, The Missouri Review, Poetry Magazine, Electric Literature, Agni, Threepenny Review, The Quarterly, Partisan Review, among many other places. His story, “Next to Nothing” was selected by Jennifer Egan for Best American Short Stories 2014, and another story, “Ziggurat,” was read by Tim Curry on Selected Shorts in October 2011 and June 2013.
His essays and journalism have been published in The New York Times, DoubleTake, The Nation, Agni, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, The New Labor Forum, and elsewhere. He teaches in the Sarah Lawrence MFA writing program. For additional information, please visit: www.stephenoconnor.net

DYLAN LANDIS is the author of the novel Rainey Royal, a New York Times Editors’ Choice, and the linked story collection Normal People Don’t Live Like This. She has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in fiction and her work has appeared in the 2014 O. Henry Prize Stories, Tin House, and Bomb.

BRUCE BAUMAN is an instructor in the CalArts MFA Writing Program and was the Senior Editor of Black Clock literary magazine for 13 years. Library Journal called Bauman’s new novel, Broken Sleep “[A] plangent tour de force of epic proportions…” Bookworm’s Michael Silverblatt said Broken Sleep “is funny, heartbreaking and beautiful.” Shelf Awareness wrote it’s a “mind-bending work of fiction…each character represents contemporary life’s most existential crises.” Booklist called Bauman’s first novel And The Word Was “a magnificent debut, smart and intense, and riveting.” Among his awards are a UNESCO/Aschberg award in Literature, Durfee Foundation grant and a City of Los Angeles Award in literature. His short stories and nonfiction have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. 


KGB: Columbia Selects

September 01, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Slate Readers

August 30, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Night Time Logic brings a Mid Summer Night’s Darkness to KGB Bar

August 21, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Karen Heuler and Nicholas Kaufmann join Night Time Logic for a Sunday night reading.

About the Readers

Karen Heuler’s stories have appeared in over 90 literary and speculative magazines and anthologies, from Alaska Quarterly Review to Clarkesworld to Weird Tales, as well as a number of Best Of anthologies. She has published four novels and two story collections with university and small presses, and her last collection was chosen for Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2013 list. She has received an O. Henry award, been a finalist for the Iowa short fiction award, the Bellwether award and the Shirley Jackson award for short fiction. In October, Aqueduct Press will be publishing her next collection, Other Places, which follows women facing strange circumstances on this world and others.

Nicholas Kaufmann is the Bram Stoker Award-nominated, Thriller Award-nominated, and Shirley Jackson Award-nominated author of General Slocum’s Gold, Chasing the Dragon, Dying is My Business, and Die and Stay Dead. In addition to his own original work, he has also written for such properties as Zombies Vs. Robots and The Rocketeer. His new novel, In the Shadow of the Axe, is due out soon. He and his wife live in Brooklyn, NY.

About Night Time Logic

Night Time Logic is an occasional reading series showcasing exceptional fiction of all kinds hosted by Daniel Braum https://bloodandstardust.wordp ress.com/ author of The Night Marchers and Other Strange Tales. Past guests have included Angela Slatter, Matthew Kressel, and Victor LaValle. More about the series can be found here: https://nighttimelogic.wordpress.com/


KGB: MWA-NY

August 20, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jen Conley’s short stories have appeared in Thuglit, Needle, Crime Factory, Trouble in the Heartland: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Bruce Springsteen and many others. She has contributed to the Los Angeles Review of Books and is one of editors of Shotgun Honey. Her story collection, Cannibals: Stories from the Edge of the Pine Barrens is available now. She lives in New Jersey.

Cici McNair was born in Mississippi, but has travelled extensively. With a background in radio, television and film, she now has her own radio show called Basic Black, “French vignettes of crime, scandal and death” which is broadcast on World Radio Paris.  Cici is a licensed private detective; her cases include stolen art recovery, money laundering, counterfeit pharmaceuticals, missing persons, rape and homicide.  Her book, NEVER FLIRT WITH A FEMME FATAE is the true story of two famous murders in Manhattan.  Cici has also written several novels and a memoir called DETECTIVES DON’T WEAR SEAT BELTS.

Paul Vidich’s debut novel, An Honorable Man, was published in April 2016 by Emily Bestler Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster.  His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Fugue, The Nation, Narrative Magazine, Wordriot, and other places.  Junot Diaz selected his story “Jump Shot” as a winner of the 2010 Fugue Short Story Contest and his story “Falling Girl,” was nominated for a 2011 Pushcart Prize. Prior to turning to writing, Vidich had a distinguished career in music and media at Time Warner, AOL, and Warner Music Group, where he was Executive Vice President in charge of global digital strategy.  He lives in lower Manhattan.

Like her sleuth, Tink, Mimi Weisbond is a professional ski instructor. During the week, she earns a living as a copywriter in New York City, and like most New Yorkers, has made a foray into stand-up comedy. She is a member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America and Sisters in Crime, as well as the Mystery Writers of America. Weisbond lives in NYC with her husband and two cats.

Lucie Whitehouse was born in England, read Classics at Oxford University and now lives in Brooklyn. She is the author of four novels, most recently Before We Met and Keep You Close, published by Bloomsbury US in May this year. Before We Met was a Richard & Judy Summer Book Club pick and an ITV3 Crime Thriller selection in the UK.

Juliet Fletcher’s essays and humorous writing has appeared in the Philadelphia City Paper, The Glasgow Herald in Scotland and Tuesday Night.com. A former staff writer at newspapers in Philadelphia, she moved on to cover state and national politics, and in particular New Jersey politics until 2013. Her panel at the Hands-On Literary Festival in New Orleans asked why there isn’t better fiction about the fallout from the financial crisis, and she’s now joining the Raven’s Perch journal as an editor-at-large, to contribute short fiction based on current events. Juliet is also one of two hosts of the MWA New York Write-Ins, which she’d like you all to drop in on the last Sundays of every month—including next Sunday! 


RR: TNS After Hours

August 19, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The New School MFA program reading.
No cover.  2 drink minimum.