Paragraph

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


Sarah Lawrence Reading

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


Rutgers-Newark MFA Reading

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


Paragraph

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


Fordham reading

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


Rutgers-Newark MFA Reading

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


book launch for KAUFMAN’S HILL

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


Paragraph

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


Red Hen Press

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


Rutgers-Newark MFA Reading

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


Paragraph

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


An evening with novelist Nic Brown

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

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


Rutgers-Newark MFA Reading

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


Paragraph

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


Paragraph

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


LIU Brooklyn’s MFA Program

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


MWA-NY

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


LIU Brooklyn’s MFA Program

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


Liars’ League

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


Annual Thanksgiving Comix & Graphic Novelist Night

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

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

NYU Emerging Writers

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


great weather for MEDIA

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


Patry Francis & Caroline Leavitt

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

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

—Booklist (starred review)
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Caroline Leavitt

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

Rutgers-Newark MFA Reading

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


Paragraph

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


NYU Emerging Writers

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


FIZZ hosts Pure Slush

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


Ledig House Writers Read!

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

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

The 10 Second Diet book launch

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

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

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

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

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

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


Sibling Rivalry Press

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

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

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

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


Book Release Party: Christoph Paul’s Tits From Hell

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

Christoph Paul is an award-winning author of 5 books that cross genres: humor, poetry, satire, bizarro, horror and non-fiction. He plays hard rock in band Moses Moses with an upcoming untitled album being released in 2014. His next book that isn’t lame will be Tits From Hell.


FREE WATER #3

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


Atticus Lish and Forrest Gander

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

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

Rutgers-Newark MFA Reading

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


NYU Emerging Writers

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


Jervey Tervalon & Dia Felix

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

Jervey Tervalon is the author of five books, including the bestselling Dead Above Ground, and Understanding This, for which he won the New Voice’s Award from Quality Paper Books. His most recent book was an anthology, The Cocaine Chronicles. He was the Remsen Bird Writer in Residence at Occidental College and a Disney Screen Writing Fellow. He is the director of the Literature for Life Project, a literary magazine and salon, and the literary director of LitFest Pasadena. Born in New Orleans, he now lives in California and teaches at the College of Creative Studies at UC Santa Barbara.

He reads from his novel: MONSTER’S CHEF lays bare the culture of drugs, sex, and celebrity worship that pervades our times―and delivers a thriller that is as unsettling as it is delicious.

“With echoes of Junot Diaz, William Gibson and Walter Mosley, Monster’s Chef takes us to places other writers would think twice—at least—before visiting, and makes the reader glad to be there. I straight-up loved this book.” —Jerry Stahl, author of Permanent Midnight and Happy Mutant Baby Pills

Dia Felix reads from her novel: Nochita

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

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

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

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

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

MWA-NY

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


Paragraph

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


Chris Abani &and Ronna Wineberg

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

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

NYU Emerging Writers

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


Boris Fishman & Peter Mehlman

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

Boris Fishman was born in Minsk, in the former Soviet Union, in 1979, and emigrated to the United States in 1988. His journalism, essays, and criticism have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine and Book Review, The New Republic, The Nation, Harper’s, Vogue, The London Review of Books, The Wall Street Journal and other publications (see Selected Journalism).

Boris received a degree in Russian literature from Princeton University. Afterward, he was on the editorial staff of The New Yorker; edited “Wild East: Stories from the Last Frontier” (Random House), a collection of short stories about the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in the early post-Communist years; received a Fulbright research grant to Istanbul, Turkey; and co-wrote and edited the U. S. Senate’s report on Hurricane Katrina.

A Replacement Life, out from HarperCollins and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick, is his first novel. His next, Don’t Let My Baby Do Rodeo, about a New Jersey couple that adopts a boy from Montana who turns out to be wild, will be out from HarperCollins in early 2016. Other projects include The Church Is Near, But the Way There Is Icy; The Tavern Is Far, But I’ll Walk Carefully: 101 Recipes from Oksana’s Kitchen, an unusual Ukrainian cookbook, and Finding Mr. Harrison, a memoir of his alpha grandfather and decidedly non-alpha father, and seeking out the American writer whose books helped him make sense of their crossfire.


Peter Mehlman,
Primetime Emmy Award nominee and former Seinfeld writer/producer, responsible for Seinfeld-isms such as “sponge worthy”, “double-dipping” and “Yada Yada”. Peter was born in New York, and after his TV career on Seinfeld, made his way strategically back to “writing full sentences” (as he puts it) for top literary publications, and if you listen to NPR, you might be familiar with his hilarious and poignant commentaries. In short, he’s a terrific terrific writer with tons of personality, depth, and a wonderful sense for seeing the extraordinary in every day life, as apparent in his debut novel, It Won’t Always Be This Great to be published by Bancroft Press/Sept 2014.

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,

Crime Writers

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

Rob Brunet, Terrence McCauley, Hilary Davidson, and Tracey Landau


Liars’ League

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


Kim Addonizio reads from The Palace of Illusions

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

Kim Addonizio is the author of a previous story collection, two novels, five poetry collections, and two books on writing poetry. She has received numerous honors for her writing, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and two NEA Fellowships, and was a National Book Award Finalist in 2000. She lives in Oakland, CA and New york City and teaches private writing workshops. She plays harmonica with the word/music group Nonstop Beautiful Ladies and volunteers for the Hunger Project, a global organization empowering the poorest people in the world to end their own hunger and poverty. 


PEN Debut Writers

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

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

Rutgers-Newark MFA Reading

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


Paragraph

September 26, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Mad Hatters’ Review

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


SPUYTEN DUYVIL reading

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

Lewis Warsh is the author of over thirty volumes of poetry, fiction and autobiography. He is coeditor of The Angel Hair Anthology and editor and publisher of United Artists Books. His fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous anthologies, including The Best American Poetry (1997, 2002, 2003) . He is recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, and The Fund for Poetry. He has also received an Editor’s Fellowship Award from the Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines, and the James Shestack prize from The American Poetry Review. Mimeo Mimeo #7 (2012) featured his poetry, fiction and collages, and a bibliography of his work as an editor and publisher. He has taught at Naropa University, The Poetry Project, SUNY Albany, and Long Island University (Brooklyn) where he was founding director of the MFA program in creative writing (2007-13) and where he currently teaches. Alien Abduction, a new book of poems, is forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse in 2015.

Michael Forstrom was born in Sweden and raised in England and Canada before the family settled outside Minneapolis, MN. As an adult, he has lived in various places in the U.S., as well as in England and Kenya, and earned degrees from Carleton College, The New School for Social Research, and SUNY Buffalo. For the last ten years, he has lived outside New Haven, CT and worked at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale. He has published film reviews, short fiction, and poetry, including two pamphlets, the elusive object (Phylum Press) and The Icon Painter. In 2012, he held residencies at VSC and Millay Colony where he completed a mixed-genre piece and embarked on a new work exploring the effects of dispersal, illness, and telecommunications on the contemporary family. Four Seasons is his first novella. He lives with his wife, poet Katie Yates, and children.


David Winner, Mark Wisniewski & John Domini

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

David Winner

Mark Wisniewski

John Domini

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: Shoshana Bush

September 19, 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


NY Writers Coalition reading fundraiser

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


Rat Court

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


Robin Black, David Ryan and James Browning

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

Robin Black’s story collection If I loved you, I would tell you this, was published by Random House in 2010 to international acclaim by publications such as O. Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, The Irish Times and more. Robin’s stories and essays have appeared in numerous publications including The Southern Review, The New York Times Magazine. One Story, The Georgia Review, Colorado Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Freight Stories, Indiana Review, and The Best Creative Nonfiction, Vol. I (Norton, 2007).  She is the recipient of grants from the Leeway Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, the Sirenland Conference and is also the winner of the 2005 Pirate’s Alley Faulkner-Wisdom Writing Competition in the short story category.  Her work has been noticed four times for Special Mention by the Pushcart Prizes and also deemed Notable in The Best American Essays, 2008, The Best Nonrequired Reading, 2009 and Best American Short Stories, 2010.  She holds degrees from Sarah Lawrence College and the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers. She reads from her novel: Life Drawing
“Black’s characters are three-dimensional, and her depiction of their relationships, particularly between the two women, is masterly . . . [Life Drawing is] irresistibly readable.”
–Publishers Weekly
James Browning’s debut novel The Fracking King was named an Amazon Best Book of July 2014. The Fracking King tells the story of a high school kid who becomes an unlikely hero in the fight to stop fracking in Pennsylvania. Truth is a rare commodity in politics and the idea of “winning” a debate or an argument as cleanly and simply as you’d win a Scrabble game can seem impossible. But with the truth on his side—a jar of toxic “frackwater” in his jacket, and the belief that he can win a Scrabble tournament whose first prize is a meeting with the Governor of Pennsylvania—Winston Crwth creates a moment of devastating truth for the Governor and for those want to frack the state. Browning’s nonfiction has been published in The Believer, The Village Voice, and elsewhere, and he is the co-author of “Deep Drilling, Deep Pockets,” a series of exposés about the political expenditures of the fracking industry. He lives in Pennsylvania.
“Browning effortlessly translates his passion for environmental change into a rousing, witty, and enlightening tale about outsiders and Scrabble.”—Publishers Weekly

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In his debut collection, David Ryan explores the human psyche in 13 parable-like tales. In “Fidelity,” a man kidnaps his son from the boy’s mother and drives with him through the California desert, soon realizing that he has no idea of where he wants to go. “At Night” follows a former mental patient who routinely stalks a waitress on her way home and watches her as she sleeps. “Woman Descending” follows a man’s quest for peace in his new apartment, despite a next-door neighbor who never turns off her radio in a building locally famous for its many tenant suicides. In “The Bull Elk,” Ryan makes an unlikely messiah out of the title creature, and in “The Dogs” he turns two German shepherds into emblems of human loneliness. Ryan’s landscapes are carefully crafted to help frame his central concepts, while his animal characters serve as reminders that pain is universal. As a whole, Ryan’s collection: ANIMALS IN MOTION triumphs as a spiritual and cerebral journey through oft-ignored parts of the human—and animal—psyche.

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Red Hen Press

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

Jim Tilley earned a doctorate in physics from Harvard and worked on Wall Street for twenty years. His first collection of poetry, In Confidence, was published by Red Hen Press in 2011. His poems have been published in literary journals such as Virginia Quarterly Review, The Southern Review, Southwest Review, and Alaska Quarterly Review. He has won the Sycamore Review’s Wabash Prize for Poetry, the New England Poetry Club’s Firman Houghton Award, and an International Publication Award from Atlanta Review. His most recent book, Cruising at Sixty to Seventy, was released by Red Hen Press this past April. He lives in Bedford Corners, New York.

Dean Kostos’s collections include Rivering, Last Supper of the Senses, The Sentence That Ends with a Comma (taught at Duke University), and Celestial Rust. He edited Mama’s Boy and Pomegranate Seeds. His work has appeared in leading journals: Boulevard, Chelsea, Cimarron Review, Cincinnati Review, Southwest Review, Western Humanities Review, and on Oprah Winfrey’s Web site Oxygen.com. Having taught at Wesleyan, The Gallatin School, and The City University of New York, he also wrote a libretto for Voices of Ascension, and his poem, “Subway Silk,” was translated into a short film by Jill Clark.

Jeffrey Harrison is the author of five full-length books of poetry—The Singing Underneath (1988), selected by James Merrill for the National Poetry Series, Signs of Arrival (1996), Feeding the Fire (2001), Incomplete Knowledge (2006), which was runner-up for the Poets’ Prize, and Into Daylight, published in 2014 by Tupelo Press as the winner of the Dorset Prize-- as well as of The Names of Things: New and Selected Poems, published in 2006 by Waywiser Press in the U.K. A recipient of Guggenheim and NEA Fellowships, as well as other honors, he has published poems in The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Nation, Poetry, The Yale Review, The Hudson Review, American Poetry Review, The Paris Review, Poets of the New Century, The Twentieth Century in Poetry, and in many other magazines and anthologies. He has taught at George Washington University, Phillips Academy, where he was Writer-in-Residence, College of the Holy Cross, Framingham State University, the Stonecoast MFA Program, and the Solstice MFA Program, and he has visited many schools to read from his work and discuss poetry with students. He lives in Massachusetts.

Leia Penina Wilson is an MFA candidate in prose at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. When she’s not reading or writing, she spends her time baking tiny cakes and cookies. When she’s not baking, she plays Magic: The Gathering and cuddles with her boyfriend on the couch. She is the nonfiction editor for The Black Warrior Review. Her work can be found in, or is forthcoming from, Diagram, Alice Blue Review, Crab Orchard Review, The Chariton Review, NAP, and others. She is originally from St. Joseph, Missouri. Her first book, i built a boat with all the towels in your closet (and will let you drown), won the A Room of Her Own Foundation’s To the Lighthouse Poetry Publication Prize, selected by Evie Shockley. 


At The Inkwell

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

Emily Bass is a writer, activist and AIDS journalist who has covered the epidemic for 16 years. She is the recipient of a Fulbright fellowship for reporting on AIDS treatment rollout in Uganda and her writing has appeared in Hanging Loose, Lancet, Ms., Salon, Slice, Vela magazine and many other publications. She has been the senior writer for amfAR, the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative and HIV Plus magazine. She’s also taught poetry in the special ed system of the New York City public schools, map and compass skills in the Green Mountains of Vermont, and the science of AIDS treatment and prevention in Kenya, South Africa, Uganda and many other countries. She received her MFA in nonfiction from Hunter College and is currently the program director for an AIDS advocacy organization focused on global access to HIV prevention. 

Richard Hoffman is author of the Half the House: a Memoir, and the poetry collections, Without Paradise, Gold Star Road, winner of the 2006 Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize and the 2008 Sheila Motton Award from the New England Poetry Club, and Emblem. A fiction writer as well, his Interference & Other Stories was published in 2009. His most recent work is the memoir, Love & Fury, from Beacon Press. He is Senior Writer in Residence at Emerson College in Boston.

Will Boast was born in England and grew up in Ireland and Wisconsin. His story collection, Power Ballads, won the 2011 Iowa Short Fiction Award. His fiction and essays have appeared in Best New American Voices, Virginia Quarterly Review, Glimmer Train, The American Scholar, and The New York Times, among other publications. He’s been a Stegner Fellow in fiction at Stanford and a Charles Pick Fellow at the University of East Anglia in the UK. His memoir, Epilogue, is forthcoming from W.W. Norton Co/Liveright (Sept. 2014) and Granta Books (Jan. 2015).

Sandra Hurtes is the author of the essay collection On My Way to Someplace Else and the memoir The Ambivalent Memoirist. Her articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Poets & Writers, The Writer and numerous other publications. Her personal essay “The People We Love and Create” received an American Jewish Press Award. She’s currently an adjunct assistant professor at John Jay College. In addition to writing and teaching, Sandra is an avid knitter.


Video Games with True Story @ KGB featuring Michael Kimball and more

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


Linda Davies and Jon McGoran reading

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

Hosted by Richie Narvaez

JON McGORAN has written about food and sustainability for twenty years, as communication director at Weavers Way Co-op in Philadelphia, and now as editor at Grid magazine. During that time he has also been an advocate for urban agriculture, cooperative development, and labeling of genetically engineered foods. He is a founding member of the Philadelphia Liars Club, a group of published authors dedicated to promotion, networking, and service work. He is the author of DRIFT and DEADOUT.

LINDA DAVIES is a graduate in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from Oxford University, and worked for seven years as an investment banker before escaping to write novels. Davies’s first novel, Nest of Vipers, has been published in more than thirty countries, selling over two million copies. She is also a winner of the Philip Geddes Prize for journalism. Davies is married with three children. She lives by the sea in Suffolk, UK.


Paulette Livers, Jessica Anya Blau & Paula Bomer

September 07, 2014
7:01 pm - 9:01 pm

Jessica Anya Blau’s newest novel, The Wonder Bread Summer was picked for CNN’s summer reading list, NPR’s summer reading list, Vanity Fair’s summer reads, and Oprah Book Club’s summer reading list. Her novel, Drinking Closer to Home was featured in Target stores as a “Breakout Book” and made many Best Books of the Year lists. Jessica’s first novel, The Summer of Naked Swim Parties was a national bestseller and was picked as a Best Summer Book by the Today Show, the New York Post and New York Magazine.  The San Francisco Chronicle and other newspapers chose it as one of the Best Books of the Year. The Summer of Naked Swim Parties and The Wonder Bread Summer have both been optioned for film and are currently in preproduction.


Paula Bomer
is the author of the collection, Inside Madeleine (Soho Press, 2014), the novel Nine Months (Soho Press, August 2012), which received exuberant reviews inThe Atlantic, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, The Minneapolis Star Tribune and elsewhere. Her collection, Baby and Other Stories (Word Riot Press, December 2010), received a starred review in Publishers Weekly, calling it a “lacerating take on marriage and motherhood…not one to share with the Mommy and Me group”, Kirkus Review deemed it “a worthy, if challenging, entry into the genre of transgressional fiction”, and O Magazine referred to it as a “brilliant, brutally raw debut.” Links to various work, interviews and more can be found here. She also is the publisher of Sententia Books and edits Sententia: The Literary Journal.

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Paulette Livers is the author of the novel Cementville (Counterpoint Press, March 2014), winner of the Elle magazine Lettres Prize 2014 and recently long-listed for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize by the Center for Fiction. She has received residencies and fellowships from the Artcroft Foundation, Aspen Writers Foundation, the Bedell Foundation, Center for the American West, Denver Women’s Press Club, Key West Literary Seminars, and Ox-Bow Artist Residence, among others. The recipient of the 2012 David Nathan Meyerson Prize for Fiction, her work has received Honorable Mentions from Hunger Mountain, Red Hen Press Short Story Award, and Writers at Work. Her stories have appeared in Southwest Review, The Dos Passos Review, Spring Gun Press, and elsewhere, and can be heard at the audio-journal Bound Off. She is represented to the trade by Michelle Brower of Folio Literary Management. A member of PEN America and the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Livers lives in Chicago.

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,

WFMU

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


Readings from the Yale Writers’ Conference Faculty

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

Eileen Pollack’s most recent novel, Breaking and Entering, was awarded the Grub Street National Book Prize and named a New York Times Editor’s Choice selection. Her collection of short fiction In the Mouth won the Edward Lewis Wallant Award. She is a professor on the faculty of the MFA Program in creative writing at the University of Michigan

Terence Hawkins is the founding director of the Yale Writers’ Conference.  His most recent novel, American Neolithic, has been called “bold and fearless” by Tom Perrotta and “funny as grim hell” by John Crowley. 

Teddy Wayne is the author of the novels The Love Song of Jonny Valentine (Simon & Schuster) and Kapitoil (Harper Perennial), for which he was the winner of a Whiting Writers’ Award, the recipient of an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, and a PEN/Bingham Prize, New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, and Dayton Literary Peace Prize finalist. A columnist for the New York Times, his work regularly appears in The New Yorker, GQ, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere. He has taught at Columbia University, Washington University in St. Louis, and the Yale Writers’ Conference, and he lives in New York.

David Gorin’s poetry and criticism have appeared in A Public Space, Boston Review, The Believer, Best New Poets, and elsewhere. He is the founder of the WAVEMACHINE reading series, a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, and a PhD student in English at Yale, where he teaches creative writing. Follow him on twitter @david_gorin. 


RR: Nick Demopoulos Quartet

August 30, 2014
10:00 pm - 1:00 am


Sideshow Goshko

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

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

Ryan Britt (The New York Times, Gotham Writers’ Workshop)

David Crabb (The Moth, author “Bad Kid")

Gail Thomas (Funny or Die, Tribeca Film Festival)

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


RR: Ra Araya and Friends

August 27, 2014
8:00 pm -


RR: Hot Club of Flatbush

August 23, 2014
11:00 pm - 2:00 am


RR: Casino Badia Presents Kami Liddle

August 23, 2014
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

RR: Kazu Yokoshima and Friends

August 22, 2014
12:00 am - 1:45 am


Drunken Careening Writers

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

Kaylie Jones Books is a New York-based imprint that will create a cooperative of dedicated emerging and established writers who will play an integral part in the publishing process, from reading manuscripts, editing, offering advice, to advertising the upcoming publications. The list of brilliant novels unable to find homes within the mainstream is growing every day. It is our hope to publish books that bravely address serious issues-historical or contemporary-relevant to society today. Just because a book addresses serious topics and may include tragic events does not mean that the narrative cannot be amusing, fast-paced, plot-driven, and lyrical all at once.

BARBARA J. TAYLOR was born and raised in Scranton, PA, and teaches English in the Pocono Mountain School District. She has a master’s degree in creative writing from Wilkes University. She still resides in the “Electric City,” two blocks away from where she grew up. Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night is her first novel.

LAURIE LOEWENSTEIN grew up in the flatlands of western Ohio and now resides in Rochester, NY, where Susan B. Anthony was arrested for voting in 1872. Unmentionables is her first novel.

NINA SOLOMON’s first novel, Single Wife, was a Book-of-the-Month Club, Literary Guild, and Quality Paperback Book Club selection and was optioned by Warner Bros. The Love Book (forthcoming from Kaylie Jones Books in January 2015) was inspired by her own search for a soul mate, who, she is happy to report, only took twenty-seven days and thirty years to find his way to her. She was born and raised in New York City and has lived in the same zip code since she was five.

MATTHEW McGEVNA was born and raised in Mastic Beach, Long Island, and attended William Floyd High School. Born of Irish descent, he attended fiction and poetry workshops in Galway, Ireland through the University of Arkansas Writing Program. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from LIU Southampton College in 2002. An award-winning poet, McGevna has also published numerous short stories in national and regional magazines, including Long Island Noir,Epiphany, and Confrontation. His first novel, Little Beasts, is forthcoming from Kaylie Jones Books in 2015. He currently lives in Center Moriches, NY with his wife and two sons, Jackson and Dempsey.

KAYLIE JONES’s most recent book is Lies My Mother Never Told Me, a memoir. Her novels include As Soon As It Rains, Quite the Other Way, A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries (adapted as a Merchant Ivory Film directed by James Ivory), Celeste Ascending, and Speak Now. She also edited and contributed to the anthology Long Island Noir. She was a Writer in Residence in the NYC public schools through Teachers & Writers Collaborative and Fiction workshops at The Writer’s Voice and the MFA Program in Writing of LIU’s Southampton campus, where she still teaches Literature and Fiction Writing. She also chairs the James Jones First Novel Fellowship, which awards $10,000 annually to an unpublished first novel. She is the founder and publisher of Kaylie Jones Books, an imprint of Akashic Books.

What’s it all about?
Drunken! Careening! Writers! is a reading series based on the proposition that readings should be by 1) good writers; who 2) read their work well; 3) something in it makes people laugh (nervous laughter counts), and 15 minutes, tops. (Since 2004).


Fantastic Fiction

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

FANTASTIC FICTION at KGB reading series hosts Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present:

Karen Heuler’s stories and novels have won an O. Henry award, been short-listed for the Bellwether, Shirley Jackson, Iowa short fiction award, and others. Her latest novel, Glorious Plague, was published in April.

and

Veronica Schanoes’s work has been finalists for the Nebula and the World Fantasy Award and she recently won the Shirley Jackson award for her novella “Burning Girls.” Her first book, an academic monograph on feminist revisions of fairy tales was released this summer.  She is Associate Professor in the Department of English at Queens College – CUNY.  Her next story is forthcoming in Ellen Datlow’s The Doll Collection.


Aesthete reading

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

Aesthete Issue #3 release with work-in-progress readings from JL Bookings, James Nash, Amanda Nazario and Lillian Sullam.


RR: Hot Club of Flatbush

August 16, 2014
10:30 pm - 1:30 am


RR: Kazu Yokoshima and Friends

August 15, 2014
11:00 pm - 12:45 am


An Evening of Fiction with Ray Belli and Zach Westfall

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

Raymond Belli was born in Lodi, New Jersey and is a professional musician and writer. His first published novel, Either Side of the Lotus, garnered the Editor’s Choice Award from iUniverse. Inspired by the people and places of his hometown, Belli’s upcoming work, Lowe Township, is a short story cycle that explores the overlapping tempos of life found in North Jersey working class suburbia.

Zachary Clayton Westfall was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas. As a young child he moved to Monterey, California. The rich artistic tradition of the Monterey Penninsula fostered his growth, inspiring him to explore visual art, literature, and music. Upon graduation from high school Zachary went to Berklee School of Music, majoring in Jazz bass. He now resides in Ocean Grove, New Jersey and works as a professional musician, touring the US and abroad in a variety of musical contexts.


RR: Mystique Boutique

August 14, 2014
7:30 pm -

FREE WATER #2: Ana Božičević, Andy Mister, Paige Taggart, & Eduardo C. Corral

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

Ana Božičević, born in Croatia in 1977, is the author of Stars of the Night Commute (2009) and Rise in the Fall, a 2013 Lambda Literary Award Winner and Publishers Weekly’s top five in poetry for 2013. She is the recipient of the 40 Under 40: The Future of Feminism award from the Feminist Press, and the PEN American Center/NYSCA grant for translating It Was Easy to Set the Snow on Fire by Zvonko Karanović, forthcoming. The anthology of translations The Day Lady Gaga Died: An Anthology of Newer New York Poets she co-edited with Željko Mitić appeared in Serbia in Fall 2011.  Ana Božičević studies poetics in the PhD Program in English at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where she has edited lectures by Diane di Prima for Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative. She teaches at Baruch College and is the 2014-15 Writing Fellow at Kingsborough Community College. She is also on the staff of VanessaPlace Inc. Ana has taught at Naropa University, the University of Arizona Poetry Center, the San Francisco State University Poetry Center, Harvard, and elsewhere. With Sophia Le Fraga, she performs and creates multimedia work as not_I.

Andy Mister is an artist and writer. His first book Liner Notes was recently published by Station Hill. His writing has appeared in Boston Review, Colorado Review, Fence, Northwest Review, Verse, and elsewhere. His artwork has recently been exhibited at Brian Morris Gallery, SPRING/BREAK, Lesley Heller, and Geoffrey Young Gallery.  He has been awarded residencies from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Lyons Wier Gallery, and the Bemis Center. An artist book, Heroes & Villains, is forthcoming from The Cultural Society. He lives and works in Brooklyn.

Paige Taggart is from Northern California and currently lives in Brooklyn.  Her first book is Want for Lion (Trembling Pillow Press) and Or Replica is forthcoming later this year with Brooklyn Arts Press.  Her chapbook of translations, I Am Writing To You From Another Country; Translations of Henri Michaux will be released with Greying Ghost Press.  She makes jewelry ::::: mactaggartjewelry.com

Eduardo C. Corral earned degrees from Arizona State University and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His debut collection of poetry, Slow Lightning (2012), won the Yale Younger Poets Prize, making him the first Latino recipient of the award. Praised for his seamless blending of English and Spanish, tender treatment of history, and careful exploration of sexuality, Corral has received numerous honors and awards, including the Discovery/The Nation Award, the J. Howard and Barbara M.J. Wood Prize, a Whiting Writers’ Award, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. A CantoMundo Fellow, he has held the Olive B. O’Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing at Colgate University and was the Philip Roth Resident in Creative Writing at Bucknell University. He lives in New York City.


RR: Ra Araya and Friends

August 13, 2014
8:00 pm -


At The Inkwell book party: Loren Kleinman’s The Dark Cave Between My Ribs.

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

Loren Kleinman’s poetry has appeared in journals such as Nimrod, Wilderness House Literary Review, Paterson Literary Review, Narrative Northeast and New Jersey Poets. Her interviews appeared in IndieReader, USA Today and The Huffington Post. She is the author of Flamenco Sketches and Indie Authors Naked, which was an Amazon Top 100 bestseller in Journalism in the UK and USA. Her second poetry collection The Dark Cave Between My Ribs released this past March (Winter Goose Publishing). She is currently working on a literary romance novel, This Way to Forever. She also runs an author interview series on The Huffington Post Books community blogs vertical. Loren’s website is: lorenkleinman.com. She can also be found twittering @LorenKleinman.

Claudia Serea is a Romanian-born poet who immigrated to the U.S. in 1995. She is the author of two other full-length poetry collections, To Part Is to Die a Little, Cervená Barva Press, and A Dirt Road Hangs from the Sky, 8th House Publishing, Canada, and two chapbooks, and her poems and translations have appeared in many journals. Together with Paul Doru Mugur and Adam J. Sorkin, she co-edited and co-translated The Vanishing Point That Whistles, an Anthology of Contemporary Romanian Poetry (Talisman Publishing, 2011). Ms. Serea lives in New Jersey and works in New York for a major publishing company. A rising star in the world of contemporary surrealist poetry, she received two Pushcart nominations in 2011.

Gloria Mindock is the author of La Porile Raiului (Ars Longa Press, 2010, Romania), Nothing Divine Here (U Soku Stampa, Montenegro, 2010) and Blood Soaked Dresses (Ibbetson Street Press, 2007). She is the founding editor of Cervena Barva Press, and a US editor for Levure Litteraire (France). Gloria’s poetry has been translated and published in French, Serbian, Spanish, and Romanian.  Her fourth chapbook, Pleasure Trout, was just released by Muddy River Books. Whiteness of Bone, her fourth full-length book, is forthcoming along with a new chapbook called, Dirty Looks, Reinterpreting Men and Other Stuff.  Visit her at www.cervenabarvapress.com. 


MWA-NY

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

BIOS

Author and journalist R.G. Belsky has worked as managing editor of NBC News.com as well as the New York Post and the Daily News. His new suspense thriller, The Kennedy Connection, was just published by Atria this summer. The novel draws heavily on his media experience and is the first of a series featuring Gil Malloy, a Daily News reporter. Two more books will follow in 2015.

Lokke Heiss currently practices medicine in New York City. He has a degree in film studies from the University of Southern California. His published work includes fiction and nonfiction in journals and newspapers including the New York Post, Cinefantastique, and the South Carolina Review. He is a Dracula scholar and has traveled to Romania to investigate the sources behind the vampire legends. Heiss has just completed a gothic medical thriller, Pronounced Dead, about a hospital in Los Angeles, where people don’t always come out the same as when they came in.

Beth Herstein’s fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in the literary journals Promethean, Global City Review and Owen Wister Review, along with New Orleans magazine, Chelsea Now, New Orleans Living, Talkin’ Broadway, and other publications. She is a lawyer who worked at large law firm not unlike the one depicted in Toward Transgression, her first novel, from which she’ll be reading tonight.  She has also taught English at LaGuardia Community College and legal writing at Cardozo Law School.  She currently, she works for a New York State Supreme Court Justice and lives in Brooklyn.

Ken Isaacson has practiced law for thirty-five years, having graduated from MIT and Columbia Law School. He began his legal career on Wall Street, and today he is general counsel to an international transportation company. Lawyers write for a living, and many think it’s all fiction. Ken decided to abandon all pretenses and write stuff he could admit was completely made up, so now he writes crime fiction. His first novel, SILENT COUNSEL, won critical acclaim, and upon its 2007 release spent an entire month on Amazon’s list of bestselling legal thrillers behind only Harper Lee’s TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, and John Grisham’s THE APPEAL.

Margaret Mendel is an expat from the West Coast to NYC. She has MFA from Sarah Lawrence and has many published short stories. FISH KICKER, Margaret’s first published novel, came out in March 2014 and she anticipates the publication of her next novel, PUSHING WATER, in the summer of 2015. She is a killer baker and frequently makes a show stopping summer fruit pie with a luscious crumb topping. An avid photographer she not only drags her laptop, but also a Nikon D700 camera wherever she goes. 

Julia Pomeroy has published two mysteries and a thriller.  Lately, she’s become a believer in ‘slow thinking’.  Having read that ‘slow thinkers’ are more intelligent, successful and make more money, Julia has applied this principle to her writing, which she cleverly calls ‘slow writing’. Just a few lines, every other day. She expects to finish her fourth novel by 2018.

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

Stan Trybulski, the author of four mystery novels and a dozen or so published short stories, is a graduate of Columbia University and Brooklyn Law School. He was a felony trial prosecutor for the district attorney’s office in Brooklyn and later a civil trial attorney for the New York City Department of Education.  He frequently ruminates about writing and other crazy stull on his Mean Streets blog, found on his website:  stantrybulski.com.  Trybulski has been a long-time frequenter of McSorley’s Old Ale House in New York City. During his legal career, he made McSorley’s his office away from the office, and has continued that tradition through his writing career, using the front table as his desk, its cats as his editorial assistants, and the tavern as a locale in his novels and short stories.


RR: Music and Writing for Rwanda

August 09, 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Screening of the music video “Dark was the night”
Directed by Sundance filmmaker Shilpi Gupta.
Featuring the music of Pete Ayres, Carl Banks and Emily Cavanagh.
Reading and book signing by Consolee Nishimwe.
Proceeds go to Genocide Survivors Support Network.


Alison Powell & Simeon Berry

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

Simeon Berry has been an Associate Editor for Ploughshares, and won a Massachusetts Cultural Council Individual Artist Grant and a Career Chapter Award from the National Society of Arts and Letters.  His work has appeared in Crazyhorse, AGNI, Colorado Review, Blackbird, DIAGRAM, The Iowa Review, American Letters & Commentary, and many other journals.  He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, where he serves on the Board of Directors for Salamander.  In 2013, his manuscript was selected by Ariana Reines for The National Poetry Series, and is forthcoming from Fence Books.

Alison Powell’s first collection of poems, On the Desire to Levitate, was selected as the 2013 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize winner (Ohio University Press). Her poetry has appeared in Boston Review, Guernica, AGNI, Black Warrior Review, Crazyhorse, Antioch Review and others, and in anthologies including Best New Poets 2006. Work is forthcoming in Out of Sequence: Shakespeare’s Sonnets Remixed. She has been awarded fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center of Provincetown, Vermont Studio Center, and Millay Colony for the Arts. Alison also recently served as a Guest Editor at Crazyhorse and Assistant Poetry Editor at the Indiana Review. Beginning in fall 2014, she will be an Assistant Professor of Poetry at Oakland University.


RR: Lux Rd.

August 06, 2014
7:30 pm -

Liars’ League

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


Rat Court

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

Camille Rankine’s first book of poetry, Incorrect Merciful Impulses, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press. She is the author of the chapbook Slow Dance with Trip Wire, selected by Cornelius Eady for the Poetry Society of America’s 2010 New York Chapbook Fellowship, and the recipient of a 2010 “Discovery"/Boston Review Poetry Prize. Her poetry has appeared in Atlas Review, American Poet, The Baffler, Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Octopus Magazine, Paper Darts, Phantom Limb, A Public Space, Tin House, and elsewhere. She is Assistant Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Manhattanville College, Editorial Director of The Manhattanville Review, and lives in New York City.

Sampson Starkweather is the author of The First 4 Books of Sampson Starkweather.

Stephen McLaughlin is a senior editor at the PennSound poetry archive and hosts the podcast Into the Field for Jacket2.org. His most recent work is Puniverse, a 57-volume set of computer-generated puns published by Gauss PDF. This fall he begins a PhD program in Information Studies at UT Austin.


RR: Michelle Zangara Band

August 02, 2014
10:30 pm - 1:30 am

[no event listed]

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


RR: Camille Harris

August 01, 2014
10:00 pm - 1:00 am

Valerie Wetlaufer & Wendy Chin-Tanner

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


RR: Russian Mafia Band

July 26, 2014
10:00 pm - 1:00 am

RR: Camille Harris

July 25, 2014
10:00 pm - 1:00 am

RR: Michael Arenella Quartet

July 24, 2014
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Live Music 8:30-11:30pm
Doors 8pm
$25 Cover Charge with a Two Drink Minimum
Reservations Only
http://REDROOM.EVENTBEE.COM


Sideshow Goshko

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

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

Andy Christie (host “The Liar Show,” Moth GrandSlam Champion, NY Times)

Julia Wiedeman (UCB Theater, host “Happy Hour Story Hour")

Alexis Sottile (Chappelle’s Show, VH1, Rolling Stone)

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


RR: Annoying Couple Cabaret

July 23, 2014
7:30 pm -

Gary Whitehead reading

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

Gary J. Whitehead’s third book of poems, A Glossary of Chickens, was published last spring by Princeton University Press. His work has appeared in The New Yorker and has been featured on Garrison Keillor’s public radio program The Writer’s Almanac. He is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry.

Peter Marcus is the author of the poetry collection Dark Square (Pleasure Boat Studio). His poems have appeared in AGNI, New England Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, Quarterly West, and Shenandoah among others. He was a recipient of a Connecticut Fellowship for the Arts grant (2005) and a residency fellowship at Vermont Studio Center (2013).

BJ Ward’s most recent book is Jackleg Opera: Collected Poems 1990-2013 (IO Poetry Series/North Atlantic Books). His poems have appeared in Poetry, The American Poetry Review, TriQuarterly, The Normal School, Painted Bride Quarterly, The New York Times, The Sun, and The Pushcart Prize Anthology, among others. 


CityLitRag Launch Party

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

Anton Yakovlev grew up in Moscow, Russia, but moved to the United States in 1996. He studied filmmaking and poetry at Harvard University. Anton lives in Ridgewood, NJ and works as a college textbook editor. His poems have appeared in The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow and The Poet in New York and are forthcoming in 823 on High and Instigatorzine.

Nina Camp is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post, where she’s been a featured blogger in the Women, My Story, Comedy, and Funny Women verticals. Her writing can also be found at Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, Ducts.org, The Del Sol Review, and, under a pen name to protect the innocent and the not-so-innocent, at White Whale Review.  Ms. Camp lives in New York City.

Amy Barone wrote chapbook Views from the Driveway (Foothills Publishing.) Her poetry has appeared in such publications as First Literary Review-East, Gradiva, Impolite Conversation (UK), Maintenant, Philadelphia Poets and The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow.  From Bryn Mawr, PA, Amy lives in New York City where she works in business writing.  As a board member of the Italian American Writers Association, she co-organizes their monthly readings in New York City.  She reads her poetry at venues in New York City and Philadelphia and belongs to PEN America Center and the Brevitas online poetry community that celebrates the short poem.

Mark Fogarty’s poetry has been published in Hawaii Review, Viet Nam Generation, Journal of NJ Poets, Exit 13, Unrorean, Eclectic Literary Forum, Cokefishing in Alpha Beat Soup,Footwork, The Brownstone Poets Anthology, The TEA Newsletter, Gallery and The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow. Work is forthcoming in Red Hill Paint, Instigatorzine, Artemis Journal, and others. Mark, also a musician, is the author of three poetry collections from White Chickens Press, Myshkin’s Blues, Peninsula and Phantom Engineer. A journalist by trade, Mark grew up and lives in Rutherford, NJ. He is the managing editor of The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow and emcees the Red Wheelbarrow Poets monthly reading series.

John Barrale’s poetry has been published in Paterson Literary Review, Red Wheel Barrow Poets (Volumes I – 6), Poetalk, NJ Journal of Poets, The Lullwater Review, California Quarterly, Tiger’s Eye Journal, The Aurorean, and The William and Mary Review, and Instigatorzine.  In June 2012, Shakespeare’s Moths a collection of John’s poems was published (White Chicken Press).  John is a founding member of the Red Wheel Barrow Poetry Workshop, and is one of the “Gang of Four” who sponsor and host the monthly William Carlos Williams Center Readings. In 2012, John became managing editor of “The Red Wheel Barrow” poetry anthologies.

Lee Bacon is the author of the middle grade novel Joshua Dread and its sequels, The Nameless Hero, and The Dominion Key, all from Delacorte Press/Random House Children’s Books. Lee grew up in Texas and currently lives in Brooklyn.

Maria Mazziotti Gillan is a recipient of the 2014 George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature from AWP, the 2011 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award from Poets & Writers, and the 2008 American Book Award for her book, All That Lies Between Us(Guernica Editions). She is the founder /executive director of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College in Paterson, NJ, and editor of the Paterson Literary Review. She is also director of the Binghamton Center for Writers and the creative writing program, and professor of English at Binghamton University-SUNY.  She has published 18 books.  The most recent are:  Ancestors’ Song (Bordighera Press, 2013); The Silence in an Empty House (NYQ Books, 2013); Writing Poetry to Save Your Life: How to Find the Courage to Tell Your Stories (MiroLand, Guernica, 2013); The Place I Call Home (NYQ Books, 2012); and What We Pass On: Collected Poems 1980-2009(Guernica Editions, 2010).With her daughter Jennifer, she is co-editor of four anthologies. Visit her website at www.mariagillan.com.

Jim Klein’s books include Blue Chevies, To Eat Is Human Digest Divine, and Trinis Talk Like the Birds, a chapbook. He has published more than 100 poems in literary magazines, including Beloit Poetry Journal, Berkeley Poetry Review, Field, Gandhabba, Onthebus, Poetry Now, Pulpsmith, Unmuzzled Ox, and many times in the Wormwood Review, including a Special Section. He was a semi-finalist in the Anthony Hecht Prize, WayWiser Press, London, and the Sawtooth Poetry Prize, Ahsahta Press. He has led a weekly poetry workshop in Rutherford for seven years, and he edits The Red Wheelbarrow and reads regularly at The Williams Center and Gaineville Café in Rutherford.

Claudia Serea is a Romanian-born poet who immigrated to the U.S. in 1995. She is the author of two other full-length poetry collections, To Part Is to Die a Little, Cervená Barva Press, and A Dirt Road Hangs from the Sky, 8th House Publishing, Canada, and two chapbooks, and her poems and translations have appeared in many journals. Together with Paul Doru Mugur and Adam J. Sorkin, she co-edited and co-translated The Vanishing Point That Whistles, an Anthology of Contemporary Romanian Poetry (Talisman Publishing, 2011). Ms. Serea lives in New Jersey and works in New York for a major publishing company. A rising star in the world of contemporary surrealist poetry, she received two Pushcart nominations in 2011. 


RR: Mardi Love and Friends

July 19, 2014
8:00 pm -


RR: KafkaRotica

July 18, 2014
8:00 pm -

Music, erotic readings, and poetry

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/720960


RR: Michael Arenella Quartet

July 17, 2014
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Live Music 8:30-11:30pm
Doors 8pm
$25 Cover Charge with a Two Drink Minimum
Reservations Only
http://REDROOM.EVENTBEE.COM


Drunken Careening Writers

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

Richard Byrne is a playwright and journalist in Washington, DC. His glam rock musical, Nero/Pseudo (written with composers Jon Langford and Jim Elkington) was produced this spring in Washington DC by WSC Avant Bard. His play Burn Your Bookes was produced by Washington DC’s Taffety Punk Theatre Company in 2010. (A one-act version of Burn Your Bookes won the 2007 Prague Post Playwriting Festival.) His first play, Untangling Ava, won the 1989 A.E. Hotchner Playwriting Festival and was produced in the Drama Studio at Washington University in St. Louis that same year. He has written for The Nation, The Baffler, The American Prospect, BookForum, The Washington Post, New York Press, Foreign Policy and the websites of TheGuardian, The New Republic, and Time magazine. His reading tonight is from a new play in progress called Dad Jeans.

Sassafras Lowrey got hir start writing as a punk zinester in Portland, Oregon.Sassafras is the 2013 winner of the Lambda Literary Foundation’s Berzon Emerging Writer Award. Ze is the editor of the two-time American Library Association-honored, Lambda Literary Award finalist Kicked Out anthology. Sassafras is also the author of Leather Ever After, a finalist for the National Leather Association Writing Award. Sassafras’s debut novel, Roving Pack, was a Rainbow Award winner for Transgender Fiction and honored by the American Library Association. Ze lives and writes in Brooklyn with hir partner, two dogs of dramatically different sizes, two bossy cats, and a kitten. Learn more atwww.SassafrasLowrey.com.

Nicole Pandolfo has had plays produced throughout New York City and the United States as well as in Sydney, Melbourne, London, Singapore, and Toronto and will soon be working as a writer on all things whiskey for Whersky.com, launching soon. Her plays have been published in the 2012, 2011, and 2010 BEST TEN-MINUTE PLAYS (Smith & Kraus) as well as the BEST CONTEMPORARY WOMEN’S and MEN’s MONOLOGUES 18-35 (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books), The BEST WOMEN’S STAGE MONOLOGUES 2013 (Smith & Kraus), 2013 CONTEMPORARY MONOLOGUES FOR YOUNG WOMEN (Meriwether Publishing) and others.  She recently graduated with her MFA from Hunter College where she studied with Tina Howe, Arthur Kopit, and Mark Bly. She thinks meeting Cher would be the tops.

What’s it all about?
Drunken! Careening! Writers! is a reading series based on the proposition that readings should be by 1) good writers; who 2) read their work well; 3) something in it makes people laugh (nervous laughter counts), and 15 minutes, tops. (Since 2004).


Fantastic Fiction

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

FANTASTIC FICTION at KGB reading series, hosts Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present:

Victor LaValle is the author of four books including Big Machine and The Devil in Silver. He has been a winner of a Shirley Jackson Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship among other awards. He wrote the foreword to the Penguin reissue of Shirley Jackson’s The Sundial. He lives in Washington Heights with his family.

&

Sofia Samatar is the author of the 2014 Crawford Award-winning novel A Stranger in Olondria, and is currently working on its sequel, The Winged Histories. She is also the author of several short stories, poems, and reviews. Her work has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, Campbell, Locus, and British Science Fiction Association Awards. She is a co-editor for Interfictions: A Journal of Interstitial Arts, and teaches literature and writing at California State University Channel Islands.


RR: Michael Arenella Quartet

July 10, 2014
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Live Music 8:30-11:30pm
Doors 8pm
$25 Cover Charge with a Two Drink Minimum
Reservations Only
http://REDROOM.EVENTBEE.COM