KGB: Writers Hotel

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


KGB: Writers Hotel

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


KGB: Paragraph

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


KGB: Paragraph

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


KGB: Paragraph

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


KGB: MWA Reading

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


RR: TNS After Hours

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Free Water #22

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


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

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


KGB: Liars’ League

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


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Red Room Poetry

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


Annual Thanksgiving Comix and Graphic Novel Night

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

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

KGB: Rutgers-Newark reading

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


RR: TNS After Hours

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

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


What Have The Russians Ever Done For Us?

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

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

KGB: Hofstra MFA reading

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


Lynn Freed & Phillip Lopate

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

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

RR: F Bomb Reading Series

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


Tales of Horror

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

Hosted by Clay Chapman McCleod

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

KGB: MWA Reading

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


KGB: Joyland Presents…Montreal vs. New York

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

Emily Schultz is the co-founder of Joyland Magazine. Schultz’s novel, The Blondes, released in the U.S. with St. Martin’s Press and Picador, in France with Editions Asphalte, and in Canada with Doubleday. It was named a Best Book of 2015 by NPR and Kirkus. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Slate, Evergreen Review, Elle, and Vice. She lives in Brooklyn.

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

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

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

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


LedigHouse!

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

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

KGB: Rutgers-Newark MFA reading

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


RR: TNS After Hours

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

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


KGB: FREE WATER #21

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


John Haskell & Analise Chen

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

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

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

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

KGB: Four Way Books

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


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: One Dark Evening

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

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

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

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


Jean Hanff Korelitz & Jennifer Stein

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

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

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

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

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

– Lena Dunhan

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

KGB: Rutgers-Newark reading

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


KGB: Paragraph

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


RR: Red Room Poetry

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: National Translation Month

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


KGB: Spuyten Duyvil

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

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

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

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


Jennifer Belle et. al

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

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

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


KGB: Four Way Books

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


KGB: Karen Heuler, Nancy Hightower and Matthew Lansburgh

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


KGB: Red Hen Press

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


RR: TNS After Hours

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Clash Media

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


RR: The One You Get Book Launch

September 12, 2017
7:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


Chap Books, Chat Book

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

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

KGB: Liars’ League

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


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Kaitlin Lenara

August 26, 2017
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Kaitlin Lenara

August 19, 2017
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: FREE WATER #20

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


RR: TNS After Hours

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: POETS REUNITED

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

MATTHEW DADDONA is an editor, poet, freelance journalist, and fiction writer. He has published work in Tin House, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Rumpus, Gigantic,
Outside Magazine, Slice, The Adirondack Review, The Southampton Review, Tuesday; An Art Project, Forklift, Ohio, and LitHub, among other places. We was a founding member of FLASHPOINT NYC, an improvisational performance group, and currently co-hosts the reading series “Kill Genre,” in which writers test their skills in alternative genres. He is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets prize.

MICHELLE WHITTAKER is a poet and musician. Her full-length poetry collection, SURGE, was released by NYC press, great weather for MEDIA, in July 2017. Her poems have been published in the New Yorker, The Southampton Review, Narrative, Vinyl, Transitions Magazine, Long Island Quarterly and other publications. She was awarded a Jody Donohue Poetry Prize, Cave Canem Fellowship and Pushcart Special Mention. She is an Assistant Professor in the Program of Writing and Rhetoric at Stony Brook University. 

LUCAS HUNT is a celebrated American poet and the president of HUNT Auctioneers, who was born and raised in rural Iowa. His work has been published in The New York Times, and received The John Steinbeck Award for Poetry. He is the author of IOWA, Light on the Concrete, and Lives. Lucas has helped raise millions of dollars and awareness for non-profit organizations. He graduated from World Wide College of Auctioneering, holds the coveted Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) designation, and is an outstanding member of the National Auctioneer’s Association. 


KGB: private party

August 14, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


RR: Kaitlin Lenara

August 12, 2017
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: MWA Reading

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


KGB: Drunk on Words with Kathe Koja and Christopher Wild

August 07, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Kathe Koja is a novelist, playwright and director of performance events, based in Detroit. Her award-winning work spans multiple genres and her religion is having fun. CHRISTOPHER WILD, her novel of eternal badass Christopher Marlowe, has just been published by Roadswell Editions.


RR: Kaitlin Lenara

August 05, 2017
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: [event canceled]

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


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum. 
Katie Rainey, Julie Turley, Anne Weisgerber, Francis Witte, Jennifer Juneau


RR: Green Fairy Absinthe Tasting

August 03, 2017
9:30 pm -

RR: NY Writers Workshop

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Tale NYC’s Best Storytelling Series

August 02, 2017
9:00 pm -

$7 cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Kaitlin Lenara

July 29, 2017
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: 4th Astral Plane/Poet in New York

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.
Alex Galper presents his new billintual book of poetry and flash fiction.
“4th Astral Plane/Poet in New York”.
He will be accompanied by his poetic friends-translators:
Stella Padnos
Justin Neely
Jordan Lee Schnee
Thomas Fucaloro
Anton Yakovlev


RR: TNS After Hours

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Red Room Poetry

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Peacock Journal Reading

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

Kim Bridgford directs Poetry by the Sea and edits Mezzo Cammin. The author of nine books of poetry, including the recent Human Interest, she is the recipient of grants from the NEA and the Ucross Foundation. Her poetry has appeared in Measure, The Rotary Dial, The Hopkins Review, The Christian Century, and Cherry Tree.

As an active equestrienne, A. Kathleen Collins had work appear in The Chronicle of the Horse and Hounds Magazine (UK). Both her prose and photographs have appeared in The Daffodil Journal and Fusion Flowers (Scotland). Enjoying a long span of peaceful anonymity, the last four years have been occupied by composing a culinary memoir. She and her husband of fifteen years live their lives between two culturally diverse heavens: Bucks County (PA) and Collier County (FL).

Carla Drysdale lives in France. Her books are Inheritance and Little Venus. Her poems appear in PRISM International, Cleaver Magazine, LIT, The Fiddlehead, Literary Mama and others. Pulitzer-prize winning composer David Del Tredici set her poem “New Year’s Eve” to music. In 2014 she won the Earle Birney Poetry Prize.

Peggy R. Ellsberg is a Professor of English at Barnard College and poet. She is the author of Created to Praise: The Language of Gerard Manley Hopkins (Oxford University Press) and The Gospel in Gerard Manley Hopkins: Selections from His Poems, Letters, Journals, and Spiritual Writings (Plough) She has published poems in The Atlantic, The New Republic, The Paris Review, Salmagundi, and many other journals She serves as an editor at Slapering Hol Press.

Tejan Green is a New York based poet and lecturer. She is also the coordinator of the Core Seminar program at Long Island University where she helps to curate multi-disciplinary events. Her original poetry has been published in a variety of journals and her latest creative work is a poetry collection on love and loss titled We Were Us (Teng Publishing).

Simon Perchik’s poems have appeared in Partisan Review, Forge, Poetry, Osiris, The New Yorker and elsewhere. He has published over twenty collections of poetry, including his recent title, The B Poems (Poets Wear Prada), and a newly launched collection, The Osiris Poems (boxofchalk). Perchik, an attorney, was Suffolk County Long Island’s first environmental prosecutor.

Susan Tepper is the author of six published books of fiction and a chapbook of poetry. Her seventh book, a Novella titled Monte Carlo Days & Nights will be published by Rain Mountain Press, NYC, later this year. Tepper, an award-winning writer, conducts author/book interviews at the Boston Small Press & Poetry Scene. She lives in the NY area with her husband and her dog Otis.

Host: W.F. Lantry is editor of Peacock Journal, an online literary & arts magazine and quarterly print anthology highlighting beauty in all its forms. 


KGB: Akhil Sharma reading

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

Akhil Sharma is the author of Family Life, a New York Times Best Book of the Year and the winner of the International DUBLIN Literary Award and the Folio Prize. Sharma’s writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Best American Short Stories, and the O. Henry Award anthology. A native of Delhi, he lives in New York City and teaches English at Rutgers University–Newark.

A recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and a winner of the American Library Association’s Alix Award and The National Book Critics Circle Award, the internationally-bestselling writer Darin Strauss is the author of the novels Chang & Eng, The Real McCoy, and More Than It Hurts You, and the NBCC-winning memoir Half a Life. These have been New York Times Notable Books, Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Amazon, Chicago Tribune, and NPR Best Books of the Year, among others. Darin has been translated into fourteen languages and published in nineteen countries, and he is a Clinical Associate Professor at NYU’s creative writing program.


RR: Kaitlin Lenara

July 22, 2017
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Lee Sobel Presents

July 21, 2017
8:00 pm -

RR: Hello I’m Jamie

July 20, 2017
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

No cover. Two drink minimum.

Singer-songwriter Jamie Pallot, with Jon Ladeau (lead guitar) and Daniel Blackman (drums)

Listen to the album and sign up for the mailing list

www.helloimjamie

Read about Jamie’s transition from Condé Nast editor to musician:

http://bitly.com/jamieinft
http://bitly.com/jamieinwwd


KGB: Drunken Careening Writers

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

Careening With Pride II: The Careenening
Helen Eisenbach
Sally Sockwell
Chris Weikel

with your hostess Kathleen Warnock


RR: Red Door Sessions

July 19, 2017
8:00 pm -

7:30pm doors, 8:00pm show


$5 cover.  2 drink minimum.

Lineup: Project Diem | Reonda | Ghost Soda

PROJECT DIEM Dreamy neon duo, Project Diem, captures buzzing melodies crumpled in a blanket of unpredictable intensity.

REONDA After sneaking a classical guitar out of her middle school, outer-Brooklyn native Reonda, taught herself to play and began writing simple tunes inspired by personal heroes, Nick Drake, Elliot Smith and Vashti Bunyan. She released her debut album “Lightness of Being,” in 2016. Melodic and introspective. Mostly organic, but a little bit processed. Reonda’s music wraps you its embrace, stirring up a deep and hopeful melancholy.

GHOST SODA West coast wunderkind, Ghost Soda, conjures jangly pop seclusion born of rainy Seattle Sundays.

*Every Red Door Sessions show is a benefit. Every benefit supports the resistance. Proceeds from 7.19 will be donated to The Climate Reality Project to support climate awareness and combat climate change denial.


KGB: Fantastic Fiction

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

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

Karen Heuler’s stories have appeared in over 100 literary and speculative magazines and anthologies, from Conjunctions to Clarkesworld to Weird Tales, as well as a number of Best Of anthologies. She has received an O. Henry award, been a finalist for the Iowa short fiction award, the Bellwether award, the Shirley Jackson award for short fiction (twice), and a bunch of other near-misses. She has published four novels and three story collections, and this month Aqueduct Press released her novella, In Search of Lost Time, about a woman who can steal time.

&

Genevieve Valentine is an author and critic. Her most recent book is the near-future spy novel ICON; her short fiction has appeared in over a dozen Best of the Year anthologies. Her comics work includes Catwoman for DC Comics and the Attack on Titan anthology from Kodansha. Her criticism and reviews have appeared in several venues including the AV Club, the Atlantic, and The New York Times. Please ask her about the new King Arthur movie.


RR: Tale NYC’s Best Storytelling Series

July 18, 2017
9:00 pm -

$7 cover. 2 drink minimum.
The legendary TALE returns to the KGB Bar! For 4-years straight we’ve been bringing you the finest in NYC storytelling – featuring performers with creds from SNL, NPR, Comedy Central, VICE, The Nation, and HBO…
No hokey gimmicks. No dumb themes – just the best in NYC’s pro-storytelling!
Here’s one hell of a fine lineup:
Bill Santiago (The Immaculate Big Bang)
Sean O’Brien (Moth Grand Slam)
Harmon Leon (Vice, This American Life)
Ann Ashton (Gotham Comedy Club)
Artem Yatsunov (Strange Dog Theater)
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tale-nycs-finest-storytelling-tickets-36061531010


KGB: Jenna and Emma Return From Connecticut

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

They’re baaaack! With special guest, and Moth Story Slam Winner, handsome, handsome Wil Petre.

In their highly anticipated return from Connecticut (did you know that Jenna and Emma went to Connecticut?), Jenna and Emma regale you with fresh stories and jokes. Clear proof that any screened in porch can be a writing retreat. The fruits of their CT writing labors will be on display for your delectation. (Also Jenna now has an Obie and a Drama Desk, yet this show is STILL FREE, so it’s a fantastic deal. -Emma)

Jenna Dioguardi is an actor, short-fiction writer, and storyteller living in Brooklyn, NY. She recently made her Off-Broadway debut in the Obie and Drama Desk Award-winning cast of Sarah DeLappe’s The Wolves at The Duke on 42nd. Other credits include writing & performing with musical-sketch-comedy group Political Subversities (The People’s Improv Theater), and Jenna’s original yearly holiday cabaret, A Merry Little Evening (The Duplex). She can be heard storytelling to people sipping fancy cocktails, most often at KGB Bar & Lit Journal. Coming up, Jenna is producing a film adaption of her short story, Superheroes At Your Door, directed and co-produced by her favorite creative partner in crime, Emma Tattenbaum-Fine. BFA: NYU Tisch, Playwrights Horizons Theater School. www.jennadioguardi.com

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine is an essayist as well as an improv, stand-up, and sketch comedian. She performed stand-up at Caroline’s Comedy Club as a 2016 Comedy Central “Comic to Watch.” She’s an Official Artist at the 2017 New York Television Festival for her TV concept, Ladies’ Choice: A Dating Game Show. Emma has collaborated with Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls at the Party and written for Comedy Central’s Indecision 2012, Refinery29, and as a staff writer on Almost Genius for truTV. She’s a finalist for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’s mentorship program; a 2017 Peabody Institute Career Development grant recipient; and a 2015 College Humor grant winner.  Emma is the online voice of female-driven Rosalind Productions across all of its social media and has worked with several female authors, producers, and actresses to build their online brand and strategy. Emma’s audio album of personal, funny essays is available at www.emmatattenbaumfine.com, as well as on iTunes and Spotify. She’s so very pumped to be back at KGB with Jenna!


KGB: Trumpet Fiction

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


RR: Broken Time Machine

July 14, 2017
11:00 pm -


RR: Buck and a Quarter Quartet

July 13, 2017
9:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Daniel Braum book launch

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

Take a walk on the wild side, through the twilight zone of dark and dangerous and dangerously- personal terrain of the short stories in Daniel Braum’s second collection of short stories The Wish Mechanics: Stories of the Strange and Fantastic.

Navigate impossible worlds and hidden corners of our own with damaged men and women seeking love and transcendence. There is heartache, loss, and stark poignant truths in the dark places these stories fearlessly venture, but also magic, mystery, beauty and wonder.

Do you dare to dream? Do you dare to make a wish? Find out just who are the Wish Mechanics before answering.

Braum effortlessly blends literary horror, science-fiction, and fantasy in his unique style and vision that transcends genre.

Dark, literary, weird-fiction stories operate with the Night Time Logic of Robert Aickman. Vivid, exotic settings evoke the majestic prose of Braum’s literary hero Lucius Shepard. And genre blending fantasy and science fiction channel “the anything can happen spirit of the late, great grandmaster Tanith Lee.

Over the past few years Braum has gained a reputation in New York City for delivering high-energy performance style readings at his events. Come join us as Braum reads a complete short story to celebrate the release of the new book.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Daniel Braum is the author of The Night Marchers and Other Strange Tales, his 2016 debut collection full of stories that mix and transcend genre. His writing has been described as full of sadness, beauty, and unprecedented wonder; two cups of literary dark fiction, a heaping scoop of magical realism and urban fantasy, a tablespoon of horror. His 2016 sold-out Yeti. Tiger. Dragon., from Dim Shores Press, is being reprinted by Necon E-Books in 2017. His second collection, The Wish Mechanics: Stories of the Strange and Fantastic, is coming in 2017 and contains stories with his unique blend of speculative fiction that effortlessly blends fantasy, science fiction, mysticism and horror in every verse.

Braum’s characters explore the multi-dimensional vistas and dark worlds of spiritualism in an effort to explain the unexplainable. His short stories have appeared in publications ranging from Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet and Electric Velocipede to Cemetery Dance Magazine. . He is the host of the Night Time Logic reading series in New York.


RR: REVOLUTIONS DON’T COME TO PARADISE

July 12, 2017
7:00 pm -

No cover. 2 drink minimum.
Alberto Zayden’s one man show travels through a poetic journey of modern day despots from those who took power at gunpoint to those did so at the ballot box.
Watch Alberto Zayden talk about and perform segments of Revolutions Don’t Come To Paradise on Youtube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKjlyUNTDNE&feature=share


RR: Naama Gheber Quartet

July 08, 2017
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.
Hosted by Paul Beckman
Nancy Ludmerer, Francine Witte, Roxanne Hoffman, Jennifer Juneau, Phillip Giambri, Carolyn Wells, Susan Weiman
www.paulbeckmanstories.com
www.pincusb.com


RR: Green Fairy Absinthe Tasting

July 06, 2017
9:30 pm -

Doors open at 9:30pm. Tasting at 10pm! This month we will feature Kübler Absinthe Supérieure from Switzerland!

Join us as we celebrate 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 introduction on what makes absinthe so unique and mysterious.

Mr. Kellfire Bray will guide you through the complexities of absinthe’s history and rituals.

Live piano with Chris Johnson and Holly Honeypot rocking the flute! Ms. Lara will be at the door, Ms Zelma will be tending the absinthe pours, and Mr. Nelson Lugo spin hot tunes during the breaks!

Tickets and Dress Code
Dress Code: Suit and tie, cocktail attire ($16 in advance, $20 at the Door)
Suggested Attire: Vintage, evening wear, unmentionables or intimate attire ($11 in advance, $15 at the Door)

Two drink minimum!
Tickets are available at http://greenfairyjuly2017.bpt.me


RR: New York Writers Workshop

July 06, 2017
7:00 pm -

No cover. 2 drink minimum.

Hosted by poet/memoirist Jen Fitzgerald

Elisabet Velasquez is a Puerto Rican writer, mother, feminist from Bushwick, Brooklyn. Her work has been nominated for Best Of The Net. Her poems have appeared in numerous publications including Huffington Post, Muzzle, Latina and Vibe Magazine. She is a VONA alum, a 2017 Poets House Fellow and the author of the chapbook PTSD. You can find her online at ElisabetVelasquez.com

Marguerite Maria Rivas is a poet and essayist whose work has been published in numerous journals and anthologies including The America’s Review, Waterways, The Mas Tequila Review, and Quarterday Review, among other publications. Her work was recently published in the anthology Resist Much/Obey Little: Inaugural Poems to the Resistance (Spuyten Duyvil Press) and featured in Clarion, the PSC-CUNY newspaper. Rivas has received grants and awards sponsored by the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, City University of New York, and A Room of Her Own Foundation. Rivas reads her poetry both locally and nationally and is widely regarded as the de facto poet laureate of Staten Island. She is the author of a chapbook poems as well as a full-length volume, Tell No One (Chimbarazu Press). She is an Associate Professor at Borough of Manhattan Community College and is at work on a new volume of poetry.

JP Howard aka Juliet P. Howard’s debut poetry collection, SAY/MIRROR, was a 2016 Lambda Literary finalist. She is also the author of bury your love poems here, a Belladonna* chaplet. JP was a 2017 Split this Rock Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism finalist and is featured in the 2017 Lesbian Poet Trading Card Series from Headmistress Press. She was the recipient of a 2016 Lambda Literary Judith A. Markowitz Emerging Writer Award and has received fellowships and grants from Cave Canem, VONA, Lambda, Astraea and Brooklyn Arts Council. JP curates Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon, a supportive NY-based forum offering women writers a monthly venue to collaborate. JP is the Editor-At-Large for Mom Egg Review VOX Online. JP’s poetry and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Apogee Journal, The Feminist Wire, Split this Rock, Muzzle Magazine, The Best American Poetry Blog and Mom Egg Review. Her poetry is widely anthologized. JP is a scholar-facilitator for Humanities New York and holds a BA from Barnard College and an MFA in Creative Writing from The City College of New York.

Meg Day is the 2015-2016 recipient of the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, a 2013 recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Poetry, and the author of Last Psalm at Sea Level (Barrow Street 2014). Day teaches at Franklin & Marshall College and lives in Lancaster, PA.  www.megday.com


RR: Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra

June 29, 2017
8:30 pm -

2 drink minimum.
8:30 doors.


KGB: Spuyten Duyvil

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

Valery Oisteanu

Oisteanu has exhibited his art in New York and abroad and since 1973 has produced more than 40 original collage books. His creations can be found in many international permanent collections, and he was featured in John and Joan Digby’s “The Collage Handbook,” published by Thames & Hudson in 1985, where the authors noted: “...he uses both Dadaist and surrealist techniques, such as decollage, fummage and his own version of frontage, which he calls “rubbage"…” Oisteanu is an internationally recognized authority on Dadaism and surrealism. He has published over 100 essays on the avant-garde (e.g., in Brooklyn Rail, artnet.com, NYARTS) and lectures on surrealism at various universities and forums in the United States and Europe (e.g., the University of Connecticut at Hartford; the Global Surrealism Symposium, Bucharest; the Dali Centenary, Figueres, Spain). 


KGB: Five Debut Novelists from the ‘17 Scribes Collective

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

Kate Brandes lives in the small river town of Riegelsville, Pennsylvania, with her husband and two sons.  She’s worked as a geologist and environmental scientist for twenty years.  Kate is also an artist and fiction writer interested in local confluences of people and place. The Promise of Pierson Orchard is her first novel.

Leah DeCesare is the award-winning author of Forks, Knives, And Spoons and the nonfiction parenting series Naked Parenting, based on her work as a doula, early parenting educator, and mom of three. Leah’s articles have been featured in The Huffington Post, the International Doula and The Key, among others. In 2008, Leah co-founded the nonprofit Doulas of Rhode Island, and in 2013 she spearheaded the Campaign for Hope to build the Kampala Children’s Centre for Hope and Wellness in Uganda. In a past life, Leah worked in public relations and event planning. She now writes, teaches and volunteers in Rhode Island where she lives with her family and their talking cockatiel.

Renee Macalino Rutledge’s literary fiction novel, The Hour of Daydreams, has been dubbed essential reading by Literary Mama and a book to get excited for in 2017 by The Oregonian. Her stories and essays have been published in ColorLines, Literary Hub, Necessary Fiction, The Margins, Oakland Magazine, Mutha Magazine, The Tishman Review, Red Earth Review, Ford City Anthology, Women Writers Women’s Books, and others. She lives with her husband and daughters in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she works as a nonfiction book editor for Ulysses Press. Find her at: www.reneerutledge.com.

Julie Pennell grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana, where she ate her weight in crawfish, used the word “y’all” a lot, and wrote a weekly Teen Scene column for the local paper. After graduating from college, she moved to New York to work at Seventeen magazine and later Alloy Entertainment as a digital editor. She lives in New York City with her husband and is a regular contributor to Teen Vogue, TODAY.com, and The Nest. The Young Wives Club is her first novel.

Sandi Ward grew up in Manchester-By-The-Sea, Massachusetts. She went to Tufts University, and then received her MA in Creative Writing at New York University.  A medical writer at an advertising agency, Sandi lives on the Jersey Shore with her husband, teenagers, dog and a big black cat named Winnie. The Astonishing Thing, the story of a broken family seen through the eyes of their cat, is now available for pre-order and will be released on October 31, 2017. Find out more at: www.sandiwardbooks.com


KGB: Potluck Reading

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

Azzuré Alexander is an MFA candidate at NYU studying fiction. She spends most of her time not writing but compulsively making to do lists on her phone. She hasn’t published anything. Stop asking. She’s working on it. And has no plans of reading David Foster Wallace anytime soon.

Gracie Bialecki is a writer who lives in Brooklyn, NY. She works and reads at Brazenhead Books. For more of her work visit: www.graciebialecki.com.

Stela “Madame X” Xhiku is a writer living in the county of the Kings. She also runs creative events agency, The Fly by Night.

Chuka Ugwu-Oju is a corporate lawyer whose lifelong interest in creative writing has been rekindled in recent months. While he admits that the lawyering can get in the way of the writing, he remains confident that the two can continue to coexist.

Conor Burnett is a real junk food ape. He owes everything to Mitsuharu Misawa and doesn’t want to see a commercial for the rest of his life.


RR: Bjorn Ingelstam and the Dirty Foreigners

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: James Delano and Friends

June 23, 2017
10:00 pm - 1:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: An Artist Walks Into a Bar

June 23, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.
With Delia Cabe, author of “Storied Bars of New York: Where Literary Luminaries Go to Drink” (June 6, 2017), and Meta Wagner, author of “What’s Your Creative Type?: Harness the Power of Your Artistic Personality (April 2017)


RR: Tale NYC’s best storytelling series

June 22, 2017
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$7 cover.  2 drink minimum.
The legendary TALE
returns with NYC’s finest storytelling – featuring performers with creds from SNL, NPR, Comedy Central, VICE, The Nation, and HBO…
No hokey gimmicks. No dumb themes – just the best in NYC’s pro-storytelling!
And we have one hell of a goddamn (note swearing) fine lineup:
Leighann Lords (Star Talk w/ Neil deGrasse Tyson)
Andy Blitz (Conan O’Brien)
Harmon Leon (Vice)
Ian Fidance (Gothan Comedy Live)
Selena Coppock (RISK)
Music: Tahlia Robinson
Come out and see the best in NYC storytelling! 
Tix: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tale-nycs-finest-storytelling-tickets-34833505954


RR: Honeysuckle Magazine with Helitrope Books

June 22, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Readings, poetry, music, and more!


KGB: Sideshow Goshko

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

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

Gail Thomas (Law & Order SVU, Letterman, Beavis and Butthead)

Jamie Brickhouse (Moth StorySlam Champion, NY Times, NY Frigid Festival)

Giulia Rozzi (Vh1, TEDx, TruTv)

Joey Novick (Comedy Central, United Solo Festival)

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


RR: Book Launch Party For George Wallace

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

SMASHING ROCK AND STRAIGHT AS RAZORS: A Book Launch Party For George Wallace

Featuring GEORGE WALLACE, with guest readers (reading from George’s work) David Lawton, Puma Perl, Vicki Iorio, Ron Kolm

Musical Interlude: Rick Eckerle
Host: Francine Witte

George Wallace is author of 31 chapbooks of poetry, editor of Poetrybay and co-editor of Great Weather for Media, and writer in residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace.

$10 suggested admission, includes signed copy of ‘Smashing Rock.’ 2 drink minimum (alc/non-alc)


KGB: Fantastic Fiction

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

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

Catherynne M. Valente is the New York Times bestselling author of over 30 books of fiction and poetry, including Palimpsest, the Orphan’s Tales series, Deathless, Radiance, The Refrigerator Monologues, and the crowdfunded phenomenon The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Own Making (and the four books that followed it). She is the winner of the Andre Norton, Tiptree, Prix Imaginales, Eugie Foster Memorial, Mythopoeic, Rhysling, Lambda, Locus, Romantic Times and Hugo awards. She has been a finalist for the Nebula and World Fantasy Awards. She lives on an island off the coast of Maine with her partner, two dogs, three cats, six chickens, and a small army of tulips.

Sunny Moraine’s short fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, Tor.com, Nightmare, Lightspeed, and multiple Year’s Best anthologies, among other places. They are also responsible for the Root Code and Casting the Bones trilogies and their debut short fiction collection Singing With All My Skin and Bone is available from Undertow Publications. In addition to time spent authoring, Sunny is a doctoral candidate in sociology and a sometime college instructor. They unfortunately live just outside Washington, DC, in a creepy house with two cats and a very long-suffering husband.


KGB: Josh Lefkowitz poetry reading

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

Josh Lefkowitz will read funny/sad/love poems from his ongoing, never-ending poem-a-day project.

“Hilarious…witty entertainment…Lefkowitz gives every impression that he knows what he’s doing."- Washington Post
“Lefkowitz is a nimble, witty writer… combines the comic timing of David Sedaris with the relentless inspection of Spalding Gray, but he is a clone of neither man.” - Baltimore Sun
“Bristling smart…wildly ambitious…rendered with enormous power.” - Chicago Sun-Times
“Smart, funny, with a gentle streak of hell-fire anger. My kind of guy.” - Eric Bogosian

Josh has received the Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Prize, an Avery Hopwood Award for Poetry at the University of Michigan, was a finalist for the Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize, and won First Prize in the Singapore Poetry Contest. His poems and essays have been published at The Awl, The Offing, The Hairpin, The Rumpus, The Huffington Post, and many other places. He has also recorded humor pieces for NPR’s All Things Considered and BBC’s Americana, and previously toured a pair of one-man shows to theatres and spaces across the country.