Liar’s League

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


Liar’s League

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


Liar’s League

August 05, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Liar’s League

June 03, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Paragraph

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


FREE WATER #6.2 with Four Way Books

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


Storyscape Journal Issue 14 Launch

May 26, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Permanent Press

May 19, 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


NYU Emerging Writers

May 01, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


FREE WATER

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


book party for Loren Kleinman’s BREAKABLE THINGS

April 28, 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


LIU Brooklyn MFA reading series

April 17, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


LIU Brooklyn MFA reading series

April 10, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Rutgers-Newark MFA Reading

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


NYU Emerging Writers

April 03, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Liar’s League

April 01, 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


An evening with novelist Nic Brown

March 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


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


NYU Emerging Writers

March 06, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Paragraph

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


An Evening with Coffee House Press

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

Saeed Jones is the editor of BuzzFeed LGBT and a Pushcart Prize-winning poet. His debut poetry collection Prelude to Bruise was described by Publishers Weekly as “a dark night of the soul presented as the finest of evening gowns.” NPR says his work is both “beautiful and unsparing.” His work has appeared in publications like Guernica, The Rumpus, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and Blackbird among others. Saeed is the recipient of fellowships from Cave Canem and Queer / Art / Mentors.

Valeria Luiselli is a Mexican novelist and non-fiction writer. She is the author of the book of essays Sidewalks and the internationally acclaimed novel Faces in the Crowd. Luiselli’s short fiction and non-fiction pieces have appeared in magazines and newspapers such as The New York Times, Granta, McSweeney’s and Dazed and Confused. Her work has been translated to multiple languages, and in 2014 she was the recipient of the National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 award. Her forthcoming novel, The Story of My Teeth, will be available from Coffee House Press in fall 2015.

Elaine Equi, author of Click and Clone (Coffee House Press, 2011), was born in Oak Park, Illinois, and raised in Chicago and its outlying suburbs. In 1988, she moved to New York City with her husband poet Jerome Sala. Over the years, her witty, aphoristic, and innovative work has become nationally and internationally known. Her last book, Ripple Effect: New & Selected Poems, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and on the short list for Canada’s prestigious Griffin Poetry Prize.

John Dermot Woods is a writer and cartoonist living in Brooklyn, NY. He is the author of a collection of comics, Activities (Publishing Genius, 2013), and two previous illustrated novels, No One Told Me I Was Going to Disappear (with J.A. Tyler) and The Complete Collection of people, places & things. He and Lincoln Michel created the funny comic strip, Animals in Midlife Crises, for The Rumpus. He is a professor of English at Nassau Community College.

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,

Trafficking in Magic Anthology

February 17, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


FREE WATER

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


Rutgers-Newark MFA Reading

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


NYU Emerging Writers

February 06, 2015
7:01 pm - 9:01 pm


Liar’s League

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


Paragraph

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


An Evening with The Writers Studio

January 18, 2015
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

Behind the Book

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


Ohio Edit

January 05, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ohio Edit is an art and literary journal on the Internet. This post-holiday, no-kale juice, unrepentant, un-resolutioned, Ohio Edit Amazeballs Spectacular will feature author Amy Fusselman, author and Bookslut founder Jessa Crispin, Shane Kowalski of Died Disappointed?, poet Josh Lefkowitz, pugilist Jim Behrle, singer-songwriter Josh Joplin, and a cast of thousands. 


25 Years After the Fall of the Iron Curtain and the Romanian Revolution: Romanian Writers!

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


25 Years After the Fall of the Iron Curtain and the Romanian Revolution: Four Romanian-born writers based in New York read from their work:  Adina Dabija, D.R. Popa, Claudia Serea and Saviana Stanescu.
An evening of readings organized in collaboration with Immigrant Artists and Scholars in New York (IASNY)

Adina Dabija was born on October 15, 1974, in Aiud, Romania. From 1997 – 2000, she worked as a journalist in Bucharest. She then studied in the masters program in multimedia communications at the Université de Sherbrooke in Québec, Canada, from 2001-2003 and received a M.S. in Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, New York, in 2008. Since 2001 she has been an editor of www.respiro.org . She lives now in New York, where she practices oriental medicine. Her first book, poezia-papusa (poetry-doll), was awarded the Bucharest Writers’ Association Guild Prize. Her second book, Stare nediferentiata (Undifferentiated state), won the Tomis Poetry Award in Romania. Beautybeast, translated into English by Claudia Serea, was published by NorthShore Press in 2012, her first collection of poetry in English. In 2013 her novel Șaman (Shaman) was published by Polirom in Romania.

D. R. Popa (Dumitru Radu Popa) is a native of Romania who immigrated to the United States in 1986. He holds an MA from the University of Bucharest (1972) and an MS from Columbia University. His literary works in Romanian include a book about French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupery, six collections of short stories, and three novels. Translated Romanian poetry into English and wrote literary criticism. In 2007 Lady V. and Other Stories was published at Spuyten Duyvil, in New York, and in 2011 Sabrina and Other Good Suspicions appeared at Outskirts Press. He was awarded the literary prize for debut in Romania (1969), an award for prose (1970), and the Union of Romanian Writers Award in 1997 (for Panic Syndrome!).
D.R. Popa is an Assistant Dean and Director of the Law Library at NYU School of Law, and tenured Law Lecturer. Featured in Who’s Who in American Law and Who’s Who in America.

Claudia Serea
immigrated to the U.S. in 1995. Her poems and translations have appeared in New Letters, 5 a.m., Meridian, Word Riot, Apple Valley Review, and many others. A four-time Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee, she is the author of Angels & Beasts (Phoenicia Publishing, Canada, 2012,) The System (Cold Hub Press, New Zealand, 2012,) A Dirt Road Hangs From the Sky (8th House Publishing, Canada, 2013,) To Part Is to Die a Little (Cervena Barva Press,) and Nothing Important Happened Today (Broadstone Media, forthcoming.)
Serea co-edited and co-translated from the Romanian poems for the anthology The Vanishing Point That Whistles (Talisman House, 2011). She translated Adina Dabija’s Beautybeast (North Shore Press, Alaska, 2012). Serea is the co-founder and translations editor of The National Translation Month blog and poetry editor for City Lit Rag. She co-hosts The Williams Readings poetry series in Rutherford, NJ. More at cserea.tumblr.com.

Saviana Stanescu ( www.saviana.com) is an award-winning Romanian-born poet and playwright based in NYC/Ithaca, NY, writing in English and Romanian. She has multiple published books of drama and poetry including the collections of poems: Google Me, The Outcast, Diary of a Clone.  Recent theatre productions of her plays include: Ants at NJ Rep, Aliens With Extraordinary Skills (Women’s Project, Ego Actus, NYC; B Street Theatre, California; Know Theatre, Cincinnati, Teatro La Capilla, Mexico City; Odeon Theatre, Bucharest; published by Samuel French), Waxing West (La MaMa Theatre, 2007 NY Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Play), For a Barbarian Woman (Fordham/EST). She was a NYSCA playwright-in-residence with Women’s Project and writer-in-residence for Richard Schechner’s East Coast Artists. Saviana had poetry readings in the UK (London, Salisbury, Swansea, Bath Literature Festival, Cambridge), Austria, Macedonia, Germany, Mexico, USA (NYU, International House, Bowery Poetry Club, Cornelia Café, Russian Samovar, Romanian Cultural Institute, Nuyorican Poets Café, KGB Bar, Romanian Embassy in Washington DC, Smith College, Meacham Writers Conference, Pen International, etc), and in various venues in Romania. Saviana’s poems in English have been published in: Poetry London, Metamorphoses, Exquisite Corps, Pen Club Magazine, The Temple, Watchword, Absinthe, The Saint Ann’s Review, Talisman, etc. She founded Immigrants Artists and Scholars in New York (IASNY) and curates playgroundezero and New York with an Accent.  She holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing and an MA in Performance Studies from NYU, Tisch. Currently she teaches Playwriting and Contemporary Theatre/Performance at Ithaca College.

This event is organized in collaboration with Immigrant Artists and Scholars in New York (IASNY)

KGB Bar has been named the best literary venue in NYC by the Village Voice and New York Magazine. The KGB Bar was, once upon a time, a gathering spot for Ukrainian Socialists. In the decades since it opened in 1993, KGB has become a New York literary institution. Writers hooked up in the publishing world meet and mingle and read here with pleasure and without pay to an adoring public.

Suzanne Dottino is the Sunday Night Fiction Director – Questions: Contact: suzannedottino@gmail.com

About the Series: KGB Reading Series

First Wednesday of every month

City Lit Rag Reading

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


RR: Maiden in the Moon

December 19, 2014
10:00 pm - 12:00 am


RR: ABBEY STRAßE

December 19, 2014
8:00 pm -

The Beatles’ timeless triumph gets Gesamtkunstwerk’d in this new show by cabaret artist Salty Brine. Experience Abbey Road, from start to finish, as a German Kabarett, inspired by Brecht and Weill, Kander and Ebb, Marlene Dietrich, Ute Lemper ...die liste geht weiter! (The list goes on!) With piano arrangements by Ian Axness (Clown Bar) and direction by Annie Tippe (Ghost Quartet).
http://abbeyroadcabaret.brownpapertickets.com


Paragraph

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


Fantastic Fiction

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

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

Steven Gould is the author of 10 science fiction novels including Jumper, source material for the 2008 movie of the same name. His fiction has been a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, Compton Crook, Locus, and Prometheus awards and the recipient of the Hal Clement award for YA SF. His latest novel is Exo, fourth book in the Jumper series.

and

Rajan Khanna’s first novel, Falling Sky, was released in October. His short fiction has been published in Lightspeed Magazine, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and several anthologies. His articles and reviews have appeared at Tor.com and LitReactor.com, and his podcast narrations can be heard at Podcastle, Escape Pod, PseudoPod, Beneath Ceaseless Skies and Lightspeed.


Fantastic Fiction v

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

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

Steven Gould is the author of 10 science fiction novels including Jumper, source material for the 2008 movie of the same name. His fiction has been a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, Compton Crook, Locus, and Prometheus awards and the recipient of the Hal Clement award for YA SF. His latest novel is Exo, fourth book in the Jumper series.

and

Rajan Khanna’s first novel, Falling Sky, was released in October. His short fiction has been published in Lightspeed Magazine, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and several anthologies. His articles and reviews have appeared at Tor.com and LitReactor.com, and his podcast narrations can be heard at Podcastle, Escape Pod, PseudoPod, Beneath Ceaseless Skies and Lightspeed.


FREE WATER

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


RR: Deanna Kirk Sings Heliotrope

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


Apito Press

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

APITO PRESS

Apito Press, founded by poet Carlos iro Burgos, is a new community publisher based in Philadelphia and New York City. At this reading, Apito will launch David Backer’s first short story collection, The Yolk, and iro’s second book of poetry, Spanglibonics.

David Backer founded fictiondaily.org, the online fiction aggregator, and has published his own fiction, non-fiction, and translation in Swink, Granta.com, n+1 online, Words Without Borders, Metazen, StoryChord, New Dead Families, kill author, and the collection Forty Stories: New Writing from Harper Perennial. He has a PhD in philosophy and education, enjoys old-timey banjo, and was born in Danbury, Connecticut in 1984.

Carlos iro Burgos is a father, avid questioner of masculinities, explorer of emotion and realities, and recently moved to Philadelphia to continue studying higher education. Spanglibonics follows From Boy to IRO, as the newest collection of poems exploring the hybrid experiences of Afro-Nuyoricans.


St. Petersburg Review

December 14, 2014
7:00 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,

RR: Hot Club of Flatbush

December 13, 2014
11:00 pm - 2:00 am


Trumpet Fiction

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

Jim Jennings is a 5th generation Oklahoman.  His Chickasaw ancestors came West to the windswept plains on the Trail of Tears in the 1830’s.  Jim is a recovering trial lawyer and a veteran of many New York Writers Workshop pitch conferences.  His debut novel THE LIGHT MOST FAVORABLE was published by Tradeworks Publishing in 2012.  His next two novels, MIRADOR and BLUE WILD INDIGO, are nearing completion.

Claire Van Winkle received her BA at New York University and has recently completed her MFA at Queens College, where she studied poetry writing and literary translation. Claire currently teaches grammar, composition, creative writing, and literature at Queens College and the Fashion Institute of Technology, and runs writing therapy groups at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. She has been the recipient of several honors including the inaugural Queens College Foundation Scholarship for Poetry Writing and Literary Translation, an American Literary Translators Association Travel Fellowship, an American Academy of Poets Award, the Mary M. Fay Poetry Award, and the Lenore Lipstein Memorial Prize for Formal Poetry.

Two of Claire’s poems and original recipes will appear in Feast: Poems and Recipes for a Full Seating at Dinner, forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press.

John Bowers was born, raised and educated in East Tennessee, but has lived in New York since 1962. His first story was published at the age of 14 in a magazine called Matrix. He has since published eight books of fiction and non fiction and has had a play produced twice off-Broadway called The Remembrance of Things Present. His articles and essays have appeared in Harper’s, Playboy, Sports Illustrated, and The Village Voice. He has received a CAP’S award for fiction and taught in the Writing Program at Columbia, 1985-2006. He currently teaches in the Writing Program at Wilkes University. 


RR: Lauren Lee

December 12, 2014
11:00 pm -


LIU Brooklyn’s MFA Program

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


Behind the Book: Matthew Thomas

December 11, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Sogno di Capri

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

At The Inkwell

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

SJ Sindu is a Sri Lankan Tamil writer who focuses on traditionally silenced voices—the immigrant, the poor, the queer, the female-bodied, the non-Christian, the non-white. Sindu is a Ph.D. student at Florida State University, and has published inBrevity, Water~Stone Review, Harpur Palate, The MacGuffin, Sinister Wisdom, and elsewhere. Find out more at sjsindu.com.

Bibi Wein’s most recent book, The Way Home: A Wilderness Odyssey won the Tupelo Press Editor’s Award for Prose. Her short stories and essays have appeared in Iris, American Letters & Commentary, Permafrost, Other Voices, Kalliope, Hawk & Handsaw, Wildflower, and Adirondack Life. Twice a Pushcart nominee, Bibi has been a literature fellow of the New York Foundation for the Arts, and a resident at ArtSmith, Blue Mountain Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Yaddo. She divides her time between Manhattan and a log cabin in the Adirondacks.

Maria Terrone’s poetry collections are Eye to Eye (Bordighera Press, 2014); A Secret Room in Fall (McGovern Award, Ashland Poetry Press); The Bodies We Were Loaned, and a chapbook, American Gothic, Take 2. Her work, which has been published in French and Farsi, has appeared in magazines including Poetry, Ploughshares, Hudson Review, and Poetry International and in more than 20 anthologies.

Gregory Fletcher is a graduate of California State University at Northridge with a BA in Theater, of Boston University with a MA in Playwriting, and of Columbia University with an MFA in Directing. Off-Off Broadway playwriting credits includeEdenville, My Sister the Cow, Stairway to Heaven, Roast Beef and the Rare Kiss, Robert Mapplethorpe’s Flowers and The Moon Alone. Regionally, his plays have been produced in Boston, Miami, Moscow (Idaho), Provincetown, and several university credits. Two of his plays have been published by Back Stage Books, Dramatic Publishing, and by Anco Entertainment in the Netherlands and Belgium. He is the recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for Comic Playwriting and the National Ten-Minute Play Award from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, and a first runner up for the David Mark Cohen National Playwriting Award from the Association of Theatre in Higher Education. He was a playwriting grantee at the Sundance Theatre Lab, a nominee for Outstanding Original Short Script for the New York IT Awards, and a national finalist for Reva Shiner Comedy Award. He has taught playwriting at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Niagara University, Wilkes University in the MA/MFA Creative Writing Program, and at CUNY – Kingsborough Community College, where he is the Director of Theatre Arts. For more, visit www.gregoryfletcher.com.


True Story Nonfiction

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


Monday Night Poetry: MARK DOTY + VIJAY SESHADRI

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

VIJAY SESHADRI is the author of Wild Kingdom (1996), The Long Meadow (2003), which won the James Laughlin Award, and 3 Sections (2013), which won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry.  The Pulitzer committee described the book as “a compelling collection of poems that examine human consciousness, from birth to dementia, in a voice that is by turns witty and grave, compassionate and remorseless.” Seshadri has received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the NEA, and the Guggenheim Foundation. He has worked as an editor at the New Yorker and has taught at Bennington College and Sarah Lawrence College, where he currently directs the graduate non-fiction writing program.

MARK DOTY’s Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems won the National Book Award for Poetry in 2008.  His eight books of poems include School of the Arts, Source, and My Alexandria. He has also published four volumes of nonfiction prose:  Still Life with Oysters and Lemon, Heaven’s Coast, Firebird and Dog Years, which was a New York Times bestseller in 2007. The Art of Description, a handbook for writers, appeared in 2011. Widely anthologized, his poems appear in The Norton Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry and many other collections....Doty’s work has been honored by the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Whiting Writers Award, two Lambda Literary Awards and the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction. He is the only American poet to have received the T.S. Eliot Prize in the U.K., and has received fellowships from the Guggenheim, Ingram Merrill and Lila Wallace/Readers Digest Foundations, and from the National Endowment for the Arts....Doty lives in New York City and on the east end of Long Island. He is Professor/Writer in Residence at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Two new books are forthcoming, both from W.W. Norton: What Is the Grass, a prose meditation on Walt Whitman and the ecstatic, and Deep Lane, a new volume of poems.


The Village: 400 Years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals

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

John Strausbaugh & friends read excerpts from The Village, his epic 400-year history of Greenwich Village, hailed by the Boston Globe as “a treaure trove,” by the New York Times as “rare and refreshing,” and by Kirkus Reviews as one of the Best Books of 2013. John’s guests include:

Irwin Chusid, author and WFMU host
George Tabb, author and punk rocker
Rasha Refaie, author
Mike Edison, author, rocker and Heritage Radio host
Kate Walter, author

Mike Doughty, author and musician
THE VILLAGE:400 Years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals

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: Tin Pan Band

December 06, 2014
11:30 pm - 2:30 am


MWA-NY

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

Scott Adlerberg is the author of the crime novel Spiders and Flies, and his short fiction has appeared in Thuglit, All Due Respect, and Spinetingler Magazine. Each summer he hosts the Word for Word Reel Talks film commentary series in Bryant Park in Manhattan. His new book is the genre-blending noir/fantasy novella Jungle Horses, out now from Broken River Books.  It’s his second work that has to do with the Caribbean, a place where he spent a lot of time and became a connoisseur of rum.  He lives in Brooklyn.

Dan Burstein was nominated for an Edgar Award for his 2011 book, The Tattooed Girl: The Enigma of Stieg Larsson and the Secrets Behind the Most Compelling Thrillers of Our Time.  He is the creator, editor, and author of the Secrets series, which includes the world’s bestselling guidebooks to the fiction of Dan Brown, with over four million copies in print worldwide, in over thirty languages.  The books have appeared on more than a dozen bestseller lists, including twenty-eight weeks on the New York Times list, and have been the basis for three documentary films. His most recent book is Secrets of Inferno: In the Footsteps of Dante and Dan Brown.  He is also the author of fourteen books on subjects ranging from global economics and technology to pop culture, and is cofounder and managing partner of Millennium Technology Value Partners, a New York City-based venture capital firm.

Tom Coffey is a writer and editor who has worked a long time—perhaps too long—in journalism. He’s been an MWA member since 1999, when his first novel, The Serpent Club, was published. His second novel, Miami Twilight, came out in 2001, and his third novel, Blood Alley, came out in 2008. His next book, Bright Morning Star, will be published in April. Along the way he’s somehow managed to stay married and raise a now-teenaged girl—who loves mysteries!

Matt Cook is the author of Sabotage, which he wrote at nineteen while an undergraduate at Stanford. There he also published two nonfiction books and cofounded a nonprofit dedicated to government transparency. Now a doctoral candidate in Economics at Penn, he enjoys travel, scuba, and Latin dancing for fun. A professional close-up magician trained at the Hollywood Magic Castle, he has performed in over 80 countries, and will gladly show you a trick if asked.

Jeff Markowitz is the author of the Cassie O’Malley Mysteries, an amateur sleuth mystery series set deep in the New Jersey Pine Barrens.  He loves to write early in the morning…you can usually find him at his computer at 5:30 in the morning plotting someone’s murder. When he’s not out looking for dead bodies, Jeff keeps busy as the founder and Executive Director of a network of programs and services for adults with autism. Jeff is a proud member of the Mystery Writers of America. His new book, Death and White Diamonds, is a darkly comic mystery/thriller.

H. T. NAREA is an international investment banker with 20+ years of experience, primarily at JP Morgan Chase in New York.  He has advised governments, companies, and banks around the world on sovereign risk, debt restructuring, infrastructure projects, M&A, private equity, debt trading, and syndicated finance. He got his start in fiction by researching and editing several books by his father-in-law, Paul Erdman, the New York Times bestselling creator of the financial thriller. The Fund is Narea’s first novel and was nominated for best debut novel by the International Thrillers Association.

James D. Robertson was first published as a columnist in his high school newspaper. Later, he wrote a Fortune 500 company newsletter and took assignments as a freelance reporter. He was a substantial contributor to two non-fiction works, Doc: Platoon Medic, a Military Book Club selection by Daniel Evans Jr., and Steel My Soldiers’ Hearts, a New York Times bestseller by Colonel David H. Hackworth.  James served with the authors in Vietnam. James is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, the Long Island Writers’ Guild and co-founder of a critique group that call themselves, with tongue in cheek, the Future Best Selling Novelists of Long Island. The group published an anthology of short fiction in 2012 entitled Chapter One. He has completed two novels—For Good Reason, a Vietnam War story and The Woodstock Murders, a thriller. He lives on Long Island where he is working on his third novel.

New York Times bestseller Wendy Corsi Staub is the award-winning author of more than eighty books and a two-time Mary Higgins Clark Award finalist. The Good Sister, first in a trio of social networking suspense novels for HarperCollins, was on Suspense Magazine’s Best of 2013 list and optioned for television, followed The Perfect Stranger (August 2014) and The Black Widow (coming 2/24/15). Lily Dale, a new adult cozy mystery series from Crooked Lane, along with her next HarperCollins suspense trilogy, Mundy’s Landing, will launch in the fall of 2015. Wendy lives in the New York City suburbs with her husband of twenty-three years and their two children.


RR: Maiden in the Moon

December 05, 2014
10:00 pm - 12:00 am


LIU Brooklyn’s MFA Program

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


Columbia Selects

December 04, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Our lineup this month:

Jesse Garcés Kiley’s poems have appeared in The New Republic and Oranges and Sardines. A recipient of the David Craig Austin Poetry award, he’s taught poetry and writing at Columbia University and is currently an assistant professor of English at Bard High School Early College. He is working on his first collection of poetry, and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son.

Gila Lyons’ work has appeared in Ploughshares, The Rumpus, The Millions, The Morning News, Salon, Tablet, The Forward, The Faster Times, The Berkshire Review, and other publications. She lives in Boston, where she teaches writing and is at work on a memoir.

Sarah Coleman grew up in the United Kingdom, where she ate Marmite and rode double-decker buses. Her writing has appeared in ARTnews, Salon, the Oxford American and in the anthologies The Compact Reader and Yentl’s Revenge, and she has had writing residencies at Yaddo, Ragdale and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. In 2012 she launched the popular blog The Literate Lens (theliteratelens.com), and she has recently finished a novel, Becoming Berenice, based on the life of pioneering photographer Berenice Abbott.

What is Columbia Selects?  The first Thursday of each month the Columbia MFA program hosts a reading series featuring Writing Program alumni. These fresh talents are finished with or near to finished with their first books, but do not yet have a book contract and/or an agent. In recent years, many of our featured writers have achieved critical and commercial success. This is your chance to glimpse who you’ll be reading in 2015!

Columbia Selects is curated by Bryan VanDyke and Emily Austin.


Liars’ League

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


RR: KGB Radio Hour

December 02, 2014
8:00 pm -

Join your hosts Mark Jacobson, Danny Goldberg and Michael Daly as the unsinkable KGB RADIO HOUR returns to the RED ROOM on December 2 at 8pm. 

Tonight’s episode will double as a celebration of our beloved colleague, the legendary newsman JACK NEWFIELD, who alas has been dead for the last ten years, along with a hopefully not too penetrating discussion of what’s gone by, what’s forever, and what you just can’t get rid of no matter how hard you try.

Joining the discussion will be the even more legendary newsman JIMMY BRESLIN who, happily, is still alive. Also present will be several other semi-recognizable by-lines. Mucho music from the ever beloved BEEHIVE QUEEN CHRISTINE OHLMAN, longtime lead vocalist with NBC’s Saturday Night Live band and pianist JEFF KAZEE of Southside Johnny. Special guests include jazz trumpeter NABATE ISLES. 


Monday Night Poetry: PATRICIA SPEARS JONES + SHANNA COMPTON

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

PATRICIA SPEARS JONES was named by Essence.com as one of its “40 Poets They Love” in 2010.  She is author of the poetry collections: Painkiller and Femme du Monde from Tia Chucha Press and The Weather That Kills from Coffee House Press and four chapbooks, the most recent Living in the Love Economy.  Her work is widely anthologized....Spears Jones has been a culture maven for four decades. She was the first African American programmer as Program Coordinator at The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church.  She served as Mentor for Emerge, Surface, Be, a new fellowship program at The Poetry Project. She ran the esteemed New Works Program for the Massachusetts Council of Arts and Humanities (1989-1991) and was Director of Planning and Development at The New Museum of Contemporary Art (1994-96).  She is also actively involved in a variety of formal and informal organizations involved with progressive politics, social justice, feminism, the environment, and multi-culturalism, best seen in her appointment as Senior Fellow for The Black Earth Institute.  She teaches for CUNY.  Her art, theater, poetry and music essays, reviews and interviews can be found in print and online at www.tribes.org, Bomb, The Poetry Project Newsletter, Black Issues Book Review, The Boston Globe, and Essence and www.Essence.com.

SHANNA COMPTON is the author of the poetry collections Brink, For Girls & Others, Down Spooky, and several chapbooks.  The Seam, a book-length speculative poem, is forthcoming from Bloof Books in 2014.  She is also the editor of a collection of essays on the topic of video games, Gamers.  Her work has been widely published, including in the Best American Poetry series and other anthologies.


Annual Thanksgiving Comix & Graphic Novelist Night

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

Laura Knetzger was born in 1990 and grew up in a forest near Seattle. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2012. Her comics include Flowering Vine, Cat Burglar Cream, and Find Me/Look for Me.
http://lauraknetzger.com/

Marguerite Van Cook is an artist, writer, musician/singer, and filmmaker. Van Cook was the lead singer for The Innocents, a UK punk band. Fantagraphics has recently published her memoir The Late Child and Other Animals, which was illustrated by her partner James Romberger.
http://margueritevancook.com/

James Romberger is an American artist and cartoonist known for his depictions of New York’s Lower East Side. His comics include 7 Miles a Second (with by David Wojnarowicz and Marguerite Van Cook) and The Late Child and Other Animals (with Marguerite Van Cook).
http://jamesromberger.com/

Kris Mukai lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated with a degree in Communications Design (illustration focus) from Pratt Institute. Her comics include Commuter and The Extremely Small Witch BiBi, Who Lives in Mrs. Sen’s Garden. She also creates the Risograph print series Monster Pamphlet.
http://www.hikrismukai.com/

Jon Allen grew up in Connecticut and lives in Brooklyn. He recently completed the third and final part of his graphic novel, Vacationland.
http://jon-allen.us/

Keren Katz is an Israeli-born cartoonist, writer, and illustrator. Her self-published books include The Night Poetry Class in Room 1001, Chronicles of the Falling Women, Joseph & His Amazing Technicolor Coat Check Dream, Crossing the Rubikon, Before the Dark Gate, and William Barnacle.
http://kerenkatz.carbonmade.com/

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

RR: Bjorn Inglestam

November 29, 2014
11:30 pm - 2:30 am


SLC x NYC = 4 Poets + 4 Books: Raphael Dagold, Joseph Fasano, Kenneth Hart, Sara Eliza Johnson

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

Joseph Fasano’s most recent collection of poems is Inheritance (Cider Press, 2014).  He is the author of Fugue for Other Hands, winner of the 2011 Cider Press Review Book Award, and Vincent, a book-length poem forthcoming in July, 2015.  His recent poems have appeared in The Yale Review, The Southern Review, Boston Review, The Times Literary Supplement, Tin House, Passages North, FIELD, and other publications.  Twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, he won the 2008 RATTLE Poetry Prize, and he has been a finalist for the Missouri Review Editors’ Prize, the Autumn House Press Book Award, and the Kinereth Gensler Award from Alice James Books.  He teaches at Manhattanville College and in the graduate and undergraduate writing programs of Columbia University.

Raphael Dagold’s first book, Bastard Heart, was published by Silverfish Review Press in February, 2014. His poems, fables, and photographs have appeared in Indiana Review, Frank, Northwest Review, Quarterly West, and other publications; a fable is included in Persea Books’ Sudden Flash Youth: 65 Short-Short Stories. He has taught writing and literature at the University of Utah, Lewis and Clark College, Mt. Hood Community College, and other institutions, and has won fellowships and awards from the Ucross Foundation, the Vermont Studio Center, Oregon Literary Arts, the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, and other organizations. He is currently a PhD candidate in literature and creative writing at the University of Utah. Visit www.raphaeldagold.com for more information.

Sara Eliza Johnson’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Boston Review, Ninth Letter, New England Review, Best New Poets 2009, Crab Orchard Review, Pleiades, Meridian, TriQuarterly Online, Southern Indiana Review, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, a Winter Fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, a scholarship to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and an Academy of American Poets Prize from the University of Utah, where she is Ph.D student in the Literature & Creative Writing program. Her first book, Bone Map, was selected for the 2013 National Poetry Series.

Kenneth Hart’s book Uh Oh Time won the Anhinga Prize for Poetry. Kenneth’s poems have been published in such journals as Mississippi Review, North American Review, and Barrow Street, and he has won numerous poetry prizes. He teaches at NYU and for the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. See http://www.kennethhartpoet.com/ for more information.


Ray Belli, Zach Westfall, Rebecca Cheong, and Waseem Manuiden

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

Rebecca Cheong was born in Singapore, an island halfway around the clock in the tide-beating Pacific. BA in English and American Literature from New York University. She has written about art and design as an intern for Complex Magazine. She now spends her days at Lapham’s Quarterly, where a single day’s mentions include Homer, Star Wars, Lord Byron, Walt Whitman, Al Qaeda, Susan Sontag, Adolf Hitler, Leonard Cohen, Herodotus, and Benjamin Franklin. When not reading or writing, she can be found painting, burning bridges, or thinking about Herman Melville.

Waseem Mainuddin is a New Brunswick based poet, originally from Lodi, NJ.  He combines elements of futurism with religion, politics, and giant robots. He’s a future organizer for the East Coast Solidarity Summer, a NY based leadership and empowerment retreat for South Asian youths with radical politics. He has previously worked with the Asian American Writers’ Workshop.  You can find his work at http://shearkaan.tumblr.com/tagged/words.

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, writing, 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 and writer.

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 work-in-progress, Lowe Township, is a short story cycle that explores the overlapping lives of characters set in a fictional but true-to-life North Jersey town.


Monday Night Poetry: JUSTIN MARKS + TIMOTHY LIU

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

JUSTIN MARKS’ second book of poems, You’re Going to Miss Me When You’re Bored, is forthcoming from Barrelhouse Books in 2014. His first book is A Million in Prizes (New Issues, 2009), and his latest chapbooks are We Used to Have Parties (Dikembe Press, forthcoming) and Best Practices (Greying Ghost, 2013). Recent work has appeared in Denver Quarterly, Matter Barrelhouse, Leveler and Interrupture. He is a co-founder of Birds, LLC, an independent poetry press, and lives in Queens, NY with his wife and their 4 year-old twin son and daughter.

TIMOTHY LIU (Liu Ti Mo) was born in 1965 in San Jose, California, to parents from the Chinese mainland. He studied at Brigham Young University, the University of Houston, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. 
He is the author of Polytheogamy (Saturnalia, 2009); Bending the Mind Around the Dream’s Blown Fuse (Talisman House, 2009); For Dust Thou Art (Southern Illinois University Press, 2005); Of Thee I Sing (University of Georgia Press, 2004), selected by Publishers Weekly as a 2004 Book-of-the-Year; Hard Evidence (Talisman House, 2001); Say Goodnight (Copper Canyon Press, 1998); Burnt Offerings (Copper Canyon Press, 1995); and Vox Angelica (Alice James Books, 1992), which won the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award. 
 His newest volume, Don’t Go Back to Sleep will be released in Oct. 2014 from Saturnalia.  
Liu’s honors and awards include a Pushcart Prize, Best American Poetry in 2002, and the Open Book Beyond Margins Award. He also edited Word of Mouth: An Anthology of Gay American Poetry, (Talisman House, 2000). 
He has served as a core faculty member at Bennington College’s Writing Seminars, and is currently an associate professor at William Paterson University. He lives in Manhattan.


Elizabeth Kadetsky, Karin Lin-Greenburg & Monica McFawn

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

Elizabeth Kadetsky is author of a memoir (First There Is a Mountain, Little Brown), a story collection (The Poison that Purifies You, C&R Press) and, forthcoming, a novella (On the Island at the Center of the Center of the World, Nouvella Books). Her fiction has been included in the Pushcart Prizes, Best New American Voices, and the Best American Short Stories notable citations, and her personal essays have appeared in the New York Times, Antioch Review, and elsewhere. She is assistant professor of creative writing at Penn State, and can be found at www.elizabethkadetsky.com
Advance praise for The Poison that Purifies You:

This thought-provoking collection explores the variety of ways that we seek personal and spiritual connections-and the ways that we can poison ourselves and others in our quests. Elizabeth Kadetsky is a writer of keen insight and graceful prose.

-Dan Chaon, Stay Awake

“Elizabeth Kadetsky deftly constructs fully realized places--some foreign, some familiar--and fully realized characters--some of them more like us than we’d like to admit. She tugs gently on these places and people until she finds their loose strings, and begins spooling out quiet strands of damage or dread. Before you know it, the dread is your own. These stories sneak up on you, hijack you, and before you know it, it’s too late.  A stunning first collection.
”
Brian Evenson, Windeye

KARIN LIN-GREENBERG - Faulty Predictions

“Karin Lin-Greenberg is a conoisseur of screwy family dynamics and outrageous sitatuions. The ten innovative and diverse stories in this debut collection cover a lot of territory, from a pig on a city bus to the special event ‘Things Inside of Other Things’ at the Half and Half Multicultural Club of Sun Meadow High School. Here you will meet the man who smashes loaves of grocery store bread for the good of society, and you’ll witness the Running of the Brides at Filene’s Basement. Lin-Greenberg makes joyful sense of it all. What a pleasure it has been to read these wise and wonderful stories.” —Bonnie Jo Campbell, bestselling author of Once Upon A River

Karin Lin-Greenberg’s story collection, Faulty Predictions, won the 2013 Flannery O’Connor Award in Short Fiction from the University of Georgia Press. Her short stories have appeared in such literary journals as The Antioch Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Berkeley Fiction Review, Epoch, Five Chapters, Kenyon Review Online, and North American Review. She earned an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh, an MA from Temple University, and an AB from Bryn Mawr College. She has taught composition, literature and creative writing courses at Missouri State University, the College of Wooster, and Appalachian State University. Currently, she lives in upstate New York and is an assistant professor in the English Department at Siena College. Visit her website at www.karinlingreenberg.com.

MONICA MC FAWN - Bright Shards of Someplace Else

“Winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, McFawn’s debut employs different narrative voices to create something singular. . . . McFawn approaches each story differently, not as an author imposing a single voice on disparate narratives but as an artist listening to her characters and finding the particular voice each one requires. . . . McFawn’s empathy is astounding. . . . The rarest kind of literary debut—unpredictable and moving."—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Bright Shards of Someplace Else glimmers with emphatic power...is Monica McFawn’s first collection of short stories, and it’s already won [the] Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. Perhaps it was her idiosyncratic voice, or her flair for distinctive characters that the judges recognized. Or maybe it was her empathetic power. Either way, McFawn has talent. In these eleven stories she manages to range from fantastic to satiric to poignant.” —Jane Ciabattari, NPR Books
Monica McFawn is a writer and playwright living in Michigan. Her short story collection Bright Shards of Someplace Else, won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. She is also the author of a hybrid chapbook, “A Catalogue of Rare Moments,” and her fiction has appeared in the Georgia Review, Gettysburgh Review, Web Conjunctions, Missouri Review, and others. Her plays and screenplays have had readings in Chicago and New York. She teaches writing at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. Visit her website at www.monicamcfawn.com.

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

RR: Seth Myers and Friends

November 22, 2014
11:30 pm - 2:30 am


Kick Assonance

November 22, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Award-winning storyteller and Huffington Post blogger Leslie Goshko hosts tonight’s curated evening of original poetic works that’s sure to Kick Assonance! Join co-creators Kyle Erickson ("Enduro’s Lament") and Steven Leyva ("Low Parish") as they welcome fellow authors George Hackett and Tafisha Edwards for an evening of original poetry that Time Out New York magazine named a “Critics’ Pick.”

Tonight’s Readers:

Kyle Erickson is co-creator of the poetry series Kick Assonance, which has been noted by the Poetry Foundation, The Academy of American Poets, hailed as a “Critics’ Pick” by Time Out New York Magazine, and called “a notable New York Event” by The Rumpus. Kyle’s work can be read in This Land Press, Promethia, B’More Poetic, and on his blog, okieinthecity.com, which was heralded as a “Top 101 New York Blog.” His first book of poetry, Enduro’s Lament, was released in 2012.

Steven Leyva was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and raised in Houston, Texas. His poems have appeared in The Rumpus, The Light Ekphrastic, The Cobalt Review, and Little Patuxent Review. He is a Cave Canem fellow, the winner of the 2012 Cobalt Review Poetry Prize, editor of the Little Patuxent Review, and author of the chapbook Low Parish. Steven holds a MFA from the University of Baltimore, where he teaches in the undergraduate writing program.

Tafisha A. Edwards is a Guyanese Canadian poet who lives and works in Washington D.C. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as Bodega Magazine, The Barely South Review, The Little Patuxent Review, Vinyl Poetry, and others. She is a Cave Canem fellow, a graduate of the University of Maryland’s Jiménez-Porter Writers’ House and has been awarded scholarships to The Juniper Summer Writing Institute and The Minnesota Northwoods Writers’ Conference.

George Hackett was born in Scotland, and has lived in New York for the better part of 15 years. His poems appear in the first edition of PaxJournal, under a different byline, and he has won prizes at poetry festivals in Washington and Nevada.


RR: Oh! Mega!

November 21, 2014
11:00 pm -


RR: Casino Badia

November 21, 2014
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm


NYU Emerging Writers

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


Drunken Careening Writers

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

John W. Bateman is the first person in his family to leave the fly-over states in more than 200 years.  He currently lives in New York City, chasing words and dodging taxis. John occasionally climbs a cliff or two, and has a secret addiction to glitter. He is currently glitter-free since, at least, last Tuesday. This past summer, John was selected to attend Session II of the 2014 Yale Writers’ Conference. He is currently working on a novel about ghosts, drag and southern charm.

Rickey Laurentiis is the author of Boy with Thorn, selected by Terrance Hayes for the 2014 Cave Canem Poetry Prize and is forthcoming from University of Pittsburgh Press in Fall 2015. He is also the recipient of a Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation and a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as fellowships from the Cave Canem Foundation, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Italy and a Chancellor’s Fellowship from Washington University in St Louis, where he received his MFA. His poems have appeared widely in journals such as Boston Review, jubilat, The Kenyon Review, The New York Times, and Poetry magazine. Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, he currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.

Martin Hyatt was born just outside of New Orleans. He attended Goddard College and Eugene Lang College of The New School. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing. He is the recipient of an Edward F. Albee Writing Fellowship and The New School Chapbook Award for fiction. His stories have been published in such places as Lodestar Quarterly, The Electric Literature Blog and Blithe House Quarterly. His award-winning debut novel, A Scarecrow’s Bible, was named a Stonewall Honor Book by the American Library Association and won the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction. In addition, it was nominated for the Ferro-Grumley Award, a Lambda Literary Award, and the Violet Quill Award.  He was recently named a “Star of Tomorrow” in a Literary Idol feature in NY Magazine His new novel, Beautiful Gravity, is forthcoming. He is currently completing a memoir entitled Greyhound Boy, 1976. He has taught writing at such places at Hofstra, Parsons, and St. Francis College. He is currently Associate Professor and the Founding Director of The Writing Center at ASA College in NYC.

Bob Smith is from Buffalo and was the first openly gay standup comic to appear on The Tonight Show and have his own HBO special. He also was a staff writer for MAD-TV and his sketch, “The Zapruder Films” was featured on The Best of MAD-TV. His first book of comic essays, Openly Bob won the Lambda Literary Award. His first novel, Selfish and Perverse was a finalist for the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction. In 2007, Bob was diagnosed with ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease. His second novel, Remembrance Of Things I Forgot was picked by Amazon as one of Ten Best Gay and Lesbian books of 2011, shortlisted for The Green Carnation Prize, won an Honor Award for LGBT books from the American Library Association and was nominated for the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT books.

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).


RR: The Duchess and the Fox

November 19, 2014
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Fantastic Fiction

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

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

Nancy Kress is the author of thirty-three books, including twenty-six novels, four collections of short stories, and three books on writing.  Her work has won five Nebulas, two Hugos, a Sturgeon, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. Nancy’s most recent work is Yesterday’s Kin, about genetic inheritance.  In addition to writing, Kress often teaches at various venues around the country and abroad; in 2008 she was the Picador visiting lecturer at the University of Leipzig.

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In 2001 Jack Skillingstead won Stephen King’s On Writing contest.  Not long afterward Jack began selling regularly to major science fiction and fantasy markets. To date he has published more than thirty stories in various magazines, Year’s Best volumes and original anthologies.  Much of his short work has been collected in Are You There and Other Stories. Jack’s novel, Life on the Preservation, was a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award.


great weather for MEDIA

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


NATIONAL BOOK AWARD JUDGES: EILEEN MYLES + ROBERT POLITO + KATIE PETERSON + ROWAN RICARDO PHILLIPS

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

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD JUDGES: EILEEN MYLES + ROBERT POLITO + KATIE PETERSON + ROWAN RICARDO PHILLIPS

EILEEN MYLES is a poet who lives around the corner from KGB. Snowflake/different streets (Wave, 2012) is her most recent book of poems and her new & selected I Must Be Living Twice will be out in 2015.

ROBERT POLITO’s most recent books are the poetry collection Hollywood & God and Farber on Film: The Complete Film Writings of Manny Farber. Hollywood & God was chosen by Barnes and Noble as one of the top five poetry books of 2010. Polito received a National Book Critics Circle Award for Savage Art: A Biograpy of Jim Thompson. He is also the author of the poetry collection Doubles, as well as A Reader’s Guide to James Merrill’s The Changing Light at Sandover, and a study of Byron’s poetry. His poems and reviews, criticism, and essays on literature, film, and popular music have appeared in numerous magazines and journals, including Harpers, The Believer, Bookforum, The Poetry Foundation website, Best American Essays, Best American Poetry, and Best American Film Writing. The founding Director of the Graduate Writing Program at the New School in New York City, he is now President of the Poetry Foundation.

KATIE PETERSON is the author of two new collections of poetry, Permission (New Issues, September 9 2013) and The Accounts (University of Chicago, September 24, 2013). Her first book, This One Tree, was selected by William Olsen for the New Issues Poetry Prize and published in 2006. She lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, and teaches at Tufts University. She has reviewed poetry for the Chicago Tribune, the New Orleans Review, and the Boston Review. Her most recent essay on contemporary poetry, “New Nature,” was published in the Boston Review this spring and featured on the website Poetry Daily. A new poem, “Filibuster to Delay the Spring,” received the 2013 Stanley Kunitz Award from the American Poetry Review.  She is the recipient of fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Summer Literary Seminars and Yaddo.

ROWAN RICARDO PHILLIPS is the author of THE GROUND: poems (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012), winner of the 2013 Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writer Award in Poetry, a finalist for the 2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry, and a finalist for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Poetry. He is also the author of a book of criticism, When Blackness Rhymes with Blackness (Dalkey Archive Press, 2010), and the translator of Salvador Espriu’s classic Catalan collection of short stories, Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth (Dalkey Archive Press, 2012). Born and raised in New York City, he is a graduate of Swarthmore College and Brown University, where he attained his doctorate in English Literature. Phillips has taught in Harvard’s History and Literature Program and Columbia’s Graduate School of the Arts, and is currently an associate professor of English at Stony Brook University, where he directs the Poetry Center.


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,

RR: Seth Myers and Friends

November 15, 2014
11:30 pm - 2:30 am


Rutgers-Newark MFA Reading

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


RR: Red Room Sessions

November 14, 2014
11:00 pm - 2:00 am


RR: The Corrections

November 14, 2014
9:30 pm -

Paragraph

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


Behind the Book: David Gordon, Jess Row, and Emily St. John Mandel

November 13, 2014
7:01 pm - 9:01 pm

Emily St. John Mandel’s fourth novel, Station Eleven, is a 2014 National Book Award Finalist.  One of the year’s top books, it tells the story of a traveling Shakespearean theatre company in a post-apocalyptic North America.  All four of her novels—previous books were Last Night in Montreal, The Singer’s Gun, and The Lola Quartet—were Indie Next Picks.  The Singer’s Gun was the 2014 winner of the Prix Mystere de la Critique in France.  Her short fiction and essays have been anthologized in numerous collections, including Best American Mystery Stories 2013.  She is a staff writer for The Millions and lives in New York City with her husband.

Jess Row’s acclaimed first novel, Your Face in Mine, concerns a character who undergoes racial reassignment surgery and the nature of belonging in a world where identity can be a stigma or a lucrative brand.  His first book, The Train to Lo Wu, a collection of short stories set in Hong Kong, was shortlisted for the PEN/Hemingway Award and was a finalist for the Kiriyama Prize.  In 2007, he was named a “Best Young American Novelist” by Granta.  His second collection of stories, Nobody Ever Gets Lost, appeared in 2011.  His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Tin House, Ploughshares, Granta, American Short Fiction, and elsewhere.  They have been anthologized three times in The Best American Short Stories and have won two Pushcart Prizes and a PEN/O. Henry Award.  Jess has also received an NEA fellowship in fiction and a Whiting Writers Award.  His nonfiction and criticism appear often in The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, Threepenny Review, and Boston Review, among other venues.  He is an associate professor of English at The College of New Jersey and a member of the international faculty of the MFA program at the City University of Hong Kong.  He lives in New York City with his wife and their two children. 

David Gordon’s just-released third book is the White Tiger on Snow Mountain, a sharp and hilarious collection of stories about “writers, renegades and other beautiful losers” that “weaves together elements of noir-ish suspense, magic realism, and skewed romance to memorable effect.” His debut novel, The Serialist, won the 2011 VCU/Cabell First Novelist Award and was a finalist for the 2011 Edgar Award for Best First Novel.  It was also made into a major motion picture in Japan.  His second novel, Mystery Girl, was released in July 2013.  His writing has also appeared in The Paris Review, The New York Times, Purple, and Fence, among other publications.  He has worked in film, fashion, publishing, and pornography.


Verso, Guernica, BOMB Magazine and Verso Books After-Party Blowout!

November 12, 2014
9:30 pm - 11:00 pm


At The Inkwell: Historical Fiction Night

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

Kimberly Elkins was a finalist for the National Magazine Award and has published fiction and nonfiction in theAtlantic, Best New American Voices, Iowa Review, Chicago Tribune, Glamour, and Village Voice, among others.What is Visible is her first novel. She lives in New York City.

Puerto Rican-born novelist, Eleanor Parker Sapia, was raised in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Europe. Eleanor’s life experiences as a counselor, alternative health practitioner, a Spanish language social worker, and a refugee case worker inspire her passion for writing. When Eleanor is not writing, she facilitates creativity groups, and is making plans to walk El Camino de Santiago a second time. A Decent Woman is her debut novel. Eleanor has two adventurous and loving grown children, and lives in wild and wonderful West Virginia.

Rachel Kambury was born in Portland, Oregon and began writing at the age of five. Growing up in Ashland surrounded by the arts, inspiration struck when she read Kurt Vonnegut’s first novel, Player Piano when she was eleven years old.Rachel has been committed to being a novelist ever since. Rachel self-published her first work of WWII historical fiction, GRAVEL, at the age of seventeen. She moved to New York City for college the following semester with her first novel in tow.In September 2010, she began her second novel, The War Bound, writing the entire first draft and part of the second while in school. Four years later, the novel is in its third draft stage currently undergoing rewrites. Rachel graduated from Eugene Lang College – The New School for Liberal Arts with a BA in Literary Studies in May 2013. She lives in New York City.

George Lerner worked as a reporter for Reuters through the mid-1990s, covering financial crises in the Latin America and East Asia. Joining CNN in 1999, he spent many years as a field producer for CNN’s New York newsgathering division. As an independent documentary producer, George traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo to shoot a piece for PBS Frontline World on the country’s historic 2006 elections, the first democratic vote in more than three decades. The people whose voices ring through “Congo: Hope on the Ballot” — human rights advocates, the victims of violence, political campaigners, and Congolese citizens of many ethnicities — helped to inform The Ambassadors. George holds a Bachelors degree in Anthropology from the Johns Hopkins University and a Masters degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He lives in Brooklyn.


True Story Nonfiction: Adult Magazine

November 11, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

DURGA CHEW-BOSE durgapolashi.tumblr.com
FIONA DUNCAN fifidunks.tumblr.com
SAM MCKINNISS twitter.com/wkndpartyupdate
ELISE PETERSON twitter.com/Currently_Elise
LARISSA PHAM larissapham.com
TOMMY PICO heyteebs.tumblr.com/
SARAH NICOLE PRICKETT snpsnpsnp.com
STOYA graphicdescriptions.com/
AMY ROSE SPIEGEL amyrosespiegel.com/
CHELSEA G. SUMMERS twitter.com/chelseagsummers
JIA TOLENTINO jiatolentino.tumblr.com


Monday Night Poetry: AGRICULTURE READER CURATED POETS

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


Literal Latte 20th Anniversary Celebration!

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

Come join our celebration of two decades of great stories and poetry! There will be booze, and there will be words….
Literal Latte.
Stimulating Minds Since 1994
20 Years. 20 Readers. A Celebration!
Literal Latte

efore 1994, New York City, the “publishing capital,” lacked a community literary paper featuring mind-stimulating stories, essays and poems for consumption by New York editors, agents, writers and readers.

Literal Latté filled the void — debuting in June 1994 and offering 30,000 free copies of its literary brew in New York’s coffeehouses, bookstores and arts organizations.

Reaching ten times as many readers as traditional literary magazines, Literal Latté caffeinated careers, bringing writers from around the world into the offices, homes and hands of New York’s publishing professionals, writers and readers.

The founders knew that great writing, in a friendly and easily available format, would be as popular as cappuccino in a café in New York City.

For almost a decade, the print edition of Literal Latté was widely read and critically acclaimed throughout New York City, from our first issue in 1994 to our last print issue in 2003.  These days, Literal Latté is entirely online, and we bring our writers to the world.  Although we were among the first literary journals to have an online presence (in 1997!), we completely redesigned our site in 2008.  In time, we plan to include the entirety of our massive archive of top-shelf prose, poetry and art on the site.

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: Hot Club of Flatbush

November 08, 2014
11:00 pm - 2:00 am


Trumpet Fiction

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

Bernice Chauly is a writer and poet. Born in George Town to Chinese-Punjabi teachers, she read education and english literature in Canada as a government scholar. For over 20 years, she has worked extensively in the creative industries as a writer, photographer, actor and filmmaker and has won multiple awards for her work and her contribution to the arts.  She is the author of Book of Sins (poetry), and Growing Up with Ghosts (memoir).

Matt Longabuoco is the author of the chapbook Everybody Suffers: The Selected Poems of Juan García Madero (O’Clock Press 2014).  Other work has appeared recently in Elderly, The Brooklyn Rail, and Parkett.  He is a co-founder of Wendy’s Subway, a 24-hour library, workspace, and meeting space for writers, artists, and readers in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  He teaches at New York University and lives in New York City.

Tamuira Reid is a writer and educator living in New York City. Her first feature-length screenplay, Luna’s Highway, was optioned by Cynthia Phillips & Co. (San Francisco/Los Angeles). The script earned her a 2010 Finalist placement in Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope Screenwriting Competition and a 2010 Semifinalist placement in The Nicholls Screenwriting Fellowship Competition, sponsored by The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. Tamuira taught screenwriting as a guest faculty member at the Global Social Change Film Festival and Institute in 2011, in Bali, Indonesia, and again in 2012 in New Orleans. Currently, she is a monthly guest columnist at 3 Quarks Daily. She teaches writing full-time in NYU’s Global Liberal Studies Program and is working on a book-length collection of essays on single parenting in NYC.

Tim Tomlinson is co-founder of New York Writers Workshop, and co-author of its popular text, The Portable MFA in Creative Writing.  Recent stories and poems appear in The Blue Lyra Review, Caribbean Vistas, Coachella Review, Writing Tomorrow, and the anthologies Long Island Noir (Akashic Books), Fast Food Fiction (Anvil Publishing).  He is the fiction editor for Ducts.  He teaches at New York University’s Global Liberal Studies program.


RR: Maiden in the Moon

November 07, 2014
10:00 pm - 12:00 am


RR: The Great October Socialist Revolution Anniversary Party

November 07, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

NYU Emerging Writers

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


Columbia Selects

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

Join us Thursday, November 6, at 7 pm, for our November Columbia Selects line-up! Selected by the Columbia Writing Program, our readers are sure to dazzle and delight.

Our line-up this month:

Sam Ross is co-editor of Circumference, a journal of poetry in translation. His poems have appeared in Tin House, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, Guernica, and other publications. He has received fellowships from the Watermill Center, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and Columbia University, and he is completing his first book of poems, At Night, Not Knowing Where.

Elizabeth Clark Wessel is a founding editor of Argos Books & co-editor of Circumference: Poetry in Translation. She is the author of three chapbooks Whither Weather (GreenTower Press, 2012), Isn’t that You Waving at You (Big Lucks Books, forthcoming in 2015) and Amsterdam (Dancing Girl Press, forthcoming 2015). Her full-length collection Two Suns will be published by The Lit Pub in 2015. She lives in a farmhouse in Connecticut and translates Swedish novels for a living.

Bryant Palmer is an educator and writer. He runs the alumni program at Rodeph Sholom School and writes copy for businesses big and small, including MKG, Stanley Marketplace, Live in the Grey, and the Worldwide Fistula Fund. He is currently working on a memoir about his childhood in rural Alabama and a novella about a boy named Henry who uses his imagination to survive. Feel free to say hi to him in person or at www.twitter.com/bbp3.

What is Columbia Selects?  The first Thursday of each month the Columbia MFA program hosts a reading series featuring Writing Program alumni. These fresh talents are finished with or near to finished with their first books, but do not yet have a book contract and/or an agent. In recent years, many of our featured writers have achieved critical and commercial success. This is your chance to glimpse who you’ll be reading in 2014!

Columbia Selects is curated by Bryan VanDyke and Emily Austin.