Paragraph

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


FREE WATER #12

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


LIU Brooklyn Reading

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


LIU Brooklyn Reading

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


Paragraph

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


Red Hen Press

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


[no event listed]

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


FREE WATER #11

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


Paragraph

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


MWA-NY Reading

December 19, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


FREE WATER #10

December 18, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Sideshow Goshko

December 15, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Hofstra MFA reading

December 11, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


great weather for MEDIA

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


LIU Brooklyn Reading

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


RR: NYU Emerging Writers

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


Liar’s League

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


Rutgers-Newark MFA Reading

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


Sideshow Goshko

November 21, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Paragraph

November 20, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Spuyten Duyvil

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


An Evening of Jewish Noir

November 15, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Kenneth Wishnia’s novels include 23 Shades of Black, an Edgar Allan Poe Award and Anthony Award finalist; Soft Money, a Library Journal Best Mystery of the Year; and Red House, a Washington Post “Rave” Book of the Year. His latest novel, The Fifth Servant, was an Indie Notable selection, a Best Book of the Year according to the Association of Jewish Libraries and the Jewish Press, won a Premio Letterario ADEI-WIZO (the Italian chapter of the Women’s International Zionist Organization), and was a finalist for the Sue Feder Memorial Historical Mystery Award. His short stories have appeared in Ellery Queen, Alfred Hitchcock, Queens Noir, Long Island Noir, Send My Love and a Molotov Cocktail, and elsewhere. He is cur- rently working on a Jewish-themed historical novel set in the sixth century BCE. He teaches writing, literature, and other deviant forms of thought at Suffolk Community College on Long Island. Contact him via Face-bukh or check out his veb-zaytl at http://www.kennethwishnia.com.
S.J. Rozan’s novels and short stories have won multiple awards, including the Edgar, Shamus, Anthony, Nero, Macavity, and the Japanese Maltese Falcon. She’s written thirteen books under her own name and two with Carlos Dews as the writing team of Sam Cabot. S.J. was born in the Bronx and lives in lower Manhattan. Her newest book is Sam Cabot’s Skin of the Wolf. Website: http://www.sjrozan.com.

S.A. Solomon has published crime fiction and poetry in New Jersey Noir (Akashic), Grand Central Noir (Metropolitan Crime), and the Five–Two Crime Poetry Weekly, and has fiction forthcoming in a serial heist novel and an anthology on anthropophagy. She serves as a regional board member for the Mystery Writers of America, New York chapter. She’s working on a noir novel set in Newark and Jersey City. You can find her on Twitter @ sa_solomon.Jason Starr is the international bestselling author of many crime novels and thrillers, including Cold Caller, Twisted City, The Follower, and Panic Attack. His short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, and he has written nonfiction for publications such as the New York Times and the L.A. Review of Books. He also writes comics and graphic novels for Marvel, DC, and Boom Studios. He is one of several authors who have won the Anthony Award for mystery fiction twice. His latest novels are Savage Lane and Pimp (cowritten with Ken Bruen). He was born in Brooklyn and lives in Manhattan.

Jason Starr is the international bestselling author of many crime novels and thrillers, including Cold Caller, Twisted City, The Follower, and Panic Attack. His short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, and he has written nonfiction for publications such as the New York Times and the L.A. Review of Books. He also writes comics and graphic novels for Marvel, DC, and Boom Studios. He is one of several authors who have won the Anthony Award for mystery fiction twice. His latest novels are Savage Lane and Pimp (cowritten with Ken Bruen). He was born in Brooklyn and lives in Manhattan.

Steven Wishnia’s books comprise the novel When the Drumming Stops (Manic D Press), in which four aging rockers face the impending Great Recession; the short story collection Exit 25 Utopia; and The Cannabis Companion, which has been translated into six languages. Bassist in the ’80s punk band the False Prophets, he currently plays in Jennifer Blowdryer’s Punk Soul, the 13th Floor Klezmer Band, and the multimedia shows of artist Mac McGill. Now editor of Dissent News Wire, he’s won two awards for reporting on New York City housing issues, and has written and edited for publications from High Times to Junior Scholastic.

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

NYU Emerging Writers

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


An Evening of Austrian Authors

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

Join us in an evening supported by The Grazer Autorinnen Autorenversammlung, of Austrian authors:

PATRICIA BROOKS
GABRIELE PETRICEK
LYDIA STEINBACHER
ERWIN UHRMANN

http://maxkade.lafayette.edu/2013/11/19/nov-7-9-2014-second-austrian-american-podium-dialog/

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

Rutgers-Newark MFA Reading

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


Ian Svenonius - “Censorship Now!!”

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


RR: The BugHouse SPIN

November 06, 2015
7:00 pm -

Join us for The BugHouse SPIN, a live storytelling event founded by Martha Williams, hosted at the KGB Bar Redroom, 85 E. 4th St., on November 6th at 7pm. Theme: Hair.

Every month or so, people come together to hear stories inspired by one central theme, to listen intently, and to have open dialogue. The story performances are meant to spark conversation that can extend beyond the night’s Spin.  All are welcome! $5 cover, 2 drink minimum.


Ledig House

November 01, 2015
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,

[no event listed]

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


MWA-NY Reading

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


Wasp, Tulips, and Broken Dolls: Poetry by Claudia Cortese, Jennifer Franklin, & Gillian Cummings

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

Claudia Cortese’s poems and lyric essays appear, or are forthcoming, in Best New Poets 2011, Blackbird, Black Warrior Review, Crazyhorse, Mid-American Review, and Sixth Finch, among others. Her chapbook Blood Medals was released this year by Thrush Poetry Press, and her chapbook The Red Essay and Other Histories will be published by Horse Less Press. An Ohio native, Cortese currently lives in New Jersey.

Jennifer Franklin concentrated in English and Creative Writing at Brown University. She was the Harvey Baker Fellow at Columbia University School of the Arts where she received her MFA. Her first full-length collection, Looming, won the 14th Annual Editor’s Prize from Elixir Press and was published in April 2015. Her poetry has appeared widely in anthologies, literary magazines, and journals including Antioch Review, Boston Review, Gettysburg Review, Guernica, The Nation, New England Review, Paris Review, Pequod, poets.org, Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, Salmagundi, Southwest Review, and Western Humanities Review. Her chapbook, Persephone’s Ransom (Finishing Line Press) was published in September 2011. Franklin is co-editor of Slapering Hol Press, the small press imprint of The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center. She teaches poetry workshops and seminars at The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center and lives in New York City.

Gillian Cummings’ poems have appeared in Boulevard, The Cincinnati Review, Colorado Review, The Cream City Review, Denver Quarterly, The Laurel Review, The Massachusetts Review, The Paris-American, Quarterly West, in other journals and in the anthology Myrrh, Mothwing, Smoke: Erotic Poems (Tupelo Press, 2013). She is the author of two chapbooks, Spirits of the Humid Cloud (dancing girl press, 2012) and Petals as an Offering in Darkness, (Finishing Line Press, 2014). She is also a visual artist and lives in Westchester County.


Spuyten Duyvil: Doug Nufer and Tom La Farge

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


Rutgers-Newark MFA Reading

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


NYU Emerging Writers

October 23, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


SF/LD books

October 20, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Uzodinma Okehi is the author of Over for Rockwell (SF/LD, 2015).

Mira Gonzalez [b. 1992] is a writer from Los Angeles. She almost won an award once, but she lost to the guy who wrote Lord of the Rings, even though he is dead.

Chloe Caldwell is the author of the novella Women (SF/LD). Her essay collection I’ll Tell You In Person is forthcoming from Coffee House Press/Emily Books in November 2016. She lives in Hudson, NY.

Chelsea Martin is the author of Mickey (Curbside Splendor, 2015). Her website is jerkethics.com

Tao Lin is the author of the novels Taipei (2013), Richard Yates (2010), Eeeee Eee Eeee (2007) and four other books. He is at http://www.taolin.info.

Elizabeth Ellen is the author of Fast Machine (SF/LD).


New Vessel Press - Tribute to Andrzej Bursa

October 18, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a reading of Andrzej Bursa’s novel Killing Auntie

Andrzej Bursa was born in 1932 in Krakow, Poland, and died twenty-five years later of a heart attack. In his brief lifetime he composed some of the most original Polish writing of the 20th century. Killing Auntie is his only novel. His brilliant career and tragic early death established him as a cult figure among restless and disenchanted youth.

“There’s considerable charm to Bursa’s clever variation on the story of youth seeking purpose … A nicely off-beat little novel.” The Complete Review
“Deliciously wicked … readers will also find plenty to enjoy (one sequence of unwitting cannibalism is particularly memorable).” — Publishers Weekly
“This macabre narrative, full of little twists and major surprises … offers the reader a grisly yet engaging read softened by the framework of a surrealist nightmare.” — Bozena Shallcross, Professor of Polish Literature, The University of Chicago

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

2015 Koja Press Poetry Showcase

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


RR: Cataldi’s Spaghetti Eastern Music

October 16, 2015
8:00 pm -

7:00pm doors, 8:00pm show
2 drink minimum.


FREE WATER

October 16, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


At The Inkwell: Fall Poetry Series

October 14, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

MICHAEL T. YOUNG‘s fourth collection, The Beautiful Moment of Being Lost, was released by Poets Wear Prada.  His chapbook, Living in the Counterpoint, received the 2014 Jean Pedrick Chapbook Award.  He received a fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the Chaffin Poetry Award.  His work has appeared in The Louisville Review, Off the Coast, RATTLE, Verse Daily and many others.  His work is also in the anthologies Phoenix Rising, Chance of a Ghost, In the Black/In the Red and forthcoming in Rabbit Ears: TV Poems.

LUCILLE LANG DAY is the author of ten poetry collections and chapbooks, including Becoming an Ancestor, Dreaming of Sunflowers: Museum Poems, and The Curvature of Blue. She has also published a children’s book, Chain Letter, and a memoir, Married at Fourteen: A True Story, which received a PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award was a finalist for the Northern California Book Award in Creative Nonfiction. Her poems, stories, and essays have appeared widely in magazines and anthologies, and her work has received eight Pushcart nominations. She lives in Oakland, California, with her husband, writer Richard Michael Levine.

RICHARD MICHAEL LEVINE was a magazine writer and editor for many years, publishing feature articles and columns inHarper’s, Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, and many others. His nonfiction book Bad Blood: A Family Murder in Marin County was a bestseller. His poems, which have appeared widely in literary magazines, have been collected inCatch and Other Poems. His first short story collection, The Man Who Gave Away His Organs: Tales of Love and Obsession at Midlife, will be published by Capra Press in July 2015. He lives in Oakland, California, with his wife, writer Lucille Lang Day.

RACHEL HADAS is the author of over a dozen books of poetry, essays, and translations. Her new book of prose is “Talking to the Dead” (Fall 2015; Spuyten Duyvil Press), and her new book of poems, “Questions in the Vestibule,” is forthcoming from Northwestern University Press in March 2016. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Ingram Merrill Foundation Fellowship, and an award in literature from the American Academy-Institute of Arts & Letters, Hadas is Board of Governors professor at Rutgers University-Newark.

STEVEN CORDOVA
is the 2012 first-place winner of the International Reginald Shepherd Memorial Poetry Prize. His first full-length poetry collection, Long Distance, appeared in 2010 from Bilingual University Press. His works have appeared in many journals and anthologies and his poem, “Across a Table,” was recently set to music for the AIDS Quilt Songbook. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

CHARLIE BONDHUS’s second poetry book, All the Heat We Could Carry, won the 2013 Main Street Rag Award and the Publishing Triangle’s 2014 Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry. His work appears in numerous journals, including Poetry,The Gay & Lesbian Review, CounterPunch, The Alabama Literary Review, and Midwest Quarterly. He is the poetry editor at The Good Men Project (goodmenproject.com).


RR: The Feminist Utopia Project Book Launch

October 12, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join editors Alexandra Brodsky and Rachel Kauder Nalebuff as they celebrate the launch of their new anthology, The Feminist Utopia Project:Fifty-Seven Visions of a Wildly Better Future. Featuring readings by contributors Ileana Jimenez, Madeleine Schwartz, Veronica Bayetti Flores, Julie Zeilinger, Karla Shickele, Melissa Gira Grant, Victoria Law, Daniel Jose Older, Charlotte Lieberman, and more.


The Writers Room

October 11, 2015
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,

Red Hen Press

October 09, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Liar’s League

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


New York Tyrant presents… Double Suicide or it Wasn’t Love: Chelsea Hodson & Sean Kilpatrick

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

Sean Kilpatrick is the author of Sucker June (Lazy Fascist Press), Anatomy Courses (with Blake Butler), and a narrative book of poetry forthcoming titled Thank You, Steel China.  He has also published work in New York Tyrant, Vice, Hobart, BOMB, Boston Review and Evergreen Review.

Chelsea Hodson, author of the chapbook Pity the Animal, is an MFA candidate at Bennington College and was a PEN Center USA Emerging Voices fellow. She teaches nonfiction at Catapult/Electric Literature and lives in Brooklyn.


David Winner & Mike Heppner

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


Mike Heppner
is the author of two other novels, The Egg Code and Pike’s Folly, a novella, Nada, and two collections of short fiction, The Man Talking Project and This Can Be Easy or Hard. He reads from his newest novel: We Came All This Way.
Kirkus Reviews raves about We Came All This Way:
“Heppner has an excellent ear for sly, revealing dialogue… His characters are sharply individual and well-delineated. Rosie’s account of her life—a string of bad decisions that she doubles down on—is engrossing and well-told… (and) the narrative voice is articulately intelligent and observant… Well-written and intriguing.”

David Winner’s
first novel, The Cannibal of Guadalajara, won the 2009 Gival Press Novel award and was nominated for the National Book Award. A film based on a story of Winner’s played at Cannes in 2007 and other writing have won the Ledge Magazine fiction contest, been nominated for two Pushcarts and an AWP Intro Contest.  Receiving praise from Ann Beattie, Joy Williams, Shirley Hazzard and John Casey, his work has appeared in The Village Voice, The Good Men Project, The Iowa Review (upcoming) Fiction, Confrontation, Joyland, Dream Catcher and several other publications in the US and the UK as well as being included in Novel Strategies, a Pearson/Prentice Hall anthology for college students.  He is the fiction editor of The American, www.theamericanmag.com, a monthly magazine based in Rome

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

RR: Michelle Zangara Group

October 03, 2015
10:00 pm - 1:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.
Listen to Michelle’s chart-making Album, “SONGS of BLUE” available to own on ITUNES and all fine stores. JAZZ RECORDING ARTIST:
HTTPS://soundcloud.com/Michelle-Zangara


Four Way Books Fall 2015 Launch Reading

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

Born in Toronto, J. Mae Barizo is a poet, critic and performer.  Recent work appears in AGNI, Bookforum, Boston Review and Los Angeles Review of Books.  She is the recipient of fellowships and awards from Bennington College, the Jerome Foundation and Poets House. A classically-trained musician and a champion of cross-genre work, J. Mae has performed sound/text collaborations with musicians from The National, Bon Iver, and the American String Quartet. The Cumulus Effect, a Four Way Books Fall 2015 title, is her first book.  She lives in New York City.

Laurel Blossom is the author of Longevity, a Four Way Books Fall 2015 title and Degrees of Latitude, another book-length narrative prose poem telling the geography of a woman’s life from Pole to Pole, also published by Four Way Books in 2007. Earlier books of lyric poetry include, among others, Wednesday: New and Selected Poems and The Papers Said, selected as a Notable Book of Poetry by Shelf Unbound. Blossom is the editor of Splash! Great Writing About Swimming and Many Lights in Many Widows: Twenty Years of Great Fiction and Poetry from The Writers Community. She is the first Poet Laureate of Edgefield, SC, where she lives. She can be found online at www.laurelblossom.com.

Patrick Ryan Frank was born and raised in rural Michigan. He studied poetry and playwriting at Northwestern University, Boston University, and the James A. Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Vermont Studio Center, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts.  He was recently a Fulbright Fellow to Iceland, where he wrote poems about melting glaciers, Norse gods, and the end of the world. His first poetry collection, How The Loser Loves What’s Lost, was published by Four Way Books in 2012 and his second poetry collection, The Opposite of People, is a Four Way Books Fall 2015 title.

Rebecca Okrent was born in Ohio and raised on the campus of a boys’ boarding school in New England. After graduation from Bennington College, she worked in publishing in New York, and later as a landscape designer, graphic artist, food columnist, and editor of an online magazine. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Travel and Leisure, The New Republic, and the Boston Globe, among other publications. She and her husband, writer/editor Daniel Okrent, divide their time between New York and Cape Cod. Her poetry collection Boys of My Youth is a Four Way Books Fall 2015 title.

Jonathan Wells’s poems have appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, The New Yorker, Poetry International, and other journals. He has also edited an anthology of poems about rock music, Third Rail: The Poetry of Rock and Roll (MTV Books 2007) and is the author of The Man with Many Pens, a Four Way Books Fall 2015 title, and Train Dance, published by Four Way Books in 2011. Wells has worked as director of Rolling Stone Press and is co-editor of the Tebot Bach New World Translation series with Christopher Merrill.

Britt Melewski’s poems have appeared in Puerto del Sol, Sporkpress, Sink Review and Prairie Schooner among others. He curates the New York City-based reading series FREE WATER. Melewski received his MFA at Rutgers-Newark in 2012. He lives in Brooklyn.


NYU Emerging Writers

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


RR: Songs of Rebellion

October 01, 2015
7:00 pm -

A Reading with Seth Dickinson and Ilana C. Myer


RR: Salty Brine

September 30, 2015
7:30 pm -

Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret presents… He’s So Unusual

Hello, dearies! We are all a twitter! This month Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret celebrates the 1930s pansy: That seemingly delicate flower of a well-coifed gentleman who could cut one down to size with just a quick flick of his limp wrist. Join us for a stroll through the sparkling underbelly of Prohibition-era New York in this symphonic salute to the sissy with the help of the incomparable Miss Cyndi Lauper and her debut album She’s So Unusual.

Doors at 7:30pm
Shows at 8:00pm
2 Drink Minimum
No Late Seating

Directed by Max Reuben
Arrangements by Ben Langhorst
Dramaturgy by Taylor Adamson

Costume design by One-Half Nelson
Lighting Design by Mike McGee
Sound Design by AJ Surasky

$15 Tickets:
http://www.thesaltiestbrine.com/


Savage Beasts - a Grey Matter Press reading

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


RR: Show Me Your Hoagie

September 29, 2015
7:30 pm -

2 drink minimum.


Michael Laser, author of My Impending Death

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


An Evening with Columbia Fiction Foundry

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

The Columbia Fiction Foundry is a creative writing workshop for alumni of Columbia University.  The CFF was formed six years ago and is organized as a shared interest group under Columbia’s Office of Alumni Affairs and Development.  In addition to the invitation only workshop the CFF also comprises a cyber-community of 200 alumni writers around the world interested in improving their writing and getting commercially published (fictionfoundry.alumni.columbia.edu). On the September 27th six (perhaps more) CFF members will read brief scenes from their novels. The evening will be moderated by Richard Hensley, the group’s president.

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

Rutgers-Newark MFA Reading

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


RR: The BugHouse SPIN

September 25, 2015
7:00 pm -

Join us for The BugHouse SPIN, a live storytelling event founded by Martha Williams, hosted at the KGB Bar Redroom, 85 E. 4th St., on September 25th at 7pm. Theme: Africa.

Every month or so, people come together to hear stories inspired by one central theme, to listen intently, and to have open dialogue. The story performances are meant to spark conversation that can extend beyond the night’s Spin. All are welcome! $5 cover, 2 drink minimum.


Paragraph

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


RR: Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra

September 24, 2015
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Doors open at 9. Show 9:30pm - 11:30pm
2 drink minimum
Reservations recommended. Email lori@kgbbar.com


RR: Salty Brine

September 23, 2015
7:30 pm -

Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret presents… He’s So Unusual

Hello, dearies! We are all a twitter! This month Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret celebrates the 1930s pansy: That seemingly delicate flower of a well-coifed gentleman who could cut one down to size with just a quick flick of his limp wrist. Join us for a stroll through the sparkling underbelly of Prohibition-era New York in this symphonic salute to the sissy with the help of the incomparable Miss Cyndi Lauper and her debut album She’s So Unusual.

Doors at 7:30pm
Shows at 8:00pm
2 Drink Minimum
No Late Seating

Directed by Max Reuben
Arrangements by Ben Langhorst
Dramaturgy by Taylor Adamson

Costume design by One-Half Nelson
Lighting Design by Mike McGee
Sound Design by AJ Surasky

$15 Tickets:
http://www.thesaltiestbrine.com/


National Book Award-winning author, M.T. Anderson

September 23, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

M.T. Anderson is a National Book Award-winning author making his nonfiction debut with Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad (September 22, 2015). The book recounts the life of legendary composer Dmitri Shostakovich, the devastation of the Stalin era in Russia, and the swirl of excitement that surrounded the Leningrad Symphony during World War II. Though Mr. Anderson may be the first young adult author to organize an event in a bar, he is excited to share his knowledge of and passion for this project. Read more on M.T. Anderson http://www.mt-anderson.com/


The Poetry Ville Express featuring Lee Ann Brown, Wanda Phipps, Mark Statman, Jeffrey Cyphers Wright

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

ALL ABOARD The Poetry Ville Express featuring Lee Ann Brown * Wanda Phipps * Mark Statman * Jeffrey Cyphers Wright

Go on an adventure as four poets follow their muses through the untamed realms of Poetry Ville — from avant romantic to nouveau commentary — surreal to pastoral — lyric to edgy — and erotic to quixotic.  Urbane grit served up with a side of Southern charm and a big old heaping of “holy shit.”

Lee Ann Brown is the author of Other Archer published this year by the Presses Universitaires de Rouen et du Havre in English and in French with translation by Stephane Bouquet as Autre Archere. Other books are In the Laurels, Caught (Fence Books, 2013), which won the 2012 Fence Modern Poets Series Award, as well as Crowns of Charlotte (Carolina Wren Press, 2013), The Sleep That Changed Everything (Wesleyan, 2003), and Polyverse (Sun & Moon Press, 2000), which won the 1996 New American Poetry Competition, selected by Charles Bernstein.

Wanda Phipps is the author of Wake-Up Calls: 66 Morning Poems from Soft Skull Press as well as several chapbooks. Her poems have appeared in over 100 journals. She was a coordinator at the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church for three years. She is also a performer and can be heard on State of the Union, produced by Elliot Sharp as well as other recordings.

Mark Statman’s most recent books of poetry are That Train Again (Lavender Ink, 2015), A Map of the Winds and Tourist at a Miracle. He is also known for his translations from the Spanish. He is a recipient of awards from The National Endowment for the Arts, the National Writers Project, and the VCCA. Mark Statman is an Associate Professor in Literary Studies at Eugene Lang College, The New School for the Liberal Arts.

Jeffrey Cyphers Wright is an eco-activist, artist, critic and impresario but is best known as a poet. Recent books include Party Everywhere (Xanadu) and Triple Crown, Sonnets (Spuyten Duyvil). He has served on the boards of the Mason Gross School of the Arts, the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church and the Dias Y Flores Community Garden. From 1987 to 2000, he published Cover Magazine, the Underground National. He currently publishes Live Mag! www.livemag.org


Monday Night Poetry

September 21, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Series resumes.


Emily Mitchell, Gabriel Urza and Erika T. Wurth

September 20, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Emily Mitchell is the author of a novel, The Last Summer of the World (Norton, 2007) and a collection of short stories, Viral (Norton, 2015). Her short fiction has appeared in Harper’s, Ploughshares, New England Review, TriQuarterly and Alaska Quarterly Review, among other magazines. Her book reviews have appeared in the New York Times and the New Statesman. She has received fellowships from the Sewanee Writers Conference, the Breadloaf Writers Conference, Virginia Center for Creative Arts and the Ucross Foundation. She lives near Washington, DC and teaches writing at the University of Maryland. She reads from her collection Viral.

Praise for Viral:
“[E]xceptionally readable, surprisingly varied” – Kirkus Reviews, starred review.

“An astounding collection.” —Laura van den Berg “Remarkable, innovative stories.” —Dan Chaon

Gabriel Urza received his MFA from the Ohio State University. His family is from the Basque region of Spain where he lived for several years. He is a grant recipient from the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and his short fiction and essays have been published in Riverteeth, Hobart, Erlea, The Kenyon Review, West Branch, Slate and other publications. He also has a degree in law from the University of Notre Dame and has spent several years as a public defender in Reno, Nevada.
“A gorgeously gripping tale of secrecy, violence, and the burden of history, Gabriel Urza’s All That Followed is a thrilling debut from a distinctive and powerful new voice. Atmospheric, wise, and deliciously complex—this novel is as spellbinding as they come.” LAURA VAN DEN BERG, author of The Isle of Youth

Erika T. Wurth’s novel, Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend, was published by Curbside Splendor. Her collection of poetry, Indian Trains, was published by The University of New Mexico’s West End Press. A writer of both fiction and poetry, she teaches creative writing at Western Illinois University and has been a guest writer at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous journals, such as Boulevard, Drunken Boat, and Southern California Review. She is represented by Peter Steinberg. She is Apache/Chickasaw/Cherokee and was raised outside of Denver.
Margaritte is a sharp-tongued, drug-dealing, sixteen-year-old Native American floundering in a Colorado town crippled by poverty, unemployment, and drug abuse. She hates the burnout, futureless kids surrounding her and dreams that she and her unreliable new boyfriend can move far beyond the bright lights of Denver that float on the horizon before the daily suffocation of teen pregnancy eats her alive.

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

RR: Michelle Zangara Group

September 19, 2015
11:00 pm - 2:00 am


RR: WFMU Readers

September 18, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra

September 17, 2015
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Doors open at 9. Show 9:30pm - 11:30pm
2 drink minimum
Reservations recommended. Email lori@kgbbar.com


RR: Salty Brine

September 16, 2015
7:30 pm -

Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret presents… He’s So Unusual

Hello, dearies! We are all a twitter! This month Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret celebrates the 1930s pansy: That seemingly delicate flower of a well-coifed gentleman who could cut one down to size with just a quick flick of his limp wrist. Join us for a stroll through the sparkling underbelly of Prohibition-era New York in this symphonic salute to the sissy with the help of the incomparable Miss Cyndi Lauper and her debut album She’s So Unusual.

Doors at 7:30pm
Shows at 8:00pm
2 Drink Minimum
No Late Seating

Directed by Max Reuben
Arrangements by Ben Langhorst
Dramaturgy by Taylor Adamson

Costume design by One-Half Nelson
Lighting Design by Mike McGee
Sound Design by AJ Surasky

$15 Tickets:
http://www.thesaltiestbrine.com/


Fantastic Fiction

September 16, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Tom Monteleone sold his first short story in 1972. Since then, there have been more than a hundred others in magazines and anthologies. He’s written 30 novels including the NY Times bestseller The Blood of the Lamb; edited the award-winning Borderlands anthology series; won the Bram Stoker Award 4 times in 4 different categories; founded and helms the Borderlands Press Writers Boot Camp; loves to read his work to people like you. Despite being dragged kicking and screaming into his 60’s and losing his hair, he still thinks he is dashingly handsome. Humor him.

Lawrence C. Connolly’s books include the novels Veins and Vipers, the first two books of the Veins Cycle. Vortex, the third book in the series, was released late last year. Three collections of his short stories have been published: Visions, This Way to Egress, and Voices. Voices was a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award, Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection.


RR: Dirty Birds

September 15, 2015
7:30 pm -

7:30pm doors.  8:00pm show.
$5 cover.  2 drink minimum.

Dirty Birds Sketch

Beauty, brains & bawdy!

Glittery smart stupidity in easy to swallow sketch form that will arouse your funny bone.

Finally an hour of your life you will not regret getting wasted for.


Steph Cha and Ed Lin

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

Ed Lin, a native New Yorker of Taiwanese and Chinese descent, is the first author to win three Asian American Literary Awards and is an all-around standup kinda guy. Waylaid and This Is a Bust were both published by Kaya Press in 2002 and 2007, respectively, and were widely praised. Both books also won Members’ Choice Awards in the Asian American Literary Awards. His third book, Snakes Can’t Run, was published by Minotaur Books in April 2010; it was loved by many and also won an Asian American Literary Award. One Red Bastard was published by Minotaur in April 2012. His latest book, Ghost Month, a Taipei-based mystery, was published by Soho Crime in July 2014. Lin lives in Brooklyn with his wife, actress Cindy Cheung, and son.

Steph Cha’s is the author ofFollow Her Home and Beware Beware. She is a freelance book review and food writer for the Los Angeles Times.  She splits my time between writing and working as a temp attorney.

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,

Steph Cha and Ed Lin

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

Ed Lin, a native New Yorker of Taiwanese and Chinese descent, is the first author to win three Asian American Literary Awards and is an all-around standup kinda guy. Waylaid and This Is a Bust were both published by Kaya Press in 2002 and 2007, respectively, and were widely praised. Both books also won Members’ Choice Awards in the Asian American Literary Awards. His third book, Snakes Can’t Run, was published by Minotaur Books in April 2010; it was loved by many and also won an Asian American Literary Award. One Red Bastard was published by Minotaur in April 2012. His latest book, Ghost Month, a Taipei-based mystery, was published by Soho Crime in July 2014. Lin lives in Brooklyn with his wife, actress Cindy Cheung, and son.

Steph Cha’s is the author ofFollow Her Home and Beware Beware. She is a freelance book review and food writer for the Los Angeles Times.  She splits my time between writing and working as a temp attorney.

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

RR: Michelle Zangara Group

September 12, 2015
10:00 pm - 1:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.
Listen to Michelle’s chart-making Album, “SONGS of BLUE” available to own on ITUNES and all fine stores. JAZZ RECORDING ARTIST:
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Red Hen Press - Book Launch: 52 Men by Louise Wareham Leonard!

September 11, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Red Hen Press is proud to present the official launch of Louise Wareham Leonard’s new book 52 Men! Join us for the premier event, punctuated by superb readings from Karen Shoemaker, Ann Hood, and the musical performance of MacGillivray!

Born in New Zealand, Louise Wareham Leonard moved to Manhattan at age twelve and attended Columbia College. Her first novel, Since You Ask (Akashic Books, 2004), was awarded the James Jones Literary Society Award. Her second, Miss Me A Lot Of, was published in 2007 by Victoria University Press. Her new novel, 52 Men (Red Hen Press, 2015), is launching this very night at KGB Bar! Make sure to be a part of the festivities.

Karen Gettert Shoemaker is the author of Night Sounds and Other Stories (Dufour, 2002) and a novel, The Meaning of Names (Red Hen Press, 2014). Awards for her writing include a Nebraska Press Association Award for Feature Writing, two Independent Artist Fellowship Awards from the Nebraska Arts Council, and a Nebraska Book Award for Short Fiction. Her work has been published in a variety of newspapers and journals, including The London Independent, Prairie Schooner, Kalliope, and The South Dakota Review, and anthologized in A Different Plain: Contemporary Nebraska Fiction Writers, Times of Sorrow/Times of Grace, An Untidy Season, and Nebraska Presence: An Anthology of Poetry. She is a faculty mentor with the University of Nebraska’s MFA in Writing Program. She lives in Lincoln, Nebraska, where she and her husband own and operate Shoemaker’s Truck Stop and Travel Center.

Ann Hood is the author of the bestselling novels The Red Thread, The Knitting Circle and Somewhere Off The Coast Of Maine. Her memoir, Comfort: A Journey Through Grief, in which she shares her personal story of losing her 5 year old daughter Grace in 2002, was a New York Times Editor’s Choice and named one of the top 10 non-fiction books of 2008. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

MacGillivray is a Scottish writer and artist. Her poetry inhabits a rich artistic universe encompassing performance art, song-writing and the use of visual media such as sculpture and photography. Her poetry has been published in ASLS New Scottish Writing and Magma; her art criticism in Performance Research and several editions of Art Monthly. She has performed alongside writers such as Alan Moore, Don Paterson, Brian Catling and Iain Sinclair. The Last Wolf of Scotland was published in 2013 by Pighog, an imprint of Red Hen Press.

Listen to MacGillivray’s “My Heart’s In The Highlands”: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03025c2


RR: Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra

September 10, 2015
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Doors open at 9. Show 9:30pm - 11:30pm
2 drink minimum
Reservations recommended. Email lori@kgbbar.com


Behind the Book: Stephanie Clifford, Julia Pierpont, & Mia Alvar

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

Mia Alvar’s nine globe-trotting, unforgettable stories vividly give voice to the women and men of the Filipino diaspora. Here are exiles, emigrants, and wanderers uprooting their families from the Philippines to begin new lives in the Middle East, the United States, and elsewhere—and, sometimes, turning back again.

In the Country speaks to the heart of everyone who has ever searched for a place to call home. From teachers to housemaids, from mothers to sons, Alvar’s powerful debut collection explores the universal experiences of loss, displacement, and the longing to connect across borders both real and imagined. Deeply compassionate and richly felt, In the Country marks the emergence of a formidable new writer.

Mia’s work has been cited for distinction in The Best American Short Stories, twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize and published in One Story, The Missouri Review, the Cincinnati Review, and elsewhere. In the Country was an Amazon Best Book of the Month for June 2015, a Summer 2015 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice and a San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book.

Stephanie Clifford’s Everybody Rise is set in 2006 in the Manhattan of the young and glamorous. Money and class are colliding in a city that is about to go over a financial precipice and take much of the country with it. At 26, bright, funny and socially anxious Evelyn Beegan is determined to carve her own path in life and free herself from the influence of her social-climbing mother, who propelled her through prep school and onto the Upper East Side. Evelyn has long felt like an outsider to her privileged peers, but when she gets a job at a social network aimed at the elite, she’s forced to embrace them.

Bracing, hilarious and often poignant, Stephanie Clifford’s debut offers a thoroughly modern take on classic American themes – money, ambition, family, friendship – and on the universal longing to fit in.

Julia Pierpont’s Among the Ten Thousand Things is a dazzling first novel for fans of Jennifer Egan, Jonathan Franzen, Lorrie Moore, and Curtis Sittenfeld. It is a portrait of an American family on the cusp of irrevocable change and a startlingly original story of love and time lost.

Jack Shanley is a well-known New York artist, charming and vain, who doesn’t mean to plunge his family into crisis. But then an anonymously sent package arrives in the mail: a cardboard box containing sheaves of printed emails chronicling Jack’s secret life. The package is addressed to his wife, Deb, but it’s delivered into the wrong hands: her children’s.

With this vertiginous opening begins a debut that is by turns funny, wise, and indescribably moving. Writing with extraordinary precision, humor, and beauty, Julia Pierpont has crafted a timeless, hugely enjoyable novel about the bonds of family life—their brittleness, and their resilience.

Join us to hear from these three new authors to watch!


RR: Salty Brine

September 09, 2015
7:30 pm -

Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret presents… He’s So Unusual

Hello, dearies! We are all a twitter! This month Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret celebrates the 1930s pansy: That seemingly delicate flower of a well-coifed gentleman who could cut one down to size with just a quick flick of his limp wrist. Join us for a stroll through the sparkling underbelly of Prohibition-era New York in this symphonic salute to the sissy with the help of the incomparable Miss Cyndi Lauper and her debut album She’s So Unusual.

Doors at 7:30pm
Shows at 8:00pm
2 Drink Minimum
No Late Seating

Directed by Max Reuben
Arrangements by Ben Langhorst
Dramaturgy by Taylor Adamson

Costume design by One-Half Nelson
Lighting Design by Mike McGee
Sound Design by AJ Surasky

$15 Tickets:
http://www.thesaltiestbrine.com/


At The Inkwell: Fall Poetry Series

September 09, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Distinguished Professor at Youngstown State University, faculty member in the Low-Residency MFA Program at Wilkes University, and Director of Etruscan Press, PHILIP BRADY is the author of three books of poems, a memoir and an essay collection. His latest book is a long poem, To Banquet with the Ethiopians: A Memoir of Life Before the Alphabet.

NIN ANDREWS is the author of twelve collections of poetry includingThe Book of Orgasms, Sleeping with Houdini, and her latest book,Why God Is a Woman.  The recipient of two Ohio Arts Council grants, her poems have appeared in many literary reviews and anthologies including Ploughshares, Agni, and four volumes of Best American Poetry.

AUSTIN ALEXIS is the author of Privacy Issues, which received the Madgett Poetry Prize from Broadside Lotus Press for a first full-length collection.  It is published by Lotus Press of Detroit and distributed by Wayne State University Press.  Poets Wear Prada Press published two of his chapbooks, one of which was a Small Press Review “Pick of the Month.” Austin’s work has appeared in Barrow Street, Paterson Literary Review, The Pedestal Magazine, Connecticut River Review, Red River Review, Lips, 2 Rivers Review and other journals and in anthologies such as Blanket Stories and Rabbit Ears: TV Poems (forthcoming).  He received a Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Scholarship and a Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant.

MARIA TERRONE is the author of the poetry collections Eye to Eye(Bordighera Press, 2014); A Secret Room in Fall, co-winner of the McGovern Prize (Ashland Poetry Press); The Bodies We Were Loaned,and a chapbook, American Gothic, Take 2.  Magazine credits includeThe Hudson Review, Ploughshares and Poetry, and work in more than 20 anthologies.

LINDA LERNER’s collection, Yes, the Ducks Were Real, was published byNYQ Books (Feb. 2015) as was her previous full length collection, Takes Guts and Years Sometimes (2011). A chapbook of poems inspired by nursery rhymes, illustrated by Donna Kerness, Ding Dong the Bell Pussy in the Well was published in Feb. 2014 by Lummox Press. She’s been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize. In 1995 she and Andrew Gettler began Poets on the Line, (www.echony.com/~poets) the first poetry anthology on the Net for which she received two grants. Her poems have recently been in New Verse News, Gutter Eloquence, The Brooklyn Voice, Danse Macabre, Two Bridges, Presa, Fall, 2011featured poet, Lummox, Home Planet News, Big Hammer, and The Mom Egg; her essay “Land Grab: Putting Down Stakes” appeared in The Brooklyn Voice, March, 2013. She can be heard reading on www.poetryvlog.com. 

A former teaching & writing fellow at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, CAROL HEBALD is the author of the memoir THE HEART TOO LONG SUPPRESSED (Northeastern University Press, 2001), a novella collection THREE BLIND MICE(Unicorn Press 1989); & two poetry collections from March Street Press: SPINSTER BY THE SEA (2005) & LITTLE MONOLOGS (2004). Her web site is: www.carolhebald.com.

MATTHEW HAMILTON is a former Soldier, Congressional Aide, US Peace Corps Volunteer, and Benedictine Monk. He holds a Master of Fine Arts from Fairfield University and is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee. His stories and poems have appeared in a variety of national and international journals, including Atticus Review, Emerge Literary Journal, Coe Magazine, Noctua Review, Burnt Bridge, Boston Literary Magazine, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, and The Transnational.His chapbook, The Land of the Four Rivers, published by Cervena Barva Press,won the 2013 Best Poetry Book from Peace Corps Writers. Currently, he is the Librarian at Benedictine College Preparatory, an all-male, Catholic Military high school in Richmond, VA. 


SCIENCE TO THE PEOPLE!

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

Featuring readings from:

Monica Heger is a San Francisco-based science journalist who brings hard science topics to the masses. She’s written about the ethics of noninvasive prenatal testing, the economics of oil sands fracking, fashionable outerwear for space travel to Mars, and more.

Brandon Montclare is the writer of Rocket Girl at Image Comics and Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur for Marvel, Brandon’s steeped in the world of using science as a launchpad for creativity and fantasy. He’s also married to a tenured professor of chemical and biomolecuar engineering… certainly versed in both sides of the science coin.

A long time artist, Nathan Schreiber has a history of animating educational videos to explain hard topics (everything from chemistry 101 to the Affordable Care Act), and his new card game, Science Ninjas: Valence, utilizes simple math, colors, and cartoon ninjas to teach kids molecular chemistry!

Eric Brach recently wrote Conquering the Electron, a book that aims to blend layman’s explanations of science with the TMZ-level sordid interpersonal histories behind the creation of many devices that impact our world today. He’ll be moderating.


FIZZ hosts Pure Slush Books

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


RR: Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra

September 03, 2015
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Doors open at 9. Show 9:30pm - 11:30pm
2 drink minimum
Reservations recommended. Email lori@kgbbar.com


Columbia Selects

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

Our lineup this month:

Carrie Mullins was born and raised in New York City. Her work has appeared in Tin House, Anamesia, Edible Manhattan, and The Guardian, among other publications. She received an honorable mention in the 2014 Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest. The Exposures, her first novel, follows Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tom Avillez as an offer to write his memoirs sends his life into a downward spiral.

Regine Fisher emigrated from Moscow, Russia in 1978. She has written music and published numerous poems and short stories in English, French and Russian. She was awarded as one of the “New Voices of the Russian Diaspora” by the Harriman Institute and Russian Jewish Community Foundation for her short story “Emigration.”

Madeline Felix is a writer and producer in New York City. She recently finished her first nonfiction book—Ways to be Lost—which chronicles her time living in Vietnam as a U.S. Fulbright Fellow. Her written work has been published with Al Jazeera America, Huffpost Travel, Guernica Magazine, Pennsylvania Game News, xoJane, and others. She has also been a featured writer on the Catapult podcast.

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 2017!

Columbia Selects is curated by Bryan VanDyke and Emily Austin.


RR: Emily Cavanagh and Friends

August 28, 2015
7:00 pm -

RR: Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra

August 27, 2015
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Doors open at 9. Show 9:30pm - 11:30pm
2 drink minimum
Reservations recommended. Email lori@kgbbar.com


RR: Humor on Ice

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

Kick Assonance Reading Series

August 27, 2015
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 Ron Kolm and Zakia Henderson-Brown 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 or are forthcoming in 2 Bridges Review, The Fiddleback, 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, and author of the chapbook Low Parish. Steven holds an MFA from the University of Baltimore, where he teaches in the undergraduate writing program.

Ron Kolm is a founding member of the Unbearables. He is a contributing editor of Sensitive Skin and the Editor of the Evergreen Review. Ron is the author of The Plastic Factory, Divine Comedy and, with Jim Feast, the novel Neo Phobe. His most recent collection of poems, Suburban Ambush, was published by Autonomedia last year, and a new book of short stories, Duke & Jill, has just been published by Unknown Press.

Zakia Henderson-Brown has received fellowships and scholarships from the Fine Arts Work Center, Callaloo Journal, and Cave Canem. Her poems have appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Burner Magazine, Mobius:The Journal of Social Change, Reverie, Thethepoetry.com, Torch, Vinyl, and the anthology “Why I Am Not a Painter” (Argos: 2011). She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2013 by Beloit Poetry Journal and serves as Associate Editor and Outreach Coordinator at The New Press. 


Great Weather for Media

August 23, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Joseph Keckler is a singer, monologist, and interdisciplinary artist. His performance piece, I am an Opera, was commissioned by Dixon Place.  Keckler’s work has been featured on BBC America and WNYC Soundcheck.  Other performances have taken place at SXSW, La MaMa, New Museum, Merkin Hall, and Joe’s Pub.  The recipient of a Franklin Furnace Grant and a Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Work from New York Foundation for the Arts, he has been awarded multiple residencies at MacDowell and Yadoo.  Composer Aleksandra Vrebalov has been commissioned by ASCAP to write a song cycle for Keckler, which will premiere next year. He is currently working on a new EP and collection of essays. The Village Voice named Keckler “Best Downtown Performance Artist.” He recently made his off-Broadway debut in Preludes at Lincoln Center Theater and sometimes writes about contemporary art for VICE.

Jennifer Blowdryer is a writer by nature, though the genres change by year and inspiration. She has written a novel, a memoir, a dictionary, and an advice book. As a journalist she wrote for Maximum Rock’n’roll, New York Press, and Downtown. She was a co-founder of the seminal Punk Bands the Blowdryers and The White Trash Debutantes and currently fronts Blowdryer Punk Soul, NYC and SF. In the late 80s, she created Smut Fests when sex work was taboo, and is currently recording songs in NYC. Her most recent Chapbook is Blowsy from Personality Press, 2014. She’s humping over to Las Vegas to put the finishing touches on her next book, at Zeitgeist-Press headquarters.

Douglas Collura lives in Manhattan and is the author of the book, Things I Can Fit My Whole Head Into, which was a finalist for the 2007 Paterson Poetry Prize. He was also the 2008 First Prize Winner of the Missouri Review Audio/Video Competition in Poetry. His work has been published in The Alembic,BLACK&WHITE, The Broome Review, Coe Review, Crack the Spine, The Cynic, Dislocate, The Dos Passos Review, Eclipse, The Evansville Review, Forge, Good Weather for Media, Paterson Literary Review, Lips Magazine, Many Mountains Moving, The Monarch Review, Sanskrit Literary-Arts Magazine, Sierra Nevada College Review, Salt Hill Journal, Soundings East, Spillway, Stickman Review, The Tower Journal, 2Bridges Review, and other periodicals and webzines.

Edgar Oliver is a playwright, performer, and poet in New York’s downtown theatre community, and is also one of the most beloved storytellers featured at The Moth. As a playwright, he has written and performed in plays that were staged at La MaMa and other downtown venues.  Edgar is also a member of New York’s Axis Theatre Company.  Among his most important achievements are three acclaimed one-man shows: East 10th Street: Self Portrait with Empty House (Fringe First Award, 2009 Edinburgh Fringe Festival); Helen &Edgar (2012); and most recently, In the Park. 

Chavisa Woods is the author of “The Albino Album,” a novel, (Seven Stories Press 2013), and Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind” (Fly by Night Press, 2009). The Second Edition was released by Autonomedia Press under the Unbearables imprint in 2013. Woods was the recipient of the 2014 Cobalt Prize for fiction and was a finalist (second nomination) for the 2014 Lambda Literary Award for fiction. Woods has appeared as a featured author at such notable venues as The Whitney Museum of American Art, City Lights Bookstore, Town Hall Seattle, The Brecht Forum, and The Cervantes Institute. Her writing has appeared in such publications as The Evergreen Review, New York Quarterly, The Brooklyn Rail, Cleaver Magazine, and Quaint. Woods was the recipient of the 2009 Jerome Foundation award for emerging authors, and most recently was selected as the guest prose editor for the upcoming Great Weather for Media 2015 Anthology. She is currently completing her third work of full-length fiction.


RR: Maiden in the Moon

August 21, 2015
10:00 pm -

Come celebrate the twilight days of August as we wind down with a bit o’ belly dance, live music and usual hijinks and good times at The Red Room with some of the sweetest gals and smoothest cats in town.

Belly Dance By:
Maiden China
Sarah Hassan
Francesca Cerame

Musical Stylings by:
Gerrit Roessler - Piano
David Hassan - Tabla

Hosted by:
Brad MacDonald

Doors at 10pm
$15
2 drink minimum


RR: Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra

August 20, 2015
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Doors open at 9. Show 9:30pm - 11:30pm
2 drink minimum
Reservations recommended. Email lori@kgbbar.com


Drunken! Careening! Writers!

August 20, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Andrea Alton is a New York based actor, comic, and an award-winning playwright who performs sketch comedy, stand-upand improv all over New York. Her new play, “Possum Creek” is playing at FringeNYC at Under St. Marks for five performances from August 16-28. Andrea has performed at the Chicago, Toronto, Washington DC, Boston, San Francisco Comedy Festivals and as well as numerous shows in Provincetown, MA. She is the creator of Molly “Equality” Dykeman and has performed the character to sold-out houses internationally. Favorite theatre credits include; Big Girl, Little World (FringeNYC), Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The New Acting Company), The Strangest Kind Of Romance (Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival), The Chiselers (Emerging Artists Theatre), Pioneer Loving (The Universal Theatre Festival/ Provincetown), Reckless (Kaleidoscope Theatre), Carl & Shelly, Best Friends Forever (co-writer/actor, 2008 FringeNYC - commercial run in 2010) and Molly Dykeman’s F*cked Up Family Reunion which at Dixon Place’s HOT Festival in July. Andrea’s plays have been produced throughout the country with notable productions in New York, Washington DC, Florida, and Provincetown, MA. Her one-act comedy, Cat & Dick, won the Grand Jury Award from The Speaking Ring Theater in Chicago. Her company, Alton PR & Promotion provides publicity services to independent theater artists and companies.

VICTORIA LIBERTORE (http://www.howlingvic.com/) is a writer, actress, curator, emcee and teacher. She is the creator of six solo shows: Camille: The Forgotten Artist, stalk(her), The Should Dream, My Journey of Decay, GIRL MEAT and No Need for Seduction. In her work, she’s collaborated with Jennifer Tuttle, Leigh Fondakowski, Rosalie Purvis, Jen-Scott Mobley, Shelley Butler-Hyler, Ryan Migge, Rebecca Feldman, Kimberly I. Kefgen and Sara Laudonia. She has performed her work throughout NYC in venues such as BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Carolines on Broadway, Dance New Amsterdam, Dixon Place, Joyce Soho and PS122, and in Boston, Montreal, Nebraska, Philadelphia, Provincetown, Toronto and Washington, D.C. She is currently working on her new solo, This Is My Last Attempt at Fame, and a new play, No Need For Seduction, about two lesbian couples from different generations traveling in Bali. This Is My Last Attempt at Fame will be performed at Dixon Place in October. Libertore is passionate about encouraging other artists to create their own work and has curated dozens artists in performance,variety arts, music, comedy and dance. She has emceed throughout NYC in clubs, at events, on the boardwalk, in parks and at private parties as her incomparable faux-Liza Minnelli, where she utilizes her improvisational skills to make “people laugh so hard that their faces hurt.”

Kathleen Warnock is a playwright and editor. She founded Drunken! Careening! Writers! in 2004. Her plays have been seen in New York, London, Dublin (Ireland and Georgia), and regionally. Full-length plays include “Rock the Line,” (Emerging Artists Theatre, Robert Chesley Award for Emerging Playwright), “Grieving for Genevieve,” (Midtown International Theater Festival, Venus Theater, MD), “Outlook,” (International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival). Other plays include “The Further Adventures of...” (Women’s International Theatre Festival, Provincetown; presented by TOSOS at the IDGTF), “Some Are People,” (EAT, Philadelphia Gayfest, IDGTF, Arts & Letters Prize), “What to Throw Out,” (CTEK Arts, Provincetown; IDGTF), “That’s Her Way,” (FrigidNY, IDGTF) and more. Upcoming: “Page to Stage” reading of “Rock the Line” at the Kennedy Center, with Venus Theater. She is curator of the Robert Chesley/Jane Chambers Playwrights Project for TOSOS and Playwrights Company Manager for EAT. She is Ambassador of Love for North America for the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival and is a member of The Dramatists Guild. She is a contributing writer to Gay City News, on the Honorary Awards Committee for the NY Innovative Theatre Awards, and a member of the selection committee for the Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award.

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: Buck and a Quarter Quartet

August 19, 2015
8:30 pm -

doors 8:30, music 9pm
$8 cover 2 drink minimum.
For tickets go to http://www.buckandaquarterquartet.com/store/ifhhjl3ru4tp6628k0cxg0z4qd1b33


Fantastic Fiction

August 19, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

N. K. Jemisin is a Brooklyn author whose short fiction and novels have been multiply nominated for the Hugo and Nebula awards, shortlisted for the Crawford and the Tiptree. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms won the Locus Award for Best First Novel. Her speculative works range from fantasy to science fiction to the undefinable; her themes include resistance to oppression, the inseverability of the liminal, and the coolness of Stuff Blowing Up. Her sixth novel, The Fifth Season, will be out from Orbit Books this month.

A.C. Wise’s short fiction appears in Apex, Uncanny, Shimmer, and The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror: 2015. She also co-edits Unlikely Story. Her collection, The Ultra Fabulous Glitter Squadron Saves the World Again, will be published by Lethe Press in 2015.


RR: Lux Rd.

August 18, 2015
8:00 pm -

8:00pm doors, 9:00pm show
2 drink minimum.
http://luxrd.brownpapertickets.com/


Potluck Magazine Launch

August 18, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

It is official, people: Potluck Mag has finally transformed itself into an actual, real-life print magazine. We’re serving up 60 tangible pages of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and photography, and to celebrate, we’re having a party! We can’t wait to welcome to the stage a handful of contributors who have made their mark on Issue 1. We’ll also be selling copies, so you can tell your friends that, yes, you have a copy of Potluck Mag, and no, they cannot have it. Come join us for a night of good words, cold beverages, and great people!

Bios:

Jenny Nelson lives in Brooklyn with eight different kinds of plants. She works at Funny or Die and has contributed to that site plus Splitsider, Videogum, Potluck, and more smile

Allison Becker is from St. Louis, Missouri and now lives in Brooklyn with her imaginary standard poodle.

Deloris Onwuka is a mathematician from Texas who recently graduated from NYU.

Vishal Narang was born in Washington, D.C. on October 2, 1990. You can find his work on the internet by searching his name.

John Ersing is a writer somewhere between fashion, beauty, and LGBTQ issues whose work has appeared for Mic, Fashionista, and The International Design Times, among others. He lives in Brooklyn with his emotional baggage and his limited-edition “Oops! I Did It Again: The Remixes” vinyl.


We’re Still Doing This: A Night of New Writing from Jenna and Emma

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


MWA-NY Reading

August 15, 2015
7:01 pm - 9:01 pm

Emerging and established authors from the Mystery Writers of America, New York Chapter read from their crime fiction. Reading tonight:

Author and journalist R.G. Belsky is a former managing editor at the Daily News and writes about the media from an extensive background in newspapers, magazines and TV/digital news. He was also metropolitan editor of the New York Post; news editor at Star magazine and, most recently, managing editor at NBCNews.com. His new suspense thriller, Shooting for the Stars, was published this August. The Kennedy Connection, his first book featuring hard-driving newspaper reporter Gil Malloy, was published in 2014, and an ebook novella The Midnight Hour was published this February.

Rachel Gallagher is an emerging author who writes under the pen name R.J. Galla.
In 2010, an excerpt of a novella “If Looks Could Kill” was published as part of a Visible Ink anthology. Her professional experience includes management positions in financial regulation for the City of New York and in financial planning for Columbia University. She lives in Brooklyn with her fiancé and a cocker spaniel named Oslo.

Angel Luis Colon’s Derringer Award-nominated fiction has appeared in multiple print and web publications. His nonfiction has appeared in My Bookish Ways, The Life Sentence, and The LA Review of Books. He’s also an editor for Shotgun Honey, a flash-fiction website focused on noir, hard-boiled, and crime crime stories. His debut novella, The Fury of Blacky Jaguar was just published by One Eye Press.

Rob Hart is the author of New Yorked, out now from Polis Books. His short stories have appeared in publications such as Thuglit, Needle, Joyland, and Helix Literary Magazine. He has been nominated for a Derringer Award and shortlisted for Best American Mystery Stories. City of Rose, the sequel to New Yorked, is due out next year.

Shizuka Otake was born in New York City sometime in the last century. After working as a lawyer, fashion magazine slave, and corporate citizen, she decided she wanted to become a published writer. In the meantime, she interprets and translates Japanese. Her current WIP, set in Tokyo, features a 16-year-old Japanese-American girl who
tracks down a classmate’s killer when her boyfriend becomes the prime suspect.

Anthony Rainone is a screenwriter living in Brooklyn. He has optioned one script and is currently working on another for the producers of Walk Among the Tombstones and A Most Violent Year. He is scheduled to pitch to Ridley Scott Films and The Weinstein Company in LA. Anthony is a script reader for the Austin Film Festival and will be participating in their upcoming screenwriting conference. He also writes on film in relation to contemporary events for the Rap Sheet blog. 

Wallace Stroby is the author of seven novels, the most recent of which, The Devil’s Share, is the fourth in his series about professional thief Crissa Stone, following Shoot the Woman First, Kings of Midnight, and Cold Shot to the Heart. A former editor at the Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger, he lives at the Jersey Shore.

After a long career in radio and TV, Sheila York began writing novels combining her love of history, mysteries and the movies. Set in post-war Hollywood, her series features screenwriter/amateur sleuth Lauren Atwill (and her lover, private detective Peter Winslow) chasing killers in the Great Golden Age of Film. Here first novel, Star Struck Dead, won a Daphne du Maurier award and was nominated as Best First Mystery by the Romantic Times. Lauren Atwill’s most recent adventure is No Broken Hearts. 


FREE WATER #8

August 14, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Morgan Parker is the author of Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night (Switchback Books 2015). She is a 2016 Pushcart Prize winner and a Cave Canem graduate fellow. An editor at Little A Books and poetry editor for The Offing, Morgan lives in Brooklyn where she also co-curates the Poets With Attitude (PWA) reading series with Tommy Pico.

Lynn Melnick is author of If I Should Say I Have Hope (YesYes Books, 2012) and co-editor, with Brett Fletcher Lauer, of Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation (Viking, 2015).  She teaches at 92Y in NYC and is the social media & outreach director for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts.

Tommy “Teebs” Pico the author of absentMINDR (VERBALVISUAL, 2014)—the first chapbook APP published for iOS mobile/tablet devices—was a Queer/Art/Mentors inaugural fellow, 2013 Lambda Literary fellow in poetry, and has poems in BOMB, Guernica, and [PANK]. Pico is represented by Lauren Smythe of Inkwell Management literary agency, and with Morgan Parker curates the reading series Poets With Attitude (PWA). Originally from the Viejas Indian reservation of the Kumeyaay nation, he now lives in Brooklyn. @heyteebs

Angel Nafis is a Cave Canem Fellow. Her work has appeared in The Rattling Wall, Union Station Magazine, MUZZLE Magazine, Mosaic Magazine and Poetry Magazine.She is an Urban Word NYC Mentor and the founder, curator, and host of the quarterly Greenlight Bookstore Poetry Salon reading series. She is the author of BlackGirl Mansion (Red Beard Press/ New School Poetics, 2012) Facilitating writing workshops and reading poems across the United States and Canada, she lives in Brooklyn.


RR: Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra

August 13, 2015
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Doors open at 9. Show 9:30pm - 11:30pm
2 drink minimum
Reservations recommended. Email lori@kgbbar.com


RR: Upstate Rubdown

August 12, 2015
8:00 pm -

8:00pm doors, 9:00pm show
2 drink minimum.


At The Inkwell: Fiction Night

August 12, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Monique Antonette Lewis is the founder of At The Inkwell, which supports published authors through readings, book reviews and feature articles. She is an annual reader for the James Jones First Novel Fellowship and teaches fiction for the New York Writers Workshop, of which she is a former board member. She was also the fiction editor of City Lit Rag. Her writing has appeared in Fused Society magazine. Monique is a specialist editor for Mergermarket, an online financial news service. Prior to Mergermarket, she was a reporter for the Press & Sun-Bulletin and The Daily Times in Binghamton, N.Y. and Salisbury, Md., respectively. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University, and a B.A. in Journalism from Colorado State University. Monique lives in Brooklyn.

Kaylie Jones has published seven books, including a memoir, Lies My Mother Never Told Me, and her most recent novel, The Anger Meridian. Her novel A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries was adapted as a Merchant Ivory film in 1998. Jones has been teaching for more than twenty-five years, and is a faculty member in the Stony Brook Southampton MFA in Creative Writing & Literature program and in Wilkes University’s MFA in Creative Writing program. She is the author of Speak Now and the editor of Long Island Noir. Her newest endeavor is her publishing imprint with Akashic Books, Kaylie Jones Books.

As veteran journalist of nearly two decades, Bill Landauer has covered the upper echelons of the federal government in Washington, DC, and towns of less than 200 people. He’s flown in military helicopters and rubbed elbows with murderers, lawyers, and Christian Scientists. Once, at the White House, a reporter from the Christian Science Monitor told him to get out of her chair. He’s even written about cat-shaving. He lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. We Are All Crew is his first novel.

Nina Solomon is the author of Single Wife and The Love Book (January 2015). After receiving her MA in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, she taught at several private schools in New York City. She is a faculty member and mentor at the Wilkes University low-residency MFA program and lives in Manhattan.

Barbara J. Taylor was born and raised in Scranton, PA, and teaches high school English. She has an MFA in creative writing from Wilkes University. Publishers Weekly named her first novel, Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night, a “Top Summer Read” in 2014. The sequel, All Waiting is Long, is due to be released in June/July, 2016.

MATTHEW McGEVNA was born and raised in Mastic Beach, Long Island. Born of Irish descent, he attended fiction and poetry workshops in Galway, Ireland, through the University of Arkansas Writing Program. An award-winning poet, McGevna has also published numerous short stories in various publications, including Long Island Noir, Epiphany, and Confrontation. He currently lives in Center Moriches, New York. Little Beasts is his first novel.