LIU Brooklyn Reading

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


LIU Brooklyn Reading

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


MWA-NY Reading

December 19, 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


LIU Brooklyn Reading

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


NYU Emerging Writers

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


LIU Brooklyn Reading

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


Liar’s League

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


Sideshow Goshko

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


NYU Emerging Writers

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


MWA-NY Reading

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


Spuyten Duyvil: Doug Nufer and Tom La Farge

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


NYU Emerging Writers

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


Liar’s League

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


NYU Emerging Writers

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


Red Hen Press

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


FIZZ hosts Pure Slush Books

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


MWA-NY Reading

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


Liar’s League

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


At The Inkwell: An Evening with Kola Boof

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

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

Kola Boof is the critically acclaimed author of several bestselling novels and poetry collections, including The Sexy Part of the Bible, Flesh and the Devil and Nile River Woman. Her writing has appeared in Harper’s and the story colleciton Politically Inspired. Her autobiography Diary of a Lost Girl was published in 2006. She has been interviewed by MSNBC, FOX News, and CNN; and has been featured in TV Guide, Time Magazine, the New York Post, and the New York Times. She lives in Southern California.


Bob Suren & Greg Farrell reading

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

Bob Suren discovered punk rock as a teenager and spent thirty years of his life obsessing about all aspects of the genre. He is the founder of Sound Idea Record Store, Sound Idea Distribution, Burrito Records and the band Failure Face.

Greg Farrell is a cartoonist and rapper whose other works include the comics Attaboy, Brendon: A Coming of Age Story, Going Rate, and the illustrated prison diary of Ho Chi Minh. He works at Strand bookstore. He lives in Brooklyn.


Spuyten Duyvil: Elizabeth Coleman & Lee Slonimsky

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

Elizabeth Coleman

http://www.spuytenduyvil.net/proof.html

and

Lee Slonimsky

http://www.spuytenduyvil.net/wandering-electron.html


The Other Stories

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


RR: Tin Pan Band

June 20, 2015
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: WFMU Readers

June 20, 2015
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm


FREE WATER #7

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


MWA-NY Reading

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


Kevin McEnroe reading

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


RR: Michelle Zangara Band

June 13, 2015
11:30 pm - 2:30 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Writers Hotel

June 13, 2015
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


RR: Writers Hotel

June 12, 2015
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


True Story Nonfiction

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


Teenage Poetry

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


PEN

June 07, 2015
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,

Book Party for Gregory Fletcher’s Shorts and Briefs

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


Liar’s League

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


RR: TIn Pan Band

May 30, 2015
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Casino Badia

May 29, 2015
8:00 pm -

$15 cover.  2 drink minimum.


Paragraph

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


RR: Salty Brine

May 27, 2015
7:30 pm -

Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret presents… SECOND HAND NEWS

Have you heard? Salty Brine divulges dish, succumbs to scandal, and gives good gossip in the latest installment of his SPECTACULAR LIVING RECORD COLLECTION CABARET. SECOND HAND NEWS transforms Fleetwood Mac’s hit-filled, drug-fueled exposé, RUMOURS, into an evening of scintillating scuttlebutt where the truth is anybody’s guess.

Doors at 7:30pm
Shows at 8:00pm
2 Drink Minimum

Directed by Preston Martin
Dramaturgy by James Monaco
Arrangements by Matthew Marsh

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

$10 Tickets:
thesaltiestbrine.com


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


After the Barbecue: a Night of New Writing from Jenna and Emma

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

Jenna Dioguardi is an actor and short-fiction writer living in Brooklyn, NY. She is a recent graduate of NYU Tisch (Playwrights Horizons Theater School). Recent performance credits include, at PHTS: Jen Silverman’s That Poor Girl And How He Killed Her, Grapes of Wrath, Easter In The Living Room, enlightened, The Winged Man, & Aunt Leaf. OTHER: A Merry Little Evening (The Drama Bookshop), Globalizing Shakespeare Festival (NYU/Abu Dhabi), Backstage at Horror Drag (ANIMALS, Incubator Arts), OnTheFloor (Ace Hotel), Game Night (Ars Nova). Hobbies include providing her loved ones with baked goods, adoring dogs of all kinds, and crafting strong emails.

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine is a comedian and essayist who writes for The Huffington Post and Everyoneisgay.com.  Her comedy has been featured on Jezebel, BustMagazine.com, Gawker; in Time Out NY and Comedy Central’s Indecision 2012 in Tribeca.  She has appeared on HuffPo Live, PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton, with Reggie Watts in a web series for JASH, on Fusion’s Alicia Menendez Tonight, Sports Illustrated’s “Extra Mustard” and also on Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls at the Party.  She has created content for Google’s Original Channels, Funny or Die, and as a sketch comedian with a residency at YouTube’s NY studios.  www.emmatattenbaumfine.com @emmatattenbaum


RR: Michelle Zangara Band

May 23, 2015
11:30 pm - 2:30 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


Vol. 1 Brooklyn Presents: Search and Destroy

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

Chelsea Hodson is the author of two chapbooks: Pity the Animal (Future Tense Books, 2014) and Beach Camp (Swill Children, 2010). She is an MFA candidate at Bennington College and was a 2012 PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow. Her essays have been published in Black Warrior Review, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Lifted Brow, Sex Magazine, Sundog Lit, and elsewhere. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Porochista Khakpour is the author of the forthcoming memoir SICK (HarperPerennial, 2017), and the novels THE LAST ILLUSION (Bloomsbury, 2014)—a 2014 “Best Book of the Year” according to NPR, Kirkus, Buzzfeed, Popmatters, Electric Literature, and more — and SONS AND OTHER FLAMMABLE OBJECTS (Grove, 2007) —the 2007 California Book Award winner in “First Fiction,” one of the Chicago Tribune’s “Fall’s Best,” and a New York Times “Editor’s Choice.” She has had fellowships from the NEA, Yaddo, Ucross, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Northwestern University, the University of Leipzig, and many others.Her writing has appeared in or is forthcoming in Harper’s, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Al Jazeera America, Slate, Salon, Spin, The Daily Beast, Elle, and many other publications around the world.  She is currently Contributing Editor at The Offing, a channel of the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Writer in Residence at Bard College. Born in Tehran and raised in Los Angeles, she lives in New York City.

Katherine Faw Morris was born and raised in North Carolina. Her debut novel, Young God, was published last year by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. It was long-listed for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize and named a best book of the year by the Times Literary Supplement, the Houston Chronicle, Buzzfeed, and more. She lives in Brooklyn with two pit bulls.

Sarah Jean Alexander is an American writer from Baltimore. She is the author of Wildlives (Big Lucks Books, 2015), the poetry editor of Shabby Doll House and has been featured in Spork, Hobart, Dazed Digital, Fanzine and other print & digital publications. She tweets at @sarahjeanalex and currently lives in Brooklyn with her boyfriend, her cat and her tree.

Juliet Escoria is the author of Black Cloud, which was published by both Civil Coping Mechanisms and Emily Books, and named a best book by Dazed, The Fader, Salon, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and more. She was born in Australia, raised in California, earned an MFA in NYC, and currently lives in West Virginia. For more, go to www.julietescoria.com


Fantastic Fiction

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

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

Wesley Chu is the author of five novels and a 2015 nominee for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. His debut, The Lives of Tao, won the Young Adult Library Services Alex Award and was a finalist for the Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Science Fiction. His next series, Time Salvager, published by Tor books, is scheduled for release on July 7th, 2015. He hates long walks in the park and is terrified of heights.

&

Nicole Kornher-Stace’s writing has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including Best American Fantasy, Clockwork Phoenix 3 and 4, The Mammoth Book of Steampunk, The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women, Zombies: More Recent Dead, Apex, and Fantasy Magazine. She is the author of Archivist Wasp, Desideria, Demon Lovers and Other Difficulties, and The Winter Triptych.


RR: Salty Brine

May 20, 2015
7:30 am -

Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret presents… SECOND HAND NEWS

Have you heard? Salty Brine divulges dish, succumbs to scandal, and gives good gossip in the latest installment of his SPECTACULAR LIVING RECORD COLLECTION CABARET. SECOND HAND NEWS transforms Fleetwood Mac’s hit-filled, drug-fueled exposé, RUMOURS, into an evening of scintillating scuttlebutt where the truth is anybody’s guess.

Doors at 7:30pm
Shows at 8:00pm
2 Drink Minimum

Directed by Preston Martin
Dramaturgy by James Monaco
Arrangements by Matthew Marsh

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

$10 Tickets:
thesaltiestbrine.com


Permanent Press

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


Monday Night Poetry: RANDALL POTTS + GEOFFREY NUTTER + MATTHEW ROHRER

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

Randall Potts is the author of a previous collection of poems, Collusion Center, published by O Books in 1994 and a chapbook, Recant: (A Revision), published by Leave Books in 1994. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, the Antioch Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Five Fingers Review, Iowa Review, Jung Journal: Culture & Psyche, The West Marin Review, Unsplendid and other publications.  He attended the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and has taught creative writing at the graduate and undergraduate levels at the University of San Francisco and California College of the Arts. He volunteered as an intern at a wildlife rehabilitation hospital and worked on several oil spill responses. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Geoffrey Nutter was born in Sacramento, and attended San Francisco State University and the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. He is the author of The Rose of January (Wave Books, 2013), Christopher Sunset (Wave Books, 2010), Water’s Leaves & Other Poems (Winner of the 2004 Verse Press Prize) and A Summer Evening, winner of the 2001 Colorado Prize (Center for Literary Publishing, 2001). His poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including The Best American Poetry 1997, The Iowa Anthology of New American Poetries and Isn’t It Romantic: 100 Poems by Younger American Poets. He currently teaches in New York City, where he lives with his wife, daughter and son.

Matthew Rohrer is the author of Surrounded by Friends (forthcoming from Wave Books, spring 2015), Destroyer and Preserver (Wave Books, 2011), A Plate of Chicken (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009), Rise Up (Wave Books, 2007) and A Green Light (Verse Press, 2004), which was shortlisted for the 2005 Griffin Poetry Prize. He is also the author of Satellite (Verse Press, 2001), and co-author, with Joshua Beckman, of Nice Hat. Thanks. (Verse Press, 2002), and the audio CD Adventures While Preaching the Gospel of Beauty.  He has appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered and The Next Big Thing. His first book, A Hummock in the Malookas was selected for the National Poetry Series by Mary Oliver in 1994. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and teaches at NYU.

Last reading of season.


Lizzie Skurnick

May 17, 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,

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May 17, 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,

RR: Bjorn Inglestam

May 16, 2015
11:30 pm - 2:30 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


Spuyten Duyvil Book Party for Lisa Birman and Michael Sweeney

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

Lisa Birman is the author of How To Walk Away (Spuyten Duyvil Press), For That Return Passage – A Valentine for the United States of America (Hollowdeck Press), and co-editor of the anthology Civil Disobediences: Poetics and Politics in Action (Coffee House Press). She has published several chapbooks of poetry, including deportation poems, and her work has appeared in Revolver, Floor Journal, Milk Poetry Magazine, Trickhouse, and Poetry Project Newsletter. Lisa lives in Boulder, where she served as the Director of the Summer Writing Program at Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics for twelve years. She writes about countries, books, and people at https://twoormorecountries.wordpress.com

Michael Sweeney, a two-time Pushcart nominee, earned his M.F.A. from Brooklyn College and was a long-time student of Isshinryu Modes Karate. His collection In Memory of the Fast Break (Plain View Press, 2008) was a Finalist and Must-Read selection for the Massachusetts Center for the Book’s 2009 MASSBOOKS OF THE YEAR/POETRY Awards. “The Last Cracker,” from that volume, was selected by Stephen Dunn as runner-up for the St. Louis Poetry Center’s 48th Annual “Best Poem” contest and appeared in Margie: The American Journal of Poetry, Volume 6. He lives in Connecticut with his wife Patricia.


Behind the Book: Klay, van den Berg, Steinke, & Howorth

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

Phil Klay’s searing debut, the New York Times-bestselling Redeployment, takes readers to the frontlines of the war in Iraq, asking us to understand what happened there and what happened to the soldiers who returned.  Interwoven with themes of brutality and faith, guilt and fear, helplessness and survival, the characters in these stories struggle to make meaning out of chaos.  Redeployment won the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction and the 2014 National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize for Outstanding First Book, and was shortlisted for the 2015 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction.  It was named one of the New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of 2014 and one of the best books of the year by Time, Newsweek, The Washington Post, Amazon, and more.  Phil’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Tin House, and in The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012.  A Dartmouth grad, Phil is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps who served in Iraq during the Surge.  He lives in New York City with his wife.

“Klay succeeds brilliantly, capturing on an intimate scale the ways in which the war in Iraq evoked a unique array of emotion, predicament and heartbreak.  In Klay’s hands, Iraq comes across not merely as a theater of war but as a laboratory for the human condition in extremis.  Redeployment is hilarious, biting, whipsawing and sad.  It’s the best thing written so far on what the war did to people’s souls.” – Dexter Filkins, The New York Times Book Review

Laura van den Berg’s highly anticipated first novel, Find Me, takes a pandemic that begins with memory loss and ends with death as the jumping-off point for a lingering meditation on memory, loss, and healing.  Receiving starred reviews from Booklist and Library Journal, it has been included on “most anticipated for 2015” lists at venues including Time Out New York, Chicago Tribune, The BBC, The Millions, and The Huffington Post.  Laura’s most recent collection of stories, The Isle of Youth, received the prestigious Rosenthal Family Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters and was named a “Best Book of 2013” by over a dozen venues, including NPR, The Boston Globe, and O, The Oprah Magazine.  Her first collection of stories, What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us, was a Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” selection, long-listed for The Story Prize, and shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Award.  The recipient of the 2015 Jeannette Haien Ballard Writer’s Prize, a 2014 O. Henry Award, and The Bard Fiction Prize, Laura lives in the Boston area and is a Writer-in-Residence at Bard College.

“Find Me is being compared to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go.  While it stands up to such fine company, I’d argue that van den Berg has a style, humor and grit that is all her own.” – Claire Cameron, Salon

Darcey Steinke’s latest novel, the “sharply comic and often heartbreaking” Sister Golden Hair, chronicles an ex-minister’s daughter navigating girlhood in the ’70s.  Darcey is the author of the memoir Easter Everywhere, a 2007 New York Times Notable book, and the novels Milk, Jesus Saves, Suicide Blonde, and Up Through the Water, a 1989 New York Times Notable book.  With Rick Moody, she edited Joyful Noise: The New Testament Revisited.  Her books have been translated into ten languages, and her nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Boston Review, Vogue, Spin Magazine, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and The Guardian.  Her web-story, “Blindspot,” was part of the 2000 Whitney Biennial. She has been both a Henry Hoyns and a Stegner Fellow as well as a Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi, and has taught at the Columbia University School of the Arts, Barnard, The American University of Paris, and Princeton.

“Sister Golden Hair, with its story of a former minister’s daughter finding herself in the suburban South of 40 years ago, feels like an American coming-of-age classic, a ‘70s period piece that should have already been written but actually hasn’t – not with a sensitivity, candor and energy that is all Steinke.” – The Los Angeles Times

Lisa Howorth’s darkly humorous, bittersweet debut, Flying Shoes, is based on the murder of her stepbrother in 1966, a still-unsolved case that was a front-page story in the Washington Post at the time.  Featuring a flamboyant cast and a potent sense of history of a particular time and place in the South, Flying Shoes is a novel about family and memory and one woman’s flight from a wounded past.  Lisa received the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts in 1996 and a MacDowell Colony Fellowship in 2007.  Her writing has appeared in Garden & Gun and the Oxford American.  She is the cofounder with her husband, Richard, of the legendary Square Books in Oxford, Mississippi, named by Publishers Weekly as the 2013 Book Store of the Year.

“Like all great stories from Mississippi, Flying Shoes never proceeds in a straight line.  It twists and turns in order to notice what matters most in life, and then delivers us to exactly where we need to be.  Those of us who have waited a long time for this book celebrate its arrival.”
– Ann Patchett, author of This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage, State of Wonder, and Bel Canto


RR: Salty Brine

May 13, 2015
7:30 pm -

Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret presents… SECOND HAND NEWS

Have you heard? Salty Brine divulges dish, succumbs to scandal, and gives good gossip in the latest installment of his SPECTACULAR LIVING RECORD COLLECTION CABARET. SECOND HAND NEWS transforms Fleetwood Mac’s hit-filled, drug-fueled exposé, RUMOURS, into an evening of scintillating scuttlebutt where the truth is anybody’s guess.

Doors at 7:30pm
Shows at 8:00pm
2 Drink Minimum

Directed by Preston Martin
Dramaturgy by James Monaco
Arrangements by Matthew Marsh

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

$10 Tickets:
thesaltiestbrine.com


At The Inkwell: A Special Hour with Nora

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

Maybe You’ve Seen Nora ...

Looking for love online (My Really Personal Ad)...making new friends on vacation (Congratulations on Your Excellent Orgasm)...or seeking inner peace at a weed clinic in L.A. (My Medical Evaluation at the Weed Clinic in L.A.)

www.huffingtonpost.com/nina-camp/

...But You’ve Never Seen Her Like This.

On May 13, Nora takes a life-changing journey…

Running from New York to L.A., hoping to escape and recharge a defunct love life, Nora meets a reassuringly compassionate Ray Liotta, in the friendliest of skies...confides in her hotel cleaning lady, the morning after an especially tragic date...attempts to trick and deflect a famous L.A relationship therapist...and finds herself, possibly, on the way to a special love that doesn’t induce nausea, dizziness and cold sweat.

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

Guest Feature

Ross Klavan’s work spans film, television, radio, print, live performance and visual art. His darkly comic novel “Schmuck” was published by Greenpoint Press in 2014. His original screenplay for the film “Tigerland” was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and the film was released by New Regency starring Colin Farrell. He has written scripts for Miramax, Intermedia, Walden Media, Paramount and TNT TV among others. He has acted and done voice work in TV and radio commercials and has lent his voice to feature films including “Casino,” “You Can Count On Me,” “Revolutionary Road,” “Awake” and the new Amazon web series “Alpha House”. He lives in New York City with his wife, the painter, Mary Jones.


True Story Nonfiction

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


RR: Village Voice Poetry Issue Readings

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


Monday Night Poetry: CATE MARVIN + JERICHO BROWN

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

Jericho Brown is the recipient of the Whiting Writer’s Award and fellowships from Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and the National Endowment for the Arts.  His poems have appeared in The Nation, The New Republic, The New Yorker, and The Best American Poetry, and Nikki Giovanni’s 100 Best African American Poems.  Brown holds a PhD from the University of Houston, an MFA from the University of New Orleans, and a BA from Dillard University.  His first book, Please, won the American Book Award, and his second book, The New Testament, was published by Copper Canyon Press.  He is an assistant professor in the creative writing program at Emory University in Atlanta.

Cate Marvin’s first book, World’s Tallest Disaster, was chosen by Robert Pinsky for the 2000 Kathryn A. Morton Prize and published by Sarabande Books in 2001. In 2002, she received the Kate Tufts Discovery Prize. She co-edited with poet Michael Dumanis the anthology Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century (Sarabande Books, 2006). Her poems have appeared in Tin House, Virginia Quarterly Review, The New England Review, Poetry, The Kenyon Review, Fence, The Paris Review, The Cincinnati Review, Slate, Verse, Boston Review, and Ninth Letter. Her second book of poems, Fragment of the Head of a Queen, for which she received a Whiting Award, was published by Sarabande in 2007. Marvin teaches poetry writing in Lesley University’s Low-Residency M.F.A. Program and Columbia University’s M.F.A. Program and is Professor of English at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York.  In 2009, she co-founded the nonprofit organization VIDA: Women in Literary Arts with poet Erin Belieu. Her third book of poems, Oracle, is forthcoming from W.W. Norton & Co. in March 2015.


Dale Herd

May 10, 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,

Dale Herd, Lewis Warsh, Michael Lally

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

Dale Herd is the author of four short story collections: Early Morning Wind (The Four Seasons Foundation, 1972), Diamonds (Mudra, 1976), Wild Cherries (Tombouctou, 1980), and Empty Pockets (Coffee House Press, 2015). He currently lives in California.

Lewis Warsh’s most recent books include Alien Abduction (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015), One Foot Out the Door: Collected Stories (Spuyten Duyvil, 2014), A Place in the Sun (Spuyten Duyvil, 2010) and Inseparable: Poems 1995-2005 (Granary Books, 2008). He is editor and publisher of United Artists Books and teaches in the MFA program in creative writing at Long Island University (Brooklyn).

MICHAEL LALLY is the author of more than twenty books, among them It’s Not Nostalgia, an American Book Award winner, and Cant Be Wrong, recipient of a PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature.  Among other honors: two National Endowment for the Arts grants, the second denounced on the floor of Congress by Republicans claiming Lally’s autobiographical poem My Life was “pornography.” Lally has also written for The Washington Post, The Village Voice, and other publications. An actor and screenwriter as well, he appeared in White Fang, Basic Instinct, and other films, and on TV shows such as NYPD Blue and Deadwood.  His blog, Lally’s Alley, offers his views on poetry, music, politics, movies, and more.

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

May 09, 2015
11:30 pm - 2:30 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


Trumpet Fiction

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

Heather Siegel was six years old when her mother disappeared, sending her father into a tailspin that took Heather and her siblings down with him—from a comfortable suburban home to a barely habitable basement apartment, a dark world they soon found themselves fighting to return to from the exile of foster care, then fighting even harder to escape. Forty years later, Heather Siegel tells the remarkable story of how she and her siblings, Jaz and Greg, banded together to find out what happened to their mother and fight their way Out from the Underworld with nothing but their wits, determination, unbreakable bonds and gifts for humor and compassion to sustain them. A wrenching, inspiring story filled with heartbreak, hope and love, Out from the Underworld will move you to laughter and tears.

Praise for Out from the Underworld
“A graduate summa cum laude of the school of hard knocks, Heather Siegel has written this dark, riveting memoir with refreshing if mordant humor, rueful tenderness and compassion. She is a stunningly gifted storyteller.”
— Phillip Lopate, author of The Art of the Personal Essay

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Thaddeus Rutkowski is the author of the novels Haywire, Tetched and Roughhouse. All three books were finalists for an Asian American Literary Award, and Haywire won the Members’ Choice Award, given by the Asian American Writers Workshop. He teaches at the Writers Voice of the West Side YMCA and Medgar Evers College. He received a fiction fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts.

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Karol Nielsen worked as a journalist for 15 years before becoming an author, editor, and writing instructor. She has more than 10 years of teaching experience, as an adjunct lecturer at NYU-SCPS and an instructor for the Gotham Writers’ Workshop. She has taught memoir and nonfiction writing workshops, live and online, and she has critiqued and edited manuscripts that have been published as books, stories, and essays. She has served as senior editor, nonfiction editor, and contributing editor of Epiphany, an award-winning literary magazine.
Her memoir, Black Elephants (Bison Books, 2011), was selected as a New and Noteworthy Book by Poets & Writers in 2011 and shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing in Nonfiction by the Stanford University Libraries in 2012. Excerpts from her memoir were honored as Notable Essays in The Best American Essays (Houghton Mifflin) in 2010 and 2005. Her poetry collection, This Woman I Thought I’d Be (Finishing Line Press, 2012), includes poems from her full collection, selected as a finalist for the Colorado Prize for Poetry in 2007. Her work has appeared in The Moment (Harper Perennial, 2012), an anthology edited by Smith Magazine, and many publications.


Sarah Lawrence Reading

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


RR: Bughouse Spin

May 08, 2015
7:00 pm -

Join us for the BugHouse SPIN, a live storytelling event founded by Martha Williams, hosted at the Redroom at KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th Street, May 8th at 7pm, theme: Moving.  Every month, people come together to hear stories around one central theme, to listen intently, and have open dialogue.  The story performances are meant to evoke conversation, debate, and commentary whether external or internal to the listener or participant.
And the spinners are…Martha Williams, writer/director and founder of the SPIN; Laura Pruden, actress; Chris Mendez, advertising creative; Aaron Murtagh, actor, editor and producer; Lindsay Moran, former CIA operative and author; and Terry Scott, construction manager at an NPO.  Come to think and drink and listen to tales!  2 drink minimum / $5 cover.  www.bughousespin.com


RR: Salty Brine

May 06, 2015
7:30 pm -

Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret presents… SECOND HAND NEWS

Have you heard? Salty Brine divulges dish, succumbs to scandal, and gives good gossip in the latest installment of his SPECTACULAR LIVING RECORD COLLECTION CABARET. SECOND HAND NEWS transforms Fleetwood Mac’s hit-filled, drug-fueled exposé, RUMOURS, into an evening of scintillating scuttlebutt where the truth is anybody’s guess.

Doors at 7:30pm
Shows at 8:00pm
2 Drink Minimum

Directed by Preston Martin
Dramaturgy by James Monaco
Arrangements by Matthew Marsh

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

$10 Tickets:
thesaltiestbrine.com


Adelphi MFA Poetry Reading

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

Laura Fairgrieve is a first year MFA student in Adelphi’s poetry track. She is particularly propelled into subject matter steeped within history and persona in her work. Research and linguistic experimentation are some of the primary motivators of her poetry.

Patrick Granata, born and raised in Long Island, attended the Macaulay Honors College at the College of Staten Island (CUNY) where he received a B.A. in English (Writing). He is now enrolled in Adelphi University’s MFA Program in Creative Writing where he writes fiction and poetry with a primary focus on the suburbs, landscapes, nature and place. He currently lives in Long Island.

Matt Massaia is a poet, musician, and graphic designer, as well as an undergraduate senior majoring in Creative Writing at Adelphi University. He is currently in the process of polishing his first collection of poetry for his senior thesis.

Sara Sherr is a New York based writer and poet in the second year of her creative writing MFA at Adelphi University, where she also teaches creative writing. She’s been published in Metazen, Corvus, The Lantern, and she’s currently a staff writer at spoiled NYC. She’s interned at Guernica, PEN America, and spent the past two summers working toward peace in the Middle East at Seeds of Peace camp in Maine.

Ryan Sobeck is currently working towards completing his MFA at Adelphi University in fiction writing. His short stories have been published in online literary magazines such as Fat City Review and East End Elements, and he is the first place recipient of the 2015 SCCC Creative Writing Festival’s award for College Fiction Writing. Ryan lives in the greater metropolitan area.

Efe Tanci was born in İzmir, Turkey, the country of Nobel Prize winning author Orhan Pamuk, in 1991. He graduated from Sabanci University in June 2014, obtaining a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering where he was the President of the Literature Club and the Editor of the Literature Corner of the University’s Official Blog. He is currently studying at Adelphi University’s M.F.A. Creative Writing program and pursuing his degree in fiction track. His work appeared in several literary magazines and blogs in Turkey, including Vertigo, Entropi and Such As. Tanci’s short story, Kefaret Ekspresi was published in a short story collection called Neurology Stories in January, 2015, in Istanbul. Tanci is particularly interested in political poetry and affected by poets such as Nazım Hikmet Ran, Orhan Veli Kanık and Pablo Neruda.


[no event listed]

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


Monday Night Poetry: NORMAN MINNICK + CHRIS JANSEN

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

Norman “Buzz” Minnick is a poet and playwright. His second full-length collection, Folly, is published by Wind Publications. He is the author of To Taste the Water: Poems (Mid-List Press, 2007) and is the editor of Between Water and Song: New Poets for the Twenty-First Century (White Pine Press, 2010). He has not yet written a play.

Chris Jansen has most recently published Illumination (new translations of Rumi) with Afghan student Fatima Saidi, a five-star reviewed book by Timothy Liu at Coldfront Magazine.  He has previously published his own translation of Pablo Neruda’s 100 Love Sonnets, as well as an anthology of poems with original work by National Book Award Winner Robert Bly.  Chris has a degree in molecular biology from the University of Georgia and lives in Athens, GA.


Old Timers, Young Dreamers: The Magic of the Lower East Side

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

Old Timers, Young Dreamers: The Magic of the Lower East Side

An evening of short stories and poems about the fantastical Lower East Side, organized by Suzanne Dottino, in collaboration with FABnyc.

Featuring emerging and established writers: Hettie Jones, Shane Hanlon, Penny Arcade, Bob Holman, Yesenia Montilla, Steve Dalachinsky, Anton Yakovlev, John Strausbaugh, Royal Young.

Sunday, May 3, 7pm, KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th St.

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: Alex Bryson Trio

May 02, 2015
11:30 pm - 2:30 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


Rutgers-Newark MFA Reading

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


RR: Maiden in the Moon

May 01, 2015
8:30 pm -

$15 cover.  2 drink minimum.


NYU Emerging Writers

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


FREE WATER #6: Kelin Loe, Edward Mullany, Safia Jama and Rigoberto Gonzalez

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

Kelin Loe is the author of These Are The Gloria Stories (Factory Hollow Press 2014) and the chapbook The Motorist (minutesBOOKS 2010). She lives in Northampton, MA, and is working towards a PhD in Rhetoric at UMass Amherst.

Edward Mullany is the author of If I Falter at the Gallows, Figures for an Apocalypse, and The Three Sunrises (Publishing Genius, June 2015). He is the author of the comic strip Rachel and Ben.

Safia Jama is a Cave Canem fellow and a graduate of Harvard College.  She teaches undergraduate writing and will soon receive her M.F.A. in poetry from Rutgers University-Newark.  Her poems appear in Reverie, Toe Good Poetry, The New Sound, and Cave Canem Anthology XIV.  Co-founder of The Good Times Collective, her essays and reviews have appeared on NPR’s SchoolBook, The Volta, and Bryant Park’s blog.  Safia is a 2014-15 intern at the Poetry Society of America.

Rigoberto González is the author four books of poetry, most recently Unpeopled Eden, which won the Lambda Literary Award and the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets. His ten books of prose include two bilingual children’s books, the three young adult novels in the Mariposa Club series, the novel Crossing Vines, the story collection Men Without Bliss, and three books of nonfiction, including Butterfly Boy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa, which received the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. He also edited Camino del Sol: Fifteen Years of Latina and Latino Writing and Alurista’s new and selected volume Xicano Duende: A Select Anthology. The recipient of Guggenheim, NEA and USA Rolón fellowships, a NYFA grant in poetry, the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, The Poetry Center Book Award, and the Barnes & Noble Writer for Writers Award, he is contributing editor for Poets & Writers Magazine, on the executive board of directors of the National Book Critics Circle, and is professor of English at Rutgers-Newark, the State University of New Jersey.


RR: Salty Brine

April 29, 2015
8:00 pm -

Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret presents… I’VE BEEN TO SEA BEFORE

Join Salty Brine for an adventure on the high seas as he braves violent tempests, discovers mysterious islands, and fights his way out of the belly of a whale in this next installment of his SPECTACULAR LIVING RECORD COLLECTION CABARET. I’VE BEEN TO SEA BEFORE reimagines Joni Mitchell’s heartbreaking travelogue, BLUE, as an epic odyssey on the open ocean.

Directed by Jaki Bradley
Arrangements by Ian Axness
Featuring Ian Axness and Brent Arnold

Doors at 7:30pm
Shows at 8:00pm
2 Drink Minimum

$10 Tickets:
http://ivebeentoseabefore.brownpapertickets.com/


FIZZ Poetry Night

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

Pushcart Prize winning poet Ravi Shankar founded Drunken Boat, co-edited W.W. Norton & Co.’s “Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from Asia, the Middle East & Beyond,” and has published or has forthcoming 10 books and chapbooks of poetry and translation.  He was the 2005 Connecticut Book Award finalist for “Instrumentality,” the 2011 National Poetry Review Prize winner for “Deepening Groove” and has forthcoming “What Else Could it Be: Ekphrastics and Collaborations” (Carolina Wren, 2015). He has appeared in the New York Times and the Paris Review, on PBS, BBC & NPR, held fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Jentel Foundation, and has performed his work around the world. He currently teaches at CCSU and in the first international MFA Program at City University of Hong Kong. 

Simon Perchik was born in Paterson, New Jersey on Christmas Eve.  He is a graduate of New York University with a B.A. in English and LLB in Law.  Simon was Suffolk County Long Island’s first environmental prosecutor.  He has twenty collections of poetry to his credit, including his opus “Hands Collected: The Books of Simon Perchik / Poems 1949 – 1999.” He continues to be widely published and has appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, Partisan Review, The Nation, and just about every other journal large and small on this planet.  His most recent book “Almost Rain” was published by River Otter Press in 2014.  Simon lives in East Hampton, New York.

Amy Small-McKinney is the author of a collection of poems, Life is Perfect (BookArts Press, 2014) and two chapbooks of poetry, Body of Surrender (2004) and Clear Moon, Frost (2009), both with Finishing Line Press. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals that include American Poetry Review, The Cortland Review, The Pedestal Magazine, Blue Fifth Review, APIARY Magazine, Philadelphia Stories, and are forthcoming in Tiferet. During her tenure as 2011 Montgomery County Poet Laureate, she founded a program using creative writing for healing.

Martin Tucker co-founded Confrontation Magazine in 1968 and was Editor-in-Chief of this literary journal for 42 years.  Ever youthful, he continues to write, edit, and teach.  He is the author of five collections of poetry, and five works of literary criticism, including Literary Exile in the Twentieth Century and Africa in Modern Literature.  He has compiled and edited 25 volumes of literary encyclopedia, and his essays and reviews have appeared in THE NATION, THE NEW REPUBLIC, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW, and elsewhere. He served for 23 years on the Executive Board of PEN American Center and for two terms on the Governing Board of Poetry Society of America.  He is Professor Emeritus of Long Island University, where he was awarded the Rare Chacellors Award of the university.

Bill Yarrow is the author of Blasphemer (Lit Fest Press 2015), Pointed Sentences (BlazeVOX 2012) and four chapbooks. His poems have appeared in many print and online magazines including RHINO, Contrary, DIAGRAM, FRiGG, Thrush Poetry Journal, Gargoyle, and PANK. He is a Professor of English at Joliet Junior College where he teaches creative writing, Shakespeare, and film.

Series Host Susan Tepper


book party for Loren Kleinman’s BREAKABLE THINGS

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

Loren Kleinman’s poetry has appeared in journals such as Drunken Boat, Nimrod, Wilderness House Literary Review, Paterson Literary Review, Narrative Northeast and Journal of New Jersey Poets. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize three times, and her interviews appeared inIndieReader,USA Todayand The Huffington Post. She is the author of The Dark Cave Between My Ribs. Breakable Things, her third collection, releases March 2015 via Winter Goose Publishing. She is a founding editor of CityLitRag and National Translation Month.

Jason Carney, a poet, writer, and educator, from Dallas, Texas is a four-time National Poetry Slam Finalist, honored as a Legend of the Slam in 2007. He appeared on three seasons of the HBO television series Russell Simmons’ Def Poets. A graduate of Wilkes University MFA Program for Creative Writing. His memoir, Starve the Vulture, is out on Akashic/Kaylie Jones Books. Jason is an Adjunct Instructor of English Composition and American Literature at Brookhaven College and Parker University.

Geoffrey Gatza is an award winning editor, publisher and poet. He was named by the Huffington Post as one of the Top 200 Advocates for American Poetry (2013). He is the author many books of poetry, including Apollo (BlazeVOX 2014), Secrets of my Prison House (BlazeVOX 2010) Kenmore: Poem Unlimited (Casa Menendez 2009) and HouseCat Kung Fu: Strange Poems for Wild Children (Meritage Press 2008), He is also the author of the yearly Thanksgiving Menu-Poem Series, a book length poetic tribute for prominent poets, now in it’s thirteenth year. Most recently his work has appeared in FENCE and Tarpaulin Sky. His play on Marcel Duchamp will be staged in an art installation in Philadelphia this year. He lives in Kenmore, NY with his girlfriend and two beloved cats.

Introduction by Claudia Serea

Claudia Serea is a Romanian-born poet who immigrated to the U.S. in 1995. Her poems and translations have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies from the U.S., U.K., and Australia. A four-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net, she is the author of the full-length poetry collections Angels & Beasts (Phoenicia Publishing, Canada, 2012), A Dirt Road Hangs from the Sky (8th House Publishing, Canada, 2013), To Part Is to Die a Little (Cervená Barva Press, forthcoming) and Nothing Important Happened Today (Broadstone Books, forthcoming). Together with Paul Doru Mugur and Adam J. Sorkin, Serea co-edited and co-translated The Vanishing Point That Whistles, an Anthology of Contemporary Romanian Poetry (Talisman House Publishing, 2011). She also translated from the Romanian Adina Dabija’s Beautybeast(Northshore Press, Alaska, 2012). In 2012, Serea co-founded and she currently edits The National Translation Month blog.


Monday Night Poetry: MARK WUNDERLICH + KELLY FORSYTHE

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

Mark Wunderlich’s first book, The Anchorage, was published in 1999 by the University of Massachusetts Press, and received the Lambda Literary Award. His second book, Voluntary Servitude, was published by Graywolf Press in 2004. A third volume of poems titled The Earth Avails, was published in 2014 and received the 2015 Rilke Prize from the University of North Texas. The book is currently a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Award. He has published individual poems in The Paris Review, Yale Review, Slate, Tin House, Poetry, Ploughshares, Boston Review and elsewhere. His work has been included in over thirty anthologies and has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered. His work has been translated into Italian, Bulgarian and Swedish.

Kelly Forsythe has poems published or forthcoming in Columbia Poetry Review, Black Warrior Review, DIAGRAM, The Minnesota Review, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and American Poet. Her reviews can be found in the Huffington Post, Los Angeles Review, NewCity and The Rumpus.  In Fall 2011, she was introduced by Noelle Kocot as an Academy of American Poets “Emerging Poet.” She is the editor of the online literary magazine Phantom Limb, works for Copper Canyon Press, and is a lecturer at The University of Maryland. She lives in Washington, D.C.


Sozopol Fiction Seminars fellows: Diana Spechler and Todor Todorov

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

Two Sozopol Fiction Seminars’ fellows reading at the legendary KGB Bar in New York:

Diana Spechler is the author of the novels Who by Fire and Skinny and of the New York Times column Going Off. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, GQ, Esquire, Glimmer Train Stories, The Paris Review, New York Magazine, and elsewhere. She is also a seven-time Moth StorySLAM winner who performs as a storyteller all over New York City and has been featured on The Moth Radio Hour on NPR. Learn more atwww.dianaspechler.com.

Todor P. Todorov is a Bulgarian philosopher and fiction writer. He is the author of two collections of short stories: Tales for Melancholic Children (Ciela, 2010) and Always the Night (Ciela, 2012). In 2012, Tales for melancholic children was published in Germany under the title Hexen, Mörder, Nixen, Dichter: Dunkelmagische Geschichten (Grössenwahn Verlag, 2012). Todor P. Todorov has published many reviews, analyses, translations and fiction in his home country. In 2010, he was awarded the Rashko Sougarev prize for best fiction short story for his story Van Gogh in Paris. He is a night reading lover and ideologist.

With support of the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation, KGB Bar, Sofia University, The Services culturels de l’Ambassade de France.

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: Bedlam Swing

April 25, 2015
11:30 pm - 2:30 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


New York Stories

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

M.A. Students from Columbia University Teachers Colleges read their original New York City short-short stories depicting unique-to NYC experiences. The stories fulfill a partial requirement of Professor Pat Zumhagen’s course. that on NYC’s literature, and visual and performing arts media and film

Participating Students:

TINA HIRAS is studying to become a high school English teacher. She loves to doodle, lounge, write and bake vegan treats for anybody who’s interested; her most recent baking accomplishment has been perfecting her berry glaze.

SABRINA LIM is currently studying Curriculum & Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University. She comes from Singapore, a city-state that holds the World record for the longest cha cha dance and the largest limbo dance.

MICHELLE JACONETTE is a California native and soon-to-be graduate of the English Education program at Columbia Teachers College. She has spent the past year in NYC eating new food, meeting new people and forming a love/hate relationship with public transportation.

PETER GILL is an aspiring teacher, and he lives down the street (from the KGB).

TORI PURPORA is currently working on her Masters in Secondary English Ed. At Teacher’s College. She is student teaching in the Bronx this semester and is loving every NYC second of it!

MEGHAN GORRY loves to teach, write, and go to France.  She stays energized and inspired thanks to her Nespresso machine.  On a sunny day, you can find Meghan reading Nicole Krauss in McCarren Park.

MIJIN YEOM is a 25 year old military brat in New York City—young and free. It’s her first time presenting a NY story.

ANNA SWANN-PYE is an aspiring teacher who likes to watch and write about The Kardashians. When she’s not doing that, she enjoys playing sonic hedgehog racer with her friends and drinking bubble tea.

HO JAE (JAY) CHA is an aspiring writer, currently working on his first novel. He also likes cheese. And Chuck Norris.

KAITLIN GRISWOLD Beyond finishing her Masters degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Kaitlin Griswold enjoys “practicing being funny”, eating dollar slice pizza, and wandering about New York City. She is currently developing a curriculum to incorporate poetry and literature more effectively in the adult ESL classroom.

MOLLY BRADLEY is a writer and editor living in New York City currently making a living forecasting weather as a cat. (This is not a joke.) She tweets at @mollyguinn.

S.K. SMITH believes in the magic of New York—of its dynamic allure as the destination for doe-eyed Midwesterners; of its uncanny ability to transform itself from gritty to stunning in seconds; and of its funny fairy godfathers whose mysterious methods conjure up enchantment in every corner.  As a beneficiary of the New York Fairy Godfather Association, Smith has plans to apprentice as a fairy godfather herself for the betterment of all New Yorkers.

KYRIE EIRAS SAUNDERS is a stand-up comic and improviser living in Bushwick. She spends most of her time being weird in public, avoiding idealists, and forcing teenagers to write. And before you ask, yes, her parents named her Kyrie Eleison and no, she has never forgiven them for it.

CAROLINE COOPER is an English teacher in a public high school in the South Bronx. She is working on her first book. Read more at carolinemcooper.wordpress.com


RR: Casino Badia

April 24, 2015
8:00 pm -

$15 cover.  2 drink minimum.


Paragraph

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


Sideshow Goshko

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

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

Sam Dingman (Moth Grand Slam Champion, Risk!)

Jenny Rubin (author New York Walk, The Jenny Rubin Show)

Tom Cowell (Comedy Central, The Village Voice)

Steve Zimmer (Moth Grand Slam Champion)

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


RR: Salty Brine

April 22, 2015
8:00 pm -

Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret presents… I’VE BEEN TO SEA BEFORE

Join Salty Brine for an adventure on the high seas as he braves violent tempests, discovers mysterious islands, and fights his way out of the belly of a whale in this next installment of his SPECTACULAR LIVING RECORD COLLECTION CABARET. I’VE BEEN TO SEA BEFORE reimagines Joni Mitchell’s heartbreaking travelogue, BLUE, as an epic odyssey on the open ocean.

Directed by Jaki Bradley
Arrangements by Ian Axness
Featuring Ian Axness and Brent Arnold

Doors at 7:30pm
Shows at 8:00pm
2 Drink Minimum

$10 Tickets:
http://ivebeentoseabefore.brownpapertickets.com/


Fordham reading

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


MWA-NY Reading

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

Bradd Bambo grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and originally moved to New York in 2001, just three months before 9/ll, or as he tends to refer to it, just good timing on his part.  He graduated from UCLA with a BA in Theater Arts, since then he has worked as a producer, director and playwright in Los Angeles, New York and Kyoto, Japan where he was founder and creative director of the Dark Horse Theater Group. In addition to writing short stories and poetry, he has a handful of plays under his belt along with three feature length screenplays. He is currently finishing up working on his first novel, Lovely, which is set in New York City

For almost three decades Gray Basnight worked in New York City as a broadcast news writer, editor, producer, and reporter. He is now deeply immersed in fiction writing. You can follow him at graybasnight.com, or Facebook.

Nancy Bilyeau is the author of the historical thriller trilogy The Crown, The Chalice and The Tapestry, published by Touchstone Books in North America and seven foreign markets. She is a veteran of the magazine business, with staff positions with Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, InStyle, and, currently, DuJour.

C. Clark Criscuolo is the author of two novels, “Wiseguys In Love” and “Bank Robbers” both have been reissued by Macmillan and are currently available on Kindle.  The author was born and raised in New York City.

Tracey Landau began her writing career at the age of three, dictating stories to her mother. Twenty-one years later, her first novel, The Queen of Diamonds, has been published by Wildside Press. Tracey started writing this book, her third novel and the first to be published, when she was 17 years old, writing on receipt paper during her job at Friendly’s. She’s also had several poems published and is now working on her new novel, a supernatural thriller.

Narween Otto is Australian and Vietnamese and was a feature film producer in Los Angeles before relocating to NYC. She writes suspense fiction.

Alex Segura is a novelist and comic book writer. He is the author of the Miami noir novel SILENT CITY and the best-selling and critically acclaimed ARCHIE MEETS KISS storyline and graphic novel, among others. He lives in New York with his wife and two cats. He is a Miami native.

Dennis Tafoya is the author of three crime novels, Dope Thief, The Wolves of Fairmount Park and his latest, The Poor Boy’s Game, as well as numerous short stories appearing in magazines and anthologies such as Philadelphia Noir and Best American Mystery Stories. He has been nominated for two Spinetingler awards and his novels have been optioned for film. 


RR: Deanna Kirk

April 21, 2015
7:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


Monday Night Poetry: SPENCER SHORT + KATHLEEN OSSIP

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

Spencer Short lives in “downtown” Brooklyn. He currently works as a litigator. He is also the author of Tremolo, selected for the National Poetry Series and published by HarperCollins in 2001. He studied writing at the University of Michigan and the University of Iowa and received his law degree from the University of Chicago.

Kathleen Ossip is the author of two books of poems, The Search Engine and The Cold War, and one chapbook, Cinephrastics. Her poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry, Paris Review, Kenyon Review, American Poetry Review, the Washington Post, Fence, The Believer, and Poetry Review (London). She teaches at The New School in New York, where she was a founding editor of LIT, and she’s the poetry editor of Women’s Studies Quarterly. She has received a fellowship in poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts, as well as grants from Bread Loaf, the Ragdale Foundation, and Yaddo.


Liam Callahan & Megan Staffel

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

Liam Callanan, author of the critically acclaimed novels The Cloud Atlas and All Saints, returns with a short story collection, Listen, that crosses decades, oceans and continents in pursuit of stories that, like its title suggests, are more than worthy of a listen.

“Over and over Callanan finds that moment when a character’s past, their deepest longings, their most intimate fears, emerge from the flood-waters of daily life and stand exposed. These richly imagined and beautifully written stories transport the reader from TV studios to lonely woods, from an old convent to a new gym, from war-time Alaska to the beach at Santa Monica. The result is a wonderfully readable and hugely pleasurable collection.” Margot Livesey, The Flight of Gemma Hardy
“What a wide-ranging, inventive collection Liam Callanan has given us. In page after page, he conjures striking characters and places—recent and historical, domestic and foreign—that quickly grow visceral and real. Listen to these lovely stories, indeed; each one is memorable, and each one different from the last.” —Alix Ohlin, Inside and Signs and Wonders

Megan Staffel is the author of Lessons in Another Language, a collection of short fiction published by Four Way Books and a forthcoming collection, The Exit Coach, also from Four Way Books.  She is the author of two novels, The Notebook of Lost Things (Soho Press) and She Wanted Something Else (Northpoint Press) and her stories have appeared numerous times in The New England Review and Ploughshares, as well as other journals.

“Each of these vividly imagined, richly peopled stories invites the reader into a complete world, and each demonstrates how well Megan Staffel understands the degree to which our lives are defined by family, place, and money. In prose both lyrical and colloquial she depicts the lives of characters hovering on the edge of mystery. Lessons in Another Language is a lovely and illuminating collection.
Margot Livesey

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 and Friends

April 18, 2015
11:30 pm - 2:30 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


Trumpet Fiction

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

Special Children’s Writers Event

Keren Blankfeld is a Brazilian writer and journalist. She is making her foray into young adult fiction with a novel about teenage refugees in post-World War II Berlin. Keren is deputy wealth editor at Forbes magazine where she’s also covered the wealth phenomenon as a staff writer and reporter. She has written for Reuters, The New York Daily News, The Toronto Star, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Scientific American. She has been a guest on CNN, BBC World News and E! Entertainment.

Mark Goldblatt is the author, most recently, of Finding The Worm, a sequel to his 2013 novel Twerp. He teaches at Fashion Institute of Technology of the State University of New York.

Beth Ann Bauman is the author of a short story collection Beautiful Girls (MacAdam/Cage), and the young-adult novels Rosie and Skate (Random House), which was selected for the New York Times Editors’ Choice list and Booklist’s Top Ten First Novels for Youth, and Jersey Angel (Random House), selected by Publishers Weekly, Boston Globe, and The Horn Book as a best summer book.  Beth has received fellowships from the Jerome Foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts.  She teaches fiction writing at the Writer’s Voice, NYU, and UCLA.


RR: Retro Remix

April 17, 2015
10:00 pm - 1:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


LIU Brooklyn MFA reading series

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


Drunken! Careening! Writers!

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

Ron Drummond’s first collection of poems is the prize-winning Why I Kick at Night. His poetry also appears in the Penguin textbook Literature as Meaning, and in the anthologies Poetry Nation, Poetry After 9/11, This New Breed,Saints of Hysteria and Flicker and Spark. His translations, in collaboration with Guillermo Filice Castro, have appeared in U.S. Latino Review, Terra Incognita and Guernica. He has been awarded fellowships from Ragdale, VCCA, Blue Mountain Center and the Macondo Foundation.

Amy Lemmon is author of the poetry collections Fine Motor (Sow’s Ear, 2008) and Saint Nobody (Red Hen, 2009) and co-author, with Denise Duhamel, of ABBA: The Poems (Coconut, 2010) and Enjoy Hot or Iced (Slapering Hol, 2011). Her work has appeared in Rolling Stone, The Best American Poetry,Prairie Schooner, The Journal, Barrow Street, and elsewhere. Amy is Professor and Acting Chairperson of English & Speech at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Daniel Meltz lives in Manhattan, between the Chrysler Building and the Midtown Tunnel. He works as a technical writer at Google, and his poetry has been published in American Poetry Review, Assisi, Audio Zine, Best New Poets 2012, CCAR Journal, Imitation Fruit, Lana Turner, Mudfish, Salamander, Temenos, upstreet, and Verse Wisconsin, among others.


RR: Salty Brine

April 15, 2015
8:00 pm -

Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret presents… I’VE BEEN TO SEA BEFORE

Join Salty Brine for an adventure on the high seas as he braves violent tempests, discovers mysterious islands, and fights his way out of the belly of a whale in this next installment of his SPECTACULAR LIVING RECORD COLLECTION CABARET. I’VE BEEN TO SEA BEFORE reimagines Joni Mitchell’s heartbreaking travelogue, BLUE, as an epic odyssey on the open ocean.

Directed by Jaki Bradley
Arrangements by Ian Axness
Featuring Ian Axness and Brent Arnold

Doors at 7:30pm
Shows at 8:00pm
2 Drink Minimum

$10 Tickets:
http://ivebeentoseabefore.brownpapertickets.com/


Fantastic Fiction

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

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

James Morrow, who according to the New York Times, is “a wildly imaginative and generous novelist who plays hilarious games with grand ideas.” His latest effort, Galápagos Regained, follows in this brainteasing tradition, as did its predecessors, The Last Witchfinder and The Philosopher’s Apprentice .A two-time recipient of both the World Fantasy and Nebula awards, Morrow is presently working on a loopy historical epic in which Lazarus time-travels to A.D. 325 intending to sway the outcome of the Council of Nicaea.

and

Ken Liu is an author and translator of speculative fiction, as well as a lawyer and programmer. A winner of the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy Awards, he has been published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Asimov’s, Analog, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, and Strange Horizons, among other places. Ken’s debut novel, The Grace of Kings, the first in a silkpunk epic fantasy series, is being published by Saga Press, Simon & Schuster’s new genre fiction imprint, in April. Saga will also publish a collection of his short stories later this year


True Story Nonfiction: An evening with famous cartoonists

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