Paragraph

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


[no event listed]

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


[no event listed]

February 26, 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


LIU Brooklyn Reading

December 09, 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


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


FREE WATER

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


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


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,

NYU Emerging Writers

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


Savage Beasts - a Grey Matter Press reading

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


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


MT Anderson

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


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: WFMU Readers

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Dirty Birds

September 15, 2015
7:30 pm -

7:30pm doors.  8:30pm show.
2 drink minimum.


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,

Red Hen Press

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


Science and Sci-Fi

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

Featuring readings from:

Denton Little’s Death Date, by Lance Rubin (Knopf):  Denton Little’s Deathdate takes place in a world exactly like our own except that everyone knows the day on which they will die. For Denton, that’s in just two days—the day of his senior prom.  Denton finds his final days filled with dramatic firsts: first night drinking, first time having sex, first hangover… and first time meeting a stranger who claims to have known Denton’s long-deceased mother and may hold the key to a government conspiracy. Suddenly, Denton’s life is filled with mysterious questions… and precious little time to find the answers.

Smasher, by Scott Bly (Blue Sky for Scholastic): In 2042, a cold-hearted corporate tycoon plans to unleash the ultimate consumer electronics device that merges technology with biology. It also includes a Trojan Horse program that will ultimately enslave the world’s population via its deadly bio-computational, DNA-altering virus. Humanity’s hope rests on the shoulders of two children—a robot girl from L.A. and a young wizard plucked from the medieval past—who must race the clock to stop a futuristic murderer and his plan to enslave the world.

Conquering the Electron, by Eric Brach (Rowman and Littlefield): Conquering the Electron offers readers a true and engaging history of the world of consumer electronics. How do the TV, the telephone, and the light bulb work, and who invented them? People may think they know some of the answers, but they’re often wrong. Blending layman’s explanations of science with the truth about personal and business battles that could put TMZ to shame, Conquering the Electron sheds light on the money, war, sex, and power that drove the creation of every device that impacts our world today. 


FIZZ hosts Pure Slush Books

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


RR: Bjorn Inglestam and Friends

August 29, 2015
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover. 2 drink minimum.


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


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


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


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/


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
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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.


RR: Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra

August 06, 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


Liar’s League

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


RR: Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra

July 30, 2015
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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


RR: Salty Brine

July 29, 2015
7:30 pm -

Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret presents… I Carried a Watermelon

It was the summer of 1963. But also it was the summer of 1987. Now it’s the summer of 2015, and Salty “Baby” Brine is haunted by magical, terrifying memories of young love in the Catskill Mountains. Experience the award-winning soundtrack to the smash-hit film Dirty Dancing in this month’s edition of Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret.

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

Written by and featuring T. Adamson and Cat Crowley
Directed by Andrew Neisler
Dramaturgy by James Monaco
Arrangements by Nate Weida

Lighting Design by Mike McGee
Sound Design by Isaac Jones
Costume design by One-Half Nelson

$10 Tickets:
thesaltiestbrine.com


Ralph Hamilton and Chris Hosea

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

Ralph Hamilton is editor of RHINO, an independent poetry journal in its 39th year of publication.  He has an MFA in Poetry from Bennington.  His poems have appeared in Court Green, CutBank, Pirene’s Fountain, Blackbird, and other journals. He was recently nominated for Best New Poet 2015 and Over the Rainbow Books, a book list of the American Library Association, 2015.  He has had residencies at Ragdale and the Anderson Center, and served on the board of the Ragdale Foundation.  He was judge for Fifth Wednesday Journal’s prize in poetry in Fall 2013, and served as guest poetry editor in 2014.  Born in the southern US, he was raised in Florida, the Bahamas, England, Spain and the mountains of North Carolina.  He is currently finishing his second book, The Barnyard of Boyage.  Ralph has also been selected as guest editor for the debut volume of Glass Lyre Press’s Aeolian Harp Anthology.

Born in Princeton, New Jersey, on November 11, 1973, Chris Hosea earned an AB cum laude in English and American Literature from Harvard College. He then went on to receive his MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His manuscript, Put Your Hands In, was selected by John Ashbery as the winner of the 2013 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets, and was published by Louisiana State University Press in 2014. About Put Your Hands In, Ashbery writes: “Exactly a century ago, the Armory Show brought European avant-garde art to New York. We are still experiencing its consequences. Among the works on view was Marcel Duchamp’s notorious Nude Descending a Staircase, which a derisive critic wanted to rename, Explosion in a Shingle Factory. Both titles come to mind as one reads Chris Hosea’s Put Your Hands In, which somehow subsumes derision and erotic energy and comes out on top. Maybe that’s because ‘poetry is the cruelest month,’ as he says, correcting T.S. Eliot. Transfixed in mid-paroxysm, the poems also remind us of Samuel Beckett’s line (in Watt): ‘The pain not yet pleasure, the pleasure not yet pain.’ One feels plunged in a wave of happening that is about to crest.”

Hosea is senior copywriter at H4B Chelsea and lives in Brooklyn, New York.


RR: Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra

July 23, 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


Sideshow Goshko Storytelling Series

July 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:

Rory Scholl ("Mallorca" Off-Broadway, The People’s Improv Theater, NYC Fringe Festival)

Kyle Erickson (Kick Assonance Reading Series, author “Enduro’s Lament,” This Land Press)

Athalie Paynting (The Moth)

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


RR: Salty Brine

July 22, 2015
7:30 pm -

Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret presents… I Carried a Watermelon

It was the summer of 1963. But also it was the summer of 1987. Now it’s the summer of 2015, and Salty “Baby” Brine is haunted by magical, terrifying memories of young love in the Catskill Mountains. Experience the award-winning soundtrack to the smash-hit film Dirty Dancing in this month’s edition of Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret.

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

Written by and featuring T. Adamson and Cat Crowley
Directed by Andrew Neisler
Dramaturgy by James Monaco
Arrangements by Nate Weida

Lighting Design by Mike McGee
Sound Design by Isaac Jones
Costume design by One-Half Nelson

$10 Tickets:
thesaltiestbrine.com


RR: Lux Rd.

July 21, 2015
8:00 pm -

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


Sonia Faruqi & Kabir Sehgal

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

Sonia Faruqi graduated from Dartmouth College with cum laude distinction and several honors and recognitions. She then worked at an investment bank on Wall Street, before changing her path to investigate animal farms around the world, toward the aim of improving animal lives and reforming our current system of food production. An unconventional author with an original approach, Sonia stands primed to become one of the most important voices in food today.  She lives in Toronto.

Kabir Sehgal is a vice president in emerging market equities at J. P. Morgan in New York. He serves as an officer in the United States Navy Reserve, served as a speechwriter on a presidential campaign, and is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.  A Grammy-winning producer who has performed as a jazz bassist, he co-founded an arts organization which merged with the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance. Sehgal is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the London School of Economics.


Rattle NYC

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

Ryan Black
Susana Case
Coco de Casscza
Bill Christophersen
Tony Gloeggler
Linda Gottlieb
Michele Hirsch
Arden Levine
Peter Marcus
Myra Shapiro
Katherine Swett
Marilynn Talal


Columbia University Teachers College/Lincoln Center collaborative MA program reading

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

Breaking Boundaries in NYC

Jackie Steves has taught English in Chicago for two years. Two truths and a lie. She can burp the ABC’s. Sheridan Blau is her father. Pat Zumhagen is her sister.

Kelly Hood has been teaching English and coaching field hockey at a boarding school in the White Mountains of New Hampshire for the past three years. When she has time away from the classroom and athletic fields, she can be found on a mountaintop. She just finished summiting all of New Hampshire’s 48 peaks over 4,000 feet and has decided to take next year off in order to pursue an ambitious dream: thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail and raising money for a non-profit organization called Hike for Mental Health. It won’t be long before she returns to the classroom, though. She draws inspiration from her students’ stories and hopes she can help them recognize that everyone is human and allowed to struggle.

Ashley Gramolini has just finished her fifth year of teaching. She taught for two years in Boston in an alternative education program and three years in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She has been traveling the world her entire life and is moving to New York City in August to teach at a charter school. Let the adventures continue! 

Adam Wolfsdorf is a doctoral candidate in English Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.  He is the Coordinator of Columbia’s INSTEP Master’s Program, as well as an Adjunct Instructor in Writing and Teaching of Drama.  Adam has published the short stories “Black Coffee” and “Maxine’s Last Class” in Columbia’s literary journal “Catch and Release”.  His fiction piece “Monday’s” recently appeared in TC’s Public Space.  Adam is currently workshopping a novel and a book of short stories.

Elizabeth Malcolm is an English teacher from Washington, DC. Once she accidentally took a creative writing class in college. However, all of her intentional risk-taking with writing can be attributed to her experience with Columbia University’s Teachers College INSTEP program.

Shannon Walsh has just finished her second year teaching high school English in Milwaukee and is about to start a new journey at an all girls school in the Chicago suburbs this upcoming year. Her passion for writing, human expression, and the art of communication is what drives her as an educator as well as a current graduate student. Although her Midwestern qualities are sometimes hesitant to adapt to New York City, studying here has challenged her in the most inspiring way.

Mark Olsen teaches in Bakersfield, California, is married to a brilliant woman, and has the privilege of being the father of five active, precocious, and adorable children.  He also adjuncts at BYU-Idaho, Taft, and Bakersfield College. Teachers College is a blast of fresh air: stimulating and deeply provoking. He hopes to save the world one student at a time.

Pat Zumhagen is a professor at Teachers College, Columbia University in the English Education Program.  She is a long-time teacher in the INSTEP program, a summer MA program collaboration between English Education at TC and Lincoln Center. She is a former coordinator of the INSTEP Program. She has an MA in the Philosophy of Education from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D in English Education from the Ohio State University.


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.


RR: Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra

July 16, 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!

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

Kaylie Jones’s latest novel is The Anger Meridian (Akashic, 2015). She is the author of the acclaimed memoir, Lies My Mother Never Told Me (2009). Her novels include A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries, which was released as a Merchant Ivory Film in 1998; Celeste Ascending (2001); and Speak Now (2004). She is the author of numerous book reviews and articles, which have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Paris Review, the Washington Post, Confrontation Magazine, and others. She is the editor of the anthology Long Island Noir (2012). Kaylie has been teaching for more than 25 years, including at Southampton College’s MFA Program in Writing, and in the low residency MFA Program in Professional Writing at Wilkes University. She co-chairs the James Jones First Novel Fellowship, which awards $10,000 yearly to an unpublished first novel. Her latest endeavor is her imprint with Akashic Books, Kaylie Jones Books, a writer’s collective in which the authors play a fundamental part in their own publishing process.

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. He received his MFA in creative writing from Long Island University’s Southampton College in 2002. 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, with his wife and two sons, Jackson and Dempsey. Little Beasts is his first novel.

Tim McLoughlin is the editor of the crime fiction anthology Brooklyn Noir and its companion volumes. His novel, Heart of the Old Country, won Italy’s Premio Penne award and is the basis for the motion picture The Narrows, starring Vincent D’Onofrio. His books have been published in seven languages and his writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Huffington Post, and Best American Mystery Stories.

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: Salty Brine

July 15, 2015
7:30 pm -

Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret presents… I Carried a Watermelon

It was the summer of 1963. But also it was the summer of 1987. Now it’s the summer of 2015, and Salty “Baby” Brine is haunted by magical, terrifying memories of young love in the Catskill Mountains. Experience the award-winning soundtrack to the smash-hit film Dirty Dancing in this month’s edition of Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret.

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

Written by and featuring T. Adamson and Cat Crowley
Directed by Andrew Neisler
Dramaturgy by James Monaco
Arrangements by Nate Weida

Lighting Design by Mike McGee
Sound Design by Isaac Jones
Costume design by One-Half Nelson

$10 Tickets:
thesaltiestbrine.com


Fantastic Fiction

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

Jeffrey Ford is the author of the novels, The Physiognomy, Memoranda, The Beyond, The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque, The Girl in the Glass, The Shadow Year, and The Cosmology of the Wider World.  His story collections are The Fantasy Writer’s Assistant, The Empire of Ice Cream, The Drowned Life, and Crackpot Palace. He has a new story collection coming in 2016, A Natural History of Autumn, from Small Beer Press. His fiction has won the Edgar Allan Poe Award, the Nebula, the Shirley Jackson Award, the World Fantasy Award, and Gran Prix de l’Imaginaire.

David Edison’s decade-long series of journalistic gigs was eaten by the internet. His first novel, The Waking Engine, was published by Tor in 2014, and earned Debut of the Month from the Library Journal.  His next novel, The Noonday Plague, will be published in 2016.  He makes his home in San Francisco, but his heart beats East Village blood.


PSA Chapbook Fellowship reading

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

Angela Veronica Wong is the author of the full-length how to survive a hotel fire (Coconut Books) and the chapbook Dear Johnny, In Your Last Letter, a winner of the Poetry Society of America New York Fellowship. Her poetry has been anthologized in The Best American Poetry (with Amy Lawless) and Please Excuse This Poem. Her fiction has recently appeared in Denver Quarterly. She is on the internet at www.angelaveronicawong.com.

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

John Estes directs the Creative Writing Program at Malone University in Canton, Ohio and is a visiting faculty member of Ashland University’s Low-Residency MFA. He is author of Kingdom Come (C&R Press, 2011), Stop Motion Still Life (Wordfarm, forthcoming) and two chapbooks: Breakfast with Blake at the Laocoön (Finishing Line Press, 2007) and Swerve, which won a National Chapbook Fellowship from the Poetry Society of America.

MRB Chelko is the recipient of a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship for Manhattations (PSA, 2014). Her work has appeared in many journals and chapbooks – new publications include Black Warrior Review, The Cincinnati Review, Crazyhorse, Gulf Coast, and Salt Hill.  A recent John Ciardi Tuition Scholar at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Chelko teaches in the low residency MFA program of The New Hampshire Institute of Art and lives in New York City.

Born in the Adirondacks, Justin Boening is the author of a chapbook, Self-Portrait as Missing Person, which was selected by Dara Wier for a Poetry Society of America National Chapbook Fellowship. He is a recipient of the “Discovery"/Boston Review Poetry Prize, a Stadler Fellowship from Bucknell University, and a Henry David Thoreau Fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center. His poetry and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in a variety of literary journals such as Boston Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Kenyon Review Online, and Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly, among others. Boening is currently an associate editor at Poetry Northwest.


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.


Stones Poems: Hilary Sideris and Rick Mullin

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

Hilary Sideris’s Most Likely to Die, a book of poems in the voice of Keith Richards based on Keith’s memoir, Life, was published in 2014 by Poets Wear Prada Press. Her poems have appeared in Barrow Street, The Brooklyn Review, Cimarron Review, Green Mountains Review, Gulf Coast, Fourteen Hills, Poetry Daily, Poet Lore, Salamander, Southern Poetry Review, Tar River Poetry, and Verse Daily, among others. She is the author of several chapbooks, including The Orange Juice is Over and Sweet Flag from Finishing Line Press. She lives in Brooklyn and works for The City University of New York.

Rick Mullin’s The Stones Jones Canzones, a suite of poems about the Rolling Stones written in the Renaissance Italian canzone form, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2012. His most recent volume of poetry is “Sonnets from the Voyage of the Beagle”, published in 2014 by Dos Madres Press. His work has appeared in The New Criterion, American Arts Quarterly, The Raintown Review, Epiphany, and other journals. He is a senior business editor at Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly newsmagazine of The American Chemical Society.


RR: Michelle Zangara Band

July 11, 2015
10:00 pm - 1:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Salty Brine

July 08, 2015
7:30 pm -

Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret presents… I Carried a Watermelon

It was the summer of 1963. But also it was the summer of 1987. Now it’s the summer of 2015, and Salty “Baby” Brine is haunted by magical, terrifying memories of young love in the Catskill Mountains. Experience the award-winning soundtrack to the smash-hit film Dirty Dancing in this month’s edition of Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret.

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

Written by and featuring T. Adamson and Cat Crowley
Directed by Andrew Neisler
Dramaturgy by James Monaco
Arrangements by Nate Weida

Lighting Design by Mike McGee
Sound Design by Isaac Jones
Costume design by One-Half Nelson

$10 Tickets:
thesaltiestbrine.com


The Jersey Shore Writers reading from DARKNESS FALLS AT THE JERSEY SHORE

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

The Jersey Shore Writers return to KGB Bar reading from DARKNESS FALLS AT THE JERSEY SHORE

Patricia Florio, M.F.A. lives in Ocean Grove.  She is a co-founder of the Jersey Shore Writers and a Norman Mailer fellowship finalist. She is the author of two books, My Two Mother, a memoir and cookbook Cucina d’ Amelia, My Mother’s Sicilian and Neapolitan Recipes. Her published stories are in 2013 spring edition of Newtown Literary and several stories for Phyllis Scott Publishing, all of which can be found on Amazon.com and B&N e-books Nook and Kindle. Pat writes travel articles forwww.stripedpot.com.  She will be reading a segment from her short story entitled “The Witness”. patriciaflorio@aol.com

Gayle Aanensen, lives in Ocean Grove and is a co-founder of the Jersey Shore Writers and the author of two Young Adult books, The Little Rough Rider at the Jersey Shore and The Summer of the Suffragettes.  Gayle is the past editor of Popular Mechanics Magazine and she will be reading from her noir short story “Boardwalk Crimes”. 

Gary S. Crawford is a published author of three books and many short stories and articles and is a local historian. Much of his writing leans toward the Dark Side of the Force, with horror-fantasy his specialty, along with disturbing historical non-fiction such as the Morro Castle ship disaster. He lives in Neptune. The title of his noir selection is “Making Bones”.

Wendy Lynn Decker is the author of SWEET TEA: A Novel, which received an endorsement from National Alliance of Mental Illness (Middlesex County, NJ) in 2014. The fall 2015 edition will include a study guide. The Bedazzling Bowl, an inspirational chapter book for young readers, received the Outstanding Read Award from FaithWriters Magazine. Her short stories appear in Cup of Comfort Anthology, Letters to My Mother (Adams Media). She also spent a year as a columnist for the online magazine, Sisters in the Lord, ‘Highlighting Their Services’. She lives on the Jersey Shore and is working on a M.A/M.F.A. in Creative Writing at Wilkes University. She is also the publisher of East Meets West American Writers Review, a contest journal (serenitybookpublishing.com). Her books can be purchased at Amazon.com or ordered at any bookstore.

Jessica Guica is currently an adjunct instructor at Brookdale Community College and Monmouth University teaching English. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing at Fairleigh Dickinson University while solo-partnering her two children. As a member of The Jersey Shore Writers, she has been working on the completion of her memoir and the beginnings of other projects. She will read from her noir story, “Boardwalk Babies.”


Aesthete reading

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


RR: Maiden in the Moon

June 26, 2015
8:00 pm -

Hello, summer! Join us on Friday, June 26th, for a most beguiling showcase of belly dance, live music and hijinks as we toast the sounds and sights of a bygone era.

Featuring:
Alice Giampieri
Maiden China featuring Mattie Waters, Lauren Jeanette & Lauren Robbiani
Sarah Hassan
Tatianna Morales

With live music by Pete List!

$15 cover at the door
Two drink minimum
Doors at 8pm
Show at 8:30pm
Reservations can be made by sending an email to smariehassan@gmail.com

See you there, YIP!


RR: Salty Brine

June 24, 2015
7:30 pm -

Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret presents… DARK SIDE OF THE RAINBOW

The Moon makes her star turn in this month’s edition of SALTY BRINE’S SPECTACULAR LIVING RECORD COLLECTION CABARET! Planets and albums collide in an astronomical voyage through Pink Floyd’s wild and wandering DARK SIDE OF THE MOON and Harburg and Arlen’s heavenly score to the fantasy classic THE WIZARD OF OZ.

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

Directed by Dan Safer
Dramaturgy by James Monaco
Arrangements by Heather Christian

Costume design by One-Half Nelson

$10 Tickets:
thesaltiestbrine.com


Best Canadian Poets and Authors from Tightrope Books

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

Join poets from The Best Canadian Poetry series and authors from Tightrope Books for an evening of Canadian writing featuring George Elliott Clarke, Megan Fernandes, Aaron Kreuter, Sonnet L’Abbe, Kateri Lanthier, Ken Murray, Wanda O’Connor, Medrie Purdham, Brent Raycroft and Carl Watts.


RR: Lux Rd.

June 23, 2015
8:30 pm -

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