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


Rutgers-Newark MFA Reading

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


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


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


Rutgers-Newark MFA Reading

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


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


Rutgers-Newark MFA Reading

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


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


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


LIU Brooklyn’s MFA Program

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


MWA-NY

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


LIU Brooklyn’s MFA Program

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


Liars’ League

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


NYU Emerging Writers

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


great weather for MEDIA

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


Rutgers-Newark MFA Reading

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


Paragraph

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


NYU Emerging Writers

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


FIZZ hosts Pure Slush

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


Ledig House Writers Read!

November 02, 2014
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,

Book Release Party: Christoph Paul’s Tits From Hell

October 29, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Christoph Paul is an award-winning author of 5 books that cross genres: humor, poetry, satire, bizarro, horror and non-fiction. He plays hard rock in band Moses Moses with an upcoming untitled album being released in 2014. His next book that isn’t lame will be Tits From Hell.


FREE WATER #3

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


Atticus Lish and Forrest Gander

October 26, 2014
1:58 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,

Rutgers-Newark MFA Reading

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


NYU Emerging Writers

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


Jervey Tervalon & Dia Felix

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

Jervey Tervalon is the author of five books, including the bestselling Dead Above Ground, and Understanding This, for which he won the New Voice’s Award from Quality Paper Books. His most recent book was an anthology, The Cocaine Chronicles. He was the Remsen Bird Writer in Residence at Occidental College and a Disney Screen Writing Fellow. He is the director of the Literature for Life Project, a literary magazine and salon, and the literary director of LitFest Pasadena. Born in New Orleans, he now lives in California and teaches at the College of Creative Studies at UC Santa Barbara.

He reads from his novel: MONSTER’S CHEF lays bare the culture of drugs, sex, and celebrity worship that pervades our times―and delivers a thriller that is as unsettling as it is delicious.

“With echoes of Junot Diaz, William Gibson and Walter Mosley, Monster’s Chef takes us to places other writers would think twice—at least—before visiting, and makes the reader glad to be there. I straight-up loved this book.” —Jerry Stahl, author of Permanent Midnight and Happy Mutant Baby Pills

Dia Felix reads from her novel: Nochita

* Daughter to a divorced new age guru, Nochita wanders through the cracks of California’s counter-culture, half feral child, half absurdist prophet. When tragedy strikes she is sent to live with her father, a working-class cowboy with a fragile grasp on sobriety and a dangerously mean fiancée. Stuck with adults chillingly unable to care for her, Nochita takes to the streets, a runaway with nothing to run from, driven forward by desperation, hope and an irrepressible wonder.

* Dia Felix was born in California where the book takes place, but currently lives in Brooklyn where she teaches and mentors teens in experimental documentary filmmaking at Reel Works teen filmmaking continuum. She is also the founder and editor of Personality Press.

* The book trailer for Nochita is here: http://vimeo.com/93093956

“Nochita shimmers with humor and delight, she burns with stark raving intelligence."—Mary Gaitskill
“In Nochita, Dia Felix builds an extraordinarily rich and inventive language to carry the kaleidoscopic point of view of her young protagonist. What a pleasure to open a book and find such exuberant and committed artistry. A stunning debut.” 
—Janet Fitch
“With its California counterculture setting, frank descriptions of teenage sex, and colorfully intriguing characters . . . Felix has written a modern fairy tale with a dark side . . . [Her] inventive prose makes the journey worth it.”— BUST Magazine
“Felix’s triumphant first novel falls somewhere between poetry and prose . . . which sparkles and snaps with verbal vitality.” — Booklist

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,

MWA-NY

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


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


Chris Abani &and Ronna Wineberg

October 12, 2014
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,

NYU Emerging Writers

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


Boris Fishman

October 05, 2014
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,

Liars’ League

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


Kim Addonizio reads from The Palace of Illusions

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


PEN Debut Writers

September 28, 2014
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,

Rutgers-Newark MFA Reading

September 27, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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September 26, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


SPUYTEN DUYVIL reading

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

Lewis Warsh is the author of over thirty volumes of poetry, fiction and autobiography. He is coeditor of The Angel Hair Anthology and editor and publisher of United Artists Books. His fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous anthologies, including The Best American Poetry (1997, 2002, 2003) . He is recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, and The Fund for Poetry. He has also received an Editor’s Fellowship Award from the Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines, and the James Shestack prize from The American Poetry Review. Mimeo Mimeo #7 (2012) featured his poetry, fiction and collages, and a bibliography of his work as an editor and publisher. He has taught at Naropa University, The Poetry Project, SUNY Albany, and Long Island University (Brooklyn) where he was founding director of the MFA program in creative writing (2007-13) and where he currently teaches. Alien Abduction, a new book of poems, is forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse in 2015.

Michael Forstrom was born in Sweden and raised in England and Canada before the family settled outside Minneapolis, MN. As an adult, he has lived in various places in the U.S., as well as in England and Kenya, and earned degrees from Carleton College, The New School for Social Research, and SUNY Buffalo. For the last ten years, he has lived outside New Haven, CT and worked at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale. He has published film reviews, short fiction, and poetry, including two pamphlets, the elusive object (Phylum Press) and The Icon Painter. In 2012, he held residencies at VSC and Millay Colony where he completed a mixed-genre piece and embarked on a new work exploring the effects of dispersal, illness, and telecommunications on the contemporary family. Four Seasons is his first novella. He lives with his wife, poet Katie Yates, and children.


David Winner, Mark Wisniewski & John Domini

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

David Winner

Mark Wisniewski

John Domini

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,

NY Writers Coalition reading fundraiser

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


Robin Black, David Ryan and James Browning

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

Robin Black’s story collection If I loved you, I would tell you this, was published by Random House in 2010 to international acclaim by publications such as O. Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, The Irish Times and more. Robin’s stories and essays have appeared in numerous publications including The Southern Review, The New York Times Magazine. One Story, The Georgia Review, Colorado Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Freight Stories, Indiana Review, and The Best Creative Nonfiction, Vol. I (Norton, 2007).  She is the recipient of grants from the Leeway Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, the Sirenland Conference and is also the winner of the 2005 Pirate’s Alley Faulkner-Wisdom Writing Competition in the short story category.  Her work has been noticed four times for Special Mention by the Pushcart Prizes and also deemed Notable in The Best American Essays, 2008, The Best Nonrequired Reading, 2009 and Best American Short Stories, 2010.  She holds degrees from Sarah Lawrence College and the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers. She reads from her novel: Life Drawing
“Black’s characters are three-dimensional, and her depiction of their relationships, particularly between the two women, is masterly . . . [Life Drawing is] irresistibly readable.”
–Publishers Weekly

James Browning is a spokesman and chief strategist for Common Cause, a government watchdog group. He attended Brown University and has an M.A from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins. His nonfiction has been published in The Believer, The Village Voice, and elsewhere, and he is the co-author of “Deep Drilling, Deep Pockets,” a series of exposés about the political expenditures of the fracking industry. He lives in Pennsylvania.
“James Browning has done a remarkable thing: In his bewitching debut novel, he has created a narrator so engaging, it makes you wish the book were twice as long.”
Arthur Golden, author of Memoirs Of A Geisha
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In his debut collection, David Ryan explores the human psyche in 13 parable-like tales. In “Fidelity,” a man kidnaps his son from the boy’s mother and drives with him through the California desert, soon realizing that he has no idea of where he wants to go. “At Night” follows a former mental patient who routinely stalks a waitress on her way home and watches her as she sleeps. “Woman Descending” follows a man’s quest for peace in his new apartment, despite a next-door neighbor who never turns off her radio in a building locally famous for its many tenant suicides. In “The Bull Elk,” Ryan makes an unlikely messiah out of the title creature, and in “The Dogs” he turns two German shepherds into emblems of human loneliness. Ryan’s landscapes are carefully crafted to help frame his central concepts, while his animal characters serve as reminders that pain is universal. As a whole, Ryan’s collection: ANIMALS IN MOTION triumphs as a spiritual and cerebral journey through oft-ignored parts of the human—and animal—psyche.

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

Jim Tilley earned a doctorate in physics from Harvard and worked on Wall Street for twenty years. His first collection of poetry, In Confidence, was published by Red Hen Press in 2011. His poems have been published in literary journals such as Virginia Quarterly Review, The Southern Review, Southwest Review, and Alaska Quarterly Review. He has won the Sycamore Review’s Wabash Prize for Poetry, the New England Poetry Club’s Firman Houghton Award, and an International Publication Award from Atlanta Review. His most recent book, Cruising at Sixty to Seventy, was released by Red Hen Press this past April. He lives in Bedford Corners, New York.

Dean Kostos’s collections include Rivering, Last Supper of the Senses, The Sentence That Ends with a Comma (taught at Duke University), and Celestial Rust. He edited Mama’s Boy and Pomegranate Seeds. His work has appeared in leading journals: Boulevard, Chelsea, Cimarron Review, Cincinnati Review, Southwest Review, Western Humanities Review, and on Oprah Winfrey’s Web site Oxygen.com. Having taught at Wesleyan, The Gallatin School, and The City University of New York, he also wrote a libretto for Voices of Ascension, and his poem, “Subway Silk,” was translated into a short film by Jill Clark.

Jeffrey Harrison is the author of five full-length books of poetry—The Singing Underneath (1988), selected by James Merrill for the National Poetry Series, Signs of Arrival (1996), Feeding the Fire (2001), Incomplete Knowledge (2006), which was runner-up for the Poets’ Prize, and Into Daylight, published in 2014 by Tupelo Press as the winner of the Dorset Prize-- as well as of The Names of Things: New and Selected Poems, published in 2006 by Waywiser Press in the U.K. A recipient of Guggenheim and NEA Fellowships, as well as other honors, he has published poems in The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Nation, Poetry, The Yale Review, The Hudson Review, American Poetry Review, The Paris Review, Poets of the New Century, The Twentieth Century in Poetry, and in many other magazines and anthologies. He has taught at George Washington University, Phillips Academy, where he was Writer-in-Residence, College of the Holy Cross, Framingham State University, the Stonecoast MFA Program, and the Solstice MFA Program, and he has visited many schools to read from his work and discuss poetry with students. He lives in Massachusetts.

Leia Penina Wilson is an MFA candidate in prose at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. When she’s not reading or writing, she spends her time baking tiny cakes and cookies. When she’s not baking, she plays Magic: The Gathering and cuddles with her boyfriend on the couch. She is the nonfiction editor for The Black Warrior Review. Her work can be found in, or is forthcoming from, Diagram, Alice Blue Review, Crab Orchard Review, The Chariton Review, NAP, and others. She is originally from St. Joseph, Missouri. Her first book, i built a boat with all the towels in your closet (and will let you drown), won the A Room of Her Own Foundation’s To the Lighthouse Poetry Publication Prize, selected by Evie Shockley. 


Linda Davies and Jon McGoran reading

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

Hosted by Richie Narvaez

JON McGORAN has written about food and sustainability for twenty years, as communication director at Weavers Way Co-op in Philadelphia, and now as editor at Grid magazine. During that time he has also been an advocate for urban agriculture, cooperative development, and labeling of genetically engineered foods. He is a founding member of the Philadelphia Liars Club, a group of published authors dedicated to promotion, networking, and service work. He is the author of DRIFT and DEADOUT.

LINDA DAVIES is a graduate in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from Oxford University, and worked for seven years as an investment banker before escaping to write novels. Davies’s first novel, Nest of Vipers, has been published in more than thirty countries, selling over two million copies. She is also a winner of the Philip Geddes Prize for journalism. Davies is married with three children. She lives by the sea in Suffolk, UK.


Paulette Livers, Jessica Anya Blau & Dylan Landis

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

Jessica Anya Blau is one of Baltimore’s most esteemed novelists. Her third novel,THE WONDER BREAD SUMMER, was selected as a Summer Read on NPR’s All Things Considered, CNN’s Book Chat, and Oprah’s Book Club. She is also the author of DRINKING CLOSER TO HOME, and THE SUMMER OF NAKED SWIM PARTIES. Her work has received immense praise by the Today Show, The New York Post, New York Magazine, Oprah magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, and the Rocky Mountain News. Blau was a Glimmer Train Finalist, a Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference in 2005 and has received both a Pushcart Prize nomination in 2007 and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Scholarship in 2003.
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> Dylan Landis is the author of Rainey Royal, forthcoming in September from Soho Press. Her first novel, NORMAL PEOPLE DON’T LIVE LIKE THIS, was a Newsday Top Ten Book of 2009 and a More magazine choice for Top 100 Books Every Woman Should Read. She has published fiction in Bomb, Tin Houseand Best American Nonrequired Reading, and has won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Sewanee Writers Conference. Landis has covered medicine for the New Orleans Times-Picayune and interior design for the Chicago Tribune, and has written six books on decorating. She teaches periodic workshops from her home-base in New York City, and has served on panels for the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.
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> Paulette Livers is the author of the new novel CEMENTVILLE, winner of the Elle magazine Lettres Prize 2014. She has received residencies and fellowships from the Artcroft Foundation, Aspen Writers Foundation, Center for the American West, Denver Women’s Press Club, Key West Lit Seminars, and Ox-Bow Residence. The recipient of the Meyerson Prize, her work has also been shortlisted for awards from Writers at Work, the Sozopol Summer Lit Seminars, Hunger Mountain, Red Hen Press, and the Bridport Prize. Her stories have appeared in Southwest Review, Dos Passos Review, Spring Gun Press, and elsewhere, and can be heard at Bound Off. A member of PEN America and the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, she lives in Chicago.

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

WFMU

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


[no event listed]

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


Sideshow Goshko

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


RR: Ra Araya and Friends

August 27, 2014
8:00 pm -


RR: Hot Club of Flatbush

August 23, 2014
11:00 pm - 2:00 am


RR: Casino Badia Presents Kami Liddle

August 23, 2014
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Drunken Careening Writers

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


Fantastic Fiction

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

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

Karen Heuler’s stories and novels have won an O. Henry award, been short-listed for the Bellwether, Shirley Jackson, Iowa short fiction award, and others. Her latest novel, Glorious Plague, was published in April.

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Veronica Schanoes’s work has been finalists for the Nebula and the World Fantasy Award and she recently won the Shirley Jackson award for her novella “Burning Girls.” Her first book, an academic monograph on feminist revisions of fairy tales was released this summer.  She is Associate Professor in the Department of English at Queens College – CUNY.  Her next story is forthcoming in Ellen Datlow’s The Doll Collection.


Aesthete reading

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


RR: Hot Club of Flatbush

August 16, 2014
10:30 pm - 1:30 am


An Evening of Fiction with Ray Belli and Zach Westfall

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

Raymond Belli was born in Lodi, New Jersey and is a professional musician and writer. His first published novel, Either Side of the Lotus, garnered the Editor’s Choice Award from iUniverse. Inspired by the people and places of his hometown, Belli’s upcoming work, Lowe Township, is a short story cycle that explores the overlapping tempos of life found in North Jersey working class suburbia.

Zachary Clayton Westfall was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas. As a young child he moved to Monterey, California. The rich artistic tradition of the Monterey Penninsula fostered his growth, inspiring him to explore visual art, literature, and music. Upon graduation from high school Zachary went to Berklee School of Music, majoring in Jazz bass. He now resides in Ocean Grove, New Jersey and works as a professional musician, touring the US and abroad in a variety of musical contexts.


RR: Mystique Boutique

August 14, 2014
7:30 pm -

FREE WATER #2: Ana Božičević, Andy Mister, Paige Taggart, & Eduardo C. Corral

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

Ana Božičević, born in Croatia in 1977, is the author of Stars of the Night Commute (2009) and Rise in the Fall, a 2013 Lambda Literary Award Winner and Publishers Weekly’s top five in poetry for 2013. She is the recipient of the 40 Under 40: The Future of Feminism award from the Feminist Press, and the PEN American Center/NYSCA grant for translating It Was Easy to Set the Snow on Fire by Zvonko Karanović, forthcoming. The anthology of translations The Day Lady Gaga Died: An Anthology of Newer New York Poets she co-edited with Željko Mitić appeared in Serbia in Fall 2011.  Ana Božičević studies poetics in the PhD Program in English at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where she has edited lectures by Diane di Prima for Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative. She teaches at Baruch College and is the 2014-15 Writing Fellow at Kingsborough Community College. She is also on the staff of VanessaPlace Inc. Ana has taught at Naropa University, the University of Arizona Poetry Center, the San Francisco State University Poetry Center, Harvard, and elsewhere. With Sophia Le Fraga, she performs and creates multimedia work as not_I.

Andy Mister is an artist and writer. His first book Liner Notes was recently published by Station Hill. His writing has appeared in Boston Review, Colorado Review, Fence, Northwest Review, Verse, and elsewhere. His artwork has recently been exhibited at Brian Morris Gallery, SPRING/BREAK, Lesley Heller, and Geoffrey Young Gallery.  He has been awarded residencies from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Lyons Wier Gallery, and the Bemis Center. An artist book, Heroes & Villains, is forthcoming from The Cultural Society. He lives and works in Brooklyn.

Paige Taggart is from Northern California and currently lives in Brooklyn.  Her first book is Want for Lion (Trembling Pillow Press) and Or Replica is forthcoming later this year with Brooklyn Arts Press.  Her chapbook of translations, I Am Writing To You From Another Country; Translations of Henri Michaux will be released with Greying Ghost Press.  She makes jewelry ::::: mactaggartjewelry.com

Eduardo C. Corral earned degrees from Arizona State University and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His debut collection of poetry, Slow Lightning (2012), won the Yale Younger Poets Prize, making him the first Latino recipient of the award. Praised for his seamless blending of English and Spanish, tender treatment of history, and careful exploration of sexuality, Corral has received numerous honors and awards, including the Discovery/The Nation Award, the J. Howard and Barbara M.J. Wood Prize, a Whiting Writers’ Award, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. A CantoMundo Fellow, he has held the Olive B. O’Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing at Colgate University and was the Philip Roth Resident in Creative Writing at Bucknell University. He lives in New York City.


RR: Ra Araya and Friends

August 13, 2014
8:00 pm -


At The Inkwell book party: Loren Kleinman’s The Dark Cave Between My Ribs.

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

Loren Kleinman’s poetry has appeared in journals such as Nimrod, Wilderness House Literary Review, Paterson Literary Review, Narrative Northeast and New Jersey Poets. Her interviews appeared in IndieReader, USA Today and The Huffington Post. She is the author of Flamenco Sketches and Indie Authors Naked, which was an Amazon Top 100 bestseller in Journalism in the UK and USA. Her second poetry collection The Dark Cave Between My Ribs released this past March (Winter Goose Publishing). She is currently working on a literary romance novel, This Way to Forever. She also runs an author interview series on The Huffington Post Books community blogs vertical. Loren’s website is: lorenkleinman.com. She can also be found twittering @LorenKleinman.

Claudia Serea is a Romanian-born poet who immigrated to the U.S. in 1995. She is the author of two other full-length poetry collections, To Part Is to Die a Little, Cervená Barva Press, and A Dirt Road Hangs from the Sky, 8th House Publishing, Canada, and two chapbooks, and her poems and translations have appeared in many journals. Together with Paul Doru Mugur and Adam J. Sorkin, she co-edited and co-translated The Vanishing Point That Whistles, an Anthology of Contemporary Romanian Poetry (Talisman Publishing, 2011). Ms. Serea lives in New Jersey and works in New York for a major publishing company. A rising star in the world of contemporary surrealist poetry, she received two Pushcart nominations in 2011.

Gloria Mindock is the author of La Porile Raiului (Ars Longa Press, 2010, Romania), Nothing Divine Here (U Soku Stampa, Montenegro, 2010) and Blood Soaked Dresses (Ibbetson Street Press, 2007). She is the founding editor of Cervena Barva Press, and a US editor for Levure Litteraire (France). Gloria’s poetry has been translated and published in French, Serbian, Spanish, and Romanian.  Her fourth chapbook, Pleasure Trout, was just released by Muddy River Books. Whiteness of Bone, her fourth full-length book, is forthcoming along with a new chapbook called, Dirty Looks, Reinterpreting Men and Other Stuff.  Visit her at www.cervenabarvapress.com. 


MWA-NY

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

BIOS

Author and journalist R.G. Belsky has worked as managing editor of NBC News.com as well as the New York Post and the Daily News. His new suspense thriller, The Kennedy Connection, was just published by Atria this summer. The novel draws heavily on his media experience and is the first of a series featuring Gil Malloy, a Daily News reporter. Two more books will follow in 2015.

Lokke Heiss currently practices medicine in New York City. He has a degree in film studies from the University of Southern California. His published work includes fiction and nonfiction in journals and newspapers including the New York Post, Cinefantastique, and the South Carolina Review. He is a Dracula scholar and has traveled to Romania to investigate the sources behind the vampire legends. Heiss has just completed a gothic medical thriller, Pronounced Dead, about a hospital in Los Angeles, where people don’t always come out the same as when they came in.

Beth Herstein’s fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in the literary journals Promethean, Global City Review and Owen Wister Review, along with New Orleans magazine, Chelsea Now, New Orleans Living, Talkin’ Broadway, and other publications. She is a lawyer who worked at large law firm not unlike the one depicted in Toward Transgression, her first novel, from which she’ll be reading tonight.  She has also taught English at LaGuardia Community College and legal writing at Cardozo Law School.  She currently, she works for a New York State Supreme Court Justice and lives in Brooklyn.

Ken Isaacson has practiced law for thirty-five years, having graduated from MIT and Columbia Law School. He began his legal career on Wall Street, and today he is general counsel to an international transportation company. Lawyers write for a living, and many think it’s all fiction. Ken decided to abandon all pretenses and write stuff he could admit was completely made up, so now he writes crime fiction. His first novel, SILENT COUNSEL, won critical acclaim, and upon its 2007 release spent an entire month on Amazon’s list of bestselling legal thrillers behind only Harper Lee’s TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, and John Grisham’s THE APPEAL.

Margaret Mendel is an expat from the West Coast to NYC. She has MFA from Sarah Lawrence and has many published short stories. FISH KICKER, Margaret’s first published novel, came out in March 2014 and she anticipates the publication of her next novel, PUSHING WATER, in the summer of 2015. She is a killer baker and frequently makes a show stopping summer fruit pie with a luscious crumb topping. An avid photographer she not only drags her laptop, but also a Nikon D700 camera wherever she goes. 

Julia Pomeroy has published two mysteries and a thriller.  Lately, she’s become a believer in ‘slow thinking’.  Having read that ‘slow thinkers’ are more intelligent, successful and make more money, Julia has applied this principle to her writing, which she cleverly calls ‘slow writing’. Just a few lines, every other day. She expects to finish her fourth novel by 2018.

Triss Stein is a small–town girl from New York state’s dairy country who has spent her adult life living and working in New York city. This gives her the useful double vision of stranger and resident for writing mysteries about Brooklyn, her ever-fascinating, ever-changing, ever-challenging adopted home. Brooklyn Graves was published by Poisoned Pen Press in March and is second in the series, after Brooklyn Bones. Triss has been co-chair of Mystery Writers of America/New York chapter library committee and served many times with the mentor program.

Stan Trybulski, the author of four mystery novels and a dozen or so published short stories, is a graduate of Columbia University and Brooklyn Law School. He was a felony trial prosecutor for the district attorney’s office in Brooklyn and later a civil trial attorney for the New York City Department of Education.  He frequently ruminates about writing and other crazy stull on his Mean Streets blog, found on his website:  stantrybulski.com.  Trybulski has been a long-time frequenter of McSorley’s Old Ale House in New York City. During his legal career, he made McSorley’s his office away from the office, and has continued that tradition through his writing career, using the front table as his desk, its cats as his editorial assistants, and the tavern as a locale in his novels and short stories.


RR: Emily Cavanagh and Friends

August 09, 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Alison Powell & Simeon Berry

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

Simeon Berry has been an Associate Editor for Ploughshares, and won a Massachusetts Cultural Council Individual Artist Grant and a Career Chapter Award from the National Society of Arts and Letters.  His work has appeared in Crazyhorse, AGNI, Colorado Review, Blackbird, DIAGRAM, The Iowa Review, American Letters & Commentary, and many other journals.  He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, where he serves on the Board of Directors for Salamander.  In 2013, his manuscript was selected by Ariana Reines for The National Poetry Series, and is forthcoming from Fence Books.

Alison Powell’s first collection of poems, On the Desire to Levitate, was selected as the 2013 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize winner (Ohio University Press). Her poetry has appeared in Boston Review, Guernica, AGNI, Black Warrior Review, Crazyhorse, Antioch Review and others, and in anthologies including Best New Poets 2006. Work is forthcoming in Out of Sequence: Shakespeare’s Sonnets Remixed. She has been awarded fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center of Provincetown, Vermont Studio Center, and Millay Colony for the Arts. Alison also recently served as a Guest Editor at Crazyhorse and Assistant Poetry Editor at the Indiana Review. Beginning in fall 2014, she will be an Assistant Professor of Poetry at Oakland University.


RR: Lux Rd.

August 06, 2014
7:30 pm -

Liars’ League

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


Rat Court

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

Camille Rankine’s first book of poetry, Incorrect Merciful Impulses, is forthcoming 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 the recipient of a 2010 “Discovery"/Boston Review Poetry Prize. Her poetry has appeared in Atlas Review, American Poet, The Baffler, Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Octopus Magazine, Paper Darts, Phantom Limb, A Public Space, Tin House, and elsewhere. She is Assistant Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Manhattanville College, Editorial Director of The Manhattanville Review, and lives in New York City.

Sampson Starkweather is the author of The First 4 Books of Sampson Starkweather.

Stephen McLaughlin is a senior editor at the PennSound poetry archive and hosts the podcast Into the Field for Jacket2.org. His most recent work is Puniverse, a 57-volume set of computer-generated puns published by Gauss PDF. This fall he begins a PhD program in Information Studies at UT Austin.


RR: Michelle Zangara Band

August 02, 2014
10:30 pm - 1:30 am

[no event listed]

August 02, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Camille Harris

August 01, 2014
10:00 pm - 1:00 am

Valerie Wetlaufer & Wendy Chin-Tanner

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


RR: Russian Mafia Band

July 26, 2014
10:00 pm - 1:00 am

RR: Camille Harris

July 25, 2014
10:00 pm - 1:00 am

RR: Michael Arenella Quartet

July 24, 2014
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Live Music 8:30-11:30pm
Doors 8pm
$25 Cover Charge with a Two Drink Minimum
Reservations Only
http://REDROOM.EVENTBEE.COM


Sideshow Goshko

July 24, 2014
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:

Andy Christie (host “The Liar Show,” Moth GrandSlam Champion, NY Times)

Julia Wiedeman (UCB Theater, host “Happy Hour Story Hour")

Alexis Sottile (Chappelle’s Show, VH1, Rolling Stone)

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


RR: Annoying Couple Cabaret

July 23, 2014
7:30 pm -

Gary Whitehead reading

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

Gary J. Whitehead’s third book of poems, A Glossary of Chickens, was published last spring by Princeton University Press. His work has appeared in The New Yorker and has been featured on Garrison Keillor’s public radio program The Writer’s Almanac. He is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry.

Peter Marcus is the author of the poetry collection Dark Square (Pleasure Boat Studio). His poems have appeared in AGNI, New England Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, Quarterly West, and Shenandoah among others. He was a recipient of a Connecticut Fellowship for the Arts grant (2005) and a residency fellowship at Vermont Studio Center (2013).

BJ Ward’s most recent book is Jackleg Opera: Collected Poems 1990-2013 (IO Poetry Series/North Atlantic Books). His poems have appeared in Poetry, The American Poetry Review, TriQuarterly, The Normal School, Painted Bride Quarterly, The New York Times, The Sun, and The Pushcart Prize Anthology, among others. 


CityLitRag Launch Party

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

Anton Yakovlev grew up in Moscow, Russia, but moved to the United States in 1996. He studied filmmaking and poetry at Harvard University. Anton lives in Ridgewood, NJ and works as a college textbook editor. His poems have appeared in The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow and The Poet in New York and are forthcoming in 823 on High and Instigatorzine.

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.

Amy Barone wrote chapbook Views from the Driveway (Foothills Publishing.) Her poetry has appeared in such publications as First Literary Review-East, Gradiva, Impolite Conversation (UK), Maintenant, Philadelphia Poets and The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow.  From Bryn Mawr, PA, Amy lives in New York City where she works in business writing.  As a board member of the Italian American Writers Association, she co-organizes their monthly readings in New York City.  She reads her poetry at venues in New York City and Philadelphia and belongs to PEN America Center and the Brevitas online poetry community that celebrates the short poem.

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. Work is forthcoming in Red Hill Paint, Instigatorzine, Artemis Journal, and others. 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.

John Barrale’s poetry has been published in Paterson Literary Review, Red Wheel Barrow Poets (Volumes I – 6), Poetalk, NJ Journal of Poets, The Lullwater Review, California Quarterly, Tiger’s Eye Journal, The Aurorean, and The William and Mary Review, and Instigatorzine.  In June 2012, Shakespeare’s Moths a collection of John’s poems was published (White Chicken Press).  John is a founding member of the Red Wheel Barrow Poetry Workshop, and is one of the “Gang of Four” who sponsor and host the monthly William Carlos Williams Center Readings. In 2012, John became managing editor of “The Red Wheel Barrow” poetry anthologies.

Lee Bacon is the author of the middle grade novel Joshua Dread and its sequels, The Nameless Hero, and The Dominion Key, all from Delacorte Press/Random House Children’s Books. Lee grew up in Texas and currently lives in Brooklyn.

Maria Mazziotti Gillan is a recipient of the 2014 George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature from AWP, the 2011 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award from Poets & Writers, and the 2008 American Book Award for her book, All That Lies Between Us(Guernica Editions). She is the founder /executive director of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College in Paterson, NJ, and editor of the Paterson Literary Review. She is also director of the Binghamton Center for Writers and the creative writing program, and professor of English at Binghamton University-SUNY.  She has published 18 books.  The most recent are:  Ancestors’ Song (Bordighera Press, 2013); The Silence in an Empty House (NYQ Books, 2013); Writing Poetry to Save Your Life: How to Find the Courage to Tell Your Stories (MiroLand, Guernica, 2013); The Place I Call Home (NYQ Books, 2012); and What We Pass On: Collected Poems 1980-2009(Guernica Editions, 2010).With her daughter Jennifer, she is co-editor of four anthologies. Visit her website at www.mariagillan.com.

Jim Klein’s books include Blue Chevies, To Eat Is Human Digest Divine, and Trinis Talk Like the Birds, a chapbook. He has published more than 100 poems in literary magazines, including Beloit Poetry Journal, Berkeley Poetry Review, Field, Gandhabba, Onthebus, Poetry Now, Pulpsmith, Unmuzzled Ox, and many times in the Wormwood Review, including a Special Section. He was a semi-finalist in the Anthony Hecht Prize, WayWiser Press, London, and the Sawtooth Poetry Prize, Ahsahta Press. He has led a weekly poetry workshop in Rutherford for seven years, and he edits The Red Wheelbarrow and reads regularly at The Williams Center and Gaineville Café in Rutherford.

Claudia Serea is a Romanian-born poet who immigrated to the U.S. in 1995. She is the author of two other full-length poetry collections, To Part Is to Die a Little, Cervená Barva Press, and A Dirt Road Hangs from the Sky, 8th House Publishing, Canada, and two chapbooks, and her poems and translations have appeared in many journals. Together with Paul Doru Mugur and Adam J. Sorkin, she co-edited and co-translated The Vanishing Point That Whistles, an Anthology of Contemporary Romanian Poetry (Talisman Publishing, 2011). Ms. Serea lives in New Jersey and works in New York for a major publishing company. A rising star in the world of contemporary surrealist poetry, she received two Pushcart nominations in 2011. 


RR: Mardi Love and Friends

July 19, 2014
8:00 pm -


RR: KafkaRotica

July 18, 2014
8:00 pm -

Music, erotic readings, and poetry

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/720960


RR: Michael Arenella Quartet

July 17, 2014
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Live Music 8:30-11:30pm
Doors 8pm
$25 Cover Charge with a Two Drink Minimum
Reservations Only
http://REDROOM.EVENTBEE.COM


Drunken Careening Writers

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

Richard Byrne is a playwright and journalist in Washington, DC. His glam rock musical, Nero/Pseudo (written with composers Jon Langford and Jim Elkington) was produced this spring in Washington DC by WSC Avant Bard. His play Burn Your Bookes was produced by Washington DC’s Taffety Punk Theatre Company in 2010. (A one-act version of Burn Your Bookes won the 2007 Prague Post Playwriting Festival.) His first play, Untangling Ava, won the 1989 A.E. Hotchner Playwriting Festival and was produced in the Drama Studio at Washington University in St. Louis that same year. He has written for The Nation, The Baffler, The American Prospect, BookForum, The Washington Post, New York Press, Foreign Policy and the websites of TheGuardian, The New Republic, and Time magazine. His reading tonight is from a new play in progress called Dad Jeans.

Sassafras Lowrey got hir start writing as a punk zinester in Portland, Oregon.Sassafras is the 2013 winner of the Lambda Literary Foundation’s Berzon Emerging Writer Award. Ze is the editor of the two-time American Library Association-honored, Lambda Literary Award finalist Kicked Out anthology. Sassafras is also the author of Leather Ever After, a finalist for the National Leather Association Writing Award. Sassafras’s debut novel, Roving Pack, was a Rainbow Award winner for Transgender Fiction and honored by the American Library Association. Ze lives and writes in Brooklyn with hir partner, two dogs of dramatically different sizes, two bossy cats, and a kitten. Learn more atwww.SassafrasLowrey.com.

Nicole Pandolfo has had plays produced throughout New York City and the United States as well as in Sydney, Melbourne, London, Singapore, and Toronto and will soon be working as a writer on all things whiskey for Whersky.com, launching soon. Her plays have been published in the 2012, 2011, and 2010 BEST TEN-MINUTE PLAYS (Smith & Kraus) as well as the BEST CONTEMPORARY WOMEN’S and MEN’s MONOLOGUES 18-35 (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books), The BEST WOMEN’S STAGE MONOLOGUES 2013 (Smith & Kraus), 2013 CONTEMPORARY MONOLOGUES FOR YOUNG WOMEN (Meriwether Publishing) and others.  She recently graduated with her MFA from Hunter College where she studied with Tina Howe, Arthur Kopit, and Mark Bly. She thinks meeting Cher would be the tops.

What’s it all about?
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).


Fantastic Fiction

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

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

Victor LaValle is the author of four books including Big Machine and The Devil in Silver. He has been a winner of a Shirley Jackson Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship among other awards. He wrote the foreword to the Penguin reissue of Shirley Jackson’s The Sundial. He lives in Washington Heights with his family.

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Sofia Samatar is the author of the 2014 Crawford Award-winning novel A Stranger in Olondria, and is currently working on its sequel, The Winged Histories. She is also the author of several short stories, poems, and reviews. Her work has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, Campbell, Locus, and British Science Fiction Association Awards. She is a co-editor for Interfictions: A Journal of Interstitial Arts, and teaches literature and writing at California State University Channel Islands.


RR: Michael Arenella Quartet

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

Live Music 8:30-11:30pm
Doors 8pm
$25 Cover Charge with a Two Drink Minimum
Reservations Only
http://REDROOM.EVENTBEE.COM


New York Stories

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

JORDAN KRAVITZ is an English teacher and Director of the Writing Center at Avenues: The World School; he relishes but fears life;

KATRINA ROSE DIBENEDETTO is an aspiring short story author, novelist, and poet currently working as a teacher in the South Bronx who you can visit at http://www.katrinaroseuncommonreality.com/;

S K SMITH’s life-long dream has been to live in New York City--even when people told her to Fugetaboutit!;however, because she chose not to forget about it, she now eats, lives, loves, and breathes in the city of her dreams;

CAROLINE COOPER, a recent graduate of the English Education program at Teachers College, looks forward to teaching 10th Grade English in the South Bronx starting this fall;

BUNNY O’REILLY is studying at Teachers College to be a high school English teacher while working on a collection of short stories titled This Land Is Not Your Own;

MOLLY BRADLEY is a writer and teacher living in New York City. She enjoys clumsily borrowing regional American colloquialisms that obfuscate her origins (e.g. “hella").

LUCINE KINOIAN: a recent graduate of Teachers College in May with a Masters in Teaching English, she looks forward to starting her career as an English educator where she hopes to inspire others to share in her passion for literature and writing.

WALLIS MEZA: A New York City native, she majored in creative writing as an undergraduate at NYU and now is working as an English tutor while she completes her MA degree in the Teaching of English Program at Teachers College.

NICOLE REDA, a graduate of English Ed at TC, is currently living in Central New Jersey and teaching at both the middle school and college level. In her free time she likes to go to concerts, cook, and check out new films

AMY ZOU is a teacher of English in a high school in Shanghai (TEFL teacher). She audited Pat’s NYC class while in NYC with her husband, a visiting professor at Columbia University. 

MEGHAN HAUSDORF: an Ed.M. student studying Peace Education in the International Educational Development Program at TC, Meghan, who has worked internationally in different educational environments that promote education programs for youth in post- conflict areas, currently teaches English in Brooklyn.

PAT ZUMHAGEN: the professor who teaches the NYC course, has lived in the city just long enough to have acquired at least one New York story. Thank God.


At The Inkwell: Playwright Night

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

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 recently finished an adaption of John Bowers’ The Colony and has written scripts for Miramax, Intermedia, Walden Media, Paramount and TNT TV among others. The conversation about writing” he moderated with Kurt Vonnegut and Lee Stringer was televised and published as Like Shaking Hands with God, and his short stories have appeared in magazines and been produced by the BBC. An earlier novel, Trax, was published under a pseudonym. His play “How I Met My (Black) Wife (Again)” (co-written with Ray Iannicelli) has been produced in New York City, and he has performed his work in numerous theaters and clubs. 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,” written by Gary Trudeau. He has worked as a newspaper and radio journalist in New York City and London. He lives in New York City with his wife, the painter, Mary Jones.

Bonnie Culver’s twenty-plus plays have been produced from NY to LA by colleges, regional theatres, and equity companies. Sniper won the New Jersey Arts Council Perry Award for Excellence in the Production of an Original Play followed by an off Broadway showcase at Center Stage, NYC, in 2005. In 2006, Sniper was included in the Florida Studio Theatre’s Richard and Betty Burdick National Playwriting Reading series. Three of her screenplays were finalists in the Sundance Film Development program. Marlee Matlin’s Solo One Production company optionedRainbow Man. Last year three of her one-acts plays were produced in Virginia. She is the director/co-founder of the Wilkes low-residency M.A./M.F.A. programs.

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

Jan Quackenbush is an American and internationally produced playwright. He is published by Calder & Boyars, London, and included in the anthology Signature 20 with Samuel Beckett and Eugene Ionesco. He has had several productions at the LA MAMA ETC theatre in New York. Jan has a true family-based trilogy translated into German and produced in Ulm, Germany, by the advant-garde Westentasche Theatre Company: The One Penny Opera: A Soldier’s Tale, The Soldier’s Wife Of Blaubeuren, and (July, 2014) The Soldier’s Son. Jan’s current projects include development of a Vietnam-era TV series, Troupes, based on his experiences with the Army Entertainment Branch in the Vietnam War. Jan also teaches theater courses at Broome Community College in Binghamton, NY.

Sam Viverito began his professional career as a performer in Michael Bennett’s A Chorus Line and Hal Prince’sEvita. He then switched to directing and choreographing shows all over the world including Korea, South Africa, Canada, Puerto Rico, Bali, England and the good old USA. His show The Shoji Tabuchi has run for over 21 years. As a writer, Sam has just begun. He had four shows produced at a college he was on faculty with and has helped shape many original shows as a director. He is currently in development of several projects including a Las Vegas production show, television project and a book on the lighter side of Alzheimer’s.

Wendy Biller & Christopher Hawthorne (co-writers of An Intolerant Vaudeville) won the Writer’s Guild Award for their screenplay for the motion picture Sea People, and have had several other projects produced, including the comedy series Commuter Confidential for TBS.  Wendy began her career in New York City as a choreographer in dance and theater.  She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant for her choreography, and her theater and dance work has been presented at Dance Theatre Workshop, P.S. 1, The Kitchen, the New York Art Theatre and the Public Theatre, as well as in videos for Paul Simon (You Can Call Me Al) and The Bangles (Walk Like an Egyptian).  Her video work was also nominated for multiple MTV Awards.  Other projects include collaborations with visual artists Roy Lichtenstein, Red Grooms and Vanessa James, as well as directors Donald Sanders, David Chambers and Raymond Munro. Chris started as an Assistant Director and actor at the New York Art Theatre.  As a solo screenwriter, he wrote the cult hit Parents, which won the Prix des Critiques at the Festival du Film Fantastique d’Avoriaz, and will have a revival screening this September at the Athens International Film Festival. Recently, Wendy wrote and directed the independent feature comedy Mumsy, with Chris producing; it is now in post-production.  With Sarah Nagourney, Wendy and Chris are currently working on the book and lyrics for the upcoming musical Union Square.


True Story Nonfiction

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


RR: Michael Arenella Quartet

July 03, 2014
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Live Music 8:30-11:30pm
Doors 8pm
$25 Cover Charge with a Two Drink Minimum
Reservations Only
http://REDROOM.EVENTBEE.COM


[no event listed]

July 02, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


[no event listed]

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


RR: Emily Cavanagh and Friends

June 28, 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

RR: Michael Arenella Quartet

June 26, 2014
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Live Music 8:30-11:30pm
Doors 8pm
$25 Cover Charge with a Two Drink Minimum
Reservations Only
http://REDROOM.EVENTBEE.COM


Sideshow Goshko

June 26, 2014
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:

Mike Daisey (award-winning monologuist, Late Show with David Letterman, The New York Times)

Elna Baker (This American Life, author “The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance")

Catie Lazarus ("Employee of the Month,” The New York Times, The Moth)

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


[reserved]

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


RR: Mystique Boutique

June 25, 2014
7:00 pm -

An evening of mind bending magic, enchanting music, and other acts.
www.mystiqueboutique.eventbrite.com


Sean Michaels - launch party

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

The Manhattan release party for Sean Micheals’ debut novel from Tin House, Us Conductors, featuring a reading and interview with Michael Hearst.


book launch for WHAT IS VISIBLE by Kimberly Elkins

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


Le Chat Noir featuring Jacob Tomsky

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


[reserved]

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


Storytelling and the Line Between Fact and Fiction with R. Clifton Spargo and Anne Ream

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

R. Clifton Spargo, author of Beautiful Fools: The Last Affair of Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald, is a Chicago-based novelist and cultural critic. A past winner of Glimmer Train’s Award for New Writers as well as their Fiction Open Contest, he has published stories in The Chicago Tribune, The Kenyon Review, The Baltimore Sun, The Antioch Review, FICTION, The Cambridge Companion to Bob Dylan, Raritan, Commonweal, The Yale Review, and Newcity, among other places.  Clifton also writes the blog “The HI/LO” for The Huffington Post, on the interplay between high and low culture.

Anne K. Ream is a Chicago-based writer and author of the collection Lived Through This: Listening to the Stories of Sexual Violence Survivors. She is also the founder of the Voices and Faces Project, an award-winning new-media documentary initiative created to bring the stories of survivors of gender-based violence to the attention of the public.  Ream’s essays and opinion pieces have been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, The Cambridge Companion to Bob Dylan, and numerous other publications.


RR: Michael Arenella Quartet

June 19, 2014
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Live Music 8:30-11:30pm
Doors 8pm
$25 Cover Charge with a Two Drink Minimum
Reservations Only
http://REDROOM.EVENTBEE.COM


Drunken Careening Writers

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

Kevin R. Free is a writer/performer whose work has been showcased The Fire This Time Festival; The New Black Fest; on the Moth Mainstage; Dana Rossi’s The Soundtrack Series; Drunken! Careening! Writers!; and on NPR’s “News & Notes.” His most recent play, Night of the Living N-Word!! had its first public reading at National Black Theatre’s Keep Soul Alive Reading Series. His full-length plays are Face Value (Henry Street Settlement Playwright’s Project Grant, 2000; Mill Mountain Theatre New Play Festival Finalist, 2003); (Not) Just a Day Like Any Other (written & performed with Christopher Borg, Jeffrey Cranor, and Eevin Hartsough; recipient, 2009 NY IT Award for Outstanding Ensemble); and A Raisin in the Salad: Black Plays for White People (2013 Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference Semi-Finalist), and Legendary (Mini-FRIDGE). His ten-minute plays include Turn This Motha Out (with Prayer) (48 Hours in Harlem); ...in which Bishop Eddie Long loses a battle with his demons… and Portal, or Metaphorical Tricycle (which won 2nd place in Houston’s 2013 Fade To Black Festival). He is an alumnus of the New York Neo-Futurists, with whom he wrote and performed regularly in Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes) between 2007 and 2011. His work has been published by Commonplace Books ("What it Means To Be A Grown Up: The Complete and Definitive Answer") and at www.indietheaternow.com. In 2010, He was named one of NYTheatre.com’s 15 people of the year, because of his “outstanding, noteworthy contributions to the New York theatre scene.” Twitter: @kevinrfree I’m Kevin R. Free, and I approve this message. 

Jenifer Levin is the author of novels Water Dancer, Snow, Shimoni’s Lover, The Sea of Light--all now available online at Untreed Reads Store, Amazon, OmniLit, you know, wherever ebooks are sold-and a short story collection, Love and Death, & Other Disasters. Her work has been nominated for the PEN/Hemingway Award and Lambda Literary Award, and she is the winner of several Hopwood Awards for nonfiction. One of the first openly gay authors to be published in the mainstream, the Washington Post dubbed her part of the “lesbian literati”, a term she has never really figured out. Levin graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in Creative Writing and Comparative Literature. She lived and worked in Israel, traveled in Europe and to the Galapagos, studied some South Asian History, Medical Anthropology, and Tibetan Buddhism, and taught fiction writing. A former competitive swimmer, she coached other athletes and completed several marathons. Levin has two sons, whom she met and adopted as toddlers in Cambodia and raised in New York City.  She lives with Amber Hollibaugh, famous femme and political activist. She is writing her fifth novel.

David Pratt is the author of two novels, “Looking After Joey” (Wilde City) and the Lambda Literary Award-winning “Bob the Book” (Chelsea Station). His story collection, “My Movie,” (Chelsea Station) includes both new work and short fiction published in Christopher Street, The James White Review, Velvet Mafia, Lodestar Quarterly and other periodicals. David has directed and performed his work for the theater in New York City at the Cornelia Street Cafe, Dixon Place, HERE Arts Center, the Flea and the New York International Fringe Festival. His collaborations with Rogerio M. Pinto include “Os Tres Porquinhos,” “Chapeuzinho Vermelho,” and “Branca de Neve,” Brazilian Portuguese versions of “The Three Little Pigs,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” and “Snow White.” In the 1980s, David was the first director of plays by the Canadian playwright John Mighton. David holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the New School. He is currently working on two more novels and a novella for young people.


RR: Upstate Rubdown

June 18, 2014
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm