Sponsored by the KGB Bar in the Lower East Side, KGB Bar Lit is an online literary magazine of fiction, book reviews and interviews featuring first-time and established authors with strong voices. Tonight you’ll be hearing fiction and poetry from KGB Bar Lit staff and contributors.
Kevin TS Tang is San Francisco-born and Taipei-raised. He was first taught English by a New Zealander so for a while his name was Kee-vin. After graduating from Dartmouth, he moved to New York to translate ad copy for LG refrigerators and design promo material for Christian rap metal bands and Maroon 5. He is on his 3rd year as a fellow at Columbia University’s MFA program and draws comics and designs stuff at kevintstang.com. Kevin is the fiction and web editor for KGB Bar Lit.
Adam Eaglin- holds degrees in literature and writing from Duke University and Boston University. His writing has appeared in Words Without Borders, Harvard Review, Publishers Weekly, TheAtlantic.com, and VanityFair.com, among others. He works in book publishing in New York. Adam is Book Review Editor for KGB Bar Lit.
Suzanne Dottino, KGB Bar Lit editor. Her work has appeared in The American, Portable Muse, Heeb.com, Esopus Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, The Brooklyn Review, Bloomsbury Review among others. Her plays have been produced in theaters in Manhattan. She reads from her story, My Mental Movie -
Joshua Shockey is a writer living in New York City. His work has appeared in such places as NY_, The Northridge Review, That’s Alright Mamma, among others. He his currently working on a collection of short stories. Joshua is fiction contributor at KGB Bar Lit. He reads from his story, Scented Memories-
Travis Mushett invented Animal Collective for his eighth grade science project. Panda Bear is a ventriloquist sock puppet worn on his left arm when he gets bored on the weekends. Aside from pioneering the luxury sundial industry and being named Georgia’s All-State high school quarterback in 2003, Travis is one of the nation’s most accomplished recumbent tandem bicyclists. Time Out New York describes his bicycling performance as “virtuosic ... a must see. Like Lance Armstrong playing co-op Mario Kart with God.” In his free time he enjoys watching Friday Night Lights while absently flipping through old issues of the Financial Times Weekend Supplement. Travis is a fiction contributor to KGB Bar Lit.
Sarah Gerard’s work has appeared in BOMB, The Brooklyn Rail, New South, Slice, and Word Riot, among others. She is a bookseller and a graduate with her MFA from The New School.
The KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction showcases the finest in contemporary fiction from new and emerging writers.