Art Farm Nebraska

February 04, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Readers from Art Farm Nebraska!

Bonnie Chau is from Southern California and has an MFA in fiction and translation from Columbia University. Her writing has appeared in Flaunt, Drunken Boat, Cosmonauts Avenue, The Offing, Joyland, and other journals. A Kundiman fellow and former bookseller, she is currently assistant web editor at Poets & Writers in New York City. Her debut story collection, All Roads Lead to Blood, will be published by 2040 Books in 2018.

Franny Zhang Writes short fiction and her stories often draw on her experiences hiking 500 miles of the Appalachian Trail, assisting mentally ill and homeless populations, and providing humanitarian aid to migrants crossing the border in Arizona. She earned a BA in Psychobiology (Swarthmore) and an MFA in Fiction (Columbia). She currently lives in Boston and writes science summaries for a biotech department at MIT, and her work has appeared in Art Farm’s first anthology, The West 21st Review.

Liza St. James is a writer and translator based in Brooklyn, where she is the associate editor of NOON and editor-at-large for Transit Books. For the past two years, she’s been a teaching fellow at Columbia University, and this winter she’ll be teaching writing at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Her work has appeared in BOMB, Tunica, Gesture, Tin House, and elsewhere, and her fiction has been translated into Finnish.

Nell Schwed is a writer from Brooklyn, NY. She is currently an MFA candidate in Columbia University’s fiction program.

Pia Padukone
is a writer and a proud native of New York City. A graduate of Stuyvesant High School and the London School of Economics, Pia entered the professional writing world as a copywriter for advertising agencies. She continues to write copy as her day job. Her debut novel, Where Earth Meets Water, was published in 2014 by Mira Books; her second novel, The Faces of Strangers, was published by the same in 2016. Pia lives in New York City with her husband and two kids, and is working on her third novel.

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.


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