Drunken Careening Writers

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

Jim Knipfel was born in North Dakota in 1965 and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin, but has spent over half his life in Brooklyn. He began writing quite by accident in 1987 and after deter-mining he had no other verifiable skills, conned his way into almost making a living at it ever since. His new novel is Residue (Red Hen Press). He is the author of ten books and thousands upon thousands of articles about most anything you like-restaurants, crime, movies, music, politics, art, and most anything else that doesn’t matter. He wrote for newspapers for twenty-five years until someone finally got wise and canned him. Nowadays he writes for assorted websites (and anyone else who’ll pay him), anxiously awaiting the same fate. He is married to a lovely and funny woman much smarter than himself. He’s also blind, which means his other senses have been honed to almost superhuman levels, save for those dulled flat by years of chain smoking, alcohol abuse, and punk rock. He also plays blues piano in his spare time. Oh wait-no he doesn’t.

Eddie Sarfaty is a stand up comedian and writer who has appeared on The Today Show, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, LOGO’s Wisecrack, The Joy Behar Show, and performed at many, many festivals. He appears annually in Provincetown, solo and as the newest member of the groundbreaking troupe Funny Gay Males. His short story, “Second Guessing Grandma” was featured in the anthology, When I Knew, and was later adapted into a film, starring Kathleen Chalfant, He has been shown at festivals across the US, as well as in the UK, Italy, Bosnia, and Brazil. His book, Mental: Funny in the Head is a collection of comic essays. He teaches workshops on comedy writing and performing.

Greg Sanders is the author of the collection Motel Girl (Red Hen Press, 2008) and of numerous other short stories, most recently “Port Authority,” published by New World Writing, and two ebooks put out by Galley Beggar Press of Norwich, England. Greg received his MFA from the New School and lives in Maplewood, New Jersey.