Eric Sasson & Gregory Spatz, Marie-Helene Bertino

September 23, 2012
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Eric Sasson received his M.A. in Creative Writing from New York University and has taught fiction writing at the Sackett Street Writers Workshop. His short story collection, “Margins of Tolerance,” was the 2011 Tartt First Fiction Award runner-up and is forthcoming from Livingston Press in May 2012. His story “Floating” was a finalist for the Robert Olen Butler prize. Other recent publication credits include stories forthcoming in Explosion Proof as well as recently published in BLOOM, Nashville Review, The Puritan, Liquid Imagination, Alligator Juniper, Trans, The Ledge, MARY magazine and THE2NDHAND, among others. He’s honored to have been awarded a 2010 residency fellowship to the Anderson Center in Minnesota, where he completed an edit of his first novel. He has also been awarded a Hambidge residency for August 2012. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.
He reads from his book: Margins of Tolerance

“Margins of Tolerance is thoughtful, funny, and fearless. Eric Sasson gives us an ensemble of slick, saucy, often evasive characters and strips them naked one by one. He’s an outstanding writer who shows us that judgment and unconditional love can indeed coexist—not peacefully, but beautifully.”

—ALEXANDER YATES, author of Moondogs

Gregory Spatz is the author of the short fiction collection Wonderful Tricks and the novels Fiddler’s Dream, No One But Us, and Inukshuk. He has also written for the Oxford American and his stories have appeared in many publications, including The New Yorker. The recipient of a Washington State Book Award, his most recent accolades include the 2011 Spokane Arts Commission Individual Artist of the Year Award and a 2012 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship. Born in New York City, Spatz holds degrees from Haverford College, University of New Hampshire, and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He now lives in Spokane, Washington, where he teaches in the MFA program at the Inland Northwest Center for Writers at Eastern Washington University. When he’s not writing or teaching, Spatz plays fiddle and tours with Mighty Squirrel and the internationally acclaimed bluegrass band John Reischman and The Jaybirds. He reads from his novel INUKSHUK

“Gregory Spatz’s prose is as clean and sparkling as a new fall of snow.” JANET FITCH,
Marie-Helene Bertino’s stories have appeared in the Pushcart Prize Anthology XXIII, Northern American Review, Mississippi Review, and others. She received a Puschart Prize in 2007 and a Pushcart Special Mention in 2011. She was chosen as a Center for Fiction NYC Emerging Writer’s Fellow in 2011. She lives in Brooklyn and was the associate editor of One Story.
She reads from her collection Safe as Houses

“Marie-Helene Bertino’s stories are hilarious and heartbreaking and wildly inventive, and her narrators are endlessly appealing and both fiercely proactive and stubbornly self-defeating. That’s more than enough for me.” Jim Shepard

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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