KGB: Columbia Faculty Selects

April 05, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Alexandra Watson is executive editor of Apogee Journal, a publication highlighting underrepresented writers. She teaches essay writing at Barnard College. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in Nat. Brut, Redivider, and PANK. She is a graduate of Brown University and Columbia’s School of the Arts. She’s working on a novel about insomnia.

Bonnie Chau is from Southern California and studied fiction and translation at Columbia. She has received fellowships from Kundiman, the Fine Arts Work Center, ALTA, and Vermont Studio Center, and her writing has appeared in Drunken Boat, The Offing, Joyland, and other journals. She is currently a bookseller at McNally Jackson and assistant web editor at Poets & Writers. Her debut short story collection, All Roads Lead to Blood, will be published by 2040 Books this September. She is working on her first novel.

Kristen Martin is working on a collection of essays that meditates on grief, death, and life. Her personal and critical essays have been published in Literary Hub, Hazlitt, Catapult, Real Life, Guernica, and elsewhere. She received an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University, consults with writers at the Columbia University Writing Center, and teaches first-year writing at Baruch College.

What is Columbia Selects? The first Thursday of each month the Columbia MFA program hosts a reading series featuring Writing Program alumni. These fresh talents are finished with or near to finished with their first books, but do not yet have a book contract and/or an agent. In recent years, many of our featured writers have achieved critical and commercial success. This is your chance to glimpse who you’ll be reading in 2019!

Columbia Selects is curated by Bryan VanDyke and Emily Austin.