KGB: Columbia Selects

April 04, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Selected by the Columbia Writing Program, our readers are sure to enchant and amaze.

Our lineup this month:

Katie Walsh is a writer and bookseller from New England. She received her MFA in creative nonfiction from Columbia University, has been published in the Louisville Review and the Boston Globe, and received an honorable mention in the 44th New Millennium Writing Awards. Katie is currently working on a memoir about her father, illness, grief, and inheritance.

Michael Juliani is a poet, editor, and writer from Pasadena, California. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in outlets such as Prelude, NECK, Washington Square Review, The Grief Diaries, BOMB, and the Los Angeles Times. He received an MFA in poetry from Columbia University in 2016, and he is currently living in Brooklyn and at work on a collection of poems.

Robyn Gertner received an MFA in fiction from Columbia University. She has written for Publishers Weekly and Seventeen Magazine, with a recent publication in Pithead Chapel. She is currently at work completing a novel, How to Wire a Family Tree, a story about a crazy Jewish family in Brooklyn, which she promises her mother has absolutely no relation to her own crazy Jewish family in Brooklyn.

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 2020!

Columbia Selects is curated by Bryan VanDyke and Emily Austin.