KGB: Drunken Careening Writers

November 16, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Kelli Dunham is the ex-nun genderqueer nurse author storytelling nerd comic so common in modern Brooklyn. Kelli is the author of seven books including FA Davis’ How to Survive and Maybe Even Love Nursing School. She is also the author of two children’s books inexplicably being used by Sonlight conservative home schooling association in their science curriculum and Freak of Nurture, a collection of humorous essays published by Topside Press. Kelli has appeared on Showtime, the Discovery Channel and at colleges, prides, fundraisers and even the occasional livestock auction. Kelli was nominated to be a 2105 White House (PLEASE NOTE: LAST administration) Champion of Change for her work as the co-founder and producer of Queer Memoir, NYC’s longest-running most earnest LGBT storytelling event. She is also the founder of Organ Recital: A Festival of Stories About Bodies, Health & Healthcare. She is currently working on a slightly ludicrous self help book tentatively titled: “Shit This Hurts: An Irreverent Guide to Grief.”

Elena Georgiou is the author of The Immigrant’s Refrigerator (GenPop Books, 2018) Rhapsody of the Naked Immigrants (Harbor Mountain Press), and mercy mercy me (University of Wisconsin), which won a Lambda Literary Award for poetry, was a finalist for the Publishing Triangle Award, and was reissued by the University of Wisconsin Press in 2003. She is also co-editor (with Michael Lassell) of the poetry anthology, The World In Us (St. Martin’s Press). Georgiou has won an Astraea Emerging Writers Award, a New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship, and was a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She is an editor at Tarpaulin Sky Press and the Director of the MFA in Creative Writing program at Goddard College. She maintains a website at

Lauren Sanders is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Kamikaze Lust, which won a Lambda Literary Award, and With or Without You, a Lambda Literary Award finalist. Her writing has appeared over the years in publications and journals including Book Forum, the American Book Review, and Time Out/New York. She is also co-editor of a really fun anthology called Too Darn Hot: Writing About Sex Since Kinsey. The Book of Love and Hate, her most recent novel, which Michelle Tea calls a “brainy, expertly written bona fide page-turner” is out this fall from Akashic Books.

Drunken! Careening! Writers! is a reading series based on the proposition that all readings should be by: 1) Good Writers; 2) Who read their work well; 3) Something in it makes people laugh (nervous laughter counts.) Since 2004.