KGB: Drunken Careening Writers

March 15, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lydia Cortes is the author of the poetry collections Lust for Lust and Whose Place. Her work appears in Puerto Rican Poetry: An Anthology from Aboriginal to Contemporary Times; and in Breaking Ground: Anthology of Puerto Rican Women Writers in New York 1980-2012. Recent work has appeared in Upstreet, Literary Journal; in Black Earth Institute’s poetry feature, 30 Days Hath September; and in Resist Much, Obey Little: Inaugural Poems to the Resistance.

Alyssa Kerec Harley is a playwright, storyteller, and poet out of Brooklyn, She is the author of the spoken word opera, Number Ten Dream.

Barbara Kahn’s plays have been produced in the U.S., France and Germany. Theater for the New City has been the primary New York City home for her plays since 1994. The Lady Was a Gentleman premiered at Theater for the New City and was recently presented in Hollywood by Broads’ Word Ensemble. Among many awards, she was honored with the Torch of Hope Award for lifetime achievement in non-profit theatre; the joint Robert Chesley Playwriting Award/Wurlitzer Foundation Residency in Taos, NM; the James R. Quirk Award for the Performing Arts; and a 2017 Acker Award for her work in downtown theater. With Jackie S. Freeman, she co-authored the lyrics to “Actions are the Music of the Free,” music by Jennifer Giering, performed at the United Nations Tribute to Dame Nita Barrow. Barbara was named one of 2015’s “100 Women we Love” by GO! Magazine. Member: The Dramatists Guild, Actors Equity Association, SAG/AFTRA, 365 Women a Year.