KGB: Midway Meets Manhattan

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

Pedro Ponce is the author of Superstitions of Apartment Life, Alien Autopsy, and Stories After Goya. His novel Dreamland is forthcoming from Satellite Press. His short fiction has been published in numerous journals, including Ploughshares, Witness, Copper Nickel, Split Lip Magazine, and The Florida Review. His work has also been anthologized in New Micro: Exceptionally Short Fiction and Boundaries Without: The Calumet Editions 2017 Anthology of Speculative Fiction. He teaches writing and literary theory at St. Lawrence University.

Pamela Gay is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) award in creative nonfiction and an Independent e-Book Award for her memoir Homecoming that combined text, image, and sound. An installation sponsored by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) also included artifacts.  Her writing has been published in Midway Journal, Brevity, Iowa Review, Paterson Literary Review, Monkeybicycle, Grey Sparrow, Talking Writing, Vestal Review, Phoebe, Other Voices, Fringe, FragLit, Sleet, and other literary journals as well as in two anthologies.  “Against the Wall,” a flash memoir, won an award in a Midway Journal contest judged by Michael Martone.  Her memoir I’m So Glad You’re Here will be published in 2020 by She Writes Press.  She is professor emerita at Binghamton University, State University of New York, where she taught courses in flash memoir and flash fiction. She lives in upstate New York.

Glenn Shaheen is the author of the poetry collections Predatory (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011) and Energy Corridor (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015), the flash fiction chapbook Unchecked Savagery (Ricochet Editions, 2013), and the flash fiction collection Carnivalia (Gold Wake Press, 2018).

Susan Tepper is the author of seven published books of fiction and poetry. Her newest title What Drives Men is a road novel that will soon be published by Wilderness House Press. Tepper’s honors and awards include eighteen Pushcart Prize Nominations, a Pulitzer Prize Nomination for the novel ‘What May Have Been’ (Červená Barva Press), Second Place Winner in The Million Writers Award, Best Story of 17 Years of Vestal Review, shortlisted 7th place in the Zoetrope Novel Contest (2006), and more at her website:

Ernesto Barbieri’s short fiction has appeared in Fourteen Hills, Berkeley Fiction Review, Barbaric Yawp, and elsewhere. In 2019 he received an MFA in Creative Writing from Hunter College. His story “Stones” (from Midway Journal, Oct. 2016) was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He lives in Manhattan, where he works as a critical-care nurse and volunteers for the Red Cross.”

Britt Melewski’s poems have appeared in Puerto del Sol, Sporkpress, and Prairie Schooner among others. He curates the New York City-based reading series FREE WATER. Melewski received his MFA at Rutgers-Newark in 2012. He lives in Brooklyn.

Ralph Pennel is the author of A World Less Perfect for Dying In, published by Cervena Barva Press. Ralph’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Iowa Review, Ocean State Review, Literary Orphans, F(r)iction, Thrice Fiction, Tarpaulin Sky, Rain Taxi Review of Books and various other publications. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart, the Best Small Fictions Anthology, and he was twice a finalist for Somerville Poet Laureate. Ralph is a founding editor and the fiction editor for the online literary journal, Midway Journal. He is on the board of the New England Poetry Club and teaches writing and literature at Bentley University.