RR: Mistress Velvetina’s Variety Show

December 14, 2018
9:00 pm -

2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

December 07, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


RR: New York Writers Workshop

December 06, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


RR: Mistress Velvetina’s Variety Show

November 09, 2018
9:00 pm -

2 drink minimum.

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RR: F Bomb Reading Series

November 02, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


RR: New York Writers Workshop

November 01, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


RR: Mistress Velvetina’s Variety Show

October 12, 2018
9:00 pm -

2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


RR: New York Writers Workshop

October 04, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


RR: Mistress Velvetina’s Variety Show

September 14, 2018
9:00 pm -

2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

September 07, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


RR: New York Writers Workshop

September 06, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


RR: Mistress Velvetina’s Variety Show

August 10, 2018
9:00 pm -

2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

August 03, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


RR: New York Writers Workshop

August 02, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


RR: Mistress Velvetina’s Variety Show

July 13, 2018
9:00 pm -

2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

July 06, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


RR: New York Writers Workshop

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


KGB: Trumpet Fiction

June 16, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: TNS After Hours

June 15, 2018
6:30 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


KGB: Writers Hotel

June 09, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Mistress Velvetina’s Variety Show

June 08, 2018
9:00 pm -

2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


KGB: Writers Hotel

June 08, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Buck and a Quarter Quartet

June 07, 2018
9:00 pm -

No cover.  1 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


RR: New York Writers Workshop

June 07, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

June 01, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


KGB: Paragraph

May 18, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: TNS After Hours

May 18, 2018
6:30 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


KGB: Trumpet Fiction

May 12, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Mistress Velvetina’s Variety Show

May 11, 2018
9:00 pm -

2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


RR: Buck and a Quarter Quartet

May 10, 2018
9:00 pm -

No cover.  1 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

May 04, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


KGB: Hofstra MFA reading

May 04, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: New York Writers Workshop

May 03, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


KGB: Paragraph

April 27, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Spuyten Duyvil book party

April 25, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Reiterations by Jill Darling

Jill Darling has two poetry collections: Solve For (BlazeVOX, ebooks) and begin with may: a series of moments (Finishing Line Press), and a forthcoming collaborative chapbook with Laura Wetherington and Hannah Ensor, at the intersection of 3 (Dancing Girl Press). Her manuscript, A Geography of Syntax was recently chosen as a finalist for the Omnidawn Poetry Prize, and she’s had poems and creative essays published in journals including /NOR, Aufgabe, 580 Split, Quarter After Eight, Upstairs at Duroc, Phoebe, Split Lip, Horse Less Review,and forthcoming in Denver Quarterly. She also has an MFA in Creative Writing, and a Ph.D. in Twentieth Century American Literature and Culture, and currently teaches at Eastern Michigan University and The University of Michigan-Dearborn.

and

Ice Bar by Petra Kuppers

Petra Kuppers is a disability culture activist, a community performance artist, and a Professor at the University of Michigan. She directs the Olimpias, an international disability culture performance collective. She lives in Ann Arbor with her partner and collaborator Stephanie Heit.


KGB: Night Time Logic - New Voices in Weird Fiction

April 24, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Danielle Lazarin

April 22, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

The KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction showcases the finest in contemporary fiction from new and emerging writers.


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

April 20, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: TNS After Hours

April 20, 2018
6:30 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


KGB: Raking the Dust

April 17, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Joyland Magazine: LA vs NYC Edition

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

Joyland Magazine presents: LA vs NYC
Readings by Lisa Locascio, David Burr Gerrard, Kirsten Kearse, Michelle Lyn King. Hosted by Emily Schultz

There is probably no more entrenched cultural rivalry between cities than the one between Los Angeles and New York City. But beyond the shallow cliches—that New York invents to feel better about living in squalor—there is one thing that Joyland has known for years: no one from LA knows how to answer an email. The fact is both cities produce some of the best writing in North America so let’s celebrate what unites us: that we can’t afford either place.

Longtime Los Angeles resident LISA LOCASCIO is the author of the forthcoming novel, Open Me (Grove Press). She is Visiting Assistant Professor at Wesleyan University and the co-publisher of Joyland. http://www.lisalocascio.com/

New York native KIRSTEN KEARSE lives in Los Angeles and is a filmmaker, playwright, and TV writer, most recently at Blunt Talk starring Patrick Stewart. Her play, A Void, starring Veep’s Mary Holland, debuted last summer. http://www.kirstenkearse.com/

DAVID BURR GERRARD is the author of the novels The Epiphany Machine (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2017) and Short Century (Rare Bird, 2014). He teaches creative writing at The New School, the 92nd Street Y, and Catapult. He lives in Queens, NY with his wife. http://www.davidburrgerrard.com/

MICHELLE LYN KING is the Managing Editor at Joyland, and has formerly worked at the Bennington Review and Catapult. Her essays and stories have appeared in Brooklyn Magazine, Hobart, The Rumpus, and Shabby Doll House. http://www.michellelynking.com/

Host EMILY SCHULTZ is the co-founder of Joyland and the author of the novel The Blondes (St. Martin’s Press) and is currently developing it for series at AMC Networks’ Shudder.

http://joylandmagazine.com/

Questions: contact Fiction Director Suzanne Dottino suzannedottino@gmail.com

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

The KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction showcases the finest in contemporary fiction from new and emerging writers.


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

KGB: Trumpet Fiction

April 14, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Mistress Velvetina’s Variety Show

April 13, 2018
9:00 pm -

2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


RR: Buck and a Quarter Quartet

April 12, 2018
9:00 pm -

No cover.  1 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


Liam Callanan & Jane Delury

April 08, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Liam Callanan reads from his book: PARIS BY THE BOOK
Jane Delury reads from her book: THE BALCONY

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

The KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction showcases the finest in contemporary fiction from new and emerging writers.


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

RR: Jon Sheckler Trio

April 06, 2018
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

April 06, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


RR: New York Writers Workshop

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


Annual Comix and Graphic Novel Night

April 01, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

The KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction showcases the finest in contemporary fiction from new and emerging writers.


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

KGB: Rutgers-Newark reading

March 31, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Nick Semenykhin Trio

March 30, 2018
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


KGB: Paragraph

March 30, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB:  The Joan Didion Power Hour - The NYC Show

March 29, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Get bi-coastal in this 50th anniversary celebration of Didion’s seminal essays on place, “Slouching Towards Bethlehem” and “Goodbye to All That” with comedic tales by culture-cruising authors from New York and San Francisco.

Andy Bragen’s plays and translations include This is My Office (The Play Company), Vengeance Can Wait (Performance Space 122), and Don’t You F**king Say a Word (59e59). He has an MFA from Brown University and is a member of New Dramatists. For more information: www.andybragen.com

Alex DiSclafani hails from Florida and now calls San Francisco home. In her day job, she works in tech, where she helps prevent real-world harm to children. On her long commutes she writes. Her favorite show is Golden Girls.

Nada Djordjevich is a writer and the founding editor of On the Page magazine. She taught writing at City College of San Francisco and attended Harvard, Berkeley, and the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. She has received awards and other recognition from Boulevard Magazine, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, BlueCat and American Zoetrope Screenplay Contests. During the Joan Didion Power Hour, she will tell a tale of a bad date, a sad divorce, and the magic of Tom Petty.

Crystal Finn is an actress and writer. She grew up in Northern California and now lives in New York City. Her New York acting credits include Villa (PlayCo), Kingdom Come (Roundabout), Pocatello, Antlia Pneumatica (Playwrights Horizons), 16 Words or Less, La Brea, Luther, Five Genocides (Clubbed Thumb), Summer Shorts (59E59), Bird in the Hand (Fulcrum). Regional Acting credits: Two River Theater, Cleveland Playhouse, Trinity Rep., George Street. TV/Film:16 Words or Less, The Tick (Amazon/sony). She performed her one woman show, Becoming Liv Ullmann, at the NY Fringe Festival and at Cleveland Playhouse New Ground Theater Festival, where it was named one of the top ten performances of the year in Cleveland. Her play The Faire, about a Northern California Renaissance Faire, was produced in New York with Fault Line Theater.

Kris Malone Grossman earned a BA in English from UC Berkeley and an MFA in writing from Sarah Lawrence College, and is currently at work on a PhD in Women’s Spirituality. Her work has been anthologized in Dirt is Good for You and The Maternal Is Political: Women Writers at the Intersection of Motherhood and Social Change, and she was recently sponsored by 100daysaction, a counter narrative to Trump’s first 100 days for The Big Flash Grab https://100daysaction.net/actions/thebiggrab_/ and for Talkin’ Down to Trump, https://100daysaction.net/actions/talking-down-to-trump/. She makes her home with her husband and three sons in Mill Valley, CA, where she is at work on a novel.

Kate Haug is a San Francisco based artist. Haug’s reading is the outcome of a recent San Francisco Arts Commission project on the Summer of Love, which lead to her obsession with Joan Didion’s essay “Slouching Towards Bethlehem.” Her piece, “Santa Cruz,” investigates California’s hedonism, privileged liberalism and aspirational conflicts, riffing on the state’s condition 50 years after the publication of Didion’s prescient essay. Recent exhibitions include the Museum of Capitalism, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson and Irving Street Projects. Her award-winning films have screened at New Directors/New Films, the London International Film Festival and other international venues.

Sean Mills teaches at Bard Early College in Queens and has also taught at Hofstra University and Knox College. He was a Copy Chief at Doubleday and a Senior Production Editor at Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He has been published in Growing Up Gay/Growing Up Lesbian: A Literary Anthology, and in several journals, most recently Hobart and the Emerging Writer’s Network. He is at work on a novel and a collection of essays.

Allison Muir is a unicorn; a San Franciscan-birthed writer, artist, and interior designer. During her varied career she has designed D.I.Y. projects for ReadyMade Magazine, coordinated postproduction for clients such as Industrial Light and Magic, Dreamworks and Pixar, and produced and written for Al Gore’s Current TV. Her recent fiction has appeared in The Murmur House and The Ginger Collect literary magazines. Her recent video installation “Talkin’ Down to Trump” was recently featured at the O’ Hanlon Center for the Arts in Mill Valley, California. She is currently working on a short story collection with artist Maggie Stirk as well as pursuing a post-graduate course at U.C. Berkeley in Interior Design. Her writing is primarily focused on California subculture. She likes restaurants with themes and gimmicks.


KGB: Two From FC2 - Readings by Jeffrey DeShell and Elisabeth Sheffield

March 27, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Elisabeth Sheffield is the author of three novels, all published by FC2: Helen Keller Really Lived (2014), Fort Da: A Report (2009), and Gone (2003). Additionally, her work has appeared in various venues such as Ploughshares, the Denver Quarterly, Pretext, 13th Moon, Gulf Coast and past and present issues of Gargoyle. A National Endowment of the Arts Award for Literature Fellow in 2012, Elisabeth Sheffield has also been awarded two Fulbrights, in Kiel, Germany (1999-2000), and in Belfast, Northern Ireland (2014), and a writing residency at the Hanse Institute for Advanced Study in Bremen, Germany (2016-2017).  Currently she is working on another novel and directing the creative writing program at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Jeffrey DeShell is the author of six novels, mostly recent Expectation (2013) and Arthouse (2011), and a critical book, The Peculiarity of Literature: An Allegorical Approach to Poe’s Fiction.  He has co-edited two collections of fiction by American women, Chick-Lit I: Postfeminist Fiction and Chick-Lit II: No Chick Vics (FC2), and was a Fulbright Teaching Fellow in Budapest. He has taught in Northern Cyprus, the American Midwest and the Milton Avery Graduate School for the Arts at Bard College.  He is currently a Professor of English at the University of Colorado at Boulder.


And Evening with Red Hen Press

March 25, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Red Hen Press presents Chloe Schwenke, Bryan Hurt, Jason Schneiderman, and Martha Davis for KGB’s Sunday Night Fiction!Red Hen Press Event at KGB: March 25
Reader information
Chloe Schwenke is an openly transgender Quaker woman whose life’s journey includes living in five countries and working on projects in more than forty, mostly in Africa and the Middle East. As a human rights and peacebuilding activist, an international development practitioner, an academic, one of the first three transgender appointees of the Obama Administration, and the parent of two children, she has committed her life to assisting marginalized groups in some of the world’s most challenging countries. In 2013, she received the National Center for Transgender Equality’s National Public Service Award. She lives in Olney, Maryland.

Bryan Hurt
is the author of EVERYONE WANTS TO BE AMBASSADOR TO FRANCE (Red Hen 2018), selected by Alissa Nutting as the winner of the 10th Annual Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction. He is the editor of WATCHLIST: 32 STORIES BY PERSONS OF INTEREST (OR Books/Catapult 2016) and Midwest editor for Joyland Magazine. His short stories and essays have been published in The American Reader, Guernica, Kenyon Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, Tin House, TriQuarterly, and many others. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and named finalist for the Calvino Prize and Horatio Nelson Prize in Fiction. He’s been awarded grants and fellowships from the Sewanee and Tin House Writers’ Conferences.  Bryan holds a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California. He lives in Columbus, Ohio and is an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Capital University.

Jason Schneiderman is the author of three books of poems, most recently Primary Source (Red Hen), and editor of the anthology Queer: A Reader for Writers (Oxford UP) . His poetry and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry, The Poetry Review, and The Penguin Book of the Sonnet. He is an Associate Professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College.

Martha Davis is a writer, editor, and teacher living in San Diego. Her short stories and essays have appeared in River Styx, Stone Canoe, The Gay & Lesbian Review, StoryQuarterly, CALYX, and elsewhere. She received her MFA in fiction from Columbia University. Parts of Scissors, Paper, Stone were written during residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program.

Questions Contact: Suzanne Dottino suzannedottino@gmail.com

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

The KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction showcases the finest in contemporary fiction from new and emerging writers.


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

RR: Nicole Zaray and the Deep Cats

March 23, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

March 23, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: After Tbilisi

March 18, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.
Poetry by Olena Jennings and Rachel Lallouz
with Slavick Ciganec, Oksana Rosenblum, and Inka Juslin

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


RR: TNS After Hours

March 16, 2018
6:30 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


Anne Yoder et. al

March 11, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

The KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction showcases the finest in contemporary fiction from new and emerging writers.


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

KGB: Trumpet Fiction

March 10, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Nick Semenykhin Trio

March 09, 2018
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


RR: Mistress Velvetina’s Variety Show

March 09, 2018
9:00 pm -

2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


RR: Buck and a Quarter Quartet

March 08, 2018
9:00 pm -

No cover.  1 drink minimum.


KGB: Three Jews and a Goy (In NYC)

March 06, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Alan Kaufman’s memoir, Jew Boy, recently reissued by Cornell University Press, has been called An American classic” by the San Francisco Chronicle and “frightening and deeply moving…a remarkable document’ by Publishers Weekly.  Hubert Selby. Jr wrote of it: “...an abundance of suspense, curiosity, wonder and awe.... I want to congratulate and thank Alan Kaufman for enriching my life...” A writer in residence at the 42nd Street New York Public Library, Kaufman’s other books include Drunken Angel, Matches, The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry and The Outlaw Bible of American Art.

Rebbie Ratner is a writer, visual artist and film director “Borderline”, Ratner’s feature documentary directorial debut premiered at the 2016 DOC NYC film festival.  She is presently at work on a multi-volume novelistic memoir about the life history of a single Woman in Manhatten whose biological clock is one minute before midnight.

Charles Geer Austin is the author of Cloverleaf, a poetry chapbook from PWP Press. His stories and poems have appeared in Poet Lore, MiPoesias, Boog City, Manhattanville Review, Potomac Review and others. He leads a creative writing workshop at New Alternatives for LGBT Homeless Youth. 

Khristina Narizhnaya, a reporter for the New York Post, teaches at Borough of Manhatten Community College. She is at work on a novel about a young Woman reporter covering bizarre stories for a metropolitan newspaper as she seeks love among equally bizarre dating prospects.


RR: Adam Frumkin Quartet

March 03, 2018
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

March 02, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

March 02, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: New York Writers Workshop

March 01, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


KGB: The Burning Circus Book Launch

February 27, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Eileen G’Sell received an MA from the University of Rochester and an MFA in creative writing from Washington University in St. Louis. Features Editor of pop culture at The Rumpus, her cultural criticism and poetry can be found in Salon, VICE, Boston Review, Hyperallergic, DIAGRAM, Conduit, Ninth Letter, and the Denver Quarterly, among other publications. Her chapbooks are available from Dancing Girl and BOAAT Press, and her first full length poetry collection, Life After Rugby, is available from Gold Wake Books early 2018. She currently teaches rhetoric and poetry at Washington University, and creative writing for the Prison Education Project at Missouri Eastern Correctional Center. She lives in St. Louis and New York.

Glenn Shaheen is the author of the poetry collections Energy Corridor (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016) and Predatory (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011), which won the 2010 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize, and was the runner up for the 2011 Norma Farber First Book Award. He is also the author of the flash fiction chapbook Unchecked Savagery (Ricochet Editions, 2013). His work has appeared in The New Republic, Ploughshares, Mizna, and elsewhere. His full length collection of flash fiction, Carnivalia, will be released by Gold Wake Press in February of 2018. He lives in Queens and teaches at Queensborough Community College.

Virginia Konchan is the author of a book of poetry, The End of Spectacle (Carnegie Mellon, 2018), a collection of short stories, Anatomical Gift (Noctuary Press, 2017), and two chapbooks, including That Tree is Mine (dancing girl press, 2017).  Her poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Boston Review, and elsewhere.  Co-founder of Matter, a journal of poetry and political commentary, and Associate Editor for Tupelo Quarterly, she lives in Montreal.


The Writers Studio

February 25, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Writers Studio Reading Series Presents
Fiction and Poetry Readings By:

Joel Hinman
Rachel Nevins
Christopher Shade
Anamyn Turowski
Iris Lee Stoler

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

The KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction showcases the finest in contemporary fiction from new and emerging writers.


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

RR: Torgtet

February 24, 2018
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


KGB: Rutgers-Newark reading

February 24, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Nick Semenykhin Trio

February 23, 2018
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


KGB: Paragraph

February 23, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Scott Adlerberg reading

February 20, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Scott Adlerberg lives in Brooklyn. He’s the author of Jack Waters, a historical revenge tale.  His earlier books include Jungle Horses and Graveyard Love, and each summer, he hosts the Word for Word Reel Talks film commentary series in Bryant Park in Manhattan.

Christopher Irvin is the author of Ragged; or, The Loveliest Lies of All. His debut collection, Safe Inside the Violence, was a finalist for the 2016 Anthony Award for Best Anthology or Collection. He lives in Boston, MA with his wife and two sons.


We Can’t Help It If We Are From Florida

February 18, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We Can’t Help It If We’re From Florida, an anthology of new stories and essays by current and former Floridians. Lauren Groff says of the book, “While no book could ever fully explain the mysteries of today’s Sunshine State, this smart chorus of varied and brilliant voices comes as close as any I’ve read,” and Karen Russell calls it “as weird and funny and beautiful and unnerving as you might expect from some of our state’s best writers.”
Readers include:
Sarah Gerard, Michael Seidlinger and, Jeff Parker

“As hot and wild and dangerous as our beloved (or is it bedeviled?) state, itself.” – Lauren Groff, author of Fates & Furies

“As weird and funny and beautiful and unnerving as you might expect from some of our state’s best writers.” – Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia!

“A heartfelt, complex counter to all those #FloridaMan jokes.” – Kirkus Reviews

“Vivid scenes in each piece provide both nostalgic and newly discovered images of Florida’s landscape and culture.” – Foreword Reviews

Florida is more than just fodder for hard-boiled crime novels and zany farces. This anthology of new stories and essays challenges a star-studded line up of current and former Floridians to write about the state through a literary lens, though not without the requisite weirdness. The Florida within this book contains: lightning, oil spills, road rage, a lizard tied to a balloon, swimmers, sleepwalkers, characters that love Florida, characters that hate Florida, and at least three sinkholes.

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

The KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction showcases the finest in contemporary fiction from new and emerging writers.


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

RR: Torgtet

February 16, 2018
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


KGB: Free Water #23

February 16, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: TNS After Hours

February 16, 2018
6:30 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


RR: Nick Semenykhin Trio

February 14, 2018
9:00 pm - 12:00 am

no cover, 2 drink minimum. for reservations email lori@kgbbar.com

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


RR: Gwendolyn Fitz

February 14, 2018
7:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


KGB:  Poetry of the Fight

February 13, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Adam Berlin is the author four novels, including Belmondo Style (St. Martin’s Press/winner of The Publishing Triangle’s Ferro-Grumley Award) and Both Members of the Club (Texas A&M University Consortium Press/winner of the Clay Reynolds Novella Prize), and the poetry collection The Standing Eight (FLP).  He teaches writing at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City and co-edits the litmag J Journal: New Writing on Justice.  For more, please visit adamberlin.com

George Guida is the author of eight books, including The Pope Stories and Other Tales of Troubled Times and four collections of poems--Pugilistic, The Sleeping Gulf, New York and Other Lovers, and Low Italian. His recent work appears in Aethlon, J Journal, the Maine Review, Mudfish, Poetry Daily, the Tishman Review, and Verse Daily. He teaches at New York City College of Technology, and co-edits 2 Bridges Review. He has loved boxing since the days of Ali’s rumble and thrilla.


PEN/Us& Them Translation

February 11, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PEN/Us & Them Translation

Translators include:

Anne Ishii Japanese
Madhu Kaza Spanish
Taije Silverman Italian

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

The KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction showcases the finest in contemporary fiction from new and emerging writers.


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

RR: Torgtet

February 10, 2018
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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KGB: Trumpet Fiction

February 10, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Now in its 19th season, Trumpet Fiction is a FREE, monthly reading series sponsored by litmag Ducts.org. This multi-genre evening, hosted by Ducts’ essays editor, Voichita Nachescu, will feature an array of performances by memoir, essay, and fiction writers, including Zaina Arafat, Lilly Dancyger, Tim Manley, and Nina St. Pierre! Here is more information about your readers:

ZAINA ARAFAT’s stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Granta, Virginia Quarterly Review, Iowa Review, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, VICE, and NPR, among others. She holds an M.F.A. from Iowa and an M.A. from Columbia. She grew up between D.C. and the Middle East and now lives in Brooklyn, where she is working on a novel and a collection.

LILLY DANCYGER is the Deputy Editor of Narratively, where she oversees the memoir section. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Playboy, and the revised edition of Without A Net: The Female Experience of Growing up Working Class from Seal Press, which was just published this week! She’s working on a memoir about her father’s art and addiction, from which she’ll be reading tonight.

TIM MANLEY is the co-creator and writer of the web series The Feels, which has been covered by Teen Vogue, BBC World Service, and Salon, among others. He is the writer and illustrator of Alice in Tumblr-land, and his true stories have been featured on The Moth Radio Hour and elsewhere. He is also the storytelling coach for the New York City DOE’s Showcase Schools program.

VOICHITA NACHESCU is a Romanian-American writer. Under the pen name Ileana Florian, her essays and short stories have appeared in The Atticus Review, The Rumpus, PANK, Mulberry Fork Review, and elsewhere. She is the essays editor of ducts.org and currently working on a memoir about growing up in socialist Romania.

NINA ST. PIERRE is a writer and editor with an MFA in creative nonfiction from Rutgers. Her writing has been published in GOOD, Flaunt, Bitch, Curve, and The Oregonian, among others. She’s currently working on a memoir about Northern California and her family’s relationship to fire. ninalary.com


RR: Mistress Velvetina’s Variety Show

February 09, 2018
9:00 pm -

2 drink minimum.

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KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

February 09, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Buck and a Quarter Quartet

February 08, 2018
9:00 pm -

No cover.  1 drink minimum.

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RR: Prelude to a Kiss

February 07, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

a pre-launch celebration

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This event is co-produced by BugHouse Media and , Singleling a storytelling podcast about the trials of single life.

We will mingle, mosey and matriculate on the state of dating affairs. We will meet storytellers, thinkers, makers and the CAST & TEAM behind Run for Your Life. 

We will have several special guests who help us celebrate dates that make you want to run for your life!

LIVE STORIES:
Carolyn Castiglia (Comedy Central, VH1)
Tamara Shepard (RFYL cast member)
Tarik Daniels
Nicholas Feitel (RFYL cast member)
Vanessa Valerio (founder of Singleling)

SNEAK PREVIEW of RUN FOR YOUR LIFE

LOVE PANEL
moderated by director Martha Williams with:
Mark Pagán (Other Men Need Help), 
Rachel Hills (The Sex Myth), Vana Koutsomitis (Date Play), 
Hunt Ethridge (Hunt for Advice)

NO COVER BUT KGB BAR DOES HAVE A TWO DRINK MINIMUM!

What is BugHouse Media?

Founded by writer, director, choreographer, performer Martha Williams, BugHouse Media makes video for love and money. Unlike a traditional production company, we don’t only execute someone else’s vision (although we can), we are also writers, thinkers, idea machines who generate original funny and/or provocative short form work for self and clients.

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KGB: HWA Women in Horror

February 06, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for free readings to spotlight the work of women in the horror field in celebration of Women in Horror Month. 

Why, you ask, is this necessary? Many people still assume that a horror story by a woman is, shall we say, less horrible. Come and hear what we can do! No charge, but please support the establishment and tip the bartender! Selection of juice and soda available as well.

Presented by Horror Writers Association NYC Chapter.

Lisa Mannetti’s debut novel, The Gentling Box, garnered a Bram Stoker Award and she has since been nominated five times for the prominent award in both the short and long fiction categories. Her story, “Everybody Wins,” was made into a short film and her novella, “Dissolution,” will soon be a feature-length film directed by Paul Leyden. Recent short stories include “Esmeralda’s Stocking” in Never Fear: Christmas Terrors; “Resurgam” in Zombies: More Recent Dead edited by Paula Guran; “The Hermit” in Never Fear: The Tarot; and “Arbeit Macht Frei” in Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories. Her most recently published longer work, The Box Jumper, a novella about Houdini, was not only nominated for a 2015 Bram Stoker Award and the prestigious Shirley Jackson Award, it won the “Novella of the Year” award from This is Horror in the UK. Forthcoming works include several other short stories, a dark novel about the dial-painter tragedy in the post-WWI era, Radium Girl, and another dark novel, Cultus. Lisa lives in New York in the 100-year-old house she originally grew up in with two wily (mostly black) twin cats named Harry and Theo Houdini. Visit her at http://www.lisamannetti.com or dare to enter her virtual haunted house at www.thechanceryhouse.com

Carol Gyzander (emcee) is both a founder and Editor-in-Chief at Writerpunk Press. This indie charity publishing house creates yearly anthologies of punk genre stories (cyberpunk, steampunk, dieselpunk and more) inspired by classic works such as Shakespeare and Edgar Allan Poe. Hideous Progeny is the upcoming volume based on horror classics. She’s published two cyberpunk novellas based upon Macbeth and Henry V, a clockpunk story inspired by Poe’s “The Raven,” and was positively disturbed to discover she likes writing horror stories. Find her at http://CarolGyzanderAuthor.com and https://twitter.com/CarolGyzander

April Grey’s short stories are collected in The Fairy Cake Bakeshop and in I’ll Love You Forever. She has edited the anthologies: Hell’s Bells: Wicked Tunes, Mad Musicians and Cursed Instruments; Hell’s Garden: Mad, Bad and Ghostly Gardeners; Hell’s Grannies: Kickass Tales of the Crone; and last year’s Hell’s Kitties and Other Beastly Beasts. The first two books of her Cernunnos Series are at Amazon.com. Please visit www.aprilgrey.blogspot and author.to/aprilgrey for her latest news and offerings.

Amy Grech has sold over 100 stories to various anthologies and magazines including: Apex Magazine, Beat to a Pulp: Hardboiled, Dead Harvest, Deadman’s Tome Campfire Tales Book Two, Detectives of the Fantastic, Volume II, Fright Mare, Needle Magazine, Real American Horror, Space & Time, Tales from The Lake Vol. 3, and many others. New Pulp Press published her book of noir stories, Rage and Redemption in Alphabet City. She is an Active Member of the Horror Writers Association and the International Thriller Writers who lives in Brooklyn. Visit her website: https://www.crimsonscreams.com/.  Follow Amy on Twitter: https://twitter.com/amy_grech.

Elizabeth Crowens won First Prize in the Goethe Awards for Turn-of-the-Century Historical Fiction for SILENT MERIDIAN. Also a finalist for the Cygnus, Paranormal, Ozma/Fantasy and Eric Hoffer Awards. She currently writes a column, The Poison Apple, for BlackGate.com and also writes in the suspense genre. Find her at http://www.elizabethcrowens.com/

Meghan Arcuri writes fiction and poetry. Her short stories can be found in various anthologies, including Chiral Mad, Chiral Mad 3, and Madhouse (all from Dark Regions Press). She also has a story in the forthcoming Borderlands 7 (Borderlands Press). She lives with her family in New York’s Hudson Valley. Please visit her at meghanarcuri.com, facebook.com/meg.arcuri, or on Twitter.


KGB: Monday Night Poetry

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

Series resumes.


Art Farm Nebraska

February 04, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Readers from Art Farm Nebraska!

Bonnie Chau is from Southern California and has an MFA in fiction and translation from Columbia University. Her writing has appeared in Flaunt, Drunken Boat, Cosmonauts Avenue, The Offing, Joyland, and other journals. A Kundiman fellow and former bookseller, she is currently assistant web editor at Poets & Writers in New York City. Her debut story collection, All Roads Lead to Blood, will be published by 2040 Books in 2018.

Franny Zhang Writes short fiction and her stories often draw on her experiences hiking 500 miles of the Appalachian Trail, assisting mentally ill and homeless populations, and providing humanitarian aid to migrants crossing the border in Arizona. She earned a BA in Psychobiology (Swarthmore) and an MFA in Fiction (Columbia). She currently lives in Boston and writes science summaries for a biotech department at MIT, and her work has appeared in Art Farm’s first anthology, The West 21st Review.

Liza St. James is a writer and translator based in Brooklyn, where she is the associate editor of NOON and editor-at-large for Transit Books. For the past two years, she’s been a teaching fellow at Columbia University, and this winter she’ll be teaching writing at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Her work has appeared in BOMB, Tunica, Gesture, Tin House, and elsewhere, and her fiction has been translated into Finnish.

Nell Schwed is a writer from Brooklyn, NY. She is currently an MFA candidate in Columbia University’s fiction program.

Pia Padukone
is a writer and a proud native of New York City. A graduate of Stuyvesant High School and the London School of Economics, Pia entered the professional writing world as a copywriter for advertising agencies. She continues to write copy as her day job. Her debut novel, Where Earth Meets Water, was published in 2014 by Mira Books; her second novel, The Faces of Strangers, was published by the same in 2016. Pia lives in New York City with her husband and two kids, and is working on her third novel.

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

The KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction showcases the finest in contemporary fiction from new and emerging writers.


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

RR: Chris Andersen Quartet

February 03, 2018
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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RR: Tal Finkel

February 02, 2018
10:30 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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RR: F Bomb Reading Series

February 02, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

Hosted by Paul Beckman
Nancy Ludmerer, Gessy Alvarez, Courtney Sender, Anne Weisgerber, Madeline Artenberg, Francine Witte, Alison McBain.

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RR: Green Fairy

February 01, 2018
9:30 pm -

Absinthe Tasting

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RR: New York Writers Workshop

February 01, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

Abdul Ali is the author of Trouble Sleeping, winner of 2014 New Issues Poetry Prize selected by poet Fanny Howe. He earned his M.F.A. in Creative Writing at American University. His poetry, essays, and interviews have appeared in Gargoyle, Gathering of Tribes, National Public Radio, The Washington Post magazine, New Contrast (South Africa), Academy of American Poets (poets.org), Poetry Foundation, Poet Lore and the anthology, Full Moon on K Street, among other publications. He has received grants, awards, and fellowships from The DC Commission of the Arts and Humanities, American University, College Language Association, and the Mt. Vernon Poetry Festival at George Washington University. He has taught writing at Towson University, Goucher College, Johns Hopkins University, and currently teaches at Howard University.

Olena Jennings is the author of the collection of poetry Songs from an Apartment (Underground Books, 2017).  Her translations of Ukrainian poetry appeared in the anthologies Words for War (Academic Studies Press, 2017) and White Chalk of Days (Academic Studies Press, 2017) as well as The Common, Poetry International, and Wolf.  Together with poet Lucas Hunt, she is a host of the new Poets of Queens reading series ( www.poetsofqueens.org ) Her fiction has been published in Joyland, Pioneertown, and Projecttile

Thaddeus Rutkowski is the author of five books of prose. Haywire won the Members’ Choice Award, given by the Asian American Writers Workshop. He teaches at Sarah Lawrence College, Medgar Evers College and the Writer’s Voice of the West Side YMCA. He received a fiction writing fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. He lives with his wife and daughter in Manhattan.

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KGB: Inpatient Presents Almost Zero - Readings and Recollections from Russia

January 31, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Amidst the international imbroglios and cyberpolitical forays, Russia looms large in the public imagination as a locus of intrigue and suspicion, a veritable shadow state roaming the fantasies of senators and their sycophants. Yet little light is shed on the cultural production emanating from America’s Other, the work of poets and writers neglected in favor of the bombast of generals and oligarchs. This is a reading dedicated to translations of work produced both in the Soviet era and now, with an emphasis on the outlandish and strange and remarkable.

Readers:

Mitch Anzuoni is an author, editor, and designer based in New York. He is a founding editor of Inpatient.

Shelby Wardlaw is an MFA candidate in fiction at Columbia University. She has an M.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a B.A. in Russian and English from Vassar College. She has taught writing for the past five years, but her favorite class to teach was a course on Soviet Dystopia and Sci-Fi. She is currently working on a novel set in her home state of Texas.

Matvei Yankelevich was born in Moscow and moved to the United States at age four. He is author of the novel in fragments Boris by the Sea (2009), the collection Alpha Donut: The Selected Shorter Works of Matvei Yankelevich (2012), and many chapbooks, including Writing in the Margin (2001) and the long poem The Present Work (2006). Yankelevich is highly regarded as a translator from Russian; his translations of Daniil Kharms were collected in Today I Wrote Nothing: The Selected Writings of Daniil Kharms (2007). Yankelevich is a cofounder and co-executive director of Ugly Duckling Presse, where he edits books, curates the Eastern European Poets Series, and edits the press’s magazine 6x6. He has taught courses in translation, publishing, and Russian literature at Columbia University, Colorado College, Hunter College, Wesleyan University, and Naropa’s Summer Writing Program. He is a member of the writing faculty at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College. Yankelevich lives in Brooklyn.