Ledig House Authors Read

November 06, 2011
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

November 6, 2011

Erga Netz (Netherlands, Fiction) Erga was born in Israel, but now she’s a Dutch citizen, living and working in Amsterdam. Some 30 years ago, the Israeli publishing house Massada published her ‘how to’ book The art of Macramé. Since that time, while her literary dreams were hatching, she produced TV documentaries and short drama films, together with the director Izzy Abrahami. In the last couple of years she started directing documentary films for television and producing theater plays. At Ledig House she’s working on her first novel.

Catherine Marshall (South Africa, Fiction/Nonfiction) Catherine has worked as a broadcast, print and online journalist in her homeland, South Africa, and in Australia, where she has lived for the past decade. A columnist, travel writer and migrant, she has an abiding interest in cross-cultural interaction, global movement, refugee issues and dislocation—themes which will form the focal core of her first novel, on which she is currently working.

Theresa Coulter (US, Theater/Nonfiction) Theresa works as a freelance writer and illustrator in New York City. She has had the honor of writing scripts for both Tina Fey and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, only one of whom remarked, “This girl is funny.” She has been a fellow at Hedgebrook and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She is the author of the forthcoming memoir Something Pretty Inside and the picture book Frog Heaven.

Chika Unigwe (Nigeria/Belgium, Fiction) Chika was born and raised in Enugu, Nigeria. She is the author of On Black Sisters Street (available in the US from Random House.) She has published extensively in journals and anthologies and has won several literary awards. She has been a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow at the Bellagio Center, and a UNESCO-Aschberg fellow at the Civitella Ranieri Center. She lives and works in Turnhout, Belgium. 

Mads Mygind (Denmark, Poetry) Mads has published in several Scandinavian periodicals. Last year he published a pamphlet of poems, Tilbage er et sart pulver af oprør, and in February 2011 he debuted with the critically acclaimed collection of poems, Før vi har set os omkring. He has attended the University in his home tome of Aarhus for six years, studying Nordic Language and Literature, as well as Visual Culture. Mads arranges poetry readings, and in 2007 he founded a poetry festival “Verbale Pupiller” (“Verbal Pupils”). He teaches creative writing at schools, and is currently working on a new collection of poetry.

Toni Press-Coffman (US, Theater) Toni has written 20 plays, which have been produced throughout the country, and has had work developed at the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, the Sundance Institute, Midwest Professional Playwrights Laboratory, and Minneapolis’ Playwrights Center.  She has taught playwrights at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as youth of all ages through a Tucson Pima Arts Council Residency and the Borderlands Theater’s Coyote y Culebra Project. She is a founding member of Tucson’s Winding Road Theater Ensemble.

Fiction curator: Suzanne Dottino/contact: Suzanne@kgbbar.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,