Men Undressed, Girls In Trouble

November 13, 2011
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Douglas Light reads from his collection: Girls In Trouble. His first novel, East Fifth Bliss, won the 2007 Benjamin Franklin Award for Fiction.  The screenplay, was made into a film starring Michael C. Hall, Peter Fonda, and Lucy Liu.  It hits theaters March 2012. Girls in Trouble, won the 2010 AWP Grace Paley Prize for short fiction.  Stories in the collection have appeared in Narrative, Guernica, failbetter, Alaska Quarterly Review, and in the 2003 O. Henry Prize Stories and 2003 Best American Nonrequired Reading anthologies.


Men Undressed: A collection of 28 Fiction Women Writers and the Male Sexual Experience.

Readers:
Rosebud Ben-Oni is a writer for New Perspectives Theater, which produced her play Quimera on the Storm in 2010, and has been the recipient of a Horace Goldsmith Grant, given so she could complete her first novel, which deals with her experiences as a Jew of mixed race. She has had upcoming and recent work in Pear Noir!, Camera Obscura, Slice Magazine, J Journal, Wreckage of Reason: An Anthology of Contemporary XXperimental Prose by Women Writers, Arts & Letters, Identity Envy—Wanting to be Who We Are Not, and The Texas Poetry Review. Recently produced plays include Don’t Call it Returning (Thespian Production, Joria Production Studios, 2010); Owless of Santa Clara (Snorks and Pins, Roy Arias Studios, 2010), Nikita (Shotgun Theater Festival, Gene Frankel Theatre and Thespian Productions, Producer’s Club, 2009); Nary a Bodega (Leah Ryan Benefit, Producer’s Club, 2009); The Amaranthine Thread (Leah Ryan Benefit, Producer’s Club, 2009 and Where Eagles Dare, 2010). She is currently finishing her first novel, The Imitation of Crying, and has recently joined Vida: Women in Literary Arts as a co-editor for “Her Kind” at www.vidaweb.org.

A.M. Homes is the author of the novels, This Book Will Save Your Life, Music For Torching, The End of Alice, In a Country of Mothers, and Jack, the short-story collections, Things You Should Know and The Safety of Objects, the travel memoir, Los Angeles: People, Places and The Castle on the Hill, the artist’s book Appendix A:, and the memoir, The Mistress’s Daughter.  Her work has been translated into twenty two languages and appears frequently in Art Forum, Harpers, Granta, McSweeney’s, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Zoetrope. She is a Contributing Editor to Vanity Fair, Bomb and Blind Spot.
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Tawni O’Dell is a New York Times bestselling author of four novels including Fragile Beasts, and Back Roads, which was an Oprah’s Book Club pick and a Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection. Back Roads is currently in development to be made into a film by Michael Ohoven, producer of the Academy-Award-winning, Capote.  O’Dell is also a contributor to several anthologies, including Becoming Myself: Reflections on Growing Up Female. Her work has been translated into ten languages and published in more than twenty countries.  She lives in Pennsylvania, and can be found online at www.tawniodell.com.

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Sunday Fiction Curator Suzanne Dottino contact: suzanne@kgbbar.com

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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