KGB: Trumpet Fiction

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


KGB: Writers Hotel

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


KGB: Writers Hotel

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


KGB: Paragraph

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


KGB: Trumpet Fiction

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


KGB: Paragraph

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


KGB: Trumpet Fiction

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


KGB: Paragraph

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


KGB: Trumpet Fiction

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


KGB: Paragraph

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


KGB: Trumpet Fiction

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


KGB: Paragraph

January 26, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Trumpet Fiction

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


RR: Book Launch

December 18, 2017
7:00 pm -

Jessica Alexander
Michael Shou-Yung Shum
Jaclyn Watterson

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: MWA Reading

December 16, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: TNS After Hours

December 15, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Free Water #22

December 15, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Buck and a Quarter Quartet

December 14, 2017
9:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: True Story Nonfiction

December 12, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Trumpet Fiction

December 09, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

December 08, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Liars’ League

December 06, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

December 01, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Red Room Poetry

November 30, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Nicole Cooley & Kimiko Hahn reading

November 28, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Annual Thanksgiving Comix and Graphic Novel Night

November 26, 2017
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

November 18, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: TNS After Hours

November 17, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

November 17, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: True Story Nonfiction

November 14, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


What Have The Russians Ever Done For Us?

November 12, 2017
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

November 11, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Hofstra MFA reading

November 10, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Buck and a Quarter Quartet

November 09, 2017
9:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


Lynn Freed & Phillip Lopate

November 05, 2017
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,

RR: F Bomb Reading Series

November 03, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


Tales of Horror

October 29, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Hosted by Clay Chapman McCleod

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: MWA Reading

October 28, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Paragraph

October 27, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Joyland Presents…Montreal vs. New York

October 24, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Emily Schultz is the co-founder of Joyland Magazine. Schultz’s novel, The Blondes, released in the U.S. with St. Martin’s Press and Picador, in France with Editions Asphalte, and in Canada with Doubleday. It was named a Best Book of 2015 by NPR and Kirkus. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Slate, Evergreen Review, Elle, and Vice. She lives in Brooklyn.

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, she teaches at Marist College in upstate New York.

Lesley Trites is the author of A Three-Tiered Pastel Dream (Vehicule Press, 2017). Her work has appeared in carte blanche, Tupelo Quarterly, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and Maisonneuve. She lives in Montreal.

Nicholas Mancusi’s features, interviews, and criticism have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Washington Post, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, NPR, BOMB, and many other publications. He is finishing his first novel.

Deirdre Coyle is a goth living in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in Lit Hub, Hobart, Joyland, Electric Lit, and elsewhere. She lives on Twitter at @DeirdreKoala.


LedigHouse!

October 22, 2017
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 MFA reading

October 21, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: TNS After Hours

October 20, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

October 20, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Trumpet Fiction

October 14, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: FREE WATER #21

October 13, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Buck and a Quarter Quartet

October 12, 2017
9:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: True Story Nonfiction

October 10, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


John Haskell & Analise Chen

October 08, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

John Haskell is the author of the story collection I Am Not Jackson Pollock, and the novels American Purgatorio and Out of My Skin. His stories and essays have appeared on the radio, in anthologies, and in magazines. He has taught writing and literature at Columbia University, Cal Arts, and the Leipzig University. He is the recipient of a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and lives in Brooklyn. He reads from his book: The Complete Ballet: A Fictional Essay in Five Acts

Anelise Chen is the author of So Many Olympic Exertions (Kaya Press, Spring 2017), an experimental novel that blends elements of sportswriting, memoir and self help. She received her BA in English from UC Berkeley and her MFA in Fiction from NYU. Her essays, reviews, and profiles have appeared in the New York Times, Gawker, NPR, BOMB Magazine, New Republic, The Morning News, VICE, Village Voice and many other publications. A former fellow of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, she is now fiction editor of AAWW’s online publication The Margins. She teaches writing at Columbia University.

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: Four Way Books

October 06, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

October 06, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: One Dark Evening

October 04, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

John C. Foster’s novel Dead Men was published by Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing in 2015 and his second novel, Mister White, was published by Grey Matter Press in April of 2016. His debut collection of short stories, Baby Powder and Other Terrifying Substances, was published by Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing in January 2017. His short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies including Shock Totem, Dark Moon Digest and Dread – the Best of Grey Matter Press among others. He lives in Brooklyn with the actress Linda Jones. For more information, please visit www.johnfosterfiction.com.

J. Daniel Stone writes from NYC where he was born and raised. He is the author of the urban horror novels The Absence of Light and Blood Kiss, and the forthcoming collection of dark short stories Lovebites & Razorlines. He writes under a pseudonym to keep the wolves at bay.

Erik T. Johnson is a Written Backwards DARWA Voice Award-winner whose fiction appears in renowned places, such as Space & Time Magazine, Tales of the Unanticipated, Qualia Nous, and all three volumes of the award-winning Chiral Mad series.  His first book of short fiction, Yes Trespassing, was published this year by Written Backwards.  Visit Erik at www.eriktjohnson.net.  Stalk him on Twitter @YES_TRESPASSING.


Jean Hanff Korelitz & Jennifer Stein

October 01, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jean Hanff Korelitz is the author of the novels You Should Have Known, Admission, The White Rose, The Sabbathday River and A Jury of Her Peers. Her sixth novel, The Devil and Webster, will be published in March, 2017.
She has also written a novel for children, Interference Powder, and a collection of poetry, The Properties of Breath. From November 2016 – January 2017, her immersive adaptation (with Paul Muldoon) of James Joyce’s “The Dead”, THE DEAD, 1904, was produced by Dot Dot Productions, LLC, for the Irish Repertory Theatre at the American Irish Historical Society. For more on the production, see our website.
Born and raised in New York City and educated at Dartmouth College and Clare College, Cambridge, Korelitz lives in New York City with her husband, Irish poet Paul Muldoon, and their children. She is the founder of BOOKTHEWRITER, a New York City based service that connects authors and book groups.
“Korelitz’s new novel is a smart, semi-satire about the reign of identity politics on college campuses today…The Devil and Webster is wittily on target about, among other things, social class and privilege, silencing and old-school feminist ambivalence about power.” - Maureen Corrigan, NPR

J. Hope Stein is a secret poet who lives on an island made of plastic.
She once was a tetrapod.

Occasionally, I Remove Your Brain Through your Nose, by J. Hope Stein who is the author of the chapbooks Talking Doll (Dancing Girl Press), Mary (Hyacinth Girl Press) and Corner Office (H_ngm_n). Her poems are published or forthcoming in Lenny Letter, Verse, HTML Giant, Tarpaulin Sky, Everyday Genius, Ping-Pong, Talisman, and Poetry International. She is also the editor of poetrycrush.com and the author of the poetry/humor site eecattings.com. $15 includes tax and shipping.

“On the eve of what would be Sylvia Plath’s 85th birthday, we are sharing a stunning poem by J. Hope Stein, who perfectly captures Sylvia’s internal battle between life as mother, lover, and poet and the torture of being resigned to the status of great man’s wife, despite the passion they shared.” Lena Dunham

– Lena Dunhan

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

September 30, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Novaya Kozha

September 29, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Russian-language literary magazine Novaya Kozha (New Skin) presents its sixth print issue.
No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Paragraph

September 29, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Red Room Poetry

September 28, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: National Translation Month

September 27, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Spuyten Duyvil

September 26, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jorge Armenteros was born in Cuba, two years after the revolution of 1959. He and his family became political refugees in Madrid, before finally settling in Puerto Rico. He attended Harvard University where he minored in Spanish and Latin American Literature while completing his biomedical engineering degree. The Book of I, his first novel and a 2015 International Latino Book Award winner, was published by Jaded Ibis Press.

t thilleman is the author of Three Sea Monsters (Our History of Whose Image) in which journal entries and poetic sequences investigate the legacy of Pound’s redactions to Fenollosa’s original manuscript version of The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry; Onönyxa & Therseyn (opening for an extended work, Anatomical Sketches, of which Keystone Standstill is the eighth book); Snailhorn (fragments), a 360 poem cycle utilizing vedic transitions in celestial to allegorical articulation; and a novel Gowanus Canal, Hans Knudsen. His literary essay/memoir, Blasted Tower, was issued by Shakespeare & Co./Toad Suck in 2013. The Special Body, a second work of literary comment is available from Rain Mountain Press. Aura Lifetime (volume one), a selection of his poetry, just published by Rain Mntn Press. tt’s pastel drawings and readings are archived at conchwoman.com.

Rich Blevins writes the longpoem in the tradition of Pound, H.D, and Duncan. He followed George Butterick as the editor of the Charles Olson/Robert Creeley correspondence. He is an emeritus professor of the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.


Jennifer Belle et. al

September 24, 2017
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

September 22, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Four Way Books

September 19, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Karen Heuler, Nancy Hightower and Matthew Lansburgh

September 17, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Red Hen Press

September 16, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: TNS After Hours

September 15, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: At The Inkwell - CLASH Books

September 15, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

CLASH Books is proud to present this stellar lineup of authors reading from Tragedy Queens: Stories Inspired by Lana Del Rey and Sylvia Plath, This Book Ain’t Nuttin to F**k With: A Wu-Tang Tribute Anthology, The Anarchist Kosher Cookbook, A Confederacy of Hot Dogs, and Dark Moons Rising in a Starless Night. Join us for a night of exciting voices at the KGB Bar in NYC.

LOREN KLEINMAN has published four full-length poetry collections: Flamenco Sketches, The Dark Cave Between My Ribs, Breakable Things, and Stay with Me Awhile, and a memoir The Woman with a Million Hearts. Her nonfiction appeared in The New York Times, ROAR, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Woman’s Day, Seventeen, USA Today, Good Housekeeping, and The Huffington Post, while her poetry appeared in Drunken Boat, The Moth, Columbia Journal, Patterson Literary Review, and more.

CHRISTINE STODDARD is a Salvadoran-Scottish-American writer and artist who lives in Brooklyn. She is the founding editor of Quail Bell Magazine, an art and culture magazine. She is also the author of Naomi and the Reckoning (Black Magic Media), Jaguar in the Cotton Field (Another New Calligraphy), Hispanic & Latino Heritage in Virginia (The History Press), Ova (Dancing Girl Press), Chica/Mujer (Locofo Press), Lavinia Moves to New York (Underground Voices), Harlem Mestiza (Maverick Duck Press), and other titles. Her work has appeared in national magazines and anthologies by Candlewick Press, Civil Coping Mechanisms, ELJ Publications, and other publishers.

LISA MARIE BASILE is an editor, writer and poet living in NYC. She is the founding editor-in-chief of Luna Luna Magazine and the author of Apocryphal (Noctuary Press, 2014), as well as a few chapbooks: Andalucia (Poetry Society of New York), War/Lock (Hyacinth Girl Press), and Triste (Dancing Girl Press). Her book Nympholepsy (co-authored with poet Alyssa Morhardt-Goldstein), was a finalist in the 2017 Tarpaulin Sky Book Awards. Her poetry and other work can be or will be seen in PANK, Spork, The Atlas Review, Tarpaulin Sky, the Tin House, The Huffington Post, The Rumpus, Rogue Agent, Moonsick Magazine, Best American Poetry, Spoon River Poetry Review, PEN American Center and the Ampersand Review, among others.

PATRICIA GRISAFI, PhD, is a New York City-based freelance writer, teacher, and poet. Her work has appeared in Salon, Bitch, Bustle, Ravishly, The Rumpus, The Establishment, and elsewhere, and she is a contributing writer for Luna Luna Magazine. She is passionate about pitbull rescue, cursed objects, and designer sunglasses.

LEZA CANTORAL is a writer and editor from Mexico with a B.A. in Cultural History. She is the author of Cartoons in the Suicide Forest and the editor of the upcoming CLASH Books Anthology Tragedy Queens: Stories Inspired by Lana Del Rey and Sylvia Plath. She hosts a literary podcast where she talks to cool ass writers at getlitwithleza.podbean.com. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @lezacantoral

CHRISTOPH PAUL is the author of Horror Film Poems and Slasher Camp for Nerd Dorks. He is the editor of CLASH Books Anthologies including Walk Hand in Hand Into Extinction: Stories Inspired by True Detective and This Book Ain’t Nuttin to Fuck With: A Wu-Tang Tribute Anthology. He is co-publisher and editor of CLASH Media and CLASH Books. He plays in rock band Mandy De Sandra and The Deviants but still wishes he was a gangsta rapper. Twitter @ChristophPaul_

MAXWELL BAUMAN is a halfway-decent Jewish boy from the Bronx. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Door Is A Jarliterary magazine. His collection of Jewish humor stories, The Anarchist Kosher Cookbook is coming out later this year from CLASH Books. Follow him on Twitter at @maxwellbauman

MAME BOUGOUMA DIENE is a Franco –Senegalese American humanitarian living in Brooklyn, New York, and the US/Francophone spokesperson for the African Speculative Fiction Society (http://www.africansfs.com/), with a fondness for progressive metal, tattoos and policy analysis. You can find his work in Brittle Paper, Omenana, Galaxies Magazine (French), Edilivres (French), Fiyah! Magazine, Truancy Magazine and Strange Horizons, and in anthologies such as AfroSFv2 (Storytime), Myriad lands (Guardbridge Books), You Left Your Biscuit Behind (Fox Spirit Books), This Book Ain’t Nuttin to Fuck Wit (New English Press), and of course Clash Media. Follow him @mame_bougouma on twitter.


RR: Buck and a Quarter Quartet

September 14, 2017
9:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: At The Inkwell - Poetry & Prose

September 13, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PATRICIA HORVATH‘s stories and essays have been published widely in literary journals including The Massachusetts Review, New Ohio Review, The Los Angeles Review, and Confrontation. She is the recipient of Bellevue Literary Review’s Goldenberg Prize in Fiction and New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships in fiction and literary nonfiction. She teaches at Framingham State University in Massachusetts.

RICHARD HOFFMAN has published four volumes of poetry, Without Paradise; Gold Star Road, winner of the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize and the Sheila Motton Award from The New England Poetry Club; Emblem; and his new collection Noon until Night. His other books include the celebrated Half the House: a Memoir, published in a 20th Anniversary Edition in 2015, the 2014 memoir Love & Fury, and the story collection Interference and Other Stories. His work, both prose and verse, appears in such journals as Agni, Barrow Street, Consequence, Harvard Review, Hudson Review, The Literary Review, The Manhattan Review, Poetry, Witness and elsewhere. A former Chair of PEN New England, he is Senior Writer in Residence at Emerson College in Boston.

PATRICIA SPEARS JONES is a Brooklyn-based African American poet and author of A Lucent Fire: New and Selected Poems from White Pine Press and seven other collections and chapbooks who is the Jackson Poetry Prize winner for 2017 and a 2016 Pushcart Prize winner; a recipient of a Barbara Deming Fund award and the Foundation from Contemporary Arts as well as grants from the NEA and NYFA. Her work is included in major anthologies, most recently, Truth to Power: Writers Respond to the Rhetoric of Hate and Fear (Cutthroat, A Journal of the Arts); The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks (U. of Arkansas Press); BAX: Best American Experiment Writing, 2016 (Wesleyan U. Press) Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin (WW Norton) and Resisting Arrest: poems to stretch the sky (Jacar Press). Two plays commissioned by Mabou Mines, the famed experimental theater company were produced in New York City.  She is an emeritus fellow for the Black Earth Institute.  She has read and led workshops at The Fine Arts Work Center; Poets House, St. Mark’s Poetry Project, Naropa University, The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, The Poetry Center at SFSU and Kelley Writers House at UPenn. She is teaching at Adelphi University, Fall 2017. www.psjones.com.

LANA C. MARILYN is a self-published author, curator and literary artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She’s currently pursuing a degree in screenwriting and linguistics, and devotes her time between studies and projects to hosting community-based workshops and literary events. In her work, Lana focuses primarily on writing for and about women and explores femininity, love and displacement through her essays, zines, and experimental poems. In May 2016, she published a collection of memoirs and poetry titled, “Wet Sand in an Hourglass: a self portrait in words.”


KGB: True Story Nonfiction

September 12, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: The One You Get Book Launch

September 12, 2017
7:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


Chap Books, Chat Book

September 10, 2017
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,

RR: Bjorn Ingelstam and the Dirty Foreigners

September 09, 2017
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

With a very special guest!
No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Jack Thompson

September 08, 2017
10:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Green Fairy

September 07, 2017
9:30 pm -

http://greenfairysept2017.bpt.me/

Join us as we celebrate our monthly showcase of absinthe tasting and entertainment, featuring a new brand of absinthe and a variety of risqué and bawdy performances each month, along with an introduction on what makes absinthe so unique and mysterious.

Mr. Kellfire Bray will guide you through the complexities of absinthe’s history and rituals.

We’ll have out special guest, Varla Velour!

Live piano with Chris Johnson! Ms Zelma will be tending the absinthe pours, Holly Honeypot will be tending door, and Mr. Nelson Lugo spin hot tunes during the breaks!


KGB: Liars’ League

September 06, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

September 01, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Closed for a Private Event

August 26, 2017
11:00 pm - 2:00 am


RR: Stuart Anello’s Jazz Project

August 25, 2017
11:30 pm - 2:30 am

featuring Rachel Guest.
No cover. 2 drink minimum.


RR: Bon Bon Burlesque

August 25, 2017
9:00 pm -

$15 cash cover, 2 drink minimum.


KGB: Instar Reading

August 24, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

INSTAR BOOKS is celebrating its approximate third anniversary in business with an ALL-INSTAR reading at KGB Bar! Our NYC-based authors, both past and present, will be in attendance and reading/performing from recent work. (Including possible mystery readers.)

Catch up on what your old faves are doing! Encounter new faves! Purchase books and zines that they have created, as well as all current (and perhaps impending) Instar print titles! Come early to enjoy some component of a meager free home-cooked meal!

The company will care for you! Always! Celebrate with us on August 24!

Confirmed readers include:

TODD ANDERSON is a digital poet and web artist. He is the author of Hotwriting (Instar, 2016), a collection of playable digital poems that he performs live on a projector with a wireless USB keyboard he wears around his neck. He is the host and curator of WordHack, New York’s premiere monthly language+technology talk series, and is an organizer in several NYC-based digital arts collectives including Babycastles (independent video game gallery), the School for Poetic Computation (alternative tech education), and the Illuminator (guerrilla projection). He is a recent graduate of the Digital Language Arts MFA program at Brown University.

SIMON JACOBS is the author of the forthcoming collection Masterworks (from Instar Books in 2018) and of the forthcoming novel Palaces (from Two Dollar Radio in 2018). He is also the author of Saturn, a collection of David Bowie stories.

MIRACLE JONES is from Texas. He is a very private person.

ALLISON PARRISH is a computer programmer, poet and game designer. Named “Best Maker of Poetry Bots” by the Village Voice in 2016, her computer-generated poetry has recently been published in Ninth Letter and Vetch. She is the author of @Everyword: The Book (Instar, 2015), which collects the output of her popular long-term automated writing project that tweeted every word in the English language. Allison is a professor at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program and lives in Brooklyn.

JONATHAN REISS is a contributor to many outlets, including The Source, Complex, Spin, Interview, Tablet, and Volume 1 Brooklyn. In his spare time, he rescues dogs from rich people. His debut novel Getting Off was released in July 2017..

JEANNE THORNTON is the author of The Dream of Doctor Bantam (OR Books, 2012, a Lambda Literary Award finalist) and The Black Emerald (Instar, 2014), as well as the creator of the comics Bad Mother and The Man Who Hates Fun. Her fiction has appeared in WIRED, Evergreen Review, WSQ, Prick of the Spindle, and other places. She is one of the publishers of Instar Books, with Miracle Jones.


RR: Torge Goderstad Trio

August 19, 2017
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Stuart Anello’s Jazz Project

August 18, 2017
10:00 pm - 1:00 am

featuring Rachel Guest.
No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: FREE WATER #20

August 18, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: TNS After Hours

August 18, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: The Ukulele Cabaret

August 17, 2017
7:30 pm -

Please welcome our friends Sibylline and Manu and from Paris for a special edition of the Ukulele Cabaret.

Pete Sturman
Claudia Goddard
Katie Down
Gemma Gracewood
Angus Loten
Andru Cann
Dan Rendich
Sonic Uke
Patsy Monteleone
Les Chauds Lapins
Sibylline and Manu from Paris
J Walter Hawkes
Lloyd United
War Ponies
Jamie Scandal


KGB: Drunken Careening Writers

August 17, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Andrea Alton is a New York based actor and award-winning playwright. In 2015, she won The Doric Wilson Independent Playwright award. As a playwright, her work has been featured across the country and internationally with notable performances in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Florida, and Dublin. Her solo shows The F*cking World According to Molly & Possum Creek premiered at FringeNYC and last year the comedy, A Microwaved Burrito Filled with E. coli (co-written with Allen Warnock) played to packed houses at the Huron Club at the SoHo Playhouse. Andrea is also a publicist for indie theatre. Recent and past clients include, Retro Productions, T. Schreiber Studio/Theatre, TerraNOVA Collective, Emerging Artists Theatre, TOSOS, Speak Up, Rise Up Festival, as well as numerous shows with the United Solo Festival, and FringeNYC. www.altonprandproduction.com

Guillermo Filice Castro is a poet and photographer. He’s the author of a chapbook, Agua, Fuego (Finishing Line Press, 2015) and a recipient of a 2013 Emerge-Surface-Be fellowship from the Poetry Project. Recent work has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, The Minetta Review, Hinchas de Poesia, among many others; as well as anthologies such as Rabbit Ears, Divining Divas, Flicker & Spark, and more. His translations of Olga Orozco, in collaboration with Ron Drummond, are featured in Guernica, Terra Incognita, U.S. Latino Review, and Visions. Some of his photographs have been featured in Hinchas de Poesia, Sunday Zine, and Canopic Jar. He lives in New York City.

Thaddeus Rutkowski is the author of the books Guess and Check, Violent Outbursts, Haywire, Tetched and Roughhouse. Haywire won the Members’ Choice Award, given by the Asian American Writers Workshop. His short works have appeared in The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, Fiction, Fiction International, and many other publications. He teaches literature at Medgar Evers College and fiction writing at the Writer’s Voice of the West Side YMCA. He received a fiction writing fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Drunken! Careening! Writers! is a reading series based on the proposition that all readings should be by: 1) Good Writers; 2) Who read their work well; 3) Something in it makes people laugh (nervous laughter counts.) Since 2004.


KGB: Fantastic Fiction

August 16, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fantastic Fiction at KGB reading series, hosts Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present:

Gregory Frost is the author of Shadowbridge, Lord Tophet, Fitcher’s Brides, and The Pure Cold Light and a whole mess of short stories of the fantastic. His collaboration with Michael Swanwick, “Lock Up Your Chickens and Daughters, H’ard and Andy Are Come to Town” won an Asimov’s Readers’ Award for 2015. That worked out so well that he and M. Swanwick are currently engaged in writing another collaboration. Greg is the Fiction Workshop Director at Swarthmore College, and with Jonathan Maberry founded the Philadelphia branch of The Liars Club, a collective of semi-deranged and often inebriated authors. Greg is working on a collaborative series with Jonathan Maberry based upon their novella “Rhymer,” published in the anthology Dark Duets.

Rajan Khanna is an author, blogger, reviewer, and narrator. His post-apocalyptic airship adventure series starting with Falling Sky and Rising Tide concluded in July 2017 with Raining Fire. His short fiction has appeared in Lightspeed Magazine, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and several anthologies. His articles and reviews have appeared Tor.com and LitReactor.com and his podcast narrations can be heard at Podcastle, Escape Pod, PseudoPod, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Lightspeed Magazine. Rajan lives in Brooklyn where he’s a member of the Altered Fluid writing group.


KGB: POETS REUNITED

August 15, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

MATTHEW DADDONA is an editor, poet, freelance journalist, and fiction writer. He has published work in Tin House, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Rumpus, Gigantic,
Outside Magazine, Slice, The Adirondack Review, The Southampton Review, Tuesday; An Art Project, Forklift, Ohio, and LitHub, among other places. We was a founding member of FLASHPOINT NYC, an improvisational performance group, and currently co-hosts the reading series “Kill Genre,” in which writers test their skills in alternative genres. He is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets prize.

MICHELLE WHITTAKER is a poet and musician. Her full-length poetry collection, SURGE, was released by NYC press, great weather for MEDIA, in July 2017. Her poems have been published in the New Yorker, The Southampton Review, Narrative, Vinyl, Transitions Magazine, Long Island Quarterly and other publications. She was awarded a Jody Donohue Poetry Prize, Cave Canem Fellowship and Pushcart Special Mention. She is an Assistant Professor in the Program of Writing and Rhetoric at Stony Brook University. 

LUCAS HUNT is a celebrated American poet and the president of HUNT Auctioneers, who was born and raised in rural Iowa. His work has been published in The New York Times, and received The John Steinbeck Award for Poetry. He is the author of IOWA, Light on the Concrete, and Lives. Lucas has helped raise millions of dollars and awareness for non-profit organizations. He graduated from World Wide College of Auctioneering, holds the coveted Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) designation, and is an outstanding member of the National Auctioneer’s Association. 


KGB: private party

August 14, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


RR: Bjorn Ingelstam and the Dirty Foreigners

August 12, 2017
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: MWA Reading

August 12, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sylvia Di Saverio started her professional career as a classical violinist and violist but the desire to write fiction was always in the back of her mind. Now she works in corporate coffee sales (Lavazza anyone?) and has completed writing her first mystery story. She lives in Astoria with her husband and her cat, Tiger, and they drink coffee while listening as she reads, outloud, her revisions.

Lokke Heiss currently practices medicine in New York City. He has a degree in film studies from the University of Southern California. His published work includes fiction and nonfiction in journals and newspapers including the New York Post, Cinefantastique, and the South Carolina Review. He is a Dracula scholar and has traveled to Romania to investigate the sources behind the vampire legends. Heiss recently completed a gothic medical thriller, Pronounced Dead, about a hospital in Los Angeles, where people don’t always come out the same as when they came in.

Patricia King/Annamaria Alfieri set her first three historical mysteries in South America.  Her debut garnered this praise from The Washington Post: “As both history and mystery City of Silver glitters.” Of the first of her Africa series, Strange Gods, placed in British East Africa in 1911, the Richmond Times-Dispatch said “the flair of Isak Dinesen and Beryl Markham, the cunning of Agatha Christie and Elspeth Huxley.” The Idol of Mombasa joined the series in 2016. The next The Blasphemers will launch in December.  Alfieri, along with Michael Stanley, edited the anthology Sunshine Noir.  Two of the stories have been shortlisted for the prestigious British award, the CWA Dagger. She is a past president of the New York Chapter of Mystery Writers of America and serves on the board of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.

Thomas Pluck has slung hash, worked on the docks, trained in martial arts in Japan, and even swept the Guggenheim museum (but not as part of a clever heist). He hails from Nutley, New Jersey, home to criminal masterminds Martha Stewart and Richard Blake, but has so far evaded capture. He is the author of Bad Boy Boogie, his first Jay Desmarteaux crime thriller, and Blade of Dishonor, an action adventure which BookPeople called “the Raiders of the Lost Ark of pulp paperbacks.” Joyce Carol Oates calls him “a lovely kitty man.”

Sterling Savage is new to writing fiction, and this is his first reading. His day job is working as an emergency physician and instructor at Yale’s Bridgeport Hospital. He has led a strange life. A former military officer, he has been a SWAT team officer, an Operational Space Flight Surgeon for NASA, and is a certified Master Scuba Diver. When not writing, he enjoys being taken for walks in the Connecticut countryside by his rescue Great Dane, Sally.

Rich Zahradnik is the award-winning author of the critically acclaimed Coleridge Taylor Mystery series (Lights Out Summer, A Black Sail, Drop Dead Punk, Last Words).
The first three books have been shortlisted or won awards in the three major competitions for novels from independent presses. Zahradnik was a journalist for 25 -plus years, working as a reporter and editor in all major news media, including online, newspaper, broadcast, magazine and wire services. He held editorial positions at CNN, Bloomberg News, Fox Business Network, AOL and The Hollywood Reporter . Zahradnik was born in Poughkeepsie, New York, in 1960 and received his B.A. in journalism and political science from George Washington University. He lives with his wife Sheri and son Patrick in Pelham, New York, where he writes fiction and teaches kids around the New York area how to write news stories and publish newspapers.


RR: Stuart Anello’s Jazz Project

August 11, 2017
10:00 pm - 1:00 am

featuring Rachel Guest.
No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Drunk on Words with Kathe Koja and Christopher Wild

August 07, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Kathe Koja is a novelist, playwright and director of performance events, based in Detroit. Her award-winning work spans multiple genres and her religion is having fun. CHRISTOPHER WILD, her novel of eternal badass Christopher Marlowe, has just been published by Roadswell Editions.


RR: James Delano and Friends

August 05, 2017
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Stuart Anello’s Jazz Project

August 04, 2017
10:00 pm - 1:00 am

featuring Rachel Guest.
No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: [event canceled]

August 04, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

August 04, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum. 
Katie Rainey, Julie Turley, Anne Weisgerber, Francis Witte, Jennifer Juneau


RR: Green Fairy Absinthe Tasting

August 03, 2017
9:30 pm -

RR: NY Writers Workshop

August 03, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.
Hosted by Tim McGillicuddy
Mimi Weisbond
Jack Eppler
Terri Campion
Judith Rabinor
K.C. Byrnes
Cynthia Ehrenkrantz
Phyllis Melhado
Teresa Krug


RR: Tale NYC’s Best Storytelling Series

August 02, 2017
9:00 pm -

$7 cover.  2 drink minimum.