An 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.


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. Her novel, Scissors, Paper, Stone, will be available April 16th.

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.


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