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: 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.

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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.


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


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


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,

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


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.


Red Hen Press

March 25, 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

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
Music by Slavick Ciganec

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


KGB: Three Jews and a Goy (In NYC)

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


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

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


KGB: Rutgers-Newark reading

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


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

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: Free Water #23

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


RR: Nick Semenykhin Trio

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

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

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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 Translation

February 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

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


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

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


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

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: Inpatient Presents Almost Zero - Readings and Recollections from Russia

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


Ana Simo

January 28, 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

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


KGB: Paragraph

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


RR: The Sky is Yours Launch Party

January 25, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Sky Is Yours by Chandler Klang Smith

Come celebrate the publication of The Sky Is Yours, a novel set in the burned-out, futuristic city of Empire Island, where three young people navigate a crumbling metropolis constantly under threat from a pair of dragons that circle the skies. Books will be available for sale and signing by the author.

A graduate of Bennington College and the creative writing MFA program at Columbia University, Chandler Klang Smith has worked in book publishing, as a ghostwriter, and for the KGB Bar literary venue. She recently served as a juror for the 2016 Shirley Jackson Awards. She teaches and tutors in New York City.

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Peacock Journal

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


RR: Eilbert, Fasano, LaFemina, and Landau

January 23, 2018
7:00 pm -

Natalie Eilbert, Joseph Fasano, Gerry LaFemina, Deborah Landau

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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KGB: Nancy Huang reading

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


KGB: Live Mag! presents Maxine Chernoff & Sharon Mesmer

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

Maxine Chernoff is the author of 6 books of fiction and 16 books of poetry, most recently Camera (Subito) and Here (Counterpath).
Winner of a 2013 NEA Fellowship in Poetry and the 2009 PEN Translation Award, she has been a Northern California Book Award finalist on three occasions. She chaired the Creative Writing Department at SFSU, where she still is a professor and with Paul Hoover edited the poetry journals OINK! and New American Writing. In 2016 she was a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome.

Sharon Mesmer is a writer of poetry, fiction and essays. Her newest poetry collection, Greetings From My Girlie Leisure Place (Bloof Books, 2015), was voted “Best of 2015” by Entropy. Previous poetry collections are Annoying Diabetic Bitch (Combo Books, 2008), The Virgin Formica (Hanging Loose Press, 2008), Vertigo Seeks Affinities (chapbook, Belladonna Books, 2007), Half Angel, Half Lunch (Hard Press, 1998) and Crossing Second Avenue (chapbook, ABJ Press, Tokyo, 1997). Four of her poems appear in Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology (second edition, 2013). Other anthology appearances include Brooklyn Poets Anthology (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2017), Poems for the Nation: Edited by Allen Ginsberg (Seven Stories Press, 2000) and The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (Thunder’s Mouth Press, 1999). She is co-editor of Flarf: An Anthology of Flarf, just published by Edge Books. Her fiction collections are Ma Vie à Yonago (Hachette Littératures, Paris, in French translation, 2005), In Ordinary Time (Hanging Loose Press, 2005) and The Empty Quarter (Hanging Loose Press, 2000). An excerpt of her story “Revenge” appears in I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing By Women (Les Figues, 2012). Her awards include a Fulbright Specialist grant (2011), a Jerome Foundation/SASE award (as mentor to poet Elisabeth Workman, 2009) and two New York Foundation for the Arts fellowships (2007 and 1999). Her essays, reviews and interviews have appeared in the New York Times, Paris Review, American Poetry Review, and the Brooklyn Rail, among other places. She teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs of New York University and The New School, and lives in Brooklyn.


Priscilla Becker & Brian Gresko

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

Brian Gresko is the editor of When I First Held You: 22 Critically Acclaimed Writers Talk About the Triumphs, Challenges, and Transformative Experience of Fatherhood. He writes fiction, essays, reviews, and the occasional poem. Brian co-hosts Pete’s Reading Series in Brooklyn, and teaches creative nonfiction for Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop.


Priscilla Becker’s
fiction, non-fiction & poetry are published in journals and anthologies, ranging from Fence, Boston Review, Raritan, The Literary Review, to The Nation. She’s had 2 full collections of poetry published—the 1st won The Paris Review Book Prize. A book of essays is emerging, as are several “death” chapbooks. Chapbooks are cracked-books—some of their titles:  “death match” / “death certificate” / “death proposal” / “www.death.com” / “death tramp”

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

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


RR: Red Door Sessions

January 12, 2018
7:00 pm -

https://www.facebook.com/reddoorsessions/

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

THE HAPPY FITS
National fencing champion Ross Monteith and orchestra nerd Calvin Langman didn’t exactly get along in high school. However, a chance conversation in 2014 about the success of Youtube cover bands brought the two together to pave a road to quick fortune. Their mix of rocking guitars and electric cello created a unique dynamic, blending their love of rock artists like The Black Keys and folk bands like The Violent Femmes. The resulting music produced a youthful and chaotic frenzy of catchy melodies and raw instrumentals. When the band recruited professional gamer Luke Davis to join the band on drums, The Happy Fits were born. The band’s first single “While You Fade Away” from their debut EP “Awfully Apeelin’” reached #5 on Spotify’s Top 50 Viral USA Chart the first week of its release.

JABLONSKY
Reni Lane Jablonsky’s eponymously named band is the latest incarnation in a career that includes fronting retro-pop duo Fever High with Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne, Ivy) and Anna Nordeen and playing bass in Brooklyn garage-pop trio, Shining Mirrors. At her core, Reni is a compelling performer (her multi-instrumental skills have supported the likes of Duncan Sheik and Joseph Arthur) and a formidable songwriter who has collaborated with seasoned pros like Howie Day and Linda Perry (Adele, Alicia Keys, Courtney Love). But what most people remember about Reni is her unique, haunting voice. At 19, while attending Columbia University’s creative writing program, she was discovered by Perry who released her major label debut Ready on Universal Motown. The LP’s breakout track Place For Us was featured on VH1, The L Word, and KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic. In the years since Ready, Reni has continued to expand her creative arsenal. She’s recently opened for The XX, Grace Potter, and She & Him, and had various creative collaborations featured in Paste, NPR, Sundance Film Festival and SXSW Interactive.

MARCELLUS HALL AND THE HOSTAGES
Hailing from Minnesota, Marcellus Hall is the founding member of Railroad Jerk, an industrial grunge-folk band whose four LPs on Matador Records helped define the alternative music of the 1990’s. With trademark absurdist, yet poignant, lyrics, Hall went on to form White Hassle, a duo with guitar, harmonica, and drums that pre-dated the White Stripes and the Black Keys. Releasing albums on Orange Recordings (U.S.), Fargo Records (France) and Mazri (Japan) – as well as touring Europe – White Hassle incorporated a thereminist, a second guitarist and a DJ at its live shows before disbanding in 2006. Hall then embarked on a solo incarnation that enlisted the talents of Damon Smith on bass, Matt Martin on keyboard, and Jimmy Ansourian on drums. The quartet (aka Marcellus Hall & The Hostages) played shows in and around New York while recording songs for what would eventually become The First Line LP on Glacial Pace Recordings. Mike Shapiro replaced Jimmy Ansourian in 2010 and the band continues to write and record.

DJ WÏNTER
Underwhelmed by the creative effects of sustained LSD micro-dosing and semi-regular ayahuasca use, songwriter/musican Kid Bowery applied for and, last spring , gained admission into a somatic experiencing trial experiment sponsored by Denmark’s Ministry of Health and Social Affairs. The experiment, which lasted six months, is one he credits as having engendered his breakthrough theory of Contra Ishcemic omni-Consciousness (CIoC) and as his sonic CIoC-practicing alter-ego, DJ Wïnter. “No one gets bored on the fjord!” says Wïnter, in fond reference to the staff and participants of the Christiania-based study who enlisted his turntabling chops to help celebrate the trial’s conclusion through a series of “Midnattsol Dans-in” (or midnight sun dance-in’s), an event the Scandinavian press described as “an historic fortnight of sweaty transcendence.”

*Every Red Door Sessions show is a benefit. Every benefit supports the resistance though direct donation to organizations that fight for reproductive rights and freedoms, arts/legal support for undocumented youth, and an end to climate change denial.

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


RR: Nick Semenykhin Band

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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RR: Jack Thompson and Friends

January 05, 2018
10:00 pm -

$10 cover, 2 drink minimum
https://jtredroom.brownpapertickets.com/

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RR: F Bomb Reading Series

January 05, 2018
7:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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RR: Green Fairy Absinthe Tasting

January 04, 2018
9:30 pm -

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RR: New York Writers Workshop

January 04, 2018
7:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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RR: James Delano and Friends

December 31, 2017
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

Doors 9pm.

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

For reservations email lori@kgbbar.com

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


RR: The Jon Sheckler Trio

December 30, 2017
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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


RR: Red Room Jazz and Jam Session

December 29, 2017
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

Hattie Simon, Ian Levy, Anthony Pearlman, John Koozin, and Zebadiah Stern

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RR: Broken Time Machine

December 29, 2017
9:00 pm -

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RR: Cindy Latin

December 28, 2017
9:00 pm -

$5 at door donated to Cancer Research Institute.  2 drink minimum.

https://soundcloud.com/cindy-latin

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RR: A Holiday Duo

December 23, 2017
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

Ryan Slatko and Sofia Sarlat
No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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RR: James Delano and Friends

December 22, 2017
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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


RR: Town Street Criers

December 21, 2017
8:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

http://townstreetcriers.com/

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KGB: Drunken Careening Writers

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

Sacchi Green (www.sacchi-green.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/sacchi.green) is a Lambda Award-winning editor and writer whose work appears in scores of books, including nine editions of Best Lesbian Erotica, and she’s edited fourteen anthologies, most of them for Cleis Press. When she got her chance in 2016 to edit The Year’s Best Lesbian Erotica, she may have been the only person in the world who realized that it was the 20th anniversary of the series, begun by Tristan Taormino in 1996. That’s how the 2016 book became Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year 20th Anniversary Edition.  Now she’s presenting Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year Volume 2, and currently reading submissions for Volume 3.

Sarah Fonseca’s essays, criticism, filthy ideas, and their overlapping iterations have appeared in publications including Autostraddle, cléo: a journal of film and feminism, Math Magazine, Posture Magazine, and Sinister Wisdom. You can find more of her at sarahfonseca.com

Captain Dena Hankins (denahankins.net) writes aboard her boat, preferably in a quiet anchorage. Previously a sex educator, she writes erotica and romances spanning the queer alphabet. Her novels—Lysistrata Cove, Heart of the Liliko‘i, and Blue Water Dreams—are erotic romance with queer and trans leads. Her short stories are also queer, diverse, and intensely erotic.

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.


RR: TALE

December 20, 2017
9:30 pm -

$7.  2 drink minimum.

TALE is celebrating its 1-YEAR ANNIVERSARY at The Red Room!

We’ve been bringing you the finest in NYC storytelling – featuring performers with creds from SNL, NPR, Comedy Central, VICE, The Nation, and HBO…

No hokey gimmicks. No dumb themes – just the best in NYC’s pro-storytelling!

Here’s one hell of a fine lineup:

Gastor Almonte (Comedy Central)
Harmon Leon (Vice, This American Life)
Glen Heroy (20-year Macy’s Santa)
Trish Parry (Smut Slam)

Music: Tahlia Robinson

PLUS SPECIAL SURPRISE GUEST….

Tix:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tale-nycs-finest-storytelling-tickets-40912482336

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KGB: Fantastic Fiction

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

Fantastic Fiction at KGB reading series hosts Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present: N.K. Jemisin & Christopher Brown

N(ora). K. Jemisin is the author of the Broken Earth Trilogy, the Inheritance Trilogy, and the Dreamblood Duology. Her work has been nominated for the Nebula and World Fantasy Award; shortlisted for the Crawford, the Gemmell Morningstar, and the Tiptree; and she won a Locus Award for Best First Novel. In 2016, she became the first black person to win the Best Novel Hugo for The Fifth Season; she won again in 2017 for The Obelisk Gate.

Her short fiction has been published in Clarkesworld, Tor.com, WIRED, and Popular Science. She writes a New York Times book review column, Otherworldly, covering recent Science Fiction and Fantasy.

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Christopher Brown is the author of Tropic of Kansas, a novel published in 2017 by Harper Voyager that was recently nominated for the Compton Crook Award. He was a World Fantasy Award nominee for the anthology he co-edited, Three Messages and a Warning: Contemporary Mexican Short Stories of the Fantastic.  His next two novels, the beginning of a series of speculative legal thrillers set in the world of Tropic of Kansas, are slated for publication by Harper in summer 2019 and 2020. His short fiction has appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies. He lives in Austin, where he also practices technology law.


RR: Book Launch

December 20, 2017
7:00 pm -

Rayon Lennon, Caren Beilin, Jessica Alexander, Michael Shou-Yung Shum, and Jaclyn Watterson
No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Book Launch for Lonely Christopher’s Novel “There”

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

The Writer’s Collective of Kristiania presents its first novel publication: THERE by Lonely Christopher. Please join us at the KGB Bar this holiday season to celebrate our book release with performances by Lonely Christopher, Cammisa Buerhaus, Joseph Keckler, and Robert Fitterman.

kristiania.org

BOOK INFO:

THERE is an intertextual horror story about a disastrous marriage. Jack and Wendy live in a haunted house with their son. Their situation happens to echo a popular genre novel that was later adapted into a film. And yet anything familiar to the reader is bizarrely distorted. There is constant forward motion but no linearity, heart-stopping terror but no ghost. Jack and Wendy exist where time and place are broken and there may be no escape. Lonely Christopher’s first novel is an intellectually rigorous and emotionally riveting perversion of classic horror tropes that explores how people destroy each other. Behind every word is a nightmarish secret. Read it if you dare.

“A white marriage between Stein and Huysmans, THERE takes on love and art, violence and weather, the horror of syntax and the locked-in Overlook Hotel of the mind. Lonely Christopher’s sentences are like bony vertebrae behind which a slim lover hides a knife. But his true subject is the grim co-dependency of language and consciousness: what we do with words when we’re alone with them, and what they do to us.”
—Joyelle McSweeney, author of The Necropastoral: Poetry, Media, Occults

“Lonely thinks astutely about other texts and is not only clear but poetic in a way that is daring and rewarding. He cares about his topics and is also concerned about what ideas play off against each other as well as being impartial in their presentation so that the reader must be involved and committed to the outcome. I like this quality in any writer, but it is not all that common.”
—Samuel R. Delany, author of Dhalgren

BIO CITY:

Robert Fitterman is the author of 14 books of poetry including Nevermind (Wonder Books, 2016), Rob’s Word Shop (Ugly Duckling Press, forthcoming 2018), No Wait, Yep. Definitely Still Hate Myself (Ugly Duckling Press, 2014), Holocaust Museum (Counterpath, 2013, and Veer [London] 2012), now we are friends (Truck Books, 2010), Rob the Plagiarist (Roof Books, 2009), war, the musical (Subpress, 2006), and Metropolis—a long poem in 4 separate volumes. He has collaborated with several visual artists, including: Serkan Ozkaya, Nayland Blake, Fia Backström, Tim Davis and Klaus Killisch. He is the founding member of the artists and writers collective, Collective Task. He teaches writing and poetry at New York University and at the Bard College, Milton Avery School of Graduate Studies. www.robertfitterman.com

Joseph Keckler is an award winning performer and the author of Dragon at the Edge of a Flat World (Turtle Point Press, 2017).

Cammisa Buerhaus is a writer and performer based in NYC. Her film ‘Private Lives’ has been exhibited widely, most recently in an exhibition curated by Georgia Sagri in Athens, Greece. Recent performance work includes; a starring role in Richard Maxwell’s ‘The Evening’, Language for titre provisoire’s ‘Some Things In Common Perhaps’, and Cecilia Corrigan’s ‘Motherland’. In 2016, she presented work at the Whitney Museum of American Art and Metro Pictures. Other recent collaborations include the opera Justin Bieber Bathos Elegy with Felix Bernstein, and performance ensemble NYCDBOS with Kayla Guthrie and Martina Gordon. Her performances and other works have been reviewed in The Wire, Artforum, and Texte Zur Kunst.

Lonely Christopher is the author of the poetry collections Death & Disaster Series (Monk Books, 2014) and The Resignation (Roof Books, 2018). His short story collection The Mechanics of Homosexual Intercourse was a 2011 selection of Dennis Cooper’s Little House on the Bowery imprint of Akashic Books and his first novel, THERE, was published by The Writer’s Collective of Kristiania in 2017. His plays have been presented in Canada, China, and the United States. His film credits include several international shorts and the feature MOM, which he wrote and directed. He lives in Brooklyn.


KGB: Mad Hatters & March Hares Launch

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

Featuring:
Richard Bowes
Kris Dikeman
Matthew Kressel
Genevieve Valentine
Katherine Vaz
Ysabeau Wilce

About the Anthology
Master anthologist Ellen Datlow presents: Mad Hatters and March Hares: All-New Stories from the World of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland an all-original of weird tales inspired by the strangeness of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There.

Between the hallucinogenic, weird, imaginative wordplay and the brilliant mathematical puzzles and social satire, Alice has been read, enjoyed, and savored by every generation since its publication. Datlow asked eighteen of the most brilliant and acclaimed writers working today to dream up stories inspired by all the strange events and surreal characters found in Wonderland.

About the Editor
Ellen Datlow has been editing science fiction, fantasy, and horror short fiction for almost forty years. She currently acquires short fiction forTor.com. In addition, she has edited more than seventy-five science fiction, fantasy, and horror anthologies, including the series The Best Horror of the Year, Lovecraft’s Monsters, Fearful Symmetries, The Doll Collection, The Monstrous, Children of Lovecraft, and Black Feathers. Forthcoming are Echoes: The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories and The Devil and the Deep.

She’s won multiple World Fantasy Awards, Locus Awards, Hugo Awards, Stoker Awards, International Horror Guild Awards, Shirley Jackson Awards, and the 2012 Il Posto Nero Black Spot Award for Excellence as Best Foreign Editor. Datlow was named recipient of the 2007 Karl Edward Wagner Award, given at the British Fantasy Convention for “outstanding contribution to the genre” was honored with the Life Achievement Award given by the Horror Writers Association, in acknowledgment of superior achievement over an entire career, and the Life Achievement Award by the World Fantasy Convention.

She lives in New York and co-hosts the monthly Fantastic Fiction Reading Series at KGB Bar. More information can be found at www.datlow.com, on Facebook, and on twitter as @EllenDatlow. 


Christmas Crime Capers

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

This Week: Christmas Crime Capers Stories from The Usual Santas

Stories From bestselling and award-winning Soho Crime authors—contains laughs aplenty, hardboiled holiday noir, and heartwarming reminders of the spirit of the season from around the world

“Nothing says Christmas like a story from a guy named Goldberg.” —Tod Goldberg, New York Times bestselling co-author of The House of Secrets

Readers:
Ed Lin, a native New Yorker of Taiwanese and Chinese descent, is the first author to win three Asian American Literary Awards and is an all-around standup kinda guy. His books include Waylaid, and a trilogy set in New York’s Chinatown in the 70s: This Is a Bust, Snakes Can’t Run and One Red Bastard. Ghost Month, published by Soho Crime in July 2014, is a Taipei-based mystery, and Incensed, published October 2016, continues that series.

Henry Chang is a New Yorker, a native son of Chinatown and the Lower East Side. His poems have appeared in the seminal Yellow Pearl anthology, and in Gangs In New York’s Chinatown. He has written for Bridge Magazine, and his fiction has appeared in On A Bed Of Rice and in the NuyorAsian Anthology. His debut novel Chinatown Beat garnered high praise from the New York Times Book Review, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, among others. 
Henry Chang resides in the Chinatown area, and his ‘Chinatown Trilogy’ of CHINATOWN BEAT, YEAR OF THE DOG, RED JADE and DEATH MONEY are currently being developed for television and movies.
‘LUCKY’, is the fifth book in the series

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

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,

RR: Ruby Greenberg Quintet

December 16, 2017
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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KGB: MWA Reading

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

Author Tom Avitabile, is a Senior V.P. in advertising, a writer, director, and producer. His experiences in Washington with the House Committee on Science Space and Technology, enabled him to write accurate and convincing #1 Bestselling thrillers. His latest hardcover, Give Us This Day, became his 3rd number one bestseller.

Casey Barrett is a Canadian Olympian and the co‑founder and co‑CEO of Imagine Swimming, New York City’s largest learn‑to‑swim school. He has won three Emmy awards and one Peabody award for his work on NBC’s broadcasts of the Olympic Games in 2000, 2004, 2006, and 2008. Casey lives in Manhattan and the Catskill mountains of New York with his wife, daughter, and hound. He can be found online at caseybarrettbooks.com.

Andrew Kass is a pre-Bridge Staten Islander long engaged in literary work while founding and managing a legal technology company. Publishing credits to date include a short story, “Guatemala Avenue”, in the Winter 2004 edition of Glimmer Train, and another, “Teenage Werewolves”, listed for Honorable Mention in its March/April 2017 Fiction Open, as well as published essays, commentary, poetry and photography in Central Park, Z:Miscellaneous, Outerbridge, Glassworks, and the OpEd section of The New York Times, among others.  Andy was associate editor of Book/Mark: A Quarterly Review of Small Press Literature for about a year and a half from its inception.
Tonight’s reading is from a legal thriller, THE CASE RUNNER, currently under review at several agencies, with a second in the series in process as a finished draft.

Currently living in Philadelphia, Joan Kane Nichols is a lifelong New Yorker who’s also lived in Boston. She has published fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults, beginning with a middle-grade mystery, All But the Right Folks. Her YA biography Mary Shelley: Creator of Frankenstein is a NYPL Notable Book for Teens. As a writer of fiction for adults, she’s received several awards, among them a Barbara Deming Memorial Fund grant for a novel-in-progress and a short-story award at MWA-New England’s 2016 Crime Bake.

Amy M. Reade is the USA Today bestselling author of The Malice Series, consisting thus far of The House on Candlewick Lane, Highland Peril, and Murder in Thistlecross. She has also written a cozy mystery, The Worst Noel, and three standalone novels of gothic suspense: Secrets of Hallstead House, The Ghosts of Peppernell Manor, and House of the Hanging Jade.
Amy is a recovering attorney living in Southern New Jersey. She is active in community organizations and loves reading, cooking, and traveling when she’s not writing. She is currently working on a sequel to The Worst Noel and another mystery.

Cathi Stoler is the author of the Laurel & Helen New York Mystery series, including TELLING LIES, KEEPING SECRETS and THE HARD WAY, as well as the novella, NICK OF TIME. She recently completed a new Urban Thriller, BAR NONE and OUT OF TIME, and is working on a new suspense story. She is the winner of the 2015 Derringer for Best Short Story “The Kaluki Kings of Queens.” Her stories have been published in online and in several anthologies including the new SinC anthology, WHERE CRIME NEVER SLEEPS. Cathi is Co-Vice President of Sisters in Crime New York/Tri-State, and a member of Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. Please visit her at www.cathistoler.com.


RR: Torgtet

December 15, 2017
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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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


KGB: Behind the Book

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

Helen Benedict is a professor at Columbia University and the author of seven novels, including the just-published Wolf Season, and her previous novel, Sand Queen, a Publishers Weekly “Best Contemporary War Novel.” She writes frequently about justice, women, soldiers, and war.  Her coverage of sexual assault in the U.S. military inspired the Academy Award-nominated documentary The Invisible War, and her work instigated a landmark lawsuit against the Pentagon on behalf of victims of military sexual assault. Benedict has spoken at West Point, the U.S. Air Force Academy, Harvard University, TED Talks, and the United Nations, among others.  A recipient of both the Ida B. Wells Award for Bravery in Journalism and the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, Benedict is also the author of five works of nonfiction, including the book, The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women in Iraq, and a play, The Lonely Soldier Monologues.  She lives in New York.

“No one writes with more authority or cool-eyed compassion about the experience of women in war both on and off the battlefield than Helen Benedict. In Wolf Season, she shows us the complicated ways in which the lives of those who serve and those who don’t intertwine and how—regardless of whether you are a soldier, the family of a soldier, or a refugee—the war follows you and your children for generations. Wolf Season is more than a novel for our times; it should be required reading.”
– Elissa Schappell, author of Use Me and Blueprints for Building Better Girls

Hannah Tinti is a writer, editor, and teacher.  Her new novel, The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley, has been optioned by director Matt Reeves, producer Michael Costigan, & Endemol Shine.  Both a coming-of-age novel and a literary thriller, The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley explores the relationship between father and daughter after the mysterious death of his wife/her mother, what it means to be a hero, and the cost we pay to protect the people we love most.  Her short story collection, Animal Crackers, has sold in sixteen countries and was a runner-up for the PEN/Hemingway award.  Her best-selling novel, The Good Thief, is a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, recipient of the American Library Association’s Alex Award, winner of the The Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize, and winner of the Quality Paperback Book Club’s New Voices Award.  In 2002, she co-founded the award-winning magazine One Story, where she is now Executive Editor.  In 2009, she received the PEN/Nora Magid award for excellence in editing, and in 2014 One Story won the AWP Prize for Best Small Press.  In 2011, she joined the Public Radio program, Selected Shorts, as their Literary Commentator, interviewing authors and actors about the importance of literature and reading.  She co-founded the Sirenland Writers Conference in Italy with Dani Shapiro, Michael Maren, and Antonio & Carla Sersale.  She has taught writing at New York University’s Graduate Creative Writing Program, Columbia University’s MFA program, CUNY, and at the Museum of Natural History in New York City.

“This is a convincingly redemptive and celebratory novel: an affirmation of the way that heroism and human fallibility coexist, of how good parenting comes in unexpected packages, and of the way that we are marked by our encounters with each other and the luminous universe in which we dwell.”
– Publisher’s Weekly, starred review

Karen Shepard is a Chinese-American born and raised in New York City.  She is the author of four novels, An Empire of Women, The Bad Boy’s Wife, Don’t I Know You?, The Celestials, and a newly published collection of stories, Kiss Me Someone.  Her short fiction has been published in the Atlantic Monthly, Tin House, and Ploughshares, among others.  Her nonfiction has appeared in More, Self, USA Today, and the Boston Globe, among others.  She teaches writing and literature at Williams College in Williamstown, MA, where she lives with her husband, novelist Jim Shepard, and their three children.

“Faithlessness among women runs through Kiss Me Someone less like a theme than a cactus spine. Injuries may be offhand, deliberate, even set up in childhood like bad genes waiting to switch on. In her hands, all are thrilling and nuanced. . . . This complexity puts Shepard on a shelf with writers like Margaret Atwood . . . and Elena Ferrante.”
– Dylan Landis, The New York Times Book Review

Matthew Lansburgh’s collection of linked stories, Outside Is the Ocean, won the 2017 Iowa Short Fiction Award. His fiction has appeared in Glimmer Train, Ecotone, Electric Literature, StoryQuarterly, Guernica, Michigan Quarterly Review, Joyland, The Florida Review, and Columbia. Matthew holds an MFA in Fiction from NYU, where he received a Veterans Writing Fellowship. You can visit him online at www.matthewlansburgh.com.

“Not for the faint of heart, this collection is relentless and intense, but Lansburgh’s prose offers stunning moments of tenderness amid its stark depictions of loneliness. Arresting and pointed.”

─ Kirkus

Check out Behind the Book at www.behindthebook.org


KGB: At The Inkwell - Another Night Bazaar

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

At The Inkwell Presents: ANOTHER NIGHT BAZAAR. In this dark fantasy anthology, authors explore the concept of the Night Bazaar, a place where time and geography are fluid, and the magical intertwines with the everyday. Join us to hear from six of the authors - don’t miss this exotic, time-traveling pre-Christmas event.

Friends of Vera marks GREG FLETCHER’s fiction debut. He’s also the author of four essays, several plays, and the craft book Shorts and Briefs—a collection of short plays and brief principles of playwriting, published by Northampton House Press. For more details, visit www.gregoryfletcher.com

Anthology editor LENORE HART, who grew up in a haunted house in Florida, is the author of 8 novels (two optioned for film), and short stories, poems, plays, and articles. As Elisabeth Graves she writes the Dark Florida series. Her work’s been featured in Poets and Writers, on Voice of America radio, and PBS’s “Writer To Writer.” Find more at www.lenorehart.com, @LenoreHartAuthor on Facebook, or @Elfair on Twitter.

As an academic advisor at Penn State, CORINNE ALICE NULTON shares her love for language with reluctant freshman while jotting down her own words in the breaths left between. Her play “14 Symptoms” was featured in the Brick Theater’s Game Play Festival in 2014, and her 10-minute play “Flesh” was a finalist at the Kennedy Center in 2012. She’s also drama and poetry editor for A Door is a Jar Literary Magazine. http://www.lenorehart.com

One sprout from a Dutch family tree of pillars of society and artistic freebooters, MAU VANDUREN has lived and worked all over the world with best friend and wife Jackie, learning new cultures and experiences along the way. Mau wrote fiction in Kenya and Barbados, and a nonfiction history Many Heads and Many Hands was published in 2014. He’s currently at work on his 10-year project, The Binder, a trilogy.

APHRODITE ANAGNOST‘s debut novel, Memoir of a Death Angel, was an Amazon Best New Author semifinalist in 2014. Passover (co-author, Robert P. Arthur), won a 2016 Chanticleer Paranormal Book Award. Anagnost, AKA Frances Williams, is a country doctor, horse trainer, and equestrian book editor. Find her on Twitter @AphroditeAuthor, on Facebook, and at www.XenophonPress.com.

NAIA POYER, a book designer, painter, and graphic designer, lives in Boston and is working on an MA at Harvard. A queer agender writer, visual artist, and academic, Poyer hopes to contribute to better LGBTQIA representation in art, media, and scholarship. Visit them at www.Facebook.com/NaiadBookDesignor naia046.wixsite.com/naiaddesign.


KGB: Love, Lust, Loss, and Interpretations

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

Soojin Chang (Performance Artist, www.soojinchang.com)
David Behrens (Writer, Rich Sex Thin Friday)
Benedicte Lux (Poet, www.benedictelux.com)
Maya Luz (Designer, Writer, Artist, www.maya-luz.com)
Evie Scarlett Ward (Poet, www.eviescarlettward.com)


KGB: Monday Night Poetry - Lynn Melnick + Joanna Klink

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

Lynn Melnick is the author of Landscape with Sex and Violence (YesYes Books, 2017) and If I Should Say I Have Hope (YesYes Books, 2012), and the co-editor, with Brett Fletcher Lauer, of Please Excuse This Poem: 100 Poets for the Next Generation (Viking, 2015). Her poetry has appeared in APR, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, A Public Space, and elsewhere and she has written essays and book reviews for Boston Review, LA Review of Books, and Poetry Daily, among others. She teaches poetry at the 92Y and has mentored at Girls Write Now. She will be a fellow at the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers for the 2017-2018 academic year. She grew up in Los Angeles and currently lives in Brooklyn.

Joanna Klink is the author of They Are Sleeping (University of Georgia Press, 2000), Circadian (Penguin, 2007), Raptus (Penguin, 2010), and Excerpts from a Secret Prophecy (Penguin, 2015). Her poems have appeared in many anthologies, most recently Resistance, Rebellion, Life: 50 Poems Now and The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth Century Poetry. She has received awards and fellowships from The Rona Jaffe Foundation, The Bogliasco Foundation, Jeannette Haien Ballard, Civitella Ranieri, and The American Academy of Arts and Letters. She is the 2017-2018 recipient of the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship.


One Story Debut Writers

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

Join us for an evening of recent debut writers in One Story One Story
7 PM - Free!
Readers include:
Jonathan Durbin
https://www.one-story.com/index.php?page=stories&pubcode=os&story_id=191
Jonathan Durbin’s fiction has been published by One Story, Crazyhorse, New England Review, The Masters Review, Catapult, Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading and elsewhere. His non-fiction has appeared in The Village Voice, Esquire and Interview, among others. He has received fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and is a former fellow of the Writers’ Institute at the City University of New York. He is currently working on a novel and a collection of stories. He will be reading from his story “Wayne’s Birthday.”

Laura Spence-Ash
https://www.one-story.com/index.php?page=stories&pubcode=os&story_id=188
Laura Spence-Ash serves as Editor of CRAFT and Editor-at-Large for The Masters Review. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in One Story, New England Review, The Scofield, Literary Hub and elsewhere. Currently working on a collection of linked stories and a novel, Laura received her MFA in Fiction from Rutgers-Newark.

Maud Streep
https://www.one-story.com/index.php?page=stories&pubcode=os&story_id=234
Maud Streep is from Nyack, New York, and lives in Brooklyn. She is a 2017 NYC Emerging Writers Fellow at the Center for Fiction. Her writing has appeared in One Story and has been supported by scholarships and fellowships from the Lighthouse Works, VCCA, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and Djerassi. She holds an MFA from the University of Montana.

Questions, contact Fiction Curator: Suzanne Dottino@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: RESISTANCE

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

Rabbit Hole Productions presents
RESISTANCE

Rabbit Hole Productions brings you a quarterly benefit show to assist you with your socially aware angst. Every three months a rotating cast of empowered ecdysiasts will be taking the stage to display their own celebrations of, you guessed it, resistance! This month is extra special because it’s also Rabbit Hole Productions three year anniversary! Join us for this fantastic occasion of fun and fierce festivities benefitting RAINN. This isn’t a moment, it’s a movement, this is RESISTANCE!

Hosted by Bunny Buxom
and starring
Olive Juice
Monroe Lily
Lee VaLone
Striker Posie
Nyx Nocturne
Grace Gotham
Qualms Galore
and Jezebel Express

This month, we will be benefitting RAINN, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. Donations will be accepted online as well as at the show.

Resistance is not a one off, it’s a constant. Fight the power and stay nasty with Rabbit Hole Productions!

Tickets available and donations accepted at resistance1210.eventbrite.com

$15 Online Presale
$20 at the Door

www.RabbitHoleProductionsNYC.com
Instagram: @RabbitHoleProductions
Twitter: @RabbitHoleBurly
#RabbitHoleProductions

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RR: Buck and a Quarter Quartet

December 10, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

No cover.  1 drink minimum.

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RR: Closed for a private party

December 09, 2017
7:00 pm -

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KGB: Trumpet Fiction

December 09, 2017
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 evening will feature readings from 5 memoirists–including and hosted by Ducts‘ very own memoirs editor and author of Hello American Lady Creature: What I Learned as a Woman Living in Qatar, Lisa Kirchner. Here are your readers:

NANCY HIGHTOWER received a PhD in English/Creative Writing from the University of Denver, and has published sections of her memoir in progress about growing up in the evangelical south in Entropy, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Cleaver, and The Chaos, as well as articles about religion and politics on HuffPost. She is the author of Elementary Rising and The Acolyte, and teaches at Hunter College.

DORRI OLDS is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in book anthologies, newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, Marie Claire, Woman’s Day and The Forward. Her social media following includes over a million views on YouTube. As a full-time freelancer she divides her time between writing personal essays, pop culture articles, movie reviews and interviewing A-List celebrities. She is currently working on a book about misogyny and rape culture.

CHARLES SANCHEZ is an openly gay, openly HIV+ writer and performer. He is the creator of the award-winning HIV+ musical comedy web series, Merce, and a Contributing Editor for the comprehensive HIV website, TheBody.com. Charles would also like you to know that his hair is done by Justin at Hello Beautiful Salon in Brooklyn.

DEAN WRZESZCZ is an actor, writer, and editor whose op-eds have appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and New York Daily News. He also spends an inordinate amount of his life answering the question, “How do you pronounce that?”

LISA L. KIRCHNER is the author of the critically-acclaimed Hello American Lady Creature: What I Learned as a Woman in Qatar. Her work has appeared in book anthologies, as well as numerous magazines and newspapers. Once, she was simultaneously the dating columnist for an alternative newsweekly, bridal editor for a society rag and the religion reporter for a gay and lesbian paper. She’s currently the Memoirs editor for Ducts, which is bringing you this evening. More at www.LisaLKirchner.com


RR: Toftemark and Friends

December 08, 2017
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

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


RR: Green Fairy

December 07, 2017
9:30 pm -

doors 9:30pm, tasting 10pm

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. Delysia La Chatte II will entertain you with burlesque and Mr. Glenn Crytzer will sing!

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

Advance tickets sales available at https://greenfairydecember2017.bpt.me/

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KGB: Columbia Selects

December 07, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Our lineup this month:

Melody Nixon is a New Zealand-born writer living between NYC and the Bay Area. She is the interviews editor of Amherst College-based literary journal The Common, and a cofounder of Apogee Journal. Her work has been published in BOMB Magazine, Conjunctions, Cura Magazine, Electric Literature, Guernica, and The Literary Hub, among others. She is currently pursuing a PhD in the History of Consciousness at UCSC, and recently completed work on a postcolonial memoir titled Forms of Disquiet.

Lacy Warner has had several essays published in The Tin House/Open Bar, Guernica, The Columbia Journal, Narratively, and others. Roxane Gay published her essay, “Snaggle Tooth,” on The Butter. She has an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from Columbia University and an MA in Text and Performance from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and Kings College, London. Her current work is centered on the intersection between sex and art. Visit her at lacywarner.com

Aaron Allen’s recent fiction has been published at Tin House’s Open Bar and his manuscript New Myth recently won the Utah Original Writing Competition. In addition to his Columbia MFA, he holds an MA in literature from Brigham Young University.

What is Columbia Selects? The first Thursday of each month the Columbia MFA program hosts a reading series featuring Writing Program alumni. These fresh talents are finished with or near to finished with their first books, but do not yet have a book contract and/or an agent. In recent years, many of our featured writers have achieved critical and commercial success. This is your chance to glimpse who you’ll be reading in 2019!

Columbia Selects is curated by Bryan VanDyke and Emily Austin.


RR: NY Writers Workshop

December 07, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie is the author of Dear Continuum: Letters to a Poet Crafting Liberation (Grand Concourse Press) which Split This Rock named a Spectacular Book of 2015 and Karma’s Footsteps (Flipped Eye Publishing). She served as Poetry Editor of African Voices from 2013 to 2017. Her work has been published in numerous literary journals and anthologies including North American Review, WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly, Black Renaissance Noire, Crab Orchard Review, BOMB, Paris/Atlantic, Mom Egg, The Golden Shovel (The University of Arkansas Press), The BreakBeat Poets (Haymarket Books), and Listen Up! (One World Ballantine). Tallie was featured on The Missouri Review Soundbooth as the runner-up in their 2014 audio poetry contest. Her work is the subject of a short film “I Leave My Colors Everywhere.” She was awarded a 2010 Queens Council on the Arts grant for her research on herbalists of the African Diaspora. She has taught creative writing and English in Namibia, The Netherlands, The United Kingdom and across the United States. She also taught literature and composition at York College and Medgar Evers College in New York City. Long interested in combining poetry with music and images she has co-directed a number of cine poems and collaborated on a project called The Quiet Onez with Ahi Baraka. Tallie has also worked with photographer Dominique Sindayiganza on a project called “Strut Too” that deals with the body and self-acceptance.  Her first children’s book Layla’s Book of Happiness will be published this year by Enchanted Lion Books. Her book of poetry Strut will be published in 2018 by Agape Editions. Tallie earned an MFA from Mills College. 

Haleh Liza Gafori is a poet, vocalist, and translator.  She is inspired most by the mystical poetry of her Persian heritage, by the lush jungles of the Amazon where she once roamed, by Brooklyn, by the Hudson, by Dillard, Oliver, and Baldwin, and walks through forests. Haleh Liza has toured with past projects Haale and The Mast through the US and Europe playing venues such as the David Byrne-curated series at Carnegie Hall, the Bonnaroo Festival, UNC Chapel Hill, Celebrate Brooklyn the Mimi Fest, and the World Music Fest in Chicago. With longtime collaborator Matt Kilmer, she has shared the stage with such artists as Reggie Watts, Hugh Masekela, Salif Keita, Teebs, Odetta, and Blonde Redhead. Haleh is currently completing a series of poems and songs dedicated to the river she grew up on and is continuing her work on a translation project of Rumi poems. Her poems have been published by Columbia University Press and Rattapallax Press.  She has recited her poems and translations at various venues including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Fetzer Institute’s Gathering on Love and Forgiveness, Verses of Hope hosted by Brainpickings, and the Taos Poetry Festival.  She has led workshops in which she explores Rumi’s poetry and mystical themes that run through his work at Dartmouth University, University of Cincinnati, MCLA, and the Wanderlust festival. Haleh received her BS in Biology from Stanford U and her MFA from CCNY in Poetry, where she completed a thesis of original poems and translations of the Iranian poet Sohrab Sepehri. Haleh lives in Brooklyn.

Terence Degnan is a poet and spoken word artist. His work is published in various literary magazines including The Other Herald, The Front Weekly, and the OWS Poetry Anthology. His two spoken word albums, 2008′s BC & 2010’s Calling Shotgun were produced in Pittsburgh, PA, and Raleigh, NC, respectively. The Small Plot Beside the Ventriloquist’s Grave is Degnan’s first published collection of poetry. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.

Celebrated for her dynamic presence on stage and on the page, Queens, NYC native Audrey Dimola is a poet, performer, curator, connector, and lifelong artist. She is also Director of Public Programs at her beloved Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City. Audrey is the author of two poetry & prose collections, “Decisions We Make While We Dream” (2012) and “TRAVERSALS” (2014), and is creator of the Compass Project, a guerrilla poetry sticker initiative that has traveled across the globe spreading positivity. A crusader for culture in her hometown borough since her college years, Audrey has been widely recognized for her work in its artistic/literary communities by presenting a unique circuit of events and creative opportunities marked by a wondrous spirit of empowerment and exploration. She has been featured on NY1 TV, Queens Public TV, and in many local publications/media, has curated shows for LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, the Historic House Trust, and Queens Museum, and performed at venues around NYC including Queens Council on the Arts, Bowery Poetry Club, Brooklyn Museum, Flushing Town Hall, Dixon Place, and the NYC Poetry Festival. She can usually be found: writing on everything, riding her bike, climbing trees, pushing the edges of reality… And of course, stoking the flames. audreydimola.com

Jen Fitzgerald (host) is a poet, essayist, photographer, and a native New Yorker who received her MFA in Poetry at Lesley University and her BA in Writing at The College of Staten Island (CUNY). She is a community activist, organizer, and freelance writer/editor/content creator. She is the host of New Book in Poetry Podcast as part of the New Books Network, a member of New York Writers Workshop, and was a Break Loaf 2014 Conference participant. She teaches and has taught creative writing workshops she developed to mine personal narrative, interrogate synaptic leaps in our writing, and work in hybrid forms to nurture “voice,” for LitReactor, Split This Rock, New York Writers Workshop, and the New York Public Library. Her first collection of poetry, The Art of Work, was published by Noemi Press in September of 2016. Her essays, poetry, and photography have appeared in such outlets as PBS Newshour, Boston Review, Tin House, Salon, PEN Anthology, Colorado Review, Harriet: The Poetry Foundation Blog, among others. She’s returned to Shaolin after a two-and-a-half year stint in South County Anne Arundel, Maryland (Blue Crab and Old Bay All Day) and is at work on a few exciting projects and collaborations.

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KGB: Liars’ League

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


KGB: NYU-SPS

December 05, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dina Abdulhadi is a photographer, writer, and ex-scientist born and raised in Georgia. She currently lives in Brooklyn and works in environmental and climate change advocacy.

Maria Chercoles is a brand and innovation strategist. She was born in Argentina, raised in Cuba, and moved to the US in 2001 to pursue a degree in journalism. She also holds a master’s in design strategy. Her work has appeared in the OC Register, Miami Herald, Sun-Sentinel, Miami.com and the Jewish Journal. She lives in Chelsea.

Julia Devin is a Spanish transplant who works at TED during the day and enjoys writing short non-fiction essays at night. She’s a sucker for love stories and still giggles when there’s kissing, something she thought she’d get over in her twenties but, unfortunately, it seems to have stuck. If she isn’t reading a book, you can probably find her listening to a new podcast or watching anything on HBO. Julia lives in Bed-Stuy with two really great humans she found on Craigslist and a large collection of untouched cooking books.

Nancy Green is a product designer living in Hoboken, New Jersey.  She works quietly and imaginatively at her desk and desktop, designing products for the home, such as dishes and textiles. Some years back, as a way to get up from her chair, learn something new, engage in something vibrant ¬— and laugh more, she began to learn the Argentine tango. She fell hard into its hypnotic embrace, and talked about it so much that her non-dancing friends were becoming concerned. If not entirely bored. So she began to write down. Nancy has been writing about her experiences on and off the dance floor ever since.

Alison Louise Hubbard wrote for musical theatre for many years before recently venturing into the realm of novels and short stories.  Her lyrics have been featured in musical productions all across the country.  Her musicals are published by Theatrical Rights Worldwide.  She won the Richard Rodgers Award (twice) and the Kleban Award, among others.  She was an artist-in-residence at the New Harmony Project and the Eugene O’Neill National Music Theater Conference.  She recently completed a draft of her first novel, The Casey Outrage.  Tonight’s excerpt is from her new project, a novel called Bagatelles. 

Liz Kalodner is a former entertainment executive, having spent a decade each at The Walt Disney Company and CBS Corporation and a few years at Sesame Workshop.  Her expertise is in Consumer Products or selling people things they don’t need based on TV shows they might not watch.  She also did a stint as Chairman & CEO of SocialNet, a Silicon Valley internet start-up and early entrant in the social networking space.  She did not make a lot of money. Kalodner has an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Frank Lopez retired over five years ago after a career spent working for colleges, hospitals, and foundations as an employee as well as an independent consultant in the fields of marketing and public relations as well as communications and community affairs. Frank is enjoying retirement and doing things like tennis and writing. He dedicates tonight’s story, The Dollar, to the memory of his wife of 45 years, Katherine, who died this past August. Together, but mostly by Katherine, they raised two loving and talented sons, who, with their families, bring much laughter, light, and music to the world.

Suzanne Martinez wrote poetry in her teens and twenties while pursuing a BFA and an MFA in visual arts. Poetry was always incorporated into her visual art and a few poems were published in student literary journals. Then she stopped writing.  She started a business and a family and somehow thirty years flashed by. Suzanne started writing again five years ago, but turned to fiction. The scene she is reading is from her novel in progress, Don’t Look Back about a group of friends attending in art school in the late sixties.

Susannah Nolan is the author of the plays Don’t Pick Up (Best Play, American Globe Theater 15-Minute Play Festival, published by Smith & Kraus, performed around the country), Fed Up to Here (finalist, Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival), Jane Takes It In (Downtown Urban Theatre Festival), The Man with David’s Face, No Time to Change Clothes, and The Truth About Love. Her screenplay, How Do You Type a Broken Heart? is currently in post-production for release in spring 2018.  She is the co-founder and artistic director of Present Tense Productions and member of the Dramatists Guild. Little Millie and The Mount Misery Boys, is her first novel.

Oyindamola Shoola is a writer, a book reviewer, a blogger, and an author of 2 books. Her second book titled “To Bee a Honey” was published in August. She is currently a sophomore with a major in Organizational Behavior and Management, with a minor in Creative writing.


KGB: Monday Night Poetry - Trace Peterson + Devin Kelly + Danielle Blau

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

Trace Peterson is a trans woman poet critic. Author of Since I Moved In (Chax Press) and forthcoming books of poetry, she also edits/publishes EOAGH which has won two Lambda Literary Awards including the first Lammy in Trans Poetry. She is Co-editor of Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat Books) and of Arrive on Wave: Collected Poems of Gil Ott (Chax Press). Her recent work appears in The Best American Experimental Writing 2016 (Wesleyan University Press), From Our Hearts to Yours: New Narrative As Contemporary Practice (ON Contemporary Practice), Readings in Contemporary Poetry: An Anthology (Dia Art Foundation/Yale University Press), and TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, and at The Academy of American Poet’s website (poets.org).

Devin Kelly is the author of the chapbook This Cup of Absence (Anchor & Plume), a collaboration with Melissa Smyth, as well as two forthcoming books of poetry, Blood on Blood (Unknown Press), and In This Quiet Church of Night, I Say Amen (Civil Coping Mechanisms). His work has been nominated for both the Pushcart and Best of the Net Prizes and has been published in such journals and magazines as Adirondack Review, Appalachian Heritage, BOAAT, Columbia Journal, Drunken Boat, Entropy, Fanzine, Forklift Ohio, Front Porch, Full Stop, Gigantic Sequins, The Millions, Post Road, Vol 1 Brooklyn, and more. He is the Director of the College Success Team at Sunnyside Community Services, as well as a part-time English Professor at the City College of New York. He’s also taught at Bronx Community College, the New York Public Library, and the Baccalaureate School of Global Education. He is the founder and co-host of the Dead Rabbits Reading Series and currently lives in Harlem.

Danielle Blau’s Rhyme and Reason: Poetry, Philosophy, and the Art of Living the Big Questions is forthcoming from W.W. Norton. Her collection mere eye was selected for a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Award and published in 2013 with an introduction by poet D.A. Powell, and her poems won first place in the 2015 multi-genre Narrative 30 Below Contest. Poetry, short stories, articles, and interviews by Blau can be found in such publications as The Atlantic online, The Baffler, Black Clock, The Harvard Review, The Literary Review, Narrative Magazine, The New Yorker’s book blog, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Plume Poetry, The Saint Ann’s Review, The Wolf, the Argos Books poetry anthology Why I Am Not a Painter, and Plume Anthology of Poetry. A graduate of Brown University with an honors degree in philosophy, and of NYU with an MFA in poetry, she curates and hosts the monthly Gavagai Music + Reading Series, and teaches at Hunter College.


RR: Susan Thomas and Friends New Collections

December 04, 2017
7:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.
Richard Jackson
Deborah Brown
Barbara Carlson
Susan Thomas

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Hunter College Shorts

December 03, 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: Nick Semenykhin Trio

December 02, 2017
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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KGB: Rutgers-Newark reading

December 02, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Samuel Hutchings is from Providence, Rhode Island, an earned a B.A. in English (Literature) & Philosophy from Assumption College.

Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Antonio Lopez received a double B.A. in Global Cultural Studies (Literature) and African-American studies from Duke University (Class of 2016). He’s an inaugural John Lewis Fellow, a recipient of Rudolph William Rosati Creative Writing Award, and a finalist for the 2017 Nazim Hikmet Poetry Prize. In 2017, he attended the Yale Writer’s Conference, the Santa Barbara Writer’s Conference, and was awarded the Lucille Clifton Memorial Scholarship to attend the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley. His nonfiction has been featured in TeenInk, The Chronicle, PEN/America and his poetry in After Happy Hour Review, Gramma Press, Somos en Escrito, Electica, Hispanecdotes, La Bloga, Acentos Review, Sinking City, What Rough Beast, By&By, Permafrost, Track//Four. He is currently pursuing a Master in Fine Arts (poetry) at Rutgers University-Newark.

Bronwyn Douman was born in the heart of the Mother City: Bo-Kaap in Cape Town. She holds a B.A. in English, a BPhil in Journalism, and an M.A. in Creative Writing. Her mini-thesis includes a collection of short stories titled The Marginal Grey. She is a founding editorial member and former Editor of Creative Writing for the online academic journal WritingThreeSixty: The UWC Journal of Research and Creative Writing. Her fiction appears online in Aerodrome, in the UWC CREATES This is My Land anthology, and in an e-book entitled The Ghost Eater and Other Stories. Her poems were included in the 2016 Harvest poetry anthology. Her short documentary film, ‘Till Death Do Us Part,’ was screened at the 2016 Encounters South African International Documentary Festival. She is thrilled to be part of the MFA program at Rutgers University-Newark.


RR: Toftemark and Friends

December 01, 2017
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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RR: F Bomb Reading Series

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.
· Jane Liddle
· Devin Kelly
· Richard Gessner
· Vincent Czyz
· Yvonne Conza
· Lucinda Kempe
· Michael Collins

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RR: The Unstill Ones

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

Release Party for Miller Oberman’s debut collection of poems and translations, The Unstill Ones, with special guest poets I.S. Jones and Sara Jane Stoner, followed by a mini dance party curated by Louisa Solomon and Elijah Oberman of Brooklyn rock band The Shondes.

I.S. Jones is a writer, educator, and hip-hop head hailing from Southern California. She is a second-year fellow with The Watering Hole, BOAAT Writer’s Retreat, and Callaloo. I.S. is very Blk &loud about her joy. She received an honorable mention from the Academy of American Poets, her work has received two nominations for the Best of The Net Anthology and in 2016 was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. During poetry month in April, I.S. hosts a month-long low costs online workshop called “The Singing Bullet”. She has been praised by Rachel McKibbens as a “god-lit marvel”. She is the Assistant Editor at Chaparral and Voicemail Poetry. Her works have appeared in The Harpoon Review, The Blueshift Journal, SunDog Lit, Matador Review, Wusgood.black, great weather for MEDIA, Drunken Boat (now Anomaly!), The Shade Journal, the Black Voices Series with Puerto Del Sol, and elsewhere. She received her MFA in 2016. I.S. is running for Poet Laureate of the Moon.

Sara Jane Stoner is a teacher, writer, and PhD candidate in English at CUNY Graduate Center. Her first book, Experience in the Medium of Destruction (Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs, 2015) was nominated for a Lambda Award in Poetry. A chapbook, GRIEF HOUR, was published in the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of Black Warrior Review.

Miller Oberman is the author of The Unstill Ones (Princeton University Press, 2017). He is a 2016 winner of the 92nd St Y’s Boston Review/ Discovery Prize, and his translation of selections from the “Old English Rune Poem” won Poetry’s John Frederick Nims Memorial Prize For Translation in 2013. Miller has recent poems and translations in Poetry, Tin House, London Review of Books and The Nation. He teaches writing at The New School and lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, rock singer Louisa Solomon of The Shondes.

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KGB: Sideshow Goshko

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

Award-winning storyteller Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post, Sirius XM radio) invites some of NY’s top writers and storytellers to share true, bizarre tales about their lives. There’s a challenging trivia game and a free wine giveaway where one lucky audience member will walk away with their very own bottle of Sideshow Sauce! Tonight’s stellar lineup includes stories from:

Jeff Simmermon (This American Life, Moth GrandSlam Champion)

Gail Thomas (Law and Order SVU, voiceover artist for Beavis & Butthead)

Selena Coppock ("Red Oaks” on Amazon, NY Times)

Steven Berkowitz ("Scientific American,” The Moth)

* New York Times “Critic’s Pick”
* Time Out NY “Critics’ Pick”
* NY Daily News “Editor’s Pick”
* “a well-programmed night” - The New York Times


RR: The Complete History of Dick Pics

November 29, 2017
8:00 pm -

2 drink minimum.

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