KGB: Liar’s League

December 04, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Liar’s League

October 02, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Liar’s League

August 07, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Liar’s League

June 05, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Person Place Thing and 500 Women Scientists

June 05, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A New Series: Person Place Thing and 500 Women Scientists

Why can’t a person go to a bar and hear less about the White House and more about galactic dynmics, magma flow, or Staphylococcus aureus? Problem solved. In the first half of 2019, we’ll present three evenings with women scientists doing fascinating research – astrophysicist Sarah Pearson, volcanologist Einat Lev, and microbiologist Davida Smith, in conversation with Randy Cohen, host of Person Place Thing. Science and liquor: natural companions. Plus live music? All the better.

Randy Cohen’s first professional work was writing humor pieces, essays, and stories for newspapers and magazines (The New Yorker, Harpers, the Atlantic, Young Love Comics). His first television work was writing for “Late Night With David Letterman” for which he won three Emmy awards. His fourth Emmy was for his work on Michael Moore’s “TV Nation.” He received a fifth Emmy as a result of a clerical error, and he kept it. For twelve years he wrote “The Ethicist,” a weekly column for the New York Times Magazine. In 2010, his first play, “The Punishing Blow,” ran at New York’s Clurman Theater. His most recent book, “Be Good: how to navigate the ethics of everything,” was published by Chronicle. He is currently the creator and host of Person Place Thing, a public radio program.

Person Place Thing is an interview show based on this idea: people are particularly engaging when they speak, not directly about themselves, but about something they care about. Guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing that are important to them. The result: surprising stories from great talkers. We do the show in front of an audience, with live music, and then edit a version for broadcast across WAMC Northeast Public Radio. You can stream our archive at PersonPlaceThing.org or download episodes via iTunes.

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KGB: NYU Emerging Writers Series

May 03, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Rutgers-Newark MFA

April 27, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers Series

April 05, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Person Place Thing and 500 Women Scientists

April 03, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A New Series: Person Place Thing and 500 Women Scientists

Why can’t a person go to a bar and hear less about the White House and more about galactic dynmics, magma flow, or Staphylococcus aureus? Problem solved. In the first half of 2019, we’ll present three evenings with women scientists doing fascinating research – astrophysicist Sarah Pearson, volcanologist Einat Lev, and microbiologist Davida Smith, in conversation with Randy Cohen, host of Person Place Thing. Science and liquor: natural companions. Plus live music? All the better.

Randy Cohen’s first professional work was writing humor pieces, essays, and stories for newspapers and magazines (The New Yorker, Harpers, the Atlantic, Young Love Comics). His first television work was writing for “Late Night With David Letterman” for which he won three Emmy awards. His fourth Emmy was for his work on Michael Moore’s “TV Nation.” He received a fifth Emmy as a result of a clerical error, and he kept it. For twelve years he wrote “The Ethicist,” a weekly column for the New York Times Magazine. In 2010, his first play, “The Punishing Blow,” ran at New York’s Clurman Theater. His most recent book, “Be Good: how to navigate the ethics of everything,” was published by Chronicle. He is currently the creator and host of Person Place Thing, a public radio program.

Person Place Thing is an interview show based on this idea: people are particularly engaging when they speak, not directly about themselves, but about something they care about. Guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing that are important to them. The result: surprising stories from great talkers. We do the show in front of an audience, with live music, and then edit a version for broadcast across WAMC Northeast Public Radio. You can stream our archive at PersonPlaceThing.org or download episodes via iTunes.

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


KGB: Liar’s League

April 03, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Rutgers-Newark MFA

March 09, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers Series

March 08, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Rutgers-Newark MFA

February 16, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers Series

February 08, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Person, Place, and Thing and 500 Women Scientists

February 06, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A New Series: Person Place Thing and 500 Women Scientists

Why can’t a person go to a bar and hear less about the White House and more about galactic dynmics, magma flow, or Staphylococcus aureus? Problem solved. In the first half of 2019, we’ll present three evenings with women scientists doing fascinating research – astrophysicist Sarah Pearson, volcanologist Einat Lev, and microbiologist Davida Smith, in conversation with Randy Cohen, host of Person Place Thing. Science and liquor: natural companions. Plus live music? All the better.

Randy Cohen’s first professional work was writing humor pieces, essays, and stories for newspapers and magazines (The New Yorker, Harpers, the Atlantic, Young Love Comics). His first television work was writing for “Late Night With David Letterman” for which he won three Emmy awards. His fourth Emmy was for his work on Michael Moore’s “TV Nation.” He received a fifth Emmy as a result of a clerical error, and he kept it. For twelve years he wrote “The Ethicist,” a weekly column for the New York Times Magazine. In 2010, his first play, “The Punishing Blow,” ran at New York’s Clurman Theater. His most recent book, “Be Good: how to navigate the ethics of everything,” was published by Chronicle. He is currently the creator and host of Person Place Thing, a public radio program.

Person Place Thing is an interview show based on this idea: people are particularly engaging when they speak, not directly about themselves, but about something they care about. Guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing that are important to them. The result: surprising stories from great talkers. We do the show in front of an audience, with live music, and then edit a version for broadcast across WAMC Northeast Public Radio. You can stream our archive at PersonPlaceThing.org or download episodes via iTunes.

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


KGB: Liar’s League

February 06, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: The Cavankerry readers

January 29, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Harriet Levin Millan, Joseph Legaspi, January O’Neill and Danny Shots

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KGB: Sunday Night Fiction

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


RR: Jake Tavill

December 28, 2018
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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KGB: Paragraph

December 28, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Sideshow Goshko

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


KGB: Sunday Night Fiction

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


KGB: Drunken Careening Writers

December 20, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Fantastic Fiction

December 19, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Tiferet

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

Adele Kenny
Tom Plante
Susan Tepper
Donna Baier Stein ​


KGB: Monday Night Poetry

December 17, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Sunday Night Fiction

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


RR: Mistress Velvetina’s Variety Show

December 14, 2018
9:00 pm -

2 drink minimum.

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


KGB: Paragraph

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


RR: The Same Page Reading Series

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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KGB: MWA Reading

December 11, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Monday Night Poetry

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


KGB: Sunday Night Fiction

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


KGB: Trumpet

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

Over and Through - Writing as Recovery


RR: Eli Chalmer Trio

December 07, 2018
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover. 2 drink minimum.

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KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

December 07, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

December 07, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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RR: Green Fairy Absinthe Tasting

December 06, 2018
9:30 pm -

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KGB: Columbia Faculty Selects

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


RR: New York Writers Workshop

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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RR: The Crossing Book Launch

December 05, 2018
7:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

Come celebrate the launch of Joseph Fasano’s new book of poetry, The Crossing (Cider Press Review, 2018), with readings by Fasano and special guests.  Books will be available for signing.

Joseph Fasano is the author of three previous books of poetry: Vincent (2015), a book-length poem that Rain Taxi Review hailed as “a major literary achievement”; Inheritance (2014), a James Laughlin Award nominee; and Fugue for Other Hands (2013), which won the Cider Press Review Book Award and was nominated for the Poets’ Prize, “awarded annually for the best book of verse published by a living American poet two years prior the award year.” Fasano’s poems have appeared in The Times Literary Supplement, The Yale Review, The Southern Review, The Missouri Review, Boston Review, Tin House, FIELD, American Literary Review, and other publications.  He has been featured by the PEN Poetry Series, Verse Daily, and the Academy of American Poets’ poem-a-day program, as well as the anthologies Poem-A-Day: 365 Poems for Any Occasion (Abrams, 2015) and The Aeolian Harp (Glass Lyre Press, 2014).  He teaches at Manhattanville College and Columbia University, where he is the Faculty Advisor for Quarto, the undergraduate creative writing journal.  He is also the curator of The American Poem Series.

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KGB: Liar’s League

December 05, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: NYU SPS Literary Reading

December 04, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Creative Non-Fiction, Fiction, and Poetry Written by CALA and DAUS Students


KGB: Monday Night Poetry

December 03, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Sunday Night Fiction

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


Hunter College MFA

December 02, 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 MFA

December 01, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Jake Tavill

November 30, 2018
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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KGB: Hofstra Reading

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


KGB: Sideshow Goshko

November 29, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Monday Night Poetry

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


KGB: Sunday Night Fiction

November 25, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Post Thanksgiving: Comix & Graphic Novel Night

November 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: Fantastic Fiction

November 21, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Straying

November 20, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 am


KGB: Monday Night Poetry

November 19, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: RAELIAN CABARET

November 19, 2018
7:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

Known primarily for his band Church of Betty, Chris Rael presents this compelling reading-and-music event in the Red Room featuring celebrated novelist/essayist Bruce Benderson, Downtown performance legend Penny Arcade, and cellist Leah Coloff. Bruce mentored Chris in the drafting of his first book, a collection of short story fiction entitled Guilt Sport. Chris will read a story from the collection. Bruce and Penny will choose writings inspired by the moment. The three readings will be paced by musical interludes with Leah and Chris, for an evening of variety and eclecticism. This event will draw an engaged crowd of friendly folks. Come join us!

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KGB: Sunday Night Fiction

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


RR: Toftemark and Friends

November 17, 2018
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

November 16, 2018
9:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Drunken Careening Writers

November 15, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Paragraph

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


RR: The Same Page Reading Series

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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


RR: Ellen Scarsella

November 13, 2018
9:30 pm - 12:30 am

$15.  2 drink minimum.

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KGB: great weather for MEDIA Book Party

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

No cover, 2 drink minimum

Description: Celebrate the publication of great weather for MEDIA’s latest anthology, Suitcase of Chrysanthemums.

Suitcase of Chrysanthemums is an exhilarating collection of contemporary poetry and fiction from established and emerging writers across the United States and beyond. The anthology also contains an interview with actor and director Sonja Sohn (The Wire, The Chi, Baltimore Rising).

Submissions for great weather for MEDIA’s 2019 next anthology are open October 15th 2018 - January 15th 2019.

https://www.greatweatherformedia.com/


RR: Boroughs of the Dead: Dark History Trivia Night

November 13, 2018
7:00 pm -

On November 13th, Boroughs of the Dead will host a Dark History Trivia Night, where our tour guides will turn the tables and quiz the audience on their knowledge of the city’s macabre past. The more Boroughs of the Dead tours you’ve taken, the better your odds of winning fabulous prizes and our guides’ eternal admiration! For more info, visit https://boroughsofthedead.com/.

.Admission to the event is free, but we do ask you RSVP here so we have an idea of our head count. 21+ only, please. Doors open at 6:30pm, event begins at 7pm.

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KGB: Monday Night Poetry

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


RR: Clinton Heylin

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

MORE BLOOD, MORE TRACKS: Monday November 12th, 7-9pm. Dylan author extraordinaire CLINTON HEYLIN will be reading from and signing his new book “No One Else Could Play That Tune,” about the making of Dylan’s “Blood on the Tracks.” This event will coincide with the release of the new official Bootleg Series on Blood on the Tracks, which features six CDs and a facsimile of the famous little red notebook on deposit at the Morgan Library--an item that has been previously off-limits to researchers, without Dylan’s permission. Clinton Heylin has also contributed original research and liner notes to that release. We will also be playing rare tracks.

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Poets & Traitors Press & Party

November 11, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

MISSION
Poets & Traitors Press is an independent publisher of books of original poetry and translations by a single author/translator. Poets & Traitors seeks to showcase authors who travel between writing and translation, artists for whom Language is made manifest through languages and whose own word carries, shapes, and is shaped by that of another.

Poets & Traitors
views translation as forming part of a continuum with the creative writer’s work. Most poetry presses and contests explicitly forbid the inclusion of any translated work, while the handful of independent presses that publish translations are not concerned with translators as writers. Poets & Traitors aims to demolish this wall between writing and translation by publishing books that cultivate a dialogue between the two—books that combine poetry and translations by one writer-translator.
HISTORY
Since 2013, the Poet/Translator Reading Series has showcased the work of such writer-translators as Matvei Yankelevich, Liz Wessel Clark, Eugene Ostashevsky, Johnny Lorenz, Ian Dreiblatt, Ainslie Morse, Bela Shayevich, and Margarita Shalina. Beginning in 2014, the series has also hosted the final readings of the New School Literary Translation Workshops. These workshops have been comprised of writer-translators working from Arabic, Modern Hebrew, Chinese, Spanish, French, German, Albanian, Norwegian, Swedish, Turkish, Odia, and Ukrainian. These workshops are alternately led by Val Vinokur and Tony Anemone and form the core of the Minor in Literary Translation at The New School.

Readers include: Ahmad Al-Ashqar
Johnny Lorenz
Val Vinokur

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: Sunday Night Fiction

November 11, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Trumpet

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

Fantasy and Sci-Fi “The Art of ‘What If?’”


RR: Toftemark and Friends

November 09, 2018
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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


RR: Mistress Velvetina’s Variety Show

November 09, 2018
9:00 pm -

2 drink minimum.

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RR: Promethean Lit Mag

November 09, 2018
6:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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KGB: The Dead Ladies Show

November 07, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Monday Night Poetry

November 05, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Trump/Russia: Dirty Rubles Night at KGB

November 04, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

DIRTY RUBLES night at KGB, where writers will discuss Trump/Russia

Greg Olear, author of the Amazon #1 Best Seller Dirty Rubles: An Introduction to Trump/Russia

Sean Beaudoin, author of Welcome Thieves

K. Louise Neufeld, co-founder of the Citizen Journalists Consortium

Aja Raden, author of Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the World

Darin Strauss, author of Half a Life, Chang & Eng, and More Than It Hurts You

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: Sunday Night Fiction

November 04, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Toftemark and Friends

November 03, 2018
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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


RR: Tom Tom

November 02, 2018
10:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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RR: F Bomb Reading Series

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

Robert Vaughan, Meg Tuite, Karen Stefano, Len Kuntz, Anne Weisgerber, Sara Lippmann, & Paul Beckman who’s also host

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RR: Green Fairy Absinthe Tasting

November 01, 2018
9:30 pm -

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RR: New York Writers Workshop

November 01, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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KGB: Columbia Faculty Selects

November 01, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: EF Band featuring Vanisha Gould

October 31, 2018
9:30 pm - 12:30 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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RR: Icons in Ash

October 30, 2018
9:00 pm -

Icons in Ash, Reimagine Death

Icons in Ash, Reimagine Death an evening with songs about death, grieving, and consoling. Inspired by Heide Hatry’s portraits made of cremated remains, who wants to reintegrate life and death: to touch death, work with death, to let it speak in its mundanity, its grandeur, its familiarity and its mystery, its uniqueness and its universality, to redeem it from oblivion, to give it its own life again.

Vanisha Gould, is a Jazz vocalist and a composer. She has burst onto the New York Jazz scene and, with a voice reminiscent of Billie Holiday, has carved out a fierce reputation for thrilling audiences. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and finished her Professional Music Degree at Berklee College of Music. She moved to New York in 2015.  Listen in athttps://soundcloud.com/vanishagould

Queen Esther, the Grand Prize winner of the 2008 Jazzmobile Vocal Competition, performs internationally and forges her own sonic path with her jazz collective and her Black Americana outfit The Blue Crowns. Released in 2015, her critically acclaimed album The Other Side “…the most exciting Afro-Americana album of the year” is garnering airplay worldwide “…a brutal, original, explosive singer.” (Vanity Fair)

John Hudak has been interested in sound and music from the age of four when he began to play piano. In recent years, he has focused on digital collage and short video pieces (Instagram: possibility_pictures), but has not ceased creating minimalistic sound pieces based on nature (as soundtracks for his videos).

Hot Glue & The Gun (Carrie Klein & Joel McGlynn), a indie duo, work and play with transformation and collaboration in their song, performance and visual art. Since they began writing and performing together in 2014, they have continually sought to sink into the mysteries of human experience: birth, life, death, love, fear, poetry, harmony…

Christine Isherwood is a Voice Movement Therapist, who teaches “Singing The Psyche,” the Voice Movement Therapy Training, and workshops internationally. She has written and performed in political musicals, toured the UK and Europe with theatre groups and bands. Largely silent these past few years, she has been tending to dying family members.

Jane LeCroy is a NYC based poet, singer and performance artist who fronts the avant-pop band, The Icebergs, and the psychedelic experimental music project, Ω▽Ohmslice. She teaches writing, and her book, Signature Play, a multimedia book of lyrical poems, published by Three Rooms Press was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She has also released two music albums and is performing at many venues in NY.

Joel Simpson, armed with a PhD in comparative literature he has taught English, French, Italian and jazz history at New Orleans, New Jersey and metro New York area universities. Between his two stints in literary academia, he pursued a career in jazz piano for 22 years. His photographic work has shown in the US as well as in Paris, Tours, Zurich, and Istanbul, and been in numerous publications. He also writes art/photography reviews for a number of publications.

Anthony Haden-Guest is a writer, reporter and cartoonist. 
He was born in Paris and lives in New York and London. He has published in leading magazines in Britain and America. His books include True Colors: The Real Life of the Art World, The Last Party: Studio 54, Disco and the Culture of the Night, and his most recent: In The Mean Time, a book of cartoons and rhymes.

Taylor Lee Price is a writer who currently focuses on poetry as a means of expressing trauma. She studies literature, publishing, and writing at The Evergreen State College and is currently a full time assistant for Heide Hatry.

Sophie Malleret is a poet/performer writes and performs in the US and Europe in English and French.

John S. Hall is an American poet, author, singer and lawyer perhaps best known for his work with King Missile, an avant-garde band that he co-founded in 1986 and has since led in various incarnations. Hall has published two books with Soft Skull Press: Jesus Was Way Cool, a collection of 40 poems recorded on King Missile and Hall solo albums, and Daily Negations, a dark-humored satire of self-help books.

Indiggo Twins are Gabriela and Mihaela Modorcea, Romanian-American actresses, dancers, singers, writers and the creators and performers of Wicked Clone, a Off Broadway Show, and Cinema Musical.
Heide Hatry is an NYC based German artist, mainly known for her conceptual work using unconventional materials. Her most recent body of work, Icons in Ash, consists of portraits made from the cremated remains of their subjects, a social art project that has made a significant impact on the lives of their survivors and contributed to a re-imagining of our relationship to the dead.

Books and CDs of all performers will be available.

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RR: Noise

October 30, 2018
8:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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KGB: An Evening with Columbia Journal

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

Join us for an Evening with Columbia Journal! This evening features the writers that help create the Journal and those that help guide it.

Columbia Journal was founded in 1977 by students in the Columbia University School of the Arts Graduate Writing program. Today, Columbia Journal publishes in print and online, seeking to showcase the best poetry, nonfiction, fiction, translation and visual art on both platforms. The print edition, published each spring, is a combination of solicited work and the best of the submissions we’ve received—including the winners of our annual winter contest. Online at www.columbiajournal.org, you’ll find reviews and interviews with writers and artists, as well as the same caliber of original, vibrantly creative work that the print edition is known for.

Our readers for the evening:

Elissa Schappell is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate Writing Program and a Faculty Advisor to Columbia Journal. She is the author of two books of fiction, Use Me, a New York Times Notable Book and runner up for the PEN Hemingway Award, and Blueprints for Building Better Girls, chosen as one of the “Best Books of the Year” by The San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek and O. She is a Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair, former Senior Editor of The Paris Review and a Founding-editor, now Editor-at-Large of Tin House.

Kate Greene is poet, essayist and former laser physicist whose work has been published. She dreams of Mars and of Earth and lives in New York City. Kate is the Poetry Editor of Columbia Journal.

Chelsea Roberts will read Tattoo by Jacob Lee Davis and Making Sausage: My Ugly Writing Process by Steve Schoff. Chelsea Roberts is the Community Outreach Manager for Columbia Journal.

Katie Shephard grew up in North Carolina and is a second-year nonfiction MFA student at Columbia University. Her work has been featured in NYT’s Modern Love, LitHub, Flaunt and is forthcoming at BUST. She produces podcasts and writes scripts. Katie is currently the Executive Producer of NYU Production Lab’s podcast, LabCast, an Editorial Assistant at ELLE, and Online Nonfiction Editor of Columbia Journal.

Liz von Klemperer is a writer, and acts as the Online Fiction Editor of Columbia Journal. Her reviews and interviews have been featured in The Rumpus, Electric Literature, Lambda Literary, and Tin House. Visit her at lizvk.com


RR: Mortal City

October 30, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Obituaries for the Living From the City You’re Missing

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

https://letsreimagine.org/586/mortal-city-obituaries-for-the-living-from-the-city-youre-missing

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RR: Good Grief Show

October 29, 2018
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

Grief is totally bonkers! It was recently reported that a grieving orca carried her dead calf for a total of 17 days on what scientists are calling a “tour of grief.” After the sudden death of her dad, filmmaker Shaina Feinberg went on her own tour of grief. She spent the first six months filming a movie about her grief - forcing her mom to write songs for her deceased father, forcing some of her friends to re-enact her father’s death and forcing other friends to dress in her father’s clothes and do their best imitation of him. The result is Senior Escort Service - a funny and sad meditation on grief. After she completed the movie, Shaina was curious how other people processed their own grief. Using humor, music and, of course, some Power Point presentations, The Good Grief Show brings together comedians, storytellers and musicians to explore some of the ways that people deal with the loss of a loved one. Featuring Mike Brown, Karolena Theresa, Joe Schiappa, Jeff Seal, Adira Amram, Drae Campbell, Corn Mo and Shaina Feinberg. This show is in conjunction with Reimagine End of Life - a week of events that explore big questions about life and death.

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KGB: Monday Night Poetry

October 29, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Art OMI

October 28, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Readers include!
October 28, 7pm

Kim Roberts (U.S., Poetry) Kim is the author of A Literary Guide to Washington, DC: Walking in the Footsteps of American Writers from Francis Scott Key to Zora Neale Hurston, and five books of poems, most recently The Scientific Method. She co-edits the journal Beltway Poetry Quarterly and the web exhibit DC Writers’ Homes. Roberts has been the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, HumanitiesDC, and the DC Commission on the Arts, and has been a writer-in-residence 18 times. Poems of hers have been featured in the Wick Poetry Center’s Traveling Stanzas Project, on the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day Project, and on podcasts sponsored by the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her website: http://www.kimroberts.org

Caleb Ozovehe Ajinomoh (Nigeria, Fiction) Ajinomoh took Hemingway’s words literally and quit journalism in 2015 to become – you’ll never guess – a full time writer. The universe has been kinder to him than most in that he’s been privileged since then to put fiction in Split Lip, adda, AFREADA, Catapult, The Offing, and recently, memoir in the nonfiction anthology of the Goethe-Institute Literary Exchange program. He has a bizarre reading taste in fiction – think Edith Wharton and Willkie Collins – and, tragically, in what he writes. Bearing that in mind, you must weigh carefully before cheering at news that he is at work on a novel and a story collection is nearly complete. When he’s not on twitter @queerpants, he lives in Lagos, Nigeria.

Miral Al-Tahawy (Egypt, Fiction) Miral is an award-winning Egyptian novelist, Associate Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at Arizona State University and the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at A.S.U. Her novels include: The Tent, The Blue Aubergine, Gazelle Tracks and Brooklyn Heights.

Daniela Janjic (Switzerland, Theater) Daniela was born in Mostar and grew up in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in Switzerland. Her first play, Yellow Days, premiered during the Swiss author’s workshop “Dramenprozessor”; it was performed throughout Switzerland and internationally. She has since received several invitations including the festival “World Interplay”, the author’s workshop at the Burgtheater Wien and from renowned theaters such as the Münchner Kammerspiele. Daniela completed her Bachelor’s Degree at the Swiss Literature Institute and studied playwrighting and screenwriting at the Berlin University of the Arts. Her production, Death to My Hometown, which marked her directorial debut, was performed at the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin.

Sara Greenslit (U.S., Nonfiction) Sara is a writer and a small animal veterinarian from Madison, Wisconsin. She is the author of As If a Bird Flew By Me, winner of the FC2 Sukenick/American Book Review Innovative Fiction Prize, and The Blue of Her Body, winner of Starcherone’s Innovative Fiction Prize. Her essays have recently appeared in Fourth Genre, Western Humanities Review, Hobart, Bat City, Kestrel and Cordella. She earned an MFA in poetry from Penn State and a DVM from the University of Wisconsin.

Maija Mäkinen (U.S., Translation/Nonfiction) Maija is a Finnish-born writer and translator. Her writings on place, belonging and immigrant memories, along with her literary translations, have been featured in SAND Journal, Gulf Coast, LA Review, Transnational Literature, anglistica AION, and publications in Finland. She is recipient of the University of Cambridge Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Boston University.

Glaydah Namukasa (Uganda, Fiction)
Glaydah is a Ugandan midwife and writer. She holds a degree in Community Psychology. She is the author of one novel, The Deadly Ambition, and a young adult novella, Voice of a Dream, which was awarded the Macmillan Writers Prize for Africa in 2006. Her short stories are published in anthologies in Uganda, South Africa, the UK, the US and Sweden. She is the recipient of The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency 2013, IWP Fellowship, University of Iowa, and an alumnus of Art Omi. She has completed her latest novel.

Gianni Skaragas (Greece, Fiction/Theater/Film) Gainni is a novelist, screenwriter and playwright. A law school dropout, he had his debut mystery novel adapted for television at 25 years of age. He writes in both English and Greek. His English short stories appear in various American literary magazines. His short fiction explores questions of trauma, courage and faith, creating a chronicle of ordinary people in an era of sweeping change and economic crisis. The Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA will present his play, The Lady of Ro, as part of the 2019/2020 season. In 2018 he was awarded the Copper Nickel Editors’ Prize in Fiction (University of Colorado). For the fall 2018 session at Art Omi he is serving as the alumni-in-residence.

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: Sunday Night Fiction

October 28, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Cafe Aegean

October 27, 2018
10:00 pm -

$15. 2 drink minimum.

Music and Dance of Greece and Turkey

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


KGB: Paragraph

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


KGB: Sideshow Goshko

October 25, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Award-winning storyteller Leslie Goshko (TruTV, NPR) 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:

MARTIN DOCKERY (all-things Fringe and too many awards to list!)

RORY SCHOLL (Artprov, People’s Improv Theater)

JIJI LEE (The New Yorker)

JOE DETTMORE (The Daily Show)

* 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: California College of the Arts

October 25, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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KGB: FIZZ Reading

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

W.F. Lantry’s poetry collections are The Terraced Mountain (Little Red Tree 2015), The Structure of Desire (Little Red Tree 2012 and a Winner of a 2013 Nautilus Award in Poetry), and The Language of Birds (2011).  He received his PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Houston.  Honors include the National Hackney Literary Award in Poetry, Patricia Goedicke Prize, Crucible Editors’ Prize, Lindberg Foundation International Poetry for Peace Prize (Israel), the Paris Lake Poetry Prize and Potomac Review Prize. His work appears widely online and in print. Bill currently works in Washington, DC and is editor of Peacock Journal.

Richard Peabody is the founder and remaining editor of Gargoyle Magazine and editor (or co-editor) of 25 anthologies including Mondo Barbie and A Different Beat. Peabody taught at Johns Hopkins University for 15 years. His most recent book is The Richard Peabody Reader (Alan Squire Publishers). His next book of poems, “Guinness on the Quay,” is forthcoming from Salmon Poetry in 2019.

Eric Darton is the author of many books including an historical-political-fantasy trilogy titled Free City (W.W. Norton) which was translated into German and Spanish.  The second book of the trilogy is forthcoming.  Darton is executive producer, co-writer and actor in the soon-to-be released feature film Asphalt, Muscle & Bone directed by Bill Hayward.  His best-selling book Divided We Stand examines the World Trade Center from its inception.  ‘Writing at the Crossroads,’ Darton’s weekly prose workshop has been ongoing for many years in New York City.

Roberto Carlos Garcia’s new poetry collection black/Maybe is available from Willow Books. Melancolia, his first collection is available from Cervena Barva Press. Garcia has published poetry and prose in The Root, Those People, Rigorous, Academy of American Poets, Poem-A-Day, Public Pool, Gawker, The Lunch Ticket, Barrelhouse and other venues.  A native New Yorker, he holds an MFA in Poetry and Poetry in Translation from Drew University, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.  Garcia is founder of the cooperative press Get Fresh Books, LLC.  www.robertocarlosgarcia.com

Simon Perchik is the author of 26 books of poetry.  His poems have been published in The New Yorker, Poetry, Partisan Review, The Nation, as well as thousands of literary magazines and zines.  At 94 years young, Perchik continues to write every day and has two new books of poetry forthcoming.  Before his retirement, he was Suffolk County Long Island’s first environmental prosecutor.  He lives and works in East Hampton and in New York City. www.simonperchik.com

Michael Hawley’s short stories have been published in Boston Review, The New Yorker, One Story, The Southern Review and elsewhere. He lives in New York City.

Susan Tepper series host


RR: Obligatory

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

RR: Maurizio Bruno, Francois Wiss and Daniel Villeneuve

October 23, 2018
10:00 pm - 12:00 am

No cover. 2 drink minimum.

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