KGB: Paragraph

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


KGB: Paragraph

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


KGB: Paragraph

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


KGB: MWA Reading

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


RR: TNS After Hours

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Free Water #22

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


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

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


KGB: Liars’ League

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


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Red Room Poetry

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


Annual Thanksgiving Comix and Graphic Novel Night

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

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

KGB: Rutgers-Newark reading

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


RR: TNS After Hours

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

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


KGB: Hofstra MFA reading

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


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


Tales of Horror

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

Hosted by Clay Chapman McCleod

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

KGB: MWA Reading

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


KGB: Joyland Presents…Montreal vs. New York

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

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

Virginia Konchan is the author of a book of poetry, The End of Spectacle (Carnegie Mellon, 2018), a collection of short stories, Anatomical Gift (Noctuary Press, 2017), and two chapbooks, including That Tree is Mine (dancing girl press, 2017).  Her poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Boston Review, and elsewhere.  Co-founder of Matter, a journal of poetry and political commentary, she teaches at Marist College in upstate New York.

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

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

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


LedigHouse!

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

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

KGB: Rutgers-Newark MFA reading

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


RR: TNS After Hours

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

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


KGB: FREE WATER #21

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


KGB: Four Way Books

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


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: One Dark Evening

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

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

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

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


Jean Hanff Korelitz & Jennifer Stein

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

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

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

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

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

– Lena Dunhan

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

KGB: Rutgers-Newark reading

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


KGB: Paragraph

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


RR: Red Room Poetry

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Spuyten Duyvil

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

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

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

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


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

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


KGB: Four Way Books

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


KGB: Karen Heuler, Nancy Hightower and Matthew Lansburgh

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


KGB: Red Hen Press

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


RR: TNS After Hours

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: The One You Get Book Launch

September 12, 2017
7:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


Chap Books, Chat Book

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

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

KGB: Liars’ League

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


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: FREE WATER #20

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


RR: TNS After Hours

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: MWA Reading

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


KGB: Drunk on Words with Kathe Koja and Christopher Wild

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

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


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum. 


KGB: NYU-SPS

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


RR: Green Fairy Absinthe Tasting

August 03, 2017
9:30 pm -


RR: NY Writers Workshop

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Tale NYC’s Best Storytelling Series

August 02, 2017
9:00 pm -

$7 cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: TNS After Hours

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Red Room Poetry

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Akhil Sharma reading

July 25, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Akhil Sharma is the author of Family Life, a New York Times Best Book of the Year and the winner of the International DUBLIN Literary Award and the Folio Prize. Sharma’s writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Best American Short Stories, and the O. Henry Award anthology. A native of Delhi, he lives in New York City and teaches English at Rutgers University–Newark.

A recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and a winner of the American Library Association’s Alix Award and The National Book Critics Circle Award, the internationally-bestselling writer Darin Strauss is the author of the novels Chang & Eng, The Real McCoy, and More Than It Hurts You, and the NBCC-winning memoir Half a Life. These have been New York Times Notable Books, Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Amazon, Chicago Tribune, and NPR Best Books of the Year, among others. Darin has been translated into fourteen languages and published in nineteen countries, and he is a Clinical Associate Professor at NYU’s creative writing program.


RR: Lee Sobel Presents

July 21, 2017
8:00 pm -

RR: Hello I’m Jamie

July 20, 2017
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

No cover. Two drink minimum.

Singer-songwriter Jamie Pallot, with Jon Ladeau (lead guitar) and Daniel Blackman (drums)

Listen to the album and sign up for the mailing list

www.helloimjamie

Read about Jamie’s transition from Condé Nast editor to musician:

http://bitly.com/jamieinft
http://bitly.com/jamieinwwd


RR: Red Door Sessions

July 19, 2017
8:00 pm -


RR: Tale NYC’s Best Storytelling Series

July 18, 2017
9:00 pm -

$5 cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Jenna and Emma Return From Connecticut

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

They’re baaaack! With special guest, and Moth Story Slam Winner, handsome, handsome Wil Petre.

In their highly anticipated return from Connecticut (did you know that Jenna and Emma went to Connecticut?), Jenna and Emma regale you with fresh stories and jokes. Clear proof that any screened in porch can be a writing retreat. The fruits of their CT writing labors will be on display for your delectation. (Also Jenna now has an Obie and a Drama Desk, yet this show is STILL FREE, so it’s a fantastic deal. -Emma)

Jenna Dioguardi is an actor, short-fiction writer, and storyteller living in Brooklyn, NY. She recently made her Off-Broadway debut in the Obie and Drama Desk Award-winning cast of Sarah DeLappe’s The Wolves at The Duke on 42nd. Other credits include writing & performing with musical-sketch-comedy group Political Subversities (The People’s Improv Theater), and Jenna’s original yearly holiday cabaret, A Merry Little Evening (The Duplex). She can be heard storytelling to people sipping fancy cocktails, most often at KGB Bar & Lit Journal. Coming up, Jenna is producing a film adaption of her short story, Superheroes At Your Door, directed and co-produced by her favorite creative partner in crime, Emma Tattenbaum-Fine. BFA: NYU Tisch, Playwrights Horizons Theater School. www.jennadioguardi.com

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine is an essayist as well as an improv, stand-up, and sketch comedian. She performed stand-up at Caroline’s Comedy Club as a 2016 Comedy Central “Comic to Watch.” She’s an Official Artist at the 2017 New York Television Festival for her TV concept, Ladies’ Choice: A Dating Game Show. Emma has collaborated with Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls at the Party and written for Comedy Central’s Indecision 2012, Refinery29, and as a staff writer on Almost Genius for truTV. She’s a finalist for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’s mentorship program; a 2017 Peabody Institute Career Development grant recipient; and a 2015 College Humor grant winner.  Emma is the online voice of female-driven Rosalind Productions across all of its social media and has worked with several female authors, producers, and actresses to build their online brand and strategy. Emma’s audio album of personal, funny essays is available at www.emmatattenbaumfine.com, as well as on iTunes and Spotify. She’s so very pumped to be back at KGB with Jenna!


KGB: Trumpet Fiction

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


RR: Buck and a Quarter Quartet

July 13, 2017
9:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Daniel Braum book launch

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

Take a walk on the wild side, through the twilight zone of dark and dangerous and dangerously- personal terrain of the short stories in Daniel Braum’s second collection of short stories The Wish Mechanics: Stories of the Strange and Fantastic.

Navigate impossible worlds and hidden corners of our own with damaged men and women seeking love and transcendence. There is heartache, loss, and stark poignant truths in the dark places these stories fearlessly venture, but also magic, mystery, beauty and wonder.

Do you dare to dream? Do you dare to make a wish? Find out just who are the Wish Mechanics before answering.

Braum effortlessly blends literary horror, science-fiction, and fantasy in his unique style and vision that transcends genre.

Dark, literary, weird-fiction stories operate with the Night Time Logic of Robert Aickman. Vivid, exotic settings evoke the majestic prose of Braum’s literary hero Lucius Shepard. And genre blending fantasy and science fiction channel “the anything can happen spirit of the late, great grandmaster Tanith Lee.

Over the past few years Braum has gained a reputation in New York City for delivering high-energy performance style readings at his events. Come join us as Braum reads a complete short story to celebrate the release of the new book.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Daniel Braum is the author of The Night Marchers and Other Strange Tales, his 2016 debut collection full of stories that mix and transcend genre. His writing has been described as full of sadness, beauty, and unprecedented wonder; two cups of literary dark fiction, a heaping scoop of magical realism and urban fantasy, a tablespoon of horror. His 2016 sold-out Yeti. Tiger. Dragon., from Dim Shores Press, is being reprinted by Necon E-Books in 2017. His second collection, The Wish Mechanics: Stories of the Strange and Fantastic, is coming in 2017 and contains stories with his unique blend of speculative fiction that effortlessly blends fantasy, science fiction, mysticism and horror in every verse.

Braum’s characters explore the multi-dimensional vistas and dark worlds of spiritualism in an effort to explain the unexplainable. His short stories have appeared in publications ranging from Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet and Electric Velocipede to Cemetery Dance Magazine. . He is the host of the Night Time Logic reading series in New York.


RR: REVOLUTIONS DON’T COME TO PARADISE

July 12, 2017
7:00 pm -

No cover. 2 drink minimum.
Alberto Zayden’s one man show travels through a poetic journey of modern day despots from those who took power at gunpoint to those did so at the ballot box. 


RR: Naama Gheber Quartet

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.
Hosted by Paul Beckman
Nancy Ludmerer, Francine Witte, Roxanne Hoffman, Jennifer Juneau, Phillip Giambri, Carolyn Wells, Susan Weiman
www.paulbeckmanstories.com
www.pincusb.com


RR: Green Fairy Absinthe Tasting

July 06, 2017
9:30 pm -


RR: New York Writers Workshop

July 06, 2017
7:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra

June 29, 2017
8:30 pm -

2 drink minimum.
8:30 doors.


KGB: Spuyten Duyvil

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

Valery Oisteanu

Oisteanu has exhibited his art in New York and abroad and since 1973 has produced more than 40 original collage books. His creations can be found in many international permanent collections, and he was featured in John and Joan Digby’s “The Collage Handbook,” published by Thames & Hudson in 1985, where the authors noted: “...he uses both Dadaist and surrealist techniques, such as decollage, fummage and his own version of frontage, which he calls “rubbage"…” Oisteanu is an internationally recognized authority on Dadaism and surrealism. He has published over 100 essays on the avant-garde (e.g., in Brooklyn Rail, artnet.com, NYARTS) and lectures on surrealism at various universities and forums in the United States and Europe (e.g., the University of Connecticut at Hartford; the Global Surrealism Symposium, Bucharest; the Dali Centenary, Figueres, Spain). 


KGB: Five Debut Novelists from the ‘17 Scribes Collective

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

Kate Brandes lives in the small river town of Riegelsville, Pennsylvania, with her husband and two sons.  She’s worked as a geologist and environmental scientist for twenty years.  Kate is also an artist and fiction writer interested in local confluences of people and place. The Promise of Pierson Orchard is her first novel.

Leah DeCesare is the award-winning author of Forks, Knives, And Spoons and the nonfiction parenting series Naked Parenting, based on her work as a doula, early parenting educator, and mom of three. Leah’s articles have been featured in The Huffington Post, the International Doula and The Key, among others. In 2008, Leah co-founded the nonprofit Doulas of Rhode Island, and in 2013 she spearheaded the Campaign for Hope to build the Kampala Children’s Centre for Hope and Wellness in Uganda. In a past life, Leah worked in public relations and event planning. She now writes, teaches and volunteers in Rhode Island where she lives with her family and their talking cockatiel.

Renee Macalino Rutledge’s literary fiction novel, The Hour of Daydreams, has been dubbed essential reading by Literary Mama and a book to get excited for in 2017 by The Oregonian. Her stories and essays have been published in ColorLines, Literary Hub, Necessary Fiction, The Margins, Oakland Magazine, Mutha Magazine, The Tishman Review, Red Earth Review, Ford City Anthology, Women Writers Women’s Books, and others. She lives with her husband and daughters in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she works as a nonfiction book editor for Ulysses Press. Find her at: www.reneerutledge.com.

Julie Pennell grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana, where she ate her weight in crawfish, used the word “y’all” a lot, and wrote a weekly Teen Scene column for the local paper. After graduating from college, she moved to New York to work at Seventeen magazine and later Alloy Entertainment as a digital editor. She lives in New York City with her husband and is a regular contributor to Teen Vogue, TODAY.com, and The Nest. The Young Wives Club is her first novel.

Sandi Ward grew up in Manchester-By-The-Sea, Massachusetts. She went to Tufts University, and then received her MA in Creative Writing at New York University.  A medical writer at an advertising agency, Sandi lives on the Jersey Shore with her husband, teenagers, dog and a big black cat named Winnie. The Astonishing Thing, the story of a broken family seen through the eyes of their cat, is now available for pre-order and will be released on October 31, 2017. Find out more at: www.sandiwardbooks.com


KGB: Potluck Reading

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

Azzuré Alexander is an MFA candidate at NYU studying fiction. She spends most of her time not writing but compulsively making to do lists on her phone. She hasn’t published anything. Stop asking. She’s working on it. And has no plans of reading David Foster Wallace anytime soon.

Gracie Bialecki is a writer who lives in Brooklyn, NY. She works and reads at Brazenhead Books. For more of her work visit: www.graciebialecki.com.

Stela “Madame X” Xhiku is a writer living in the county of the Kings. She also runs creative events agency, The Fly by Night.

Chuka Ugwu-Oju is a corporate lawyer whose lifelong interest in creative writing has been rekindled in recent months. While he admits that the lawyering can get in the way of the writing, he remains confident that the two can continue to coexist.

Conor Burnett is a real junk food ape. He owes everything to Mitsuharu Misawa and doesn’t want to see a commercial for the rest of his life.


RR: Bjorn Ingelstam and the Dirty Foreigners

June 24, 2017
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: James Delano and Friends

June 23, 2017
10:00 pm - 1:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: An Artist Walks Into a Bar

June 23, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.
With Delia Cabe, author of “Storied Bars of New York: Where Literary Luminaries Go to Drink” (June 6, 2017), and Meta Wagner, author of “What’s Your Creative Type?: Harness the Power of Your Artistic Personality (April 2017)


RR: Tale NYC’s best storytelling series

June 22, 2017
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$7 cover.  2 drink minimum.
The legendary TALE
returns with NYC’s finest 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!
And we have one hell of a goddamn (note swearing) fine lineup:
Leighann Lords (Star Talk w/ Neil deGrasse Tyson)
Andy Blitz (Conan O’Brien)
Harmon Leon (Vice)
Ian Fidance (Gothan Comedy Live)
Selena Coppock (RISK)
Music: Tahlia Robinson
Come out and see the best in NYC storytelling! 
Tix: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tale-nycs-finest-storytelling-tickets-34833505954


RR: Honeysuckle Magazine with Helitrope Books

June 22, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Readings, poetry, music, and more!


KGB: Sideshow Goshko

June 22, 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:

Gail Thomas (Law & Order SVU, Letterman, Beavis and Butthead)

Jamie Brickhouse (Moth StorySlam Champion, NY Times, NY Frigid Festival)

Giulia Rozzi (Vh1, TEDx, TruTv)

Joey Novick (Comedy Central, United Solo Festival)

* 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: Book Launch Party For George Wallace

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

SMASHING ROCK AND STRAIGHT AS RAZORS: A Book Launch Party For George Wallace

Featuring GEORGE WALLACE, with guest readers (reading from George’s work) David Lawton, Puma Perl, Vicki Iorio, Ron Kolm

Musical Interlude: Rick Eckerle
Host: Francine Witte

George Wallace is author of 31 chapbooks of poetry, editor of Poetrybay and co-editor of Great Weather for Media, and writer in residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace.

$10 suggested admission, includes signed copy of ‘Smashing Rock.’ 2 drink minimum (alc/non-alc)


KGB: Fantastic Fiction

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

FANTASTIC FICTION at KGB reading series, hosts Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present:

Catherynne M. Valente is the New York Times bestselling author of over 30 books of fiction and poetry, including Palimpsest, the Orphan’s Tales series, Deathless, Radiance, The Refrigerator Monologues, and the crowdfunded phenomenon The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Own Making (and the four books that followed it). She is the winner of the Andre Norton, Tiptree, Prix Imaginales, Eugie Foster Memorial, Mythopoeic, Rhysling, Lambda, Locus, Romantic Times and Hugo awards. She has been a finalist for the Nebula and World Fantasy Awards. She lives on an island off the coast of Maine with her partner, two dogs, three cats, six chickens, and a small army of tulips.

Sunny Moraine’s short fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, Tor.com, Nightmare, Lightspeed, and multiple Year’s Best anthologies, among other places. They are also responsible for the Root Code and Casting the Bones trilogies and their debut short fiction collection Singing With All My Skin and Bone is available from Undertow Publications. In addition to time spent authoring, Sunny is a doctoral candidate in sociology and a sometime college instructor. They unfortunately live just outside Washington, DC, in a creepy house with two cats and a very long-suffering husband.


KGB: Josh Lefkowitz poetry reading

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

Josh Lefkowitz will read funny/sad/love poems from his ongoing, never-ending poem-a-day project.

“Hilarious…witty entertainment…Lefkowitz gives every impression that he knows what he’s doing."- Washington Post
“Lefkowitz is a nimble, witty writer… combines the comic timing of David Sedaris with the relentless inspection of Spalding Gray, but he is a clone of neither man.” - Baltimore Sun
“Bristling smart…wildly ambitious…rendered with enormous power.” - Chicago Sun-Times
“Smart, funny, with a gentle streak of hell-fire anger. My kind of guy.” - Eric Bogosian

Josh has received the Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Prize, an Avery Hopwood Award for Poetry at the University of Michigan, was a finalist for the Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize, and won First Prize in the Singapore Poetry Contest. His poems and essays have been published at The Awl, The Offing, The Hairpin, The Rumpus, The Huffington Post, and many other places. He has also recorded humor pieces for NPR’s All Things Considered and BBC’s Americana, and previously toured a pair of one-man shows to theatres and spaces across the country.


RR: Naama Gherber Quartet

June 17, 2017
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: MWA Reading

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

Angel Luis Colon is the Anthony and Derringer Award-nominated author of the NO HAPPY ENDINGS and BLACKY JAGUAR series of novellas, and the upcoming short story anthology MEAT CITY ON FIRE (AND OTHER ASSORTED DEBACLES).  His fiction has appeared in multiple web and print applications including Thuglit, Literary Orphans, and Great Jones Street

Jen Conley’s short stories have appeared in Thuglit, Needle, Crime Factory, Trouble in the Heartland: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Bruce Springsteen and many others. She has contributed to the Los Angeles Review of Books and is one of editors of Shotgun Honey. Her story collection, Cannibals: Stories from the Edge of the Pine Barrens is available now. She lives in New Jersey. Visit her at jenconley.net

Nikhil Iyengar is delighted to begin his second summer as an MWA member with a reading at the KGB Bar. He will read from the first chapter of his first novel, a psychological mystery with futuristic elements. On other creative fronts, he has written and directed a festival-screened short film, and last year won an international filmmaking award in Japan.

Brian Klingborg has lived and worked in Asia, Europe and the USA. He has written for television and magazines, and published two non-fiction books on Chinese martia arts. He lives in New York City. Kill Devil Falls is his first novel.

Alex Segura is a novelist and comic book writer. He is the author of the Pete Fernandez Miami Mysteries, which include SILENT CITY, DOWN THE DARKEST STREET and the latest, DANGEROUS ENDS. He has also written a number of comic books, including the best-selling and critically acclaimed ARCHIE MEETS KISS storyline, the “Occupy Riverdale” story, ARCHIE MEETS RAMONES and the new THE ARCHIES one-shot. He lives in New York with his wife and son. He is a Miami native.

Radha Vatsal is the author of A Front Page Affair (2016) and Murder Between the Lines (May 2017), the first two novels in the Kitty Weeks mystery series set in World War I-era New York. She received her Ph.D. from Duke University where she studied women in silent cinema.  She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.


KGB: FREE WATER #19

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


RR: TNS After Hours

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Town Street Criers

June 15, 2017
7:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.
At 9:00 pizza and drinks will be served with the music resuming at 10:00. The second set will have guest musicians performing as well as a jam session that will go on until we run out of steam. 


KGB: Drunken Careening Writers

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

Kathy Anderson is the author of Bull and Other Stories (Autumn House Press, 2016), which won the Autumn House Press Fiction Prize. Bull and Other Stories, her first book, was longlisted for The 2016 Story Prize and was a finalist for the 2016 Publishing Triangle’s Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction, the Lambda Literary Awards, and the Foreword INDIES Awards. She is also a playwright, with plays produced and staged in the US and in Ireland. She lives in Philadelphia with her wife.

Cristina Pitter is a queer fat babe multidisciplinary artist and sex educator. She also has the best laugh ever. Seriously. You might have seen her work at Ars Nova, Joe’s Pub, The PIT, The Tank, The Flea Theater, JACK, Dixon Place, or three separate but specific bathtubs. Feel free to follow her antics on Twitter @isisgypsy and Instagram @lavidagypsy.

John Weir is the author of two novels, *The Irreversible Decline of Eddie Socket* and *What I Did Wrong*.


RR: Red Door Sessions

June 14, 2017
8:00 pm -

Series Producer: www.reddoorsessions.com
Performance Times:
Anya Marina: 8pm
Julia Weldon: 8:50pm (40 minute sets)
Tickets: $8 advance / $10 at the door, 2 drink minimum
Advance ticket purchase link: https://splashthat.com/sites/view/reddoorsessions614earlyshow.splashthat.com
Abbreviated tix link: https://tinyurl.com/k6765xj
Benefit for: Things I’ll Never Say


KGB: True Story Nonfiction

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


Queering Food: Taste the Rainbow

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

Celebrate pride month at the gay table with

Queering Food: Taste the Rainbow

Curated by Jane V. Hsu

Featuring writers: Anna Dunn, Daniel Isengart and Donna Minkowitz

Anna Dunn has been the Editor-In-Chief of Diner Journal for over a decade and a bartender at Diner, Achilles Heel, and Romans’ for almost as long. She is co-author of Saltie: A Cookbook and Dinner at the Long Table.

Daniel Isengart is a German-born cabaret entertainer, writer, and self-employed private chef. His controversial essays on the Joy of Gay Cooking were published n Stlate.com in 2015. Isengart is a contributing writer to Jarry, the first explicitly gay food magazine. Isengart.com

Donna Minkowitz is the restaurant critic for Gay City News. She is the author of the fabulist memoir Growing Up Golem: How I Survived My Mother, Brooklyn, and Some Really Bad Dates. She was a columnist on LGBT politics and culture at the Village Voice in the 80’s and 90s, and her work has also appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Salon, The Nation, Ms., The Advocate, and New York magazine.

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: Toftemark and Friends

June 10, 2017
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

RR: Writers Hotel

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

No cover.  No drink minimum for this event. 


KGB: Writers Hotel

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


RR: Tal Finkel

June 09, 2017
10:30 pm -

No cover.  Two drink minimum.


KGB: Writers Hotel

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


RR: Writers Hotel

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

No cover.  No drink minimum for this event. 


RR: Buck and a Quarter Quartet

June 08, 2017
9:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: [event canceled]

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


KGB: Liars’ League

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


KGB: Live Mag! Presents Paul Hoover and friends

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

Paul Hoover, born in 1946 in Harrisonburg, Virginia, is a poet and editor. He currently works as Professor of Creative Writing at San Francisco State University, where he is also the editor for the literary magazine New American Writing. In 1980, he received an NEA Fellowship in poetry. In 1987, he received the Carl Sandburg Award for his collection, Idea.

Elaine Equi’s books include Ripple Effect: New & Selected Poems, Click and Clone, and most recently, Sentences and Rain, all from Coffee House Press. She teaches at New York University and in the MFA Program at The New School.


KGB: David Hicks

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


RR: Bjorn Ingelstam and the Dirty Foreigners

June 03, 2017
11:30 pm - 2:30 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.