RR: The Same Page Reading Series

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

The Same Page Reading Series returns for our second edition ever, with a KILLER lineup of writers and performers. Featuring poetry, fiction, comedy, and more, it’s a writer’s variety show with a no-holds-barred attitude. Hosted by Mickie Meinhardt and Sarah Madges.

FEATURING

KEM JOY UKWU Kem Joy Ukwu’s fiction has appeared in Pank, Blackberry, Carve, TINGE, Blue Lake Review, Jabberwock Review, Auburn Avenue, The Brooklyn Quarterly and Day One. Her short story collection manuscript, Locked Gray / Linked Blue, was selected as a finalist for the 2016 New American Fiction Prize and was published by the Kindred Books Imprint of Brain Mill Press. Born and raised in the Bronx, she currently lives in New Jersey with her husband. More of her work can be found at kemjoyukwu.com.

NICK MURRAY writes about the intersections between pop music, politics and private property. He has worked as an editor at the Village Voice and Rolling Stone and contributed to publications such as Viewpoint and the New York Times. He is a member of the Central Brooklyn branch of the Democratic Socialists of America.

DEMETRI RAFTOPOULOS received his MFA in Creative Writing from The New School. His writing has appeared in The Adroit Journal, The Common, Under the Gum Tree, Prairie Schooner, The Good Men Project, and more. He is a Construction Consultant, lives in Bayside, and is eagerly awaiting his return to Greece.

OMOTARA JAMES is a poet, essayist and editor. Her poetry chapbook, Daughter Tongue, was selected by African Poetry Book Fund, in collaboration with Akashic Books, for the 2018 New Generation African Poets Box Set. Her debut full length collection, Mama Wata, is forthcoming in the Fall of 2018 from Siren Songs, of CCM press. She has been award fellowships from Cave Canem and Lambda Literary. Her awards include the Bridging the Gap Award for Emerging Poets and the Nancy P. Schnader Academy of American Poets Award. Her work has appeared in various journals. Currently, she is an MFA candidate in poetry at NYU. For more info or to say “hi,” visit her website: www.omotarajames.com

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TAI LECLAIRE is a comedian, actor and writer from a reservation you haven’t heard of - and that’s ok! He’s performed at UCB and The Pit as well as many late night mics and variety shows around New York City. He’s currently an actor on the Boogie Manja sketch team “Please”. His writing and comedic style highlights the perils of being a double minority, gay outcast and his general obsession with fonts.

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