RR: Mistress Velvetina’s Variety Show

December 14, 2018
9:00 pm -

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: New York Writers Workshop

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

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


RR: Mistress Velvetina’s Variety Show

November 09, 2018
9:00 pm -

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.

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RR: New York Writers Workshop

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

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


RR: Mistress Velvetina’s Variety Show

October 12, 2018
9:00 pm -

2 drink minimum.

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RR: F Bomb Reading Series

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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RR: New York Writers Workshop

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

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


RR: Mistress Velvetina’s Variety Show

September 14, 2018
9:00 pm -

2 drink minimum.

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RR: F Bomb Reading Series

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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RR: New York Writers Workshop

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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RR: Mistress Velvetina’s Variety Show

August 10, 2018
9:00 pm -

2 drink minimum.

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RR: F Bomb Reading Series

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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RR: New York Writers Workshop

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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RR: Mistress Velvetina’s Variety Show

July 13, 2018
9:00 pm -

2 drink minimum.

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RR: F Bomb Reading Series

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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RR: New York Writers Workshop

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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


KGB: Trumpet Fiction

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


RR: TNS After Hours

June 15, 2018
6:30 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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RR: Writers Hotel

June 09, 2018
7:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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KGB: Writers Hotel

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


RR: Mistress Velvetina’s Variety Show

June 08, 2018
9:00 pm -

2 drink minimum.

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KGB: Writers Hotel

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


RR: Writers Hotel

June 08, 2018
7:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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RR: Buck and a Quarter Quartet

June 07, 2018
9:00 pm -

No cover.  1 drink minimum.

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RR: New York Writers Workshop

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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RR: F Bomb Reading Series

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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KGB: Forgiveness—or Not.

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

CAROLINE LEAVITT is a New York Times Bestselling author of Pictures of You and Cruel Beautiful World. She is a book critic for People and the San Francisco Chronicle, and her work has also appeared in the New York Times, Real Simple, New York Magazine and other publications. She’ll be reading from her tentatively titled Wake Up Now (Algonquin Books) work in progress. Website: https://www.carolineleavitt.com/

JENNIFER HAUPT is the curator of the Psychology Today blog for readers and writers, One True Thing. She is a book reviewer for Spirituality & Health, and her work has also appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine, The Rumpus, The Sun and other publications. She’ll be reading from her debut novel, In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills (April 2018, Central Avenue Publishing), set in post-genocide Rwanda. Website: www.jenniferhaupt.com

SUSAN HENDERSON is the founder of LitPark, an online community for more than 10,000 readers and writers. Henderson is a five-time Pushcart Prize nominee and the recipient of an Academy of American Poets award. She’ll be reading from her second novel, The Flicker of Old Dreams (March 2018, HarperCollins). Website: http://www.litpark.com/

JULIE MALONEY will be reading from her debut novel “A Matter of Chance” (She Writes Press). As founder, director of WOMEN READING ALOUD, an international non-profit organization dedicated to the support of women writers, she has welcomed writers throughout the USA, as well as Canada, Germany, Portugal, England, Greece and Australia. Website: www.juliemaloney.net. 


KGB: Paragraph

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


RR: TNS After Hours

May 18, 2018
6:30 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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


KGB: Trumpet Fiction

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


RR: Mistress Velvetina’s Variety Show

May 11, 2018
9:00 pm -

2 drink minimum.

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RR: Buck and a Quarter Quartet

May 10, 2018
9:00 pm -

No cover.  1 drink minimum.

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


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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


KGB: Hofstra MFA reading

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


RR: New York Writers Workshop

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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


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

(re)iteration(s) by Jill Darling: http://www.spuytenduyvil.net/re-iterations.html

Jill Darling is the author of a geography of syntax, Solve For, and begin with may: a series of moments, as well as collaborative chapbooks with Laura Wetherington and Hannah Ensor: at the intersection of 3, and The First Steps are the Deepest. Her critical poetics essays can be found in How2, Something on Paper, The Quint, and Ethos: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics. Poems, short fiction, and creative essays have also been published in a variety of literary journals. Darling teaches at The University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Drone Fidelity Brianna Johnson: http://www.spuytenduyvil.net/drone-fidelity.html

Brianna Johnson earned her BFA and MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College where she was mentored by Douglas Martin, Rebecca Brown, Bhanu Kapil, and the late Poet Laureate of New Hampshire, Walter Butts. Her experimental manuscript Fire Sale was published in 2016 as a digital chapbook by Essay Press and her first book The Axe Lectures was published by Spout Press in 2017. Her work has also been featured in Tarpaulin Sky Magazine. She was invited as a Waves Discussion Series Contributor/Lecturer alongside Maxine Hong Kingston for the 2015 A Room of Her Own Foundation’s retreat for women writers. She lives and works in Minnesota with a pit bull and some books and acts as an editor with 1913 Press.

Acker Douglas A. Martin: https://www.douglasarthurmartin.com/

Douglas A. Martin is the author of books of poetry and prose, including: Once You Go Back, Your Body Figured, In The Time of Assignments, Branwell, and They Change the Subject. His first novel, Outline of My Lover, was selected by Colm Tóibín as an International Book of the Year in The Times Literary Supplement and adapted in part by the Forsythe Company for their multimedia ballet/live film, Kammer/Kammer. His work has been translated into three languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.


KGB: Night Time Logic - New Voices in Weird Fiction

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


Danielle Lazarin & Xhenet Aliu’s

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

Danielle Lazarin’s debut collection of short stories, BACK TALK, is out now from Penguin Books.
Her fiction can be found in The Southern Review, Colorado Review, Indiana Review, Glimmer Train, Five Chapters, Boston Review, and elsewhere. A graduate of Oberlin College’s creative writing program, she received her MFA from the University of Michigan, where her stories and essays won Hopwood Awards. She has received grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance.
She lives in her native New York, where she is raising her daughters and working on a novel.

Called “extremely funny and mordant” by author Sherman Alexie, Xhenet Aliu’s debut fiction collection, Domesticated Wild Things, won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction. Her novel, Brass, was published by Random House in January 2018.
Aliu’s fiction and non-fiction has appeared or are forthcoming in Glimmer Train, Hobart, The Barcelona Review, Necessary Fiction, American Short Fiction, Lenny, LitHub, Buzzfeed, The New York Times, and elsewhere, and she has received multiple scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, a grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation, and a fellowship from the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, among other awards, including a special mention in the Pushcart Prize anthology. She holds an MFA from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and an MLIS from the University of Alabama, where she was an ALFA fellow, studying methods of delivering information services to individuals with disabilities. A native of Waterbury, Connecticut, whose brass industry attracted large waves of Eastern European immigrants before the demise of the factories in the 1970s and ’80s, she was born to an Albanian father and a Lithuanian American mother. She now lives in Athens, Georgia, and works as an academic librarian.

Questions: Contact Suzanne Dottino - at 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: Rutgers-Newark reading

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


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

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


RR: TNS After Hours

April 20, 2018
6:30 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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


RR: Antonio Palumbo

April 18, 2018
9:30 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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


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


RR: Jake Tavill

April 13, 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

April 13, 2018
9:00 pm -

2 drink minimum.

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


RR: Buck and a Quarter Quartet

April 12, 2018
9:00 pm -

No cover.  1 drink minimum.

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


KGB: Live Mag! #14

April 10, 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,

RR: Eli Chalmer Trio

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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


RR: New York Writers Workshop

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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


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,

RR: One Love

March 31, 2018
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Nick Semenykhin Trio

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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


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.


An Evening with Red Hen Press

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

Red Hen Press presents Chloe Schwenke, Bryan Hurt, Jason Schneiderman, and Martha Davis for KGB’s Sunday Night Fiction!Red Hen Press Event at KGB: March 25
Reader information
Chloe Schwenke is an openly transgender Quaker woman whose life’s journey includes living in five countries and working on projects in more than forty, mostly in Africa and the Middle East. As a human rights and peacebuilding activist, an international development practitioner, an academic, one of the first three transgender appointees of the Obama Administration, and the parent of two children, she has committed her life to assisting marginalized groups in some of the world’s most challenging countries. In 2013, she received the National Center for Transgender Equality’s National Public Service Award. She lives in Olney, Maryland.

Bryan Hurt
is the author of EVERYONE WANTS TO BE AMBASSADOR TO FRANCE (Red Hen 2018), selected by Alissa Nutting as the winner of the 10th Annual Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction. He is the editor of WATCHLIST: 32 STORIES BY PERSONS OF INTEREST (OR Books/Catapult 2016) and Midwest editor for Joyland Magazine. His short stories and essays have been published in The American Reader, Guernica, Kenyon Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, Tin House, TriQuarterly, and many others. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and named finalist for the Calvino Prize and Horatio Nelson Prize in Fiction. He’s been awarded grants and fellowships from the Sewanee and Tin House Writers’ Conferences.  Bryan holds a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California. He lives in Columbus, Ohio and is an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Capital University.


Martha Davis
is a writer, editor, and teacher living in San Diego. Her short stories and essays have appeared in River Styx, Stone Canoe, The Gay & Lesbian Review, StoryQuarterly, CALYX, and elsewhere. She received her MFA in fiction from Columbia University. Her novel, Scissors, Paper, Stone, will be available April 16th.

Jason Schneiderman is the author of three books of poems, most recently Primary Source (Red Hen), and editor of the anthology Queer: A Reader for Writers (Oxford UP) . His poetry and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry, The Poetry Review, and The Penguin Book of the Sonnet. He is an Associate Professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College.

Martha Davis is a writer, editor, and teacher living in San Diego. Her short stories and essays have appeared in River Styx, Stone Canoe, The Gay & Lesbian Review, StoryQuarterly, CALYX, and elsewhere. She received her MFA in fiction from Columbia University. Parts of Scissors, Paper, Stone were written during residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program.

Questions Contact: Suzanne Dottino suzannedottino@gmail.com

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

KGB: Rutgers-Newark reading

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


RR: Nicole Zaray and the Deep Cats

March 23, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

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


RR: Paolo Colagrossi Group

March 22, 2018
9:30 pm - 12:30 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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


KGB: Coven Reading

March 20, 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
with Slavick Ciganec, Oksana Rosenblum, and Inka Juslin

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


RR: TNS After Hours

March 16, 2018
6:30 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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


RR: Ukulele cabaret

March 15, 2018
9:30 pm -

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


KGB: At The Inkwell - My Body, My Words book launch

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

Featured in Bustle as one of the “11 New Feminist Books That Could Totally Change Your Year,” My Body, My Words will bring a chorus of strong voices to the body image and identity revolution. The anthology includes writers like Beverly Donofrio (Riding in Cars with Boys), Martha Frankel (Hats and Eyeglasses), Abigail Thomas (What Comes Next and How to Like It), and more. My Body, My Words will offer readers and educators the unique experience of finding all of these voices in one place. Due out through Big Table Publishing March 1. This reading is hosted by At The Inkwell, curated by Andi Talarico.

LUCAS HUNT is a celebrated American poet and the president of HUNT Auctioneers, who was born and raised in rural Iowa. His work has been published in The New York Times, and received The John Steinbeck Award for Poetry. He is the author of IOWA, Light on the Concrete, and Lives. Lucas has helped raise millions of dollars and awareness for non-profit organizations. He graduated from World Wide College of Auctioneering, holds the coveted Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) designation, and is an outstanding member of the National Auctioneer’s Association. He lives in New York.

PAMELA HUGHES graduated from Brooklyn College with an MFA in Creative Writing.  Her eco-themed book of poems, Meadowland Take My Hand, was released in 2017 by Three Mile Harbor Press, New York.  Her work has appeared in: Canary; The Brooklyn Review; Ellipsis; Literary Mama; PANK; The Paterson Literary Review; Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow; Isotope; Thema and in other literary magazines. Read her gyno inspired poem, called “Vote Bush” online at PANK Magazine: www.pankmagazine.com.  She is the editor of Narrative Northeast, a literary and arts magazine that supports diverse voices and visions, including feminist voices, and the environment.  For more go to: www.narrativenortheast.com. Or visit her at: www.pamelahugheswrites.com.

LILLIAN BUSTLE is an actor, singer, burlesque performer, public speaker and gleeful loudmouth about body love. Her recent TEDx talk, Stripping Away Negative Body Image, sheds light on the positive effect of burlesque and visual diet on self-image, and her message has been shared by millions of people worldwide. Lillian spreads love in the form of Burlesque on stages across North America. Offstage, she co-hostsThe Body PosCast with actress and activist Liza Poor. For upcoming appearances and more about the Jazzy Jewel of Jersey City, visit www.lillianbustle.com.

BEVERLY DONOFRIO’s memoir, the New York Times bestseller, Riding in Cars with Boys, was made into a movie. Looking for Mary and Astonished are much praised, as are her three picture books; the latest, Where’s Mommy, was a New York Times Best Children’s Book; her essays are widely anthologized and appear in The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, Marie Claire, More, Allure, Spirituality and Health, Huffington Post, Slate.

VICKI ADDESSO co-authored the collaborative memoir Still Here Thinking of You~A Second Chance With Our Mothers (Big Table Publishing, 2013).

SAMANTHA PAIGE ROSEN earned her MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Sarah Lawrence College, where she was too afraid to write about herself for the entire first semester. Her bylines include The Washington Post, Ms. Magazine, The Week, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Bustle, The Huffington Post, Hypertext Magazine, The Passed Note, Beautiful Minds Magazine, and Attn. She recently began hosting a monthly writers’ workshop in the Washington D.C. area, and hopes to surround herself with a community of brilliant, big-hearted storytellers wherever she may live.


Wish Fulfillment

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

Suzanne Scanlon is the author of Promising Young Women (Dorothy, 2012), a novel-in-fragments about the life of a young woman in and out of institutions, and Her 37th Year, an Index (Noemi, 2015), a fictional memoir in the form of an index, following one year in a woman’s life. An excerpt from Scenes of Interrogation, her novel-in-progress, was published in Ireland, as part of A Kind of Compass, Stories on Distance (Tramp Press, 2015), and another section was published in Rockhaven: A History of Interiors (Which Witch), a book of photography and essays documenting the abandoned Rockhaven Sanitarium in La Crescenta, California. Her work has appeared in The Iowa Review, The American Scholar, Electric Literature, BOMB Magazine, and The Brooklyn Rail. She is a recipient of grants from The Ox-Bow School of Art and Artist’s Residency and The Ragdale Foundation. suzannescanlon.com

Eugene Lim is the author of the novels Fog & Car (Ellipsis Press, 2008), The Strangers (Black Square Editions, 2013) and Dear Cyborgs (FSG, 2017). He works as a high school librarian, runs Ellipsis Press, and lives in Queens, NY.

Hannah Lillith Assadi received her MFA from the Columbia University School of the Arts.  She was raised in Arizona and lives in Brooklyn. Her novel Sonora (Soho 2017) is a finalist for the PEN/ Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. 

Anne K. Yoder’s
work has appeared in Fence, Bomb, and Tin House, among other publications, and is forthcoming in They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing. She is a staff writer for The Millions and a member of Meekling Press, a collective micropress based in Chicago. Currently she is working on a novel, The Enhancers, about coming of age in a in a techno-pharmaceutical society.

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


RR: Nick Semenykhin Trio

March 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

March 09, 2018
9:00 pm -

2 drink minimum.

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


RR: Buck and a Quarter Quartet

March 08, 2018
9:00 pm -

No cover.  1 drink minimum.


KGB: Behind the Book - Sam Graham-Felsen, Hermione Hoby, Stefan Merrill Block

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


KGB: Three Jews and a Goy (In NYC)

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

Alan Kaufman’s memoir, Jew Boy, recently reissued by Cornell University Press, has been called An American classic” by the San Francisco Chronicle and “frightening and deeply moving…a remarkable document’ by Publishers Weekly.  Hubert Selby. Jr wrote of it: “...an abundance of suspense, curiosity, wonder and awe.... I want to congratulate and thank Alan Kaufman for enriching my life...” A writer in residence at the 42nd Street New York Public Library, Kaufman’s other books include Drunken Angel, Matches, The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry and The Outlaw Bible of American Art.

Rebbie Ratner is a writer, visual artist and film director “Borderline”, Ratner’s feature documentary directorial debut premiered at the 2016 DOC NYC film festival.  She is presently at work on a multi-volume novelistic memoir about the life history of a single Woman in Manhatten whose biological clock is one minute before midnight.

Charles Geer Austin is the author of Cloverleaf, a poetry chapbook from PWP Press. His stories and poems have appeared in Poet Lore, MiPoesias, Boog City, Manhattanville Review, Potomac Review and others. He leads a creative writing workshop at New Alternatives for LGBT Homeless Youth. 

Khristina Narizhnaya, a reporter for the New York Post, teaches at Borough of Manhattan Community College. She is at work on a novel about the quest for love and freedom amid the bizarre and heartwarming reality of immigrant life in New York City.


RR: Adam Frumkin Quartet

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

Kim Chinquee is the author of the collections OH BABY, PRETTY, PISTOL, VEER and SHOT GIRLS. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a Henfield Prize and her work is published widely. She is Chief Editor of ELJ (Elm Leaves Journal), Senior Editor of NEW WORLD WRITING, and directs the writing major at SUNY-Buffalo State.

Jordan E. Franklin is a performance poet from Brooklyn. Her work has been published in the Southampton Review, North American Review, Suffragette City Zine, and Breadcrumbs. In 2017, she received the James Hearst Poetry Prize from the North American Review and her MFA from Stony Brook. She performs at venues throughout NYC and its boroughs.

Susan Henderson is a five-time Pushcart Prize nominee and the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize. She is the author of two novels, Up from the Blue and The Flicker of Old Dreams, both published by HarperCollins. She blogs at the writer support group, http://litpark.com/

Lucinda Kempe exorcises with words. Her work has been published in Elm Leaves Journal, New World Writing, Frigg, r.kv.r.y., Jellyfish Review, Summerset Review, and Coffin Bell. She’s an M.F.A. candidate in writing and creative literature at Stony Brook University and has just completed her memoir.

Michael Klein is a member of the resistance and a five-time Lambda Literary Award finalist and has won the award twice for poetry. His latest book is When I Was a Twin.  He teaches at Hunter College in New York and in the Goddard MFA Program for Writing in Vermont.

Elizabeth Marner-Brooks is a member of Equity & SAG-AFTRA. She teaches at The New School and at the United Nations. In addition, she’s a scuba diver and teaches medical school acting. A proud mother and grandmother, she was named Savvy Lady of the year in 2013.

Susan Tepper writes it all. Her work has nominated for fourteen Pushcart Nominations, a Pulitzer Prize, and was short-listed for the Zoetrope Novel Prize. “LIVE at the Algonquin Hotel, NYC” is her author/book interview series. She lives with her husband and a large Rottie named Otis who is her constant companion. “Monte Carlo Days & Nights” (Rain Mountain Press, NYC) is her most recent book. www.susantepper.com

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


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

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


RR: New York Writers Workshop

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

Dr Sally Breen is the author of The Casuals (2011) an award winning memoir about the 1990s and Atomic City (2013) a literary noir nominated for the Queensland Literary Awards People’s Choice Book of the Year 2014. Her fiction and non-fiction has appeared widely with features in Overland, The Asia Literary Review, The Griffith Review, Australian Review of Fiction, Hemingway Shorts, Best Australian Stories and The Conversation. Sally has worked as associate editor of the Griffith Review, is senior lecturer in creative writing at Griffith University and Chair of the Asia Pacific Writers and Translators network. She lives on the Gold Coast, Australia.

Lisa del Rosso originally trained as a classical singer and completed a post-graduate program at LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art), living and performing in London before moving to New York City. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Barking Sycamores Neurodivergent Literature, Razor’s Edge Literary Magazine, The Literary Traveler, Serving House Journal, VietnamWarPoetry, Young Minds Magazine (London/UK), Time Out New York, The Huffington Post, The Neue Rundschau (Germany), Jetlag Café (Germany), and One Magazine (London/UK), for whom she writes theater reviews. Tonight she launches her first book, Confessions of an Accidental Professor. She teaches writing at New York University.

Tim Tomlinson grew up on Long Island where he was educated by jukeboxes and juvenile delinquents. He is the author of the poetry collection, Requiem for the Tree Fort I Set on Fire, and the collection of short fiction, This Is Not Happening to You. He is a co-founder of New York Writers Workshop, a co-author of its popular text, The Portable MFA in Creative Writing, a professor in NYU’s Global Liberal Studies, and a resident of Brooklyn, NY.

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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


KGB: The Burning Circus Book Launch

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

Eileen G’Sell received an MA from the University of Rochester and an MFA in creative writing from Washington University in St. Louis. Features Editor of pop culture at The Rumpus, her cultural criticism and poetry can be found in Salon, VICE, Boston Review, Hyperallergic, DIAGRAM, Conduit, Ninth Letter, and the Denver Quarterly, among other publications. Her chapbooks are available from Dancing Girl and BOAAT Press, and her first full length poetry collection, Life After Rugby, is available from Gold Wake Books early 2018. She currently teaches rhetoric and poetry at Washington University, and creative writing for the Prison Education Project at Missouri Eastern Correctional Center. She lives in St. Louis and New York.

Glenn Shaheen is the author of the poetry collections Energy Corridor (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016) and Predatory (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011), which won the 2010 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize, and was the runner up for the 2011 Norma Farber First Book Award. He is also the author of the flash fiction chapbook Unchecked Savagery (Ricochet Editions, 2013). His work has appeared in The New Republic, Ploughshares, Mizna, and elsewhere. His full length collection of flash fiction, Carnivalia, will be released by Gold Wake Press in February of 2018. He lives in Queens and teaches at Queensborough Community College.

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, and Associate Editor for Tupelo Quarterly, she lives in Montreal.


KGB: Monday Night Poetry

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


The Writers Studio

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

The Writers Studio Reading Series Presents
Fiction and Poetry Readings By:

Joel Hinman
Rachael Nevins
Christopher Shade
Anamyn Turowski
Iris Lee Stoler

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: Torgtet

February 24, 2018
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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


KGB: Rutgers-Newark reading

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


RR: Nick Semenykhin Trio

February 23, 2018
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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


RR: reading Presented by Uncle Fuggles

February 23, 2018
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

Featuring: Andy Gallagher, Jackie Clark, Joshua Didriksen, Scott Wordsman, Deanna Gondek, Tyler Fugazzie, Mark Nestman, Ohbree, the Scriveners

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


KGB: Paragraph

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


KGB: Sideshow Goshko

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

Sideshow Goshko Storytelling Series is turning 9 years old and we’re celebrating! Award-winning storyteller Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post, SiriusXM) invites some of New York’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 NINE (one for each year we’ve been around) lucky audience members will walk away with their very own bottle of Sideshow Sauce! Tonight’s stellar lineup includes stories from:

Andy Christie (host The Liar Show, Peabody Award-Winning Moth Radio Hour)

Gastor Almonte (Comedy Central, UCB)

Catie Lazarus (host Employee of the Month, NY Times)

* 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: TALE

February 21, 2018
9:00 pm -

Doors: 9pm Show: 9:30pm
$7

The legendary TALE returns with NYC’s finest storytelling – featuring performers with creds from SNL, NPR, Comedy Central, VICE, 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

Joe Charnitski (Moth StorySlam Champ)
Dawn Fraser (TED Talk)
Harmon Leon (Meet the Deplorables)
Bobby Harkinson (Kweendom)
Momoh Pujeh (Harlem Comedy Festival)

Music: Lorraine Leckie

Come out and see the best in NYC storytelling!
Tix:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tale-nycs-finest-storytelling-tickets-42496976601


KGB: Fantastic Fiction

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

Fantastic Fiction at KGB reading series hosts
Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present:

Cassandra Khaw is the author of the Persons Non Grata series, the Rupert Wong books, and spends a lot of time worrying about those who buy her backlist because they enjoyed Bearly a Lady, her frothy paranormal rom-com. She writes video games for a living, and won an award for doing so. Her short fiction can be found in places like Tor.com, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, and more.

Peternelle van Arsdale is the author of the young adult novel, The Beast Is an Animal, a dark fairy tale, it’s been described as “a swift and compelling read” and “a psychologically intense fantasy” and is being developed by Amazon Studios for a feature film produced by Ridley Scott’s Scott Free. Her essays have been published by LitHub, Hypable.com, and Culturefly. She’s currently at work on her second novel, also a dark fairy tale, which will be published in March 2019. A former executive editor in the book industry, she is now an independent editorial consultant.


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.


KGB: Monday Night Poetry - Tom Healy + Deborah Landau

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

Tom Healy is the author of Animal Spirits and What the Right Hand Knows, which was a finalist for the 2009 L.A. Times Book Prize and the Lambda Literary Award. Two books of his essays are forthcoming: Not Untrue, Not Unkind, reflections on friendship, and The Rest of the World, an examination of U.S. public diplomacy efforts to engage the American people with citizens of other countries.  Healy has taught on the faculties of NYU, The Pratt Institute and The New School. He has been a lecturer or writer-in-residence at universities and institutes in Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Italy, Indonesia and Senegal.

Deborah Landau is the author of three collections of poetry: The Uses of the Body and The Last Usable Hour, both Lannan Literary Selections from Copper Canyon Press, and Orchidelirium, selected by Naomi Shihab Nye for the Robert Dana Anhinga Prize for Poetry. In 2016 she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. The Uses of the Body was featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and included on “Best of 2015″ lists by The New Yorker, Vogue, BuzzFeed, and O, The Oprah Magazine, among others. A Spanish edition, Los Usos Del Cuerpo, was published by Valparaiso Ediciones in 2017. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Tin House, Poetry, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times, and included in anthologies such as The Best American Poetry, Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation, Not for Mothers Only, Resistance, Rebellion, Life: 50 Poems Now, The Best American Erotic Poems, and Women’s Work: Modern Poets Writing in English. She teaches in and directs the Creative Writing Program at New York University, and lives in Brooklyn with her family.