KGB: Trumpet Fiction

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


KGB: Writers Hotel

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


KGB: Writers Hotel

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


KGB: Paragraph

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


KGB: Trumpet Fiction

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


KGB: Paragraph

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


KGB: Spuyten Duyvil book party

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

Reiterations by Jill Darling

Jill Darling has two poetry collections: Solve For (BlazeVOX, ebooks) and begin with may: a series of moments (Finishing Line Press), and a forthcoming collaborative chapbook with Laura Wetherington and Hannah Ensor, at the intersection of 3 (Dancing Girl Press). Her manuscript, A Geography of Syntax was recently chosen as a finalist for the Omnidawn Poetry Prize, and she’s had poems and creative essays published in journals including /NOR, Aufgabe, 580 Split, Quarter After Eight, Upstairs at Duroc, Phoebe, Split Lip, Horse Less Review,and forthcoming in Denver Quarterly. She also has an MFA in Creative Writing, and a Ph.D. in Twentieth Century American Literature and Culture, and currently teaches at Eastern Michigan University and The University of Michigan-Dearborn.

and

Ice Bar by Petra Kuppers

Petra Kuppers is a disability culture activist, a community performance artist, and a Professor at the University of Michigan. She directs the Olimpias, an international disability culture performance collective. She lives in Ann Arbor with her partner and collaborator Stephanie Heit.


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

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


KGB: Trumpet Fiction

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


KGB: Rutgers-Newark reading

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


KGB: Paragraph

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


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

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


KGB: Trumpet Fiction

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


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

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


KGB: Rutgers-Newark reading

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


KGB: Paragraph

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


KGB: Free Water #23

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


KGB: Trumpet Fiction

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


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

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


KGB: Rutgers-Newark reading

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


KGB: Paragraph

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


RR: The Sky is Yours Launch Party

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

The Sky Is Yours by Chandler Klang Smith

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

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Live Mag! presents Maxine Chernoff

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


KGB: Trumpet Fiction

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


RR: Book Launch

December 20, 2017
7:00 pm -

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


KGB: Mad Hatters & March Hares Launch

December 18, 2017
7:00 am - 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


RR: Buck and a Quarter Quartet

December 14, 2017
9:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: True Story Nonfiction

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


KGB: Trumpet Fiction

December 09, 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


KGB: NYU-SPS

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


Hunter College Shorts

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

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

RR: 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.


KGB: Sideshow Goshko

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


KGB: Nicole Cooley & Kimiko Hahn reading

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

Kimiko Hahn, author of nine books, finds that disparate sources have given way to her poetry—whether black lung disease in Volatile, Flaubert’s sex-tour in The Unbearable Heart, an exhumation in The Artist’s Daughter, or classical Japanese forms in The Narrow Road to the Interior.  Rarified fields of science prompted her latest collections Toxic Flora and Brain Fever. A passionate advocate of chapbooks, her most recent was Resplendent Slug. Honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, PEN/Voelcker Award, Shelley Memorial Prize.  Hahn is a distinguished professor in the MFA Program in Creative Writing & Literary Translation at Queens College, City University of New York and the President of the Board, The Poetry Society of America.  She will read work from the forthcoming chapbook Brood.

Nicole Cooley is a poet and non-fiction writer and the author of eight books:  five books of poems, a chapbook, a novel and an artists book.  Her newest collection Girl after Girl after Girl is forthcoming from LSU Press in October 2017.  Essay Press published her digital chapbook Frozen Charlottes, A Sequence last year. Her work has been supported by a Creative and Performing Artists Fellowship at The American Antiquarian Society as well as a grant from the NEA. Her poetry and non-fiction has appeared most recently in The Atlantic, The Rumpus, Narrative, and Drunken Boat.  She is a professor of English and the director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation at Queens College—City University of New York.


RR: Launch of GHOST SENTENCE

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

Ghost Reading: Launch of GHOST SENTENCE poetry volume, with Friends

KGB Bar’s Red Room will host the launch of Mary Flanagan’s new poetry book GHOST SENTENCE (Atmosphere Press) with celebrated readers Patricia Carlin, Leah Umansky, Nick Montfort, and special guests!
Prosecco will be served. 7pm - 9pm.


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: Heretical Mystical - Jay Michaelson + Ephryme

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

Heretical Mystical: Jay Michaelson + Ephryme.  Release party for “is” by Yaakov Moshe

Jay Michaelson is the author of six books, including God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality, an Amazon bestseller and finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, and now his new collection, “is”, published as his alter ego, Yaakov Moshe.  His poetry has been published in journals including Ginosko, Blue Magazine, Animus, and Zeek, and has been anthologized many times as well.  In his other lives, Jay is a columnist for The Daily Beast, a rabbi, a Buddhist meditation teacher, a frequent commentator on NPR, and an affiliated professor at Chicago Theological Seminary.

Eden Pearlstein (ePRHYME) is a Brooklyn-based poet and emcee who has released several albums, including two LPs on the famed K Records label, and had work published in His work has been featured in NPR, Tikkun, Open Siddur, and Tablet, and he has performed at Governor’s Ball, The Stone, and around 150 hip hop venues around the country. 


Greg Ames

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

Greg Ames is the author of Funeral Platter and Buffalo Lockjaw, a novel that won a NAIBA Book of the Year Award. His work has appeared in Best American Nonrequired Reading, McSweeney’s, Catapult, Southern Review, North American Review, and The Sun. He splits his time between Brooklyn and Hamilton, New York, where he is an associate professor at Colgate University.

“Funeral Platter is a wonderful, witty collection of very funny and unusual short stories.  Its singular characters, truly inventive premises, and manic, propulsive prose make for breakneck reading. Yet, without you knowing how it happened, these stories become genuinely insightful about our darkest secret: our loneliness.” Dana Spiotta

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

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

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

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


RR: 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: Drunken Careening Writers

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


KGB: Fantastic Fiction

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

Grady Hendrix
David Rice


RR: The Other Side of Violet

November 15, 2017
6:45 pm - 8:45 pm

Celebrate the publication of “The Other Side of Violet”, great weather for MEDIA’s latest poetry and prose anthology. The submission period for our next collection runs October 15 2017 to January 15 2018.
https://www.greatweatherformedia.com/

Featuring contributors:
Mark Blickley
Annie Christain
Melissa Hunter Gurney
Karen Hildebrand
Matthew Hupert
Eliel Lucero
Cynthia Manick
Yuko Otomo

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


KGB: True Story Nonfiction

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


RR: Revolutions Don’t Come to Paradise

November 14, 2017
7:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

In Revolutions Don’t Come to Paradise Alberto Zayden weaves a yarn of stories from his bi-cultural family and current events to create a hilarious tale of political forebodings that explore the perils of a society that worships wealth above all else.  Using verse, song and mesmeric storytelling he draws parallels between Fidel Castro’s Cuban revolution and the election of Donald Trump.  The riveting performance is an ominous warning about the direction of American Society.

Alberto Zayden is an east village writer, poet, playwright and performer.  The New York Times has called his poetry “visionary.”

Listen to Alberto Zayden on Let Them Talk, with Paul DeRienzo being interviewed about Revolutions Don’t Come To Paradise.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKjlyUNTDNE

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


What Have The Russians Ever Done For Us? Celebrate 100th Anniversary of the October Revolution

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

What Have the Russians Ever Done for Us?

Come celebrate the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution that was actually in November and has hacked the whole world ever since.

Join Hungarian writer and provocateur Peter Zilahy, who will take you on a wild ride from Soviet space travel to computer hacking, from Russian ballet to Donald Trump. Featuring pataphysician Mary Flanagan, writer Sarah Paley, filmmaker Irina Patkanian, historian George Trumball, KGB’s own Melvin Bukiet and a surprise guest.

Readers include: Peter Zilahy, Mary Flanagan, Sarah Paley, George Trumball, Melvin Bukiet

Questions: Contact: Suzanne Dotino - 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

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


RR: Red Door Sessions

November 10, 2017
10:00 pm -

$8 cover.  2 drink minimum.
Marcellus Hall & The Hostages
Hailing from Minnesota, Marcellus Hall arrived in New York in the 1990s to form Railroad Jerk, an industrial grunge-folk band whose four LPs on Matador Records helped define the era.

With trademark absurdist, yet poignant, lyrics, Hall went on to form (with drummer Dave Varenka) White Hassle, a duo with guitar, harmonica, and drums that pre-dated the White Stripes and the Black Keys. Releasing albums on Orange Recordings (U.S.), Fargo Records (France) and Mazri (Japan) – as well as touring Europe – White Hassle incorporated a thereminist, a second guitarist and a DJ at its live shows before disbanding in 2006.

Hall then embarked on a solo incarnation that enlisted the talents of Damon Smith on bass, Matt Martin on keyboard, and Jimmy Ansourian on drums. The quartet (aka Marcellus Hall & The Hostages) played shows in and around New York while recording songs for what would eventually become The First Line LP on Glacial Pace Recordings. Mike Shapiro replaced Jimmy Ansourian in 2010 and the band continues to write and record.

As an artist and illustrator, Hall’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Time and The Wall Street Journal, as well as in American Illustration, the Society of Illustrators, and Communication Arts annuals. His first cover for the The New Yorker was published in 2005. He has self-published books of drawings and writings, including Hard Luck Stories and Legends of the Infinite City.

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

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


KGB: Hofstra MFA reading

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


RR: Buck and a Quarter Quartet

November 09, 2017
9:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Publishing party for MIXED UP - COCKTAIL RECIPES (& FLASH FICTION) FOR THE DISCERNING DRINKER

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

This flash fiction can be sipped or slammed, just like the booze it represents!

A cocktail is like an excellent story―bitter and sweet and over too quickly, but the memory of it stays with you.  From the Pimm’s Cup to Smoking Bishop, the Manhattan to the Moscow Mule, Mixed Up features not only more than two dozen classic recipes and hot tips on ingredients and preparations, but new cocktail-themed short stories from some of today’s most popular and acclaimed writers.  Edited by Nick Mamatas and Molly Tanzer. 978-1510718036, $14.99, hardcover, 160pp.

Readers:
Libby Cudmore is the author of The Big Rewind, which received a starred review from Kirkus, as well as praise from USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Booklist and others.  Her short fiction and essays have appeared in PANK, The Stoneslide Corrective, Beat to a Pulp, Vinyl Me Please, Yacht Rock and the Locus Award-nominated anthology Hanzai Japan.

Gina Marie Guadagnino holds a BA in English from NYU, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the New School. Her short story “Whisper in the Shadows” appears in The Morris-Jumel Mansion Anthology of Fantasy and Paranormal Fiction.

Cara Hoffman is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Running and So Much Pretty. She is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades including a Folio Prize nomination and a Sundance Global Film Making Award. She has written for the New York Times, Marie Claire, Salon and National Public Radio, and has been a visiting writer at the University of Oxford. She is currently a professor at University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA program.

Carrie Laben earned her MFA at the University of Montana. Her work has appeared in such venues as Indiana Review, The Dark, Okey-Panky, and The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror. She has won the Shirley Jackson Award and in 2015 was selected for the Anne LaBastille Memorial Writer’s Residency. 


RR: Red Door Sessions

November 09, 2017
7:00 pm -

RED DOOR SESSIONS
8pm/Doors 7p
$17adv/$20 Tickets HERE
(2 Drink minimum)

JASON NARDUCY
When he’s not touring as bassist with Bob Mould or Superchunk, Chicago musician Jason Narducy focuses on his band Split Single, instead of his family and children. Split Single’s two full-length albums have received critical praise from Spin (“Infectious”) and the AV Club (“an impeccable display of detailed songcraft”). The Chicago Tribune’s Greg Kot describes Jason as “…a first-rate songwriter and band leader.” Narducy’s mom loves his music, too.

Jason is also the mastermind behind “The Sexiest Elbows In Rock” an episodic web comedy featuring Fred Armisen, Michael Shannon, Jeff Tweedy, Frank Black, and others.

Jason has played bass with Robert Pollard, (Guided By Voices), Eddie Vedder, and Robbie Fulks. He has lost countless guitar picks over the years, often under the couch and just out of reach.

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

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


KGB: Anomaly25 - Sacred Americas

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


RR: Revolutions Don’t Come to Paradise

November 07, 2017
7:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

In Revolutions Don’t Come to Paradise Alberto Zayden weaves a yarn of stories from his bi-cultural family and current events to create a hilarious tale of political forebodings that explore the perils of a society that worships wealth above all else.  Using verse, song and mesmeric storytelling he draws parallels between Fidel Castro’s Cuban revolution and the election of Donald Trump.  The riveting performance is an ominous warning about the direction of American Society.

Alberto Zayden is an east village writer, poet, playwright and performer.  The New York Times has called his poetry “visionary.”

Listen to Alberto Zayden on Let Them Talk, with Paul DeRienzo being interviewed about Revolutions Don’t Come To Paradise.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKjlyUNTDNE

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


KGB: Monday Night Poetry - Tadeusz Dabrowski + Scarlett Sabet

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


Lynn Freed & Phillip Lopate

November 05, 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,

Hello I’m Jamie

November 04, 2017
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

No cover.  2 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:
https://www.helloimjamie.info/
Read about Jamie’s transition from Condé Nast editor to musician:
https://www.ft.com/content/15c06c88-d878-11e2-b4a4-00144feab7dem
http://wwd.com/business-news/media/pallot-explains-7014803/

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


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Columbia Selects

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


KGB: Release party for The Café Review

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

Celebrate the fall issue of The Café Review, an independent small press. For 25 years, it has been Maine’s only quarterly art and poetry journal.

Join Editor Steve Lutrell and the following contributors:

Ron Kolm
David Lawton
Alberto Zayden
Amy Barone
Paul Pines
Jennifer Juneau
and Jeffrey Cyphers Wright


KGB: HAUNTED TALES FROM HOLLYWOOD

October 31, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

JANYCE STEFAN-COLE:
Janyce Stefan-Cole is the author of Hollywood Boulevard and The Detective’s Garden. She writes fiction, essays and freelance journalism. A finalist for the James Jones First Novel Fellowship, she is included in the Boston Globe bestselling anthology, Dick for a Day {Villard Books}, The Healing Muse, Knock Literary Arts Magazine and the Editions Bibliotekos anthology, Being Human: The Call of the Wild. A fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, she attended the Sqaw Valley Community of Writers, and resides with her husband, filmmaker Brandon Cole, in Brooklyn, NY and Freedom, NH.

JOYCE BULIFANT:
Joyce Bulifant has lived the “Hollywood life” for nearly seven decades, and through it, experienced what few outside the entertainment world can imagine. While following the path of her own successful career, Ms. Bulifant managed to navigate the choppy waters of husbands’ alcoholism, codependency and four marriages: James MacArthur played Danno on Hawaii Five-0. Edward Mallory was Dr. Bill Horton on “Days of Our Lives.” William Asher was the famous director-writer-producer of “I Love Lucy” and “Bewitched.” And Roger Perry starred in “Star Trek” and over 300 TV shows and films. Recognized by her sunny “little girl"-like Southern lilt of a voice, Joyce is most known for her roles in “The Mary Tyler More Show”, “Airplane”, and “The Match Game.”


KGB: Monday Night Poetry - David Eye + Patricia Spears Jones

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


Tribute to Isaac Babel: Val Vinokur, Rajiv Joseph

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

Val Vinokur reads from his book of translations: Isaac Babel: The Essential Fictions
Rajiv Joseph: a dramatic reading of his new play, “Describe the Night”

VAL VINOKUR has been published in such venues as Common Knowledge, The Boston Review, McSweeney’s, LitHub, The Russian Review, Zeek, The Massachusetts Review, Journal of Religion and Society, The Literary Review, and New American Writing. His book, “The Trace of Judaism: Dostoevsky, Babel, Mandelstam, Levinas,” was published by Northwestern University Press and was a finalist for the 2009 AATSEEL Award for Best Book in Literary/Cultural Studies. He has also received a Guggenheim Fellowship in support of his and Rose-Myriam Réjouis’ translation of Marie Vieux-Chauvet’s trilogy Amour, Colere et Folie—a lost classic of Haitian literature—for Random House Modern Library (2009). Rejouis and Vinokur have also translated two novels by Patrick Chamoiseau, Solibo Magnificent and Texaco (Pantheon Books, 1997). His translation of Isaac Babel’s stories will be available fall 2017 from Northwestern University Press.

Rajiv Joseph is a Pulitzer Prize finalist and an award-winning playwright. Rajiv has been called “daring, magnificent, and virtuosic” by the L.A. Times.Rajiv Joseph wrote Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (a 2010 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), Huck and Holden, Gruesome Playground Injuries, Animals Out of Paper, The Monster at the Door, and The North Pool. He is the book-writer and co-lyricist for the upcoming musical, Fly, adapted from JM Barrie’s novel, Peter Pan. Rajiv Joseph received his BA in Creative Writing from Miami University and his MFA in Playwriting from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He served for three years in the Peace Corps in Senegal, West Africa.
Rajiv has been awarded a United States Artists Grant, the Whiting Award, the Glickman Award, and the National Endowment for the Arts Outstanding New American Play grant. He is currently a writer on the Showtime television series Nurse Jackie.

Actors will perform a dramatic reading of his play, “Describe the Night”.
https://atlantictheater.org/playevents/describe-the-night/

“Rajiv Joseph is an artist of original talent.” —New York Times

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

October 28, 2017
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: MWA Reading

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


RR: James Delano and Friends

October 27, 2017
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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


KGB: [event canceled]

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


RR: Naama Gheber Trio

October 26, 2017
10:00 pm - 12:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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


KGB: Sideshow Goshko

October 26, 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:

ED GAVAGAN (TED Talks, The Moth)

GASTOR ALMONTE (Comedy Central, UCB)

ROBIN GELFENBIEN (Yum’s the Word, VH1)

and all the way from the Midwest...LESLIE’S MOM!

* 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: Yellow Tape

October 25, 2017
7:00 pm -

a true crime trivia show
$5.  1 drink minimum.
See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events


KGB: A THIN GREEN LINE - Nir Baram in conversation with Gal Beckerman

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

Acclaimed author Nir Baram spent eighteen months traveling around the West Bank and East Jerusalem. In his reportage-styled travelogue of that journey, A Land Without Border, he navigates the conflict-ridden territory to speak with a wide range of people, among them Palestinian–Israeli citizens trapped behind the separation wall, Jewish settlers determined to forge new lives and Palestinian ex-prisoners who, after spending half their lives in Israeli prison, are now promoting peace initiatives. Far from an indifferent spectator, Baram, born to a political family in Jerusalem, wanders compassionately through a labyrinth of colliding voices to face painful challenges to his political views and ultimately his deep-rooted belief in the viability of the two-state solution.

Join us for a special discussion and Q&A on the book with Nir Baram and prize-winning author and journalist Gal Beckerman.

Nir Baram is the author of five novels, including The Remaker of Dreams, Good People, and World Shadow. His novels have been translated into 13 languages and received critical acclaims around the world. Baram has been shortlisted several times for the Sapir Prize in Israel, for the Premio Roma culture prize for foreign literature, and in 2010 received the Israeli Prime Minister’s Award for Writers. His most recent book, A Land Without Border (translated by Jessica Cohen, Text Publishing, 2017), was met with enthusiastic reviews.

Gal Beckerman is an author and journalist. Currently an editor at The New York Times Book Review, he has worked at The Forward and the Columbia Journalism Review and written for many publications, including The Washington Post, New Republic and Wall Street Journal. He has been a fellow at the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Berlin and was also the recipient of a Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. His first book, When They Come for Us, We’ll Be Gone, a history of the Soviet Jewry movement, was awarded the National Jewish Book Award and the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, as well as being named a book of the year by The Washington Post and the New Yorker.

This is the opening event for the festival THE SEVENTH DAY: ISRAELI LITERATURE FIFTY YEARS AFTER THE SIX-DAY WAR. Festival Director: Hanan Elstein.
Presented and produced by 14th Street Y (Arts + Culture and DJL). Co-sponsored by Consulate General of Israel in New York. Supported by the Jewish Book Council and Tablet Magazine.


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.


KGB: Monday Night Poetry - Dana Levin + Gabrielle Calvicoressi

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


Art Omi Reads!

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

Readers:

Binalakshmi Nepram (Manipur/Nonfiction) Binalakshmi was born in the state of Manipur located in India’s Northeast region. She is a writer and civil rights activist, spearheading work on making women-led peace, security and disarmament a movement. She is author of four books: South Asia’s Fractured Frontier : Armed Conflict, Narcotics & Small Arms Proliferation in India’s Northeast (2003); Meckley: A Historical Fiction on Manipur (2004); India and Arms Trade Treaty (2008; and Where are our Women in Decision Making? (2016).

Dmitrij Gawrisch (Switzerland/Ukraine, Fic./Nonfic./Drama) Dmitrij was born in Kiev and moved to Switzerland at the age of eleven. After graduating in Business & Economics he wrote his first play Barren Land, which was staged in Germany, Switzerland, UK, Poland, Russia and Ukraine. He has now written several plays and the latest, Wird schon werden (We’ll Manage Somehow), was commissioned by the Theaterhaus Jena in Germany. Dmitrij is currently working on a book of reportage as well as the novel, The Crane in the Snow. He lives in Berlin.

Fiona Sze-Lorrain (France, Poetry/Translation) Fiona writes and translates in English, French, and Chinese.  She is the author of three books of poetry—Water the Moon (2010), My Funeral Gondola (2013), and most recently The Ruined Elegance (2016), which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.  She has also translated several books of contemporary Chinese, French, and American poets.  Her latest translation, Yi Lu’s Sea Summit, was shortlisted for the 2016 Best Translated Book Award.  She lives in Paris where she works as a zheng harpist and an editor.  www.fionasze.com

Michael Harris Cohen (Bulgaria/U.S., Fiction) Michael received his MFA from Brown University. He’s the recipient of a Fulbright as well as support from the Atlantic Center for the Arts, The Djerassi Foundation, Jentel, and The Blue Mountain Center. His writing has been published in various journals and anthologies and his first book, The Eyes, was published in 2013. He is an Associate Professor at the American University in Bulgaria where he teaches Creative Writing and Literature.

Stuart Cooke (Australia, Poetry/Nonfiction/Translation) Stuart grew up in Sydney and Hobart. He has travelled widely, particularly in Latin America, and has lived in Argentina, Chile and Mexico. He currently lives on the Gold Coast, where he lectures in creative writing and literary studies at Griffith University. His poetry collections include Opera (2016) and Edge Music (2011). He has also published works of criticism and translation, including George Dyuŋgayan’s Bulu Line: a West Kimberley song cycle (2014). 

Gianni Skaragas (Greece, Theater/Film/Fiction/Poetry) Gianni is a novelist, screenwriter and playwright, who grew up in the Greek region of Macedonia. He writes in both English and his native tongue. His short fiction and poetry have previously appeared or are forthcoming in American Chordata, Copper Nickel, The Tower Journal, World Literature Today, Spilled Milk, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of various grants and fellowships in the U.S. and Europe. He is a member of the Association of European Journalists.

Ed Maranan (Philippines, Poetry/Fiction/Nonfiction/Drama) Ed writes poetry, fiction, non-fiction, plays, as well as stories and verse for children. He has translated works in English and Filipino, and writes a column on art and culture for a national newspaper. He has won some fifty awards in writing competitions in the Philippines. He was a fellow at the Iowa International Writing Program, International Summer School in British Poetry and Modern Literary Theory, Chateau de Lavigny International Writers Residency, Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, and will attend the Hawthornden Writers Retreat in 2018.

Mirene Arsanios (U.S., Fiction) Mirene is the author of the short story collection, The City Outside the Sentence (2015). She has contributed essays and short stories to The Brooklyn Rail, The Rumpus, The Animated Reader, and The Outpost, among others. Mirene co-founded the collective 98weeks Research Project in Beirut and is the founding editor of Makhzin, a bilingual English/Arabic magazine for innovative writing.

Mònica Batet Boada (Catalonia, Fiction) Born in Tarragona, Catalonia, Mònica studied Catalan Philolgy at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili. She has written four novels and some shorts stories. Her second novel, published in 2012, No et miris el Riu (Don’t Look at the River), was selected as a finalist for the Crexells award. Her third novel, published in 2015, Neu, óssos blancs i alguns homes més valents que els altres (Snow, Bears, and Some Men Braver Than Others), received a subsidy from the Instució de les Lletres Catalanes.

Martín Felipe Castagnet (Argentina/Fiction) Martín was born in La Plata. Los cuerpos del verano, his first novel, won the Young Latin-American Literature Award and has been translated into English (Bodies of Summer from Dalkey Archive), and French (Les corps de l’été from MEET). His second novel, Los mantras modernos, was published in Argentina earlier this year. Recently, he was selected by the Hay Festival as part of the Bogotá 39 list, which includes the 39 most promising Latin American authors under forty.

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: Closed for a private party

October 21, 2017
7:00 pm -

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KGB: Rutgers-Newark MFA reading

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

Grey Vild is a Queer Art Mentorship & Brooklyn Poets fellow & a MFA candidate in poetry at Rutgers University. His work can be found at Them, Vetch, Harriet: The Blog and elsewhere.

Musa Syeed was born and raised in Indiana. As a writer/director in film, his work includes the features Valley Of Saints (Sundance, 2012) and A Stray (SXSW, 2016), both of which were New York Times Critics Picks. He also co-wrote the film Menashe, distributed by A24. Musa was a Fulbright Fellow in Egypt and is an alumnus of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies Department. These days, he mostly composes lullabies for his 1 year old son.

Alegra N. Padrón is a poet from Miami, FL. She got her bachelors in English from Florida State University. 


RR: Torge Goderstad Quintet

October 20, 2017
10:00 pm - 1:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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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


RR: Town Street Criers

October 19, 2017
8:00 pm -

Town Street Criers are pleased to be hosting the duo Upskirt (Melina Harris and Molly Buckley) and also Jenna Torres and her band, for an evening of music and drinks at The Red Room.  The music starts at 8:00 pm Both Upskirt and Jenna Torres will be playing full sets. There is no cover charge.

Our band, Town Street Criers will mostly be sitting in the audience drinking, although we may start the evening off with a song or two, as a way to introduce these two great acts.

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KGB: Drunken Careening Writers

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


RR: TALE

October 18, 2017
9:00 pm -

Doors: 9pm Show: 9:30pm
2 Drink Minimum, $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

DC Benny (HBO)
Lucie Pohl (Red Dwarf)
Harmon Leon (This American Life)
Benari Poulton (Nightly Show w/ Larry Wilmore)
Colleen Hindsley (RIsk)
Music: Mary-Elaine Jenkins

Come out and see the best in NYC storytelling!

Tix: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tale-nycs-finest-storytelling-tickets-38061839988

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KGB: Fantastic Fiction

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

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

James Patrick Kelly has won the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards. His most recent publications are the novel Mother Go, an audiobook original from Audible and the career retrospective Masters of Science Fiction: James Patrick Kelly from Centipede Press. Forthcoming in November are the premier of his stage play Grouped, at the Paragon Science Fiction Play Festival in Chicago and in February a new story collection from Prime, The Promise of Space. He writes a column on the internet for Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine and is on the faculty of the Stonecoast Creative Writing MFA Program at the University of Southern Maine.

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Jennifer Marie Brissett is the author of Elysium. She has been shortlisted for the Locus Award, the James Tiptree, Jr. Award, the storySouth Million Writers Award, and has won the Philip K. Dick Special Citation. Her short stories can be found in Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, Lightspeed, Uncanny, The Future Fire, APB: Artists against Police Brutality, and other publications. And once in her life, a long time ago and for three and a half years, she owned and operated a Brooklyn indie bookstore called Indigo Café & Books. She is currently on the faculty at the Gotham Writers’ Workshop where she teaches Science Fiction & Fantasy Writing.


KGB: Pamela Ryder Reads, with Special Guests

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

Pamela Ryder is the author of Correction of Drift: A Novel in Stories (FC2), A Tendency to Be Gone: Stories (Dzanc Books), and Paradise Field: A Novel in Stories (FC2). Her fiction has been published in many literary journals, including Black Warrior Review, Conjunctions, Prairie Schooner, The Quarterly, Shenandoah, and Unsaid.

Joshua Kornreich is the author of the novels The Boy Who Killed Caterpillars (Marick Press; Dzanc Books) and Knotty, Knotty, Knotty (Black Mountain Press). His work has been featured in various publications, including Unsaid, Meridian, Necessary Fiction, Heavy Feather Review, Radioactive Moat, Trop, and The Huffington Post. He lives in New York City with his wife and two sons.

JW McCormack is a writer whose work has appeared in Bookforum, The Brooklyn Rail, Tin House, N1FR, Publisher’s Weekly, and Conjunctions, where he is a senior editor. He currently teaches at Columbia University.


KGB: Monday Night Poetry - Denise Duhamel + Nin Andrews

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


St. Petersburg Review: Issue 8 1/2 Launch

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

Celebrate the launch of St. Petersburg Review Issue 8 1/2
Readers include:
Born and raised in Chicago, Jeffery Renard Allen is a Professor of English
at Queens College of the City University of NewYork and an instructor in
the Writing Program at The New School. Allen is the author of two
collections of poetry, Stellar Places (Moyer Bell 2007) and Harbors and
Spirits (Moyer Bell 1999), and three works of fiction, the novel Rails
Under My Back (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2000), which won The Chicago
Tribune’s Heartland Prize for Fiction, the book of stories Holding Pattern
(Graywolf 2008), which won The Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary
Excellence, and the forthcoming novel Song of the Shank (Graywolf 2014),
which is loosely based on the life of Blind Tom, a nineteenth century
African American piano virtuoso and composer. Allen’s other awards include
a fellowship at The Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at The NewYork
Public Library, a Whiting Writers’Award, and a grant in Innovative
Literature from Creative Capital.

Morgan Fox is an avid traveler, an amateur photographer, and also is
trying to learn five different languages all at the same time. She is a
student of the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop in New York City, the
Summer Literary Seminars in Vilnius and Montreal, and the Disquiet
International Literary Program in Lisbon. She lives in New York City,
where she works as a carpenter and stagehand.

Anna Halberstadt
has published many works in the field of psychology but
has found poetry to be a more adequate and condensed way to expand on the
same themes—growing up as a child of Holocaust survivors in a country
still struggling with past trauma, living in three countries (Lithuania,
Russia, U.S.), and immigration. Her creative work has been published by
Alabama Literary Review, Alembic, Amarillo Bay, Atlanta Review, Bluestem,
Caliban, Cimarron Review, Cosmonauts Avenue, Forge, Good Men Project,
Hawaii Pacific Review, Lilith, and elsewhere, and translations of her
poems in several Lithuanian journals.

Romaine has held two NEA translation fellowships, in 2007 and in 2015. She
currently teaches Arabic at Villanova University, outside Philadelphia.
Her most recent translation efforts have featured classical Arabic poetry
from the Abbasid era by various poets, and include a submission recently
accepted for a forthcoming issue of Pusteblume. Romaine published her
translation of a short story, “The Far Edge of the Sky,” by Egyptian
writer Mohamed Mansi Qandil, in SPR 6. “How Stacey Saw Me Through” is
Romaine’s first published piece of original creative writing.

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: Torge Goderstad Quintet

October 14, 2017
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.
See Red Room events at http://redroomnyc.com/events.


KGB: Trumpet Fiction

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

ROBERTA ALLEN. A short story writer, novelist and memoirist, Roberta is the author of nine books. Her latest is the story collection The Princess of Herself (Pelekinesis Press). Over 300 of her stories have been published in such magazines as Conjunctions, Guernica, Bomb, The Brooklyn Rail and The Collagist, among many others. She is also a conceptual artist in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum. www.robertaallen.com

SOPHIE JAFF. A native of South Africa, Sophie Jaff is a Dramatist Guild Fellow and the author of LOVE IS RED; Book One in the Nightsong Trilogy (HarperCollins May 2015), which was favorably reviewed in the New York Times and has since been published in several languages. Her new book CROWN OF STARS; Book Two in the Nightsong Trilogy was published June 6th. She is currently working on a series of essays and two librettos involving murder and ‘objectum sexuality’ because that’s how she rolls. She lives in New York with her amazing husband and awesome toddler who will soon take over the world. And not a moment too soon.

KIRSTEN MAJOR was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and currently lives in New York City. She received an MFA from the Writing Program at Cornell University and has had essays and fiction published in No Tokens, Crannog, LitBreak, Entropy Magazine and BodegaMag.com, among others.


RR: Naama Gheber and Sij Trio

October 13, 2017
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.
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KGB: FREE WATER #21

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


RR: Buck and a Quarter Quartet

October 12, 2017
9:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Boriqua Aid

October 12, 2017
7:30 pm -

a disaster relief benefit for the people of Peurto Rico.
https://www.facebook.com/events/149637918974995??ti=ia

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KGB: [event canceled]

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