An Evening with Wallflower Press

November 24, 2013
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wallflower Press is a small private press established by Peter Cameron in January 2010.  It publishes chapbooks of fiction, poetry, letters, and essays in hand-crafted editions limited to ten numbered copies.  When a book has sold out in its original form, it is republished as a Wallflower Reprint in an edition of 100 copies.  These reprint editions are less elaborately produced and are a standard size and design.  Wallflower Press publishes its books in a series of five titles produced over an eight month period.  Twenty books have been published to date.

The readers at KGB on November 24th include Peter Cameron’s four favorite former MFA students, whose work he published in the fourth series:

Jonathan Ames is the author of the novels Wake Up, Sir!, The Extra Man, and I Pass Like Night; a graphic novel, The Alcoholic (with artwork by Dean Haspiel), and the essay collections The Double Life is Twice as Good, I Love You More Than You Know, My Less Than Secret Life, and What’s Not to Love? He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and was a columnist for the New York Press for several years. He also has a long-time interest in boxing, appearing occasionally in the ring as “The Herring Wonder”. In 2009, he created the HBO television series Bored to Death. Ames performs frequently as a storyteller and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Jonathan will read from his novel The Extra Man.

Jessamyn Hope’s stories have appeared in Ploughshares, Five Points, Colorado Review, and Descant, among other magazines. Ploughshares and Green Mountains Review both nominated her for a Pushcart Prize, and she was the Susannah McCorkle Scholar in Fiction at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. She has taught writing at Grub Street and the College of New Rochelle. Originally from Montreal, she currently lives in Long Island City

Jessamyn will read from The Running of the Brides and Tom’s Village, personal essays.

Heather Aimee O’Neill is the Assistant Director of the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop, and teaches creative writing at CUNY Hunter College. Her poetry chapbook, Memory Future, won the University of Southern California’s 2011 Gold Line Press Award, chosen by judge Carol Muske-Dukes. Her work was shortlisted for the 2011 Pirate’s Alley Faulkner-Wisdom Writing Award and has appeared in numerous literary journals. She is a freelance writer for publications such as Time Out New York, Parents Magazine and Salon.com, and is a regular book columnist at MTV’s AfterEllen.com.
Heather will read from When the Lights Go On Again, a novel.

Justin Haythe is the author of the Booker Prize long-listed novel The Honeymoon (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2004) and the BAFTA-nominated screenplay for Sam Mendes’ film Revolutionary Road, adapted from the novel by Richard Yates.  Haythe is currently adapting F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender is the Night for a BBC mini-series and working on a new novel.  He lives in Brooklyn.

Justin will read from The Love of My Life, a short story.

The readers will be introduced by

Peter Cameron is the author of six novels, including, most recently, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You and Coral Glynn.  He has taught fiction writing at Columbia, Sarah Lawrence, Oberlin, Yale, and The New School. 

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,