Crystal Radio Sessions Reading Series

December 14, 2019 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
KGB Bar
Crystal Radio

Olivia Dunn Olivia Dunn is a Teaching Professor of English at Skidmore College and a graduate of the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa. Her work has appeared in The Pinch JournalSeneca ReviewJMWWThe Nervous BreakdownJellyfish ReviewRiver TeethEntropy and McSweeney's. She is working on a memoir about growing up in Albany, NY.

Justin Corney was raised in a broken home in a NYC housing project on the Lower East Side. With his mother battling drug addiction, his father serving a 15-to-life prison sentence, and his stepfather out the picture, Justin turned to the streets early, joining his first gang at 10. He sold drugs to make a living and has been shot four times. Eventually, his lifestyle caught up to him and led to incarceration in a New York State prison. Justin, who's been released from prison, is married with three children. He's a regular contributor to the PrisonWrites.org blog and is currently writing a memoir. 

 Jaclyn Gilbert grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, running along its back roads in the Amish countryside. She earned her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, and she currently holds a research fellowship from the New York Public Library alongside her work as a literary agent at Cullen Stanley International. Jaclyn's stories and essays have appeared or are forthcoming from Post Road MagazineTin HouseLit HubLong Reads, and elsewhere. Late Air, her first novel, released from Little A in November.

Madge McKeithen’s first book, Blue Peninsula, was published in 2006 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her writing has also appeared in The New York Times Book ReviewUtne ReaderTriQuarterlyLost and Found: Stories from New YorkBest American Essays 2011, and in other publications. She lived her first 18 years in North Carolina, leaving for college, grad school, and work in government and educational institutions. She teaches creative writing at the New School and is at work on two nonfiction manuscripts.