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An evening with writers from the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa at Mellow Pages. MRB CHELKO is the recipient of a 2013 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship for Manhattations (PSA, 2014). Her work has appeared in many journals and chapbooks – current and forthcoming…
An evening with writers from the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa at Mellow Pages.
MRB CHELKO is the recipient of a 2013 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship for Manhattations (PSA, 2014). Her work has appeared in many journals and chapbooks – current and forthcoming publications include: The Ampersand Review; Better; Forklift, Ohio; Poetry International; Vinyl Poetry; and Washington Square Review. A recent John Ciardi Tuition Scholar at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Chelko holds an MFA in Poetry from The University of New Hampshire and lives in Central Harlem.
Auguste CORTEAU (fiction writer, playwright, translator; Greece) is the author of four novels, [Shameless Suicides] (2005), [The Obliteration of Nikos] (2008), [Sixteen] (2010), and [The Book of Katherine] (2013), and the short story collection [The Man Who Ate Too Much] (2012). He also won the 2004 Greek National Book Award for Children’s Literature and the IBBY Prize for Best Children’s Novel. Corteau has translated over 30 titles, including the work of Apollinaire, Faulkner, J.D. Salinger, Proulx, Updike and Banville. He writes primarily in English, teaches creative writing, and is a self-taught pianist. He participates courtesy of the U.S. Embassy in Athens.
Daniel OWEN is the author of Authentic Other Landscape (Diez Press, 2013), Catawampus (Mondo Bummer Books, 2014), and Up in the Empty Ferries (Third Floor Apartment Press, forthcoming 2015). A full-length book, Toot Sweet, is forthcoming from United Artists Books in 2015. His poems have recently been in Elderly, A Perimeter, Where Eagles Dare, The Recluse, and elsewhere. He lives in Brooklyn, where he co-edits Poems by Sunday and is a member of the Ugly Duckling Presse editorial collective.
Ahmed SHAFIE (poet, fiction writer, translator; Egypt) is the author of the poetry collection [and Other Poems] (2009) and the novel [The Creator] (2013). He has translated Charles Simic, Billy Collins, Lucille Clifton, and an anthology of Afro-American poems, into Arabic. Shafie writes for the poetry translation blog ‘Aswast men honak’ [Distant Voices], and blogs at ‘Qera’at Ahmed Shafie,’ [Readings of Ahmed Shafie]. His participation is made possible by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.
Paige TAGGART is from Northern California and currently resides in Brooklyn. Or Replica is her second poetry collection, she is also the author of Want For Lion (Trembling Pillow Press), and five chapbooks: Last Difficult Gardens, DIGITAL MACRAMÉ, Polaroid Parade, The Ice Poems, and I Am Writing To You from Another Country; Translations of Henri Michaux (forthcoming). She designs and makes email@example.com
Natasha TINIACOS (poet; Venezuela) is the author of the poetry collections Historia privada de un etcétera [Private Story of an Et Cetera] (2011/2015) and the award-winning Mujer a fuego lento [Woman at Low Heat] (2006). Her work appears in Venezuelan and Spanish journals and magazines; she translates poetry for the site The Verbatim Project and is the editor in chief of BACKROOMCaracas, a platform for contemporary Venezuelan art. Her participation is made possible by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.
Join us to celebrate the release of THE BOOK OF I, a novel by Jorge Armenteros. Jorge Armenteros was born in Cuba, two years after the revolution led by Fidel Castro. He and his family became political refugees in Madrid, before finally settling in Puerto Rico. He attended Harvard University where…
Join us to celebrate the release of THE BOOK OF I, a novel by Jorge Armenteros.
Jorge Armenteros was born in Cuba, two years after the revolution led by Fidel Castro. He and his family became political refugees in Madrid, before finally settling in Puerto Rico. He attended Harvard University where he minored in Spanish and Latin American Literature while completing his biomedical engineering degree. After graduating cum laude, he went back to San Juan to study medicine at The University of Puerto Rico.In addition to his medical training, he completed an MA in Spanish and Latin American Literature from New York University, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University. He has written three novels since the start of the MFA program. The Book of I (Jaded Ibis Press) is his first novel. His author interviews have appeared in The Writer’s Chronicle and Gargoyle Magazine. A practicing psychiatrist, Armenteros now divides his time between Georgia, Florida, and the south of France. (www.jorgearmenteros.net)
Dorothy Erickson has a BA in Writing & Literature from The New School, as well as an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University. She teaches writing at Anna Maria College. She also teaches at a full-day preschool, where she is the director of a Get Ready to Read program, inspiring children from the ages 3-5 to become lifelong readers and writers. In 2012, Dorothy was invited to attend the New York State Summer Writers Institute. Hester Kaplan has said of her work: "[Her] writing is gorgeous, [her] eye for detail is sharp, and the voice is always heartfelt and honest." Bill Lychack observed: "In the end, the themes of memory, love, and longing all emerge from these stories in a kind of feeling beyond the words." She lives with her two young daughters near Worcester, MA.
Courtney Gillette's essays and book reviews have appeared in several anthologies and publications, including Lambda Literary Review, The Full Spectrum, Truth & Dare, and Ardor Magazine. In 2013, her writing was selected by A.M. Homes for The Masters Review, and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Most recently she won Gertrude Press' Prose Contest. She lives in Brooklyn with one bookseller and three cats.
Stephen de Jesús Frías is a Dominican-American writer & photographer from New York City. He recently completed an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University. His work has been previously published at The Acentos Review.Jodi Sh. Doff is a New York based writer and photographer. Her work has appeared in The Fix, drafthorse literary journal, xoJane, Penthouse, Cosmopolitan, Bust Magazine, and The Olive Tree Review, and anthologized in Bearing Life; Best American Erotica; The Bust Guide To A New Girl Order; and Hos, Hookers, Callgirls & Rentboys. She received her MFA from Lesley University where she advises a graduate seminar in the art of memoir, and is a mentor with the PEN America Prison Writing Program.
Sarah Wallin Huff has been a performer on the violin, viola, and 6-string electric violin since 1990. She has performed with diverse ensembles as both soloist and member for a variety of concerts, and has participated on electric and acoustic violin and viola on various recording projects. Sarah’s compositions have been performed throughout the States and abroad, including the Zipper Hall in Los Angeles and at the Exeter Phoenix Auditorium in Devon, England. Her work is featured on Navona Records’ “SOUL OF THE MACHINE,” a full album featuring strings that explores the relationships between mechanical structures, organic beauty, and identity. Additionally, she has collaborated on several projects for film and theater. Her compositions range from solo works to chamber ensembles, to orchestral concert pieces. Sarah is currently the Professor of Composition/Advanced Theory and conductor of the Chamber Ensemble at The Master’s College in Santa Clarita CA.
Liselott Johnsson is an international artist and architect of Swedish background, who has designed architectural projects and created numerous art installations in public architectural spaces and traditional art galleries in the United States, France, British Virgin Islands and Sweden. She holds a Master of Architecture and a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts and is the Director of Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art at Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA. Her projects are featured in a variety of publications and she shares her life and creative work between Europe and the United States. (www.liselottjohnsson.com)
Elwin Cotman (fiction) Adam Dalva (fiction) Sally Wen Mao (poetry) Henry Mills (poetry) Sally Wen Mao was born in Wuhan, China and grew up in Boston and the Bay Area. Her poetry has been anthologized in The Best American Poetry 2013 and published in journals such as Colorado Review, Guernica, Gulf…
Elwin Cotman (fiction)
Adam Dalva (fiction)
Sally Wen Mao (poetry)
Henry Mills (poetry)
Sally Wen Mao was born in Wuhan, China and grew up in Boston and the Bay Area. Her poetry has been anthologized in The Best American Poetry 2013 and published in journals such as Colorado Review, Guernica, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, Third Coast, and West Branch, among others. The recipient of fellowships and scholarships from Kundiman, 826 Valencia, and Bread Loaf Writer's Conference, she has been nominated for the Best of the Net and Pushcart Prize anthologies. She holds a B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.F.A. from Cornell University.
Henry Mills is a poet from Silver Spring, Maryland. He has developed three multi-disciplinary performances: Helicopters and Vultures, a poetic exploration of his Salvadoran-Jewish heritage, Waterline, a homegoing for pre-Katrina New Orleans and Underwater Poems, a monument of sound erected in the wake of a friend’s suicide.
For the past seven years he has taught creative writing workshops at middle and high schools throughout the DC metro area. Currently a first year MFA candidate in poetry at New York University and a fellow at the Teachers & Writers Collaborative.
Adam Dalva is a graduate of NYU's MFA Program, where he was a Veterans Writing Workshop Fellow. He has written a novel, The Zero Date, and was an Associate Fellow at the Atlantic Center for the Arts. His work has been or will be published in The Millions, Lumina, theNewerYork, and elsewhere. Adam is an 18th century French antiques dealer.
Elwin Cotman writes literary fantasy. His first collection, The Jack Daniels Sessions EP, was published by Six Gallery Press in 2010. His second, Hard Times Blues, came out in 2013. Elwin has toured across the U.S. and Canada doing readings, and has been a panelist at many genre conventions. He is currently at work on a novel, a radio play, and more short stories.
glitterMOB is, like, half a year old, which is 13 in litmag years. so, like, let's have a glitzmitzvah. bring your eponymous christina aguilera cassettes and candy necklaces and milky pens and let's make the shirley temples all burny tasting with our tears, k? ♥ w/ readings by...... SASHA FLETCHER…
glitterMOB is, like, half a year old, which is 13 in litmag years.
so, like, let's have a glitzmitzvah.
bring your eponymous christina aguilera cassettes and candy necklaces and milky pens and let's make the shirley temples all burny tasting with our tears, k?
w/ readings by......
OMG Christie Ann's mom wrote some text messages. Then Christie Ann wrote a book. Then Big Lucks published a book. This event is a celebration of convergences. Good job on us. FEATURING: readings from Christie Ann Reynolds, Lisa Ciccarello, JoAnna Novak, and Sasha Fletcher; cheap alcohol; free wifi;…
OMG Christie Ann's mom wrote some text messages. Then Christie Ann wrote a book. Then Big Lucks published a book. This event is a celebration of convergences. Good job on us.
FEATURING: readings from Christie Ann Reynolds, Lisa Ciccarello, JoAnna Novak, and Sasha Fletcher; cheap alcohol; free wifi; Matt Nelson's beard; nudes of Prince Harry; a Mark; feelings.
The Bizarro Across America tour runs aground in Brooklyn on September 6th, for a lightning round of Bizarro readings, outreach and strange behavior! With Bradley Sands, Christoph Paul, Violet LeVoit, Mykle Hansen and more! —— "BIZARRO ACROSS AMERICA" PROGRESSIVE BOOK TOUR BRINGS STRANGE NEW VOICES…
The Bizarro Across America tour runs aground in Brooklyn on September 6th, for a lightning round of Bizarro readings, outreach and strange behavior! With Bradley Sands, Christoph Paul, Violet LeVoit, Mykle Hansen and more!
"BIZARRO ACROSS AMERICA" PROGRESSIVE BOOK TOUR BRINGS STRANGE NEW VOICES TO THE EAST COAST!
In September 2014, the writers, artists and co-conspirators of the Bizarro genre are coming to Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York, to spread the gospel of Bizarro Fiction to new audiences and die-hard fans.
BIZARRO FICTION is a fast-growing underground genre of high weirdness, with over 100 titles in print from ERASERHEAD PRESS, RAW DOG SCREAMING, BIZARRO PULP PRESS and others. It's been described as "the genre of Anything Goes" and "the literary equivalent of the Cult section of your video store, back when there were video stores." The stories and poetry of Bizarro are often provocative, usually funny, always outrageous. Even though the Bizarros are underground cult outsiders they still have gained great respect in the publishing industry, having been praised by the likes of Chuck Palahniuk, Christopher Moore, William Gibson, Jonathan Lethem, Piers Anthony, Cory Doctorow, Poppy Z. Brite, Michael Moorcock, and Charles de Lint, to name a few, as well as the publications Asimov’s Science-fiction, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science-fiction, Fangoria, Cemetery Dance, Publishers Weekly, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Details Magazine, Gothic Magazine, and The Face, among many others. Bizarro books have also been finalists for the Philip K Dick Award, the Bram Stoker Award, the Rhysling Award, the Wonderland Book Award, and the Pushcart Prize.
The BIZARRO ACROSS AMERICA TOUR will feature readings, performance and odd behavior from some combination of:
MYKLE HANSEN — Wonderland Award-winning author of "I, SLUTBOT" and "HELP! A BEAR IS EATING ME!"
“Mykle Hansen has already proven himself to be one of the great new humorists of our time, in league with Christopher Moore, Terry Prachett, Robert Rankin, and Tom Robbins, only a hell of a lot weirder.” – Carlton Mellick III
VIOLET LEVOIT — Baltimore-based author of "I AM GENGHIS CUM"
"An amazing performer ... also stunning on the page. The prose is fast and cruel, beating down all taboos. Go read. Don’t eat anything while you do so." - Daniel Wallace
BRADLEY SANDS — author of "RICO SLADE WILL FUCKING KILL YOU" and "TV SNORTED MY BRAIN"
"There is no simple way to describe Bradley Sands’ fiction, but 'superretardo anarchy awesomeness' is a good start ... one of the funniest authors you will ever read." — VERBICIDE
CHRIS GENUA — author of "FOOP!" and "LICK YOUR NEIGHBOR"
“Chris Genua is one of our authentic literary lunatics…” – James Marrow
“..a new, innovative, clever author with a thrilling amount of potential: when he’s good, he’s so good that no one can touch him.” – REFLECTION'S EDGE
CHRISTOPH PAUL — author of "PSYCHOANALYTIC CELEBRITY POEMS" and "THE PASSION OF THE CHRISTOPH"
“Everything you were afraid to ask (or find out) about men and sex, toilet paper rolls, porn stores, teenage rehab, post-sex etiquette, being single, military school, and karma. Paul is now one of my favorite humor essayists; David Sedaris eat your heart out.” — INDIEREADER