NYWW @ Red Room: Resistance and Hope
Jan
3
7:00 PM19:00

NYWW @ Red Room: Resistance and Hope

New York Writers Workshop rings in the New Year with Hedgebrook authors speaking about resistance and hope. Where are women now in the post me-too movement and a successful outcome in the 2018 midterm elections? Authors Perri Klass, Marie Myung-Ok Lee, Keli Stewart, and Anne Whiteside read work about what resistance means to them—where we are and where we’re headed.

  • Marie Myung-Ok Lee is the author of Somebody’s Daughter. Her next novel, The Evening Hero is forthcoming with Simon & Schuster. 

  • Perri Klass, MD, writes the weekly column, “The Checkup,” for the New York Times Science Section.

  • Keli Stewart’s work has appeared in numerous literary journals and was selected for first place in the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award.

  • Anne Whiteside Taught at UC Berkeley. She is now writing about her uncle who was a poet and key figure in the French Resistance.

Hosted by Columbia MFA alumnae and NYWW member Christina Chiu.

No cover — two drink minimum

RED ROOM @ KGB Bar — 85 E 4th Street (3 flights up, btw 2nd & 3rd Avenues)

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NYWW @ Red Room: Poets from Agape Editions
Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

NYWW @ Red Room: Poets from Agape Editions

  • New York Writers Workshop hosts Agape Editions at our First Thursdays Reading Series @ KGB Bar Red Room. Come listen to four brilliant poets read from current and forthcoming Agape Editions Collections. 

    Readers:
    Rosebud Ben-Oni: turn around, BRXGHT XYXS
    Keisha-Gaye Anderson: Gathering the Waters
    Emari DiGiorgio: Girl Torpedo
    Joanna C. Valente: No(body)

  •  no cover — two drink minimum

  • RED ROOM @ KGB Bar — 85 E 4th Street (3 flights up, btw 2nd & 3rd Avenues)

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NYWW @ Red Room: An Evening with Authors from Soho Press
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

NYWW @ Red Room: An Evening with Authors from Soho Press

On Thursday, November 1, join us at KGB's Red Room for New York Writers Workshop's First Thursdays reading series. This month, the series features writers from not one, but all three of Soho Press's imprints:

Lizzy Mason, THE ART OF LOSING (Soho Teen)
Ed Lin, 99 WAYS TO DIE (Soho Crime)
Gina Apostol, INSURRECTO (Soho Press)

Three authors, three genres, three imprints. Join New York Writers Workshop and Soho Press on Thursday, November 1 for NYWW's First Thursdays reading series, featuring:

SOHO PRESS: Gina Apostol's novel INSURRECTO is literary tour-de-force about the Philippines' present and America's past. Apostol's third book, Gun Dealers' Daughter, won the 2013 PEN/Open Book Award and was shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize. Her first two novels, Bibliolepsy and The Revolution According to Raymundo Mata, both won the Juan Laya Prize for the Novel (Philippine National Book Award). Her essays and stories have appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, Foreign Policy, Gettysburg Review, Massachusetts Review, and others. She lives in New York City and western Massachusetts and grew up in Tacloban, Philippines. She teaches at the Fieldston School in New York City.

SOHO CRIME: Ed Lin's 99 WAYS TO DIE is his latest Taipei Night Market novel that follows the kidnapping of a Mainlander billionaire. Lin a journalist by training and an all-around stand-up kinda guy. He’s the author of several books: Waylaid, his literary debut, and his Robert Chow crime series, set in 1970s Manhattan Chinatown. Lin, who is of Taiwanese and Chinese descent, is the first author to win three Asian American Literary Awards. Lin lives in New York with his wife, actress Cindy Cheung.

SOHO TEEN: Lizzy Mason's debut novel explores addiction, sisterhood, and loss. Mason grew up in northern Virginia before moving to New York City for college and a career in publishing. She lives in Queens, New York, with her husband and cat in an apartment full of books. THE ART OF LOSING is her first novel.

 

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NYWW @ Red Room: Surbamaniam, Akella, Farrell, & Knox
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

NYWW @ Red Room: Surbamaniam, Akella, Farrell, & Knox

NYWW @ Red Room—First Thursdays Reading Series

Arundhathi Subramaniam is one of India's leading poets. Widely translated and anthologised, her most recent volume of poetry, When God is a Traveller (published by Bloodaxe Books) was the Season Choice of the Poetry Book Society in the UK, shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. Described by The Hindu (2011) as "one of the finest poets writing in India today", she is the recipient of various awards and fellowships, including the inaugural Khushwant Singh Prize, the Raza Award for Poetry, the Zee Indian Women’s Award for Literature, the International Piero Bigongiari Prize in Italy, the Homi Bhabha Fellowship, the Charles Wallace Fellowship, among others. She has written extensively on culture and spirituality for leading Indian newspapers, and has worked over the years as critic, poetry editor and curator. As prose writer, her books include The Book of Buddha and the bestselling biography of a contemporary mystic, Sadhguru: More Than a Life,among others. As editor, her most recent book is the acclaimed Penguin anthology of Indian sacred poetry, Eating God. She divides her time between Bombay, Madras and a yoga centre in south India. 

Usha Akella has authored three books of poetry, one chapbook, and scripted/ produced one musical drama. She is pursuing a Masters in Creative Writing at Cambridge University, UK. She read with a group of eminent South Asian Diaspora poets at the House of Lords in June 2016. Her work has been included in the Harper Collins Anthology of Indian English Poets.  Her recent book ‘The Rosary of Latitudes’ carries a foreword by Keki Daruwalla. She was selected as a Cultural Ambassador for the City of Austin for 2015. She has been published in numerous Literary journals, and has been invited to prestigious international poetry festivals in Slovakia, Nicaragua, Macedonia, Colombia, Slovenia, India etc. She is the founder of ‘Matwaala’ the first South Asian Diaspora Poets Festival in the US. (Edition 1: 2015, Austin, Director; Edition 2: 2017, Long Island/NYC, Director: Pramila Venkateswaran). She has won literary prizes (Nazim Hikmet award, Open Road Review Prize and Egan Memorial Prize), and enjoys interviewing artists, scholars and poets for reputed magazines. She has written a few quixotic nonfiction prose pieces published in The Statesman and India Currents. She is the founder of the Poetry Caravan in New York and Austin which takes poetry readings to the disadvantaged in women’s shelters, senior homes, hospitals. Several hundreds of readings have reached these venues via this medium. The City of Austin proclaimed January 7th as Poetry Caravan Day.

Gerard Farrell is the author of The Last Thunk, a satire of the magazine business recently released by Greenpoint Press. He has worked in the magazine industry since the late 90s for brands including The New YorkerRolling StoneAllure, and the ill-fated business monthly Condé Nast Portfolio. His short humor has appeared in the literary anthology The Man Who Ate His Book, and he is a longtime contributor to the literary webzine Ducts. He is currently working on his second novel, Tailspin, the story of a disgraced eyewear salesman seeking revenge on the temp who got him fired.

Melissa Knox's essays have appeared in Brain, Child, The Wax Paper, The Doctor TJ Eckleburg Review, The Clarion Project, The Santa Ana River Review, and elsewhere. Short fiction has appeared in Flash Fiction Magazine and Gnu Journal. Poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Offbeat, The Mom Egg Review, NonBinary Review, and elsewhere. Her books on Oscar Wilde were published by Yale UP and Camden House. She writes a blog, The Critical Mom, and teaches American literature at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany. Her new book, Divorcing Mom: A Memoir of Psychoanalysis, will be published on January 22, 2019.

 

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NYWW @ Red Room: NYU-G/LS Faculty
Sep
6
7:00 PM19:00

NYWW @ Red Room: NYU-G/LS Faculty

NYWW @ First Thursdays Reading Series 

Lina Meruane is an award-winning Chilean writer and scholar, teaching at New York University. Since 1998, she has authored a short-story collection, a play and four novels. The most recent, Sangre en el ojo, was awarded the prestigious Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize in Mexico and has been translated into English (Seeing red, Deep Vellum 2015), Italian, German, Dutch, French and Portuguese. Meruane has also received the Anna Seghers Prize (Berlin, 2011) and Calamo Prize (Spain, 2016), as well as literary fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation (US 2004), the National Endowment for the Arts (US 2010) and the DAAD Artists in Berlin Program (Germany 2017) . More recent publications include her essay book on the impact of AIDS in Latin American literature, Viral Voyages (Palgrave McMillan, 2014), a literary piece on her Palestinian origins, Volverse Palestina (Becoming Palestine, 2014) and a short essay book called Contra los hijos (Against children, 2014).

Susanna Horng is a 2018 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Fiction from The New York Foundation for the Arts. She teaches in Liberal Studies at New York University. Her work is forthcoming in The Bennington Review.

Robin Goldfin is a playwright, performer and teacher.  His latest project is “Suddenly, a Knock at the Door,” a play based on stories by award-winning Israeli author and filmmaker Etgar Keret, with original live score by Oren Neiman.  The play was directed by David Carson and produced with Theater for the New City in summer 2016.  The next production will be in Istanbul, Turkey sometime later this year (or next).  Robin’s other writing has been published in Tikkun Magazine, Zeek, and The Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide; and in the anthologies Queer Stories for Boys: True Stories from the Gay Men’s Storytelling Workshop and One on One: The Best Men’s Monologues for the 21st Century.  As a performer, Robin has appeared in his own solo play, “The Ethics of Rav Hymie Goldfarb” directed by David Carson; he also danced for five years with Laurie DeVito’s She-Bops and Scats, a concert jazz dance company.

Tamuira Reid, a California native, works in film, essay, and literary journalism. Her first feature-length screenplay, Luna’s Highway, was optioned by Cynthia Phillips & Co. (San Francisco/Los Angeles), and earned her a finalist placement in both the Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope Screenwriting Competition, and in The Nicholls Screenwriting Fellowship Competition, sponsored by The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. Tamuira has taught screenwriting as a guest faculty member for the Global Social Change Film Festival and Institute since 2010, with workshops based in Indonesia, South America, Mexico, and throughout the US. Currently, she is at work on a personal essay collection, based on her pieces for 3Quarks Daily, where she’s been writing about life as a single mother in NYC since 2014. She teaches writing full-time in New York University’s Global Liberal Studies Program.

No cover--two drink minimum.  21 and over.

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NYWW @ Red Room: Staten Island Poets Showcase
Jul
5
7:00 PM19:00

NYWW @ Red Room: Staten Island Poets Showcase

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New York Writers Workshop is proud to have Staten Island Poets grace the stage of the Red Room at the KGB Bar in our First Thursdays @ Red Room Reading Series on July 5th from 7:00-9:00 pm. Curating the event is New York Writers Workshop member Jen Fitzgerald. No cover charge, but there is a two-drink minimum. See you there!

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NYWW @ Red Room: Maureen Brady, Tara Burton, Yuyutsu Sharma, and Jessica Wilkinson
Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

NYWW @ Red Room: Maureen Brady, Tara Burton, Yuyutsu Sharma, and Jessica Wilkinson

Maureen Brady is the author of eight books, including the novels, GetawayFolly and Ginger’s Fire, and the short story collection, The Question She Put to HerselfGetaway, the story of a woman who stabs her abusive husband and flees to the far reaches of Nova Scotia, has just been released by Bacon Press Books. Her stories and essays have appeared in Sinister Wisdom; Bellevue Literary Review; Just Like A Girl; Southern Exposure; Cabbage and Bones: An Anthology of Irish American Women’s Fiction; and Banff Writers, among others. Her short story, “Basketball Fever,” won the 2015 Saints and Sinners short fiction contest. She teaches creative writing at NYU, New York Writers Workshop, and the Peripatetic Writing Workshop, and has received grants from Ludwig Vogelstein, Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland, Money for Women, NYSCA Writer-in-residence, and NYFA. She co-founded the press, Spinsters Ink, in 1979 and was a co-founder of New York Writers Workshop in 2001.

Tara Isabella Burton is the author of the novel Social Creature (Doubleday, 2018)Her fiction has appeared in Granta, Tor.com, PANK, The New Yorker's Daily Shouts, and more, and her nonfiction can be found at National Geographic, The Wall Street Journal, and The Economist's 1843 Magazine. She is currently the staff religion writer for Vox.com.

Yuyutsu RD Sharma is a distinguished poet and translator. He has  published nine poetry collections including, A Blizzard in my Bones: New York Poems (Nirala, 2016), Quaking Cantos: Nepal Earthquake Poems, (Nirala, 2016),  Milarepa’s Bones, 33 New Poems, (Nirala, 2012),  Nepal TrilogyPhotographs and Poetry on Annapurna, Everest, Helambu & Langtang (www.Nepal-Trilogy.deEpsilonmedia, Karlsruhe, 2010), a 900-page book with renowned German photographer, Andreas Stimm, Space Cake, Amsterdam, & Other Poems from Europe and America, (2009, Indian reprint 2014) andAnnapurna Poems, 2008, Reprint, 2012). He has received fellowships and grants from The Rockefeller Foundation, Ireland Literature Exchange, Trubar Foundation, Slovenia, The Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature and The Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature.

Jessica L. Wilkinson is the author of two poetic biographies—marionette: a biography of miss marion davies (Vagabond, 2012) and Suite for Percy Grainger (Vagabond, 2014)—with a third, on George Balanchine, forthcoming in 2019. Jessica is the founding editor of Rabbit: a journal for nonfiction poetry and she teaches Creative Writing at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.

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NYWW @ Red Room: An Evening of YA Fiction
May
3
7:00 PM19:00

NYWW @ Red Room: An Evening of YA Fiction

Laura Geringer-Bass is the author of more than 20 books for children, tweens and teens including the bestselling A Three Hat Day, an ALA Notable Book illustrated by Arnold Lobel, a Top Ten featured selection on LeVar Burton's Reading Rainbow. Her new novel, The Girl With More Than One Heart was published by Abrams in Spring 2018 to rave reviews. Laura's YA fantasy, Sign of the Qin, an ALA Best Book, was shortlisted for the Printz award. Myth Men, her popular series of graphic novels, was adapted by CBS as an animated TV show. She has worked with numerous publishing houses and entertainment studios including HarperCollins, Simon and Schuster, Scholastic, Houghton Mifflin, Hyperion/Disney, Dreamworks, Fox, and CBS. Laura Geringer Books, an award-winning imprint of HarperCollins, sold over fifty million books worldwide, including the If You Give a Mouse a Cookie franchise, and modern day classics by William Joyce, Brian Selznick and others. Laura has discovered and collaborated with some of the most celebrated authors and artists in the field of children's books.  She enjoys helping new and veteran writers with their stories. She is a member of New York Writers Workshop. You can find her at www.laurageringerbass.com and on FaceBook.

P.G. Kain teaches at New York University in the Contemporary Culture and Creative Productive concentration of Global Liberal Studies. As a freelance journalist, his essays and reviews have appeared in Newsday, The ForwardThe Tony Awards, and other national publications. P.G.’s solo and ensemble work has been seen at Lincoln CenterThe Kennedy CenterCity CenterThe JoycePS 122Dixon Place, and Dance Theater Workshop. P.G. has lectured on writing and creativity to school groups, families, and librarians across the U.S. as well as in Europe and South America. His YS novel Commercial Breaks is published by Simon & Schuster/Aladdin and reveals the lives of tween girls making their way through the complex, captivating, and ultra-competitive world of commercial castings. P.G. has been on hundreds and hundreds (and hundreds) of commercial auditions for everything from a talking taco to a mad cupcake scientist. He has even booked a few spots.

The daughter of a Merchant Marine and a Rockaway beach babe, Alice Kaltman’s life has always been ocean-centric. Now when she’s not in the water she writes about surfers, mermaids, and other odd balls. In addition to Wavehouse, Alice is the author of the short story collection Staggerwing. Alice’s work can also be read in numerous journals, magazines and fiction anthologies. She splits her time between Brooklyn and Montauk, New York where she swims, surfs, and writes; weather and waves permitting.

Sophia N. Lee wanted to be many things growing up: doctor, teacher, ninja, crime-fighting international spy, wizard, time traveler, journalist, and lawyer. She likes to think she can be all these things and more through writing. She is an MFA Candidate in Writing for Children and Young Adults at The New School in New York City, and works as a creative writing instructor for kids and teens at Writopia Lab, a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering joy, literacy, and critical thinking through creative writing. Her first book, What Things Mean, won the Scholastic Asian Book Award in 2014, and is one of the first Filipino stories published by Scholastic.

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NYWW @ Red Room: An Evening with Authors from Akashic Books and Feminist Press
Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

NYWW @ Red Room: An Evening with Authors from Akashic Books and Feminist Press

Authors from Akashic Books:

Adam Smyer is an attorney, martial artist, and mediocre bass player. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two cats. Knucklehead is his debut novel.

Lauren A. Stahl began her legal career as an assistant district attorney, prosecuting felonies with a focus on SVU crimes. She is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law and received her MFA from Wilkes University. Stahl resides in northeastern Pennsylvania with her husband, two children, and a giant but sweet mastiff, Myra Ellen. The Devil’s Song is her debut novel.

Authors from Feminist Press:

YZ Chin’s Though I Get Home is a debut short story collection, winner of Feminist Press’s inaugural Louise Meriwether Prize. She is also the author of the poetry chapbooks deter (dancing girl press, 2013), and In Passing (Anomalous Press, 2019). She was raised in Taiping, Malaysia, and now lives in New York.

T Kira Madden, contributor to the forthcoming anthology, Go Home! She is an APIA writer, photographer, and amateur magician living in New York City. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She served as the Fiction Editor for Lumia and program coordinator of a creative writing workshop at the Valhalla Correctional Facility in Valhalla, New York. She is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of No Tokens, a print journal of literature and art, and the founding curator of Krapp Shot, a reading and performance series in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. She is the recipient of fellowships from Yaddo, Hedgebrook, The MacDowell Colony, Tin House, Disquiet, and Summer Literary Seminars, for which she won the Editor’s Choice Award in fiction. She is a 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in nonfiction literature. Her debut memoir, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, is forthcoming from Bloomsbury in 2019.

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NYWW @ Red Room: Sally Breen, Lisa del Rosso, & Tim Tomlinson
Mar
1
7:00 PM19:00

NYWW @ Red Room: Sally Breen, Lisa del Rosso, & Tim Tomlinson

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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. 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.

Red Room, 85 East 4th Street (btw 2nd & 3rd Avenues, one flight above KGB Bar)

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