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!
Maureen Brady is the author of eight books, including the novels, Getaway, Folly and Ginger’s Fire, and the short story collection, The Question She Put to Herself. Getaway, 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 Trilogy, Photographs and Poetry on Annapurna, Everest, Helambu & Langtang (www.Nepal-Trilogy.de, Epsilonmedia, 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.
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 Forward, The Tony Awards, and other national publications. P.G.’s solo and ensemble work has been seen at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, City Center, The Joyce, PS 122, Dixon 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.
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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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)
No cover -- two-drink minimum