Friday, January 2, 2009


The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series welcomes Greg Sanders, James Yeh, and Jessie Male to Bar on A. Join us at 7:30 PM

GREG SANDERS' collection of short stories, Motel Girl, was published by Red Hen Press in September. Publishers Weekly calls the collection "intelligent, funny, relevant and weird," while Rain Taxi Review of Books calls his stories "deft, enigmatic lyrics that pivot on an image or insight." Greg received his MFA from the New School and earns his living as a technical writer.

JAMES YEH is a founding editor of Gigantic, a former editor of Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, and a current intern in the fiction department of The New Yorker. Recently he completed his novel-in-stories I Love and Understand You and Would Be Perfect to You Now. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Gigantic, Yankee Pot Roast, and The Morning News. He lives in Brooklyn.

JESSIE MALE received her B.A. in creative writing from Oberlin College. She has worked as a magazine editor, a grant writer, and currently, a program coordinator at Columbia University. Her writing has appeared in numerous dance and trade publications. She is currently working on two nonfiction collections.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A Guerrilla Holiday

The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series returns January 28th, 2009.

We wish you all happy holidays and a safe and happy New Year.

Friday, November 7, 2008


This month's Guerrilla Lit Reading Series happens a week earlier than usual due to the Thanksgiving holiday. So please come by on Wednesday the 19th when we welcome Nick Burd, Morgan Matson, and Jenny Lederer to Bar on A. Join us at 7:30 PM

NICK BURD attended the University of Iowa and received his MFA from the New School. His first book, a young adult novel called The Vast Fields of Ordinary, will be published in May 2009 by Penguin/Dial Books. He lives in Brooklyn.

MORGAN MATSON received her MFA in Writing for Children & Teens from The New School in 2007. Her first novel, Top 8, was published this October. She lives in Brooklyn and is working on her second novel.

JENNY LEDERER is originally from Providence RI and now lives on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. She writes short fiction in all flavors. This is her second reading.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series welcomes Lee Goldberg, Dani Grammerstorf, and Nicole Spector to Bar on A. Join us at 7:30 PM

Also, see some recent news from one of our former readers after the BIOS:

LEE GOLDBERG teaches literature, composition, and film at LaGuardia Community College. He has an MFA from New School University and is one of the founders of the Guerrilla Lit Reading Series. His book reviews have been published at Right now he is finishing his first novel and a collection of short stories. He is a native New Yorker and dreams of writing a book that reviews all the best pizza in the five boroughs.

DANI GRAMMERSTORF is using her MFA from the New School to make 1,000 paper cranes. Her nonfiction has appeared in Playgirl, and she is currently working on a short story collection, a novel that is sucking the life out of her, and an inappropriate essay that contains naughty language and naked people. Dani spends her days playing Scramble when she's supposed to be processing invoices at her day job. She expects to be fired soon. She lives in Queens, New York.

NICOLE AUDREY SPECTOR, originally from L.A, has lived in New York for the past eight years. She holds a B.A. from the New School. Her writing has appeared or is scheduled to appear in KGB's on-line lit mag, Flavorpill, and various travel, music and trade publications. She is currently working on her first collection of short stories.

NEWS from one of our readers! Alvin Eng who read for us in March will be at CUNY's Asian American Research Institute lecture series on Friday, October 17, 2008, from 6PM to 8PM, at 25 West 43rd Street, Room 1000, between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan. This event is FREE.

Alvin Eng is a playwright, performer and adjunct Professor of Creative Writing on the English Department faculties of John Jay, BMCC and Fordham. He will be reading from THE LAST EMPEROR of FLUSHING'S FINAL MANIFESTO--An Imperial Memoir in Queens English--the prose adaptation of his acclaimed memoir monologues, The Flushing Cycle and The Last Emperor of Flushing.

Thursday, July 31, 2008


On September 24th, the Guerrilla Lit Reading Series welcomes Victoria Redel, Ronna Wineberg, Ed Hamilton, and Alex Smith to Bar on A. Join us at 7:30PM.

VICTORIA REDEL is the author of two books of poetry and three books of fiction. Her latest novel The Border of Truth (Counterpoint 2007) weaves the situation of refugees and a daughter’s awakening to the history and secrets of her father’s survival and loss. Loverboy (2001, Graywolf / 2002, Harcourt), was awarded the 2001 S. Mariella Gable Novel Award and was chosen in 2001 as a Los Angeles Times Best Book. Loverboy was adapted for a feature film directed by Kevin Bacon. Her fiction and poetry have been widely anthologized. Redel’s work has been translated into five languages. Her most recent collection of poems, Swoon (2003, University of Chicago Press), was a finalist for the James Laughlin Award. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.

RONNA WINEBERG's collection of short stories, Second Language, won the New Rivers Press Many Voices Project Literary Competition. Her stories have appeared in Berkeley Fiction Review, Colorado Review, South Dakota Review, So To Speak, and other literary journals. She has received a fellowship in Fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the John Atherton Scholarship in Fiction at Bread Loaf, and fellowships to the Ragdale Foundation and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Ronna was a Finalist for the Willa Cather Fiction Prize, for Second Language. She has also been a Finalist in Moment Magazine's Short Story Contest. Ronna is the founding fiction editor of the Bellevue Literary Review, published by the Department of Medicine at New York University. She lives in New York City.

Ed Hamilton is the author of Legends of the Chelsea Hotel: Living with the Artists and Outlaws of New York’s Rebel Mecca (Thunder’s Mouth Press, Nov 2007). He also writes Living with Legends: Hotel Chelsea Blog. His non-fiction has regularly appeared in the local newspapers, Chelsea Now and The Villager. Ed’s fiction has appeared in The River Walk Journal, SoMa Literary Review, The Journal of Kentucky Studies, Exquisite Corpse, Southern Ocean Review, Limestone: A Journal of Art and Literature, Modern Drunkard, and Lumpen Times, as well as in dozens of online publications. Ed’s short story, Goddamn Watermelon, was published in Class Dismissed: 75 Outrageous, Mind-Expanding College Exploits (and Lessons That Won't Be on the Final) (Random House, July 25, 2006)

ALEX SMITH is the author of the book of poems, LUX. He has been published in Black Ink Horror, Left-Facing Bird, and Sink Review, among others. He is the founding editor of Red China Magazine, Dick Pig Review, and the publisher of Black Maze Books. He teaches English at John Jay College, and lives near Union Square.


ON SEPTEMBER 27th, the Guerrilla Lit Reading Series curates one of 15 events at LitQuake's NYC Lit Crawl.

Venue for this special event: Solas 232 East 9th Street (Between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue)

Lit Crawl at Solas starts at 7:15 PM. The readers are Tao Lin and Nicole Audrey Spector.

TAO LIN is the author of the poetry collections Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (Melville House) and you are a little bit happier than i am (Action Books) and two other books. He has been published in Noon and Vice.

NICOLE AUDREY SPECTOR, originally from L.A, has lived in New York for the past eight years. She holds a B.A. from the New School. Her writing has appeared or is scheduled to appear in KGB's on-line lit mag, Flavorpill, and various travel, music and trade publications. She is currently working on her first collection of short stories.

Monday, July 14, 2008


The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series welcomes Dennis DiClaudio, James J. Williams, and Diana Roffman to Bar on A. Join us at 7:30 PM for the last reading of the summer.

DENNIS DiCLAUDIO writes for a Comedy Central website that you, in all likelyhood, don't care about called Indecision 2008. He's the author of a number of books that you probably never picked up, the least un-famous of which being The Hypochondriac's Pocket Guide to Horrible Diseases You Probably Already Have. This fall, he has another book coming out that you almost certainly won't read called Man vs. Weather. He's had stories published in a number of journals and websites that you're not very interested in, including Opium, Elimae, Yankee Pot Roast, McSweeney's and Exquisite Corpse. His lifelong favorite football team, the Philadelphia Eagles, will never win the Super Bowl. He is a happy and confident man.

JAMES J. WILLIAMS III, a native Brooklynite, is an artist, curator and director of the Thorstein Foundation. His memoir I Was Going to Change the World appears this January in conjunction with his solo show I love everything at envoy.

DIANA ROFFMAN is a public school teacher, a green tea drinker, and a writer. Sometimes, all at once.

Monday, June 9, 2008


The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series welcomes Nick Antosca, Emily Taylor, Molly McCloy, and Suzanne Dottino to Bar on A. Join us at 7:30 PM.

NICK ANTOSCA's writing has appeared in The Barcelona Review, Nerve, The New York Sun, Identity Theory, The New York Tyrant, The Antietam Review, Hustler, Opium, elimae, and others. His first novel, Fires, was published in January 2007 by Impetus Press, and his second, Midnight Picnic, will be out in fall 2008.

EMILY TAYLOR received her MFA from The New School in May 2007, where she continues to serve as prose editor for LIT. She teaches creative writing and literature at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY and works in science publishing. Her short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in the Green Mountains Review, Lost Magazine, The Baltimore Review, and Inkwell. In addition, an as-yet-unpublished story was a finalist for the 2007 Italo Calvino Prize given by the University of Louisville. She is completing her first novel.

An NYC Moth Storytelling Slam winner with work published in Nerve and Slate, MOLLY McCLOY has been called a "happy misanthrope," an "angel," and "one of the great storytellers of our generation." She's currently working on a family memoir that features urban wolves, suicidal rodeo horses, pot-smoking Cub Scouts and cross-dressing skinheads.

SUZANNE DOTTINO is senior editor at and literary curator for the sunday night fiction reading series at KGB Bar. Her interviews and reviews have appeared in Brooklyn Rail, Brooklyn Review and her plays have been produced in The Samuel French, and Women Center Stage Festivals.