Friday, November 30, 2007

Happy Holidays (Guerrillas on Vacation)

Thank you for helping us end the 2007 season of the Guerrilla Lit Reading Series.

Please join us again in January as we kick off the 2008 season and come back to this site for updates on the wonderful authors we have in store for the new year.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Reading Wednesday, November 28th

Join us for a very special reading this month. It's a fiction filled going away party for our dear friend, Connor Coyne. So come out and wish him well on his move to Chicago.

Wednesday, November 28th at Bar on A

7:30 PM - 170 Avenue A @ 11th Street, NYC

Music provided by GPod.

The Readers:

Erik Rhey
Jessie Male
Bernie Kravitz
Connor Coyne

ERIK RHEY is a fiction writer and journalist originally from Wisconsin. He received a BA in journalism from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and an MFA in fiction writing from The New School. His fiction has appeared in The Copperfield Review, Plum Biscuit, The Melic Review, and The Attic. Erik is also a senior editor at PC Magazine. He is currently working on his second novel and lives in Brooklyn.

JESSIE MALE graduated from Oberlin College in 2005 with a degree in creative writing. She grew up in Queens, lives in Brooklyn, and works full-time as a grant writer. Her writing has appeared in numerous trade and dance publications. She is currently working on her first nonfiction collection.

BERNARD J. KRAVITZ recently completed his MFA, in fiction, at the New School University. A responsible young man, who from time to time, puts food on the table as a freelance computer consultant. Until recently, he performed improv comedy around the country with Chicago City Limits, the critically-acclaimed national touring company. He was the founder and curator of 2773, a regular reading series in the East Village, featuring raw, unfinished short works by up-and-coming writers. His best fiction can be found in the love letters he writes to various glasses-wearing bookish types on the online personals. He lives in Brooklyn.

CONNOR COYNE grew up in the East Village of Flint, Michigan. He has an MFA in Fiction from the New School, and his contest winning dirty limerick was recently featured in the Dick Pig Review. He is a founding member of Chicago's Gothic Funk Nation and the Gothic Funk Triannual. He maintains a website at hereisnowhy

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Reading Wednesday, October 24th

We've scheduled The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series one week early this month. Please join us:

Wednesday, October 24th at Bar on A

7:30 PM - 170 Avenue A @ 11th Street, NYC

This month we welcome back honorary Guerrilla, James Freed. James has been doing some wonderful work with the Enclave reading series at Kenny's Castaways. If you haven't been to the Enclave yet, we recommend it. And now, on to the reader's bios:

The Readers:

James Stobie
Michael Zeiss
James Freed
Nick Antosca
Nicole Audrey Spector

JAMES STOBIE was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He graduated from Portland State University in 2003. He has been published in the journal Anthos.

MICHAEL ZEISS has a B.A. in Fiction from Northwestern University. He has been published in Harp and Altar, an online literary journal based in Brooklyn. He lives in Woodside, Queens.

JAMES FREED's writing has appeared in The New York Times. Originally he is from Philadelphia, but now he lives in Queens where he teaches writing at LaGuardia Community College. He is chief curator for The Enclave reading series.

NICK ANTOSCA's stories have appeared in The Barcelona Review, Nerve, Identity Theory, The New York Tyrant, The Antietam Review, The Huffington Post, Hustler, Opium, and many others. His first novel Fires was published in January 2007 by Impetus Press. He graduated in 2005 with a film degree from Yale. His website is brothercyst.

NICOLE AUDREY SPECTOR is from L.A and now lives in New York. She holds a B.A from the New School. Her writing has appeared in KGB's on-line lit mag and various travel, music and trade publications. She is currently working on her first collection of short stories.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Reading Wednesday, September 26th

The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series returns from its August hiatus

Join us on Wednesday, September 26th at Bar on A

7:30 PM - 170 Avenue A @ 11th Street, NYC

The Readers:

Debra Liese
Scott Dahlie
Christian TeBordo
Molly Earle

DEBRA LIESE lived in Bristol, PA until she was lured over the Delaware river to Trenton. Her fiction appears in LIT, Redivider, and Painted Bride Quarterly, and has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes. She is alternately an editor at The Literary Review, a teacher at the Princeton Arts Council, and in her favorite hours, the coordinator of a memoir program for senior citizens.

SCOTT DAHLIE is a graduate of the New School and is the prose editor for LIT magazine. He teaches English as a second language to immigrant children on Staten Island and is working on his first novel. He lives in Brooklyn.

CHRISTIAN TEBORDO is the author of three novels. His most recent, We Go Liquid, is available from Impetus Press. He is a 2007 recipient of a fellowship in fiction from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and he lives in Philadelphia.

MOLLY EARLE is a writer and high school English teacher living in
Brooklyn. She is a Quaker and avid consumer of oatmeal. She also
enjoys reading the poetry of William Blake, watching Project Runway,
teaching grammar, walking her dog, and travelling long distances to
eat local food.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Reading Wednesday, July 25th

The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series continues Wednesday, July 25th at Bar on A

7:30 PM - 170 Avenue A @ 11th Street, NYC

The Readers:

Kate Hunter
Yvonne Garrett
Randall Letowycz
Jessanne Collins

KATE HUNTER grew up in Thetford, Vermont and Nashville, Tennessee, among other places. She moved to New York City at eighteen to go to school and has been here ever since, except for periods spent traveling in Latin America, Europe, and Asia. She lives in North Brooklyn with her dog, Tuva. Her novel, The Dream Sequence, has recently been published by Impetus Press. Her website is

YVONNE GARRETT was born on the Oregon Trail and is descended from pirates. She has a B.A. from Smith where Richard Wilbur once told her she would never be a writer. She's been published in several music magazines, had stories in THEMA, BARDSONG, COMPASS ROSE and poetry in poeticdiversity, ROUX, SPIRE, SubtleTea and the BALTIMORE REVIEW. She is currently facing her 2nd year in the MFA program at the New School where she also works during the day. She lives in the East Village.

RANDALL J. LOTOWYCZ was once considered some sort of an 18-year-old child prodigy, but he was 24 at the time. He spends his days creating revolutionary new calendars, and his nights juggling two novels. His writing is currently featured in the 2008 Bad Cat calendar (now on sale), and soon in Halloween-themed greeting cards from Recycled Paper Greetings.

JESSANNE COLLINS' first, second, and third novels are all on indefinite hiatus. In the meantime, she's writing a tough-love advice column and a series of essays containing too much personal information, one of which is forthcoming in Playgirl. She recently moved from Brooklyn to Jersey City, where she will be holding her second stoop sale of the season next Sunday afternoon.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Reading Wednesday, June 27th

So long as I have questions to which there are no answers, I shall go on writing.

from The Hour of the Star by Clarice Lispector

The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series continues Wednesday, June 27th at Bar on A

7:30 PM - 170 Avenue A @ 11th Street, NYC

The Readers:

Molly Rosen
Erica Ciccarone
Jim Guida
Brian Deleeuw
Anne O'Neil

MOLLY ROSEN is a writer and a chandelier-maker who lives in Manhattan. She likes to shoot bear and elk with a bow.

ERICA CICCARONE will have her first short story published in Ep;phany in the fall. The story, Pit, has been nominated by the editor for Best American Short Stories. He non-fiction has been published in A Gathering of the Tribes and Econoculture. She is a ghost-writer and novel editor living in Brooklyn.

JIM GUIDA is an Australian who has been detained in New York for the past three or so years. He currently works as an Assistant Editor at Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and has a series of aphorisms forthcoming in AGNI.

BRIAN DELEEUW received his MFA in Fiction from The New School this spring. He has written for Tin House, CITY, and New York Press, and is at work on his first novel.

ANNE O'NEIL is a retired trendscout who has written non-fiction for , The Villager, The Downtown Express, Daily TV, The San Francisco Film Festival, and The Industry Standard. Her theory about the True Religion of Fashion will be published in the upcoming scholarly journal, Fashion Statements. She's working on a novel about people who are supposed to love each other, but are miserable to each other because they're selfish and has an MFA in Creative Writing from the New School. She lives in Red Hook.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Reading Wednesday, May 23rd

The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series continues Wednesday, May 23rd at Bar on A

7:30 PM - 170 Avenue A, New York City

The Readers:

Ned Vizzini
Marco Rafala
Yew Leong Lee
Daniel Menasche
Kari Hoerchler

NED VIZZINI is the author of It's Kind of a Funny Story ("insightful and utterly authentic" --New York Times Book Review), Be More Chill, and Teen Angst? Naaah.... His work has been honored by the American Library Association, BookSense, and the New York Public Library and has been translated into five languages (forthcoming in Chinese). He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

MARCO RAFALA's fiction has appeared in the Bellevue Literary Review. As a musician, he has opened for The Psychedelic Furs, The The, and The Fixx, and has contributed to the Nine Inch Nails tribute album, "Recovered in Nails." He is currently at work on his first novel.

YEW LEONG LEE is a Singaporean writer and artist whose work has been shown in China, Singapore, Germany, France and the United States. He has authored three hypertexts, one of which won the James Assatly Memorial Prize for Fiction in 2003. He also outed himself to a lot of people in The New York Times recently. His favorite bird is the autruche.

DANIEL MENASCHE was born with his caul in Portland, Oregon. His nonfiction has appeared in NYArts, and his first published short story is forthcoming in this summer's issue of Tin House. He received his MFA from the New School in 2007.

KARI HOERCHLER has been forewarning science fiction fans of Mother Earth's plans to take control of American society since the Republican National Convention hit Manhattan in 2004. In between sounding off screaming Sirens, she has scribed stories for, HX magazine and The Maneater. Most recently, she has been spotted proofreading Wall Street legal briefs the size of Delaware, when they're not the size of the Cayman Islands.

"I have learned this -
hate an enemy knowing he may be my friend
love a friend knowing he may be my enemy.
Men are tricky things."

from Ajax by Sophocles (translated by Robert Cannon)

Join us.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

The Next Reading is April 18th

For the temporary relief of existential pain...

The Readers:

Suzanne Dottino
Scott Geiger
Scott Larner
Camellia Phillips
Jason Napoli Brooks

The time and place:

Wednesday, April 18th at 7:30 PM

Bar on A
170 Avenue A, New York City

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. She reads from her book, No Comment.

SCOTT GEIGER's fiction has appeared in LCRW, Conjunctions, and the 2007 Pushcart Prize anthology. He is a member of Architecture Research Office.

SCOTT LARNER has an MFA from New School University. His fiction has appeared in the Red Cedar Review and is upcoming in Red China Magazine.

CAMELLIA PHILLIPS has an MFA from New School University. Her nonfiction has appeared in Voices of A New Generation: A Feminist Anthology. She received a 2006 fiction writing residency at Blue Mountain Center.

JASON NAPOLI BROOKS' fiction has appeared in Pindeldyboz, Big Bridge, and the anthology America Street (HarperCollins), and his non-fiction in Index, NeueKunst, and Zing. He recently recieved The New School Chapbook Award for his novel in progress, Shelter.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Next Reading

The next reading is on March 21st at 7:30 PM.


Bar on A
170 Avenue A, New York City


Michael Hearst
Alex Smith
James F. Freed
Connor Coyne
Greg Young

Michael Hearst has published stories in journals such as McSweeney's, Parenthetical Note, and The Muse Apprentice Guild. He is also the founding member of the band One Ring Zero. Their album, As Smart As We Are, includes lyrics contributed by various authors including Paul Auster, Margaret Atwood, Jonathan Lethem, A.M. Homes, Neil Gaiman, Rick Moody and Dave Eggers. In a matter of weeks, Michael will be releasing a solo album called "Songs for the Ice Cream Trucks."

Alex Smith's poetry has appeared in Octopus Magazine, The Dick Pig Review, and is forthcoming in the No Tell Motel: Bedside Guide anthology. He holds an MFA in poetry and fiction from the New School.

James F. Freed is a writer living in New York City. His reporting has appeared in the New York Times. Currently he is working on a novel, The Perpetual Garage Sale, about identity and theft.

Connor Coyne was born in Flint, Michigan. His work has been featured in the Saturnine Detractor and he is a founding member of Chicago's Gothic Funk Movement. He maintains a website at hereisnowhy.

Gregory Young is a freelance writer and music industry slave who is actively looking for literary representation for his recently written novel, Trucker Valley, a magic-realism homage to Mark Twain, urban myths and rednecks. He has written for HX Magazine,, Oxygen, Entertainment Weekly, Prison Life, and once worked on marketing materials for a Japanese toilet. Originally a barefoot inbred from the Ozarks, he currently resides with the slightly better-dressed barefoot inbreds in the Lower East Side.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Thank You

The second reading of our series was another great success. The partisans of the Guerrilla Lit Reading series would like to thank everyone who attended and participated in last night's event. Our next reading is Wednesday, March 21st. Check back soon for our list of readers.

Thursday, February 8, 2007

The Planet of the Literary Apes

gue·rril·la or gue·ril·la
Function: noun
Etymology: Spanish guerrilla, from diminutive of guerra war, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German werra strife (see WAR)

1. A member of an irregular military force operating in small independent groups capable of great speed and mobility that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment.
2. Warfare carried out by guerrillas.
3. What we are.

Welcome to the Guerrilla Lit Blog Page (or Gorilla Lit Blog Page). A mighty thank you to those who have made it to our past reading (or readings), and to those who have not yet attended a Guerrilla Lit Reading, it's okay.

If you have made it this far, fellow literary traveler, go ahead and delve deeper. We're nice, believe us. We only look like damn dirty apes.

Anyway, what we, as irregulars, are fighting for is a little island in the literary ocean. That's all. It will be an island of relaxation and chilling, guerrilla style. That means that all you writers out there come on by, read a little something--your zaniest, craziest, most brilliant work, perhaps--settle down, have a drink, talk to a lady friend, a man friend, or an ape friend and enjoy the night.

And all the rest of you looking for a good time? Well, pony up a little piece of your evening with us. We promise to shock, confound, and entertain with our excellent guerrilla (or gorilla) mojo.

Our next reading is on February 21st at 7:30 PM.

Bar on A
170 Avenue A, New York City


Dani Grammerstorf
Meredith Franco Meyers
Jared Hohl
Elliott David
Justin Taylor

Dani Grammerstorf has her MFA from the New School University. She lives in New York City and is working on her first novel.

Meredith Franco Meyers' work has appeared in Modern Bride, Time Out New York, and SELF magazine among other publications. She is a contributing editor for LIT and will receive her MFA from New School University in May. She is at work on her first novel.

Jared Hohl is from Donnellson, Iowa. His writing has appeared in YRB Magazine, Topic Magazine, and on the Associated Press newswire. "Fraise, Menthe, et Poivre 1978", his first published short story, will appear in the anthology The Apocalypse Reader (Thunder's Mouth Press) in late May of this year.

Elliott David was born in Dallas, Texas. His short story, "So We Are Very Concerned" will be published in the anthology The Apocalypse Reader (Thunder's Mouth Press). He's studied conceptual sculpture in Los Angeles, concrete poetry in Brazil, and pop marketing in New York. He's a features contributor for Flaunt Magazine and the Art columnist for Bookslut. He lives in New York City.

Justin Taylor is the Books editor for and the editor of The Apocalypse Reader (Thunder Mouth Press, May 2007), an anthology of new and selected short fictions about the end of the world. Justin's own writing (including fiction, journalism, and poetry) has been published by or is forthcoming in The Believer, YETI, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Punk Planet, and elsewhere. A full archive of his work is available at his website:

And remember, under the various Geneva Conventions, members of such a guerrilla force qualify for Prisoner of War status if captured. And bananas.