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.