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Fall Season 2022
Wednesday, September 28
7:30 PM EDT
Alvin Eng is a native NYC playwright/memoirist, performer and educator. His memoir, OUR LAUNDRY, OUR TOWN (My Chinese American Life from Flushing to the Downtown Stage and Beyond), was published by Fordham University Press in May 2022. The memoir was covered by The New York Times and NPR/WNYC among others. THREE TREES, the first of Eng’s Portrait Plays series, was recently published by No Passport Press. This work dramatizes the haunting relationship between sculptor Alberto Giacometti and his primary 1950s muse/model, Japanese philosopher, Isaku Yanaihara. Both books were acquired for The New York Public Library’s collection. On October14 at the Church Street School of Music and Art, he will perform from his acoustic punk raconteur work, HERE COMES JOHNNY YEN AGAIN (or How I Kicked Punk), as part of “Hong Kong Handover: 25 Years Later: NYC Chinese American Artists Respond” for which he was awarded an LMCC Creative Engagement grant. He is a three-time recipient of NYSCA/NYFA Fellowships––most recently in 2020 for Nonfiction Literature. Eng’s plays and performances have been seen Off-Broadway, throughout the U.S., as well as in Paris, Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China. www.alvineng.com
Topaz Winters is the Singaporean-American author of three poetry collections (most recently SO, STRANGER, Button Poetry, 2022). She is the founder & editor-in-chief of the independent publishing house & literary journal Half Mystic. Her peer-reviewed scholarly work is published in the Journal of Homosexuality. Her creative work is published in diode, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, The Puritan, & Hobart, & has been featured by The Straits Times, American Banker, the National University of Singapore, the Center for Fiction, & the Academy of American Poets. Topaz is 22 years old & studies Creative Writing, Italian, & Visual Art at Princeton University. You can find more of her work at topazwinters.com.
Philip Brunetti – Fiction writer, poet, antipoet, gentle quasi-misanthrope, librarian, has been writing fiction and poetry since his early 20s. His innovative work has been published in numerous paper and online literary journals including Cobalt Weekly, Swamp Ape Review, The Boiler, The Wax Paper, and Identity Theory. His debut novel, NEWER TESTAMENTS, is described in the Independent Book Review as 'an innovative existential novel told through hallucinatory poetics.' Via his librarianship at the Brooklyn Public Library, Brunetti also runs the Gravesend Writers Group, a monthly discussion group for published authors. Aside from an MLS, Philip holds an MFA degree from Georgia State University where he was awarded the Paul Bowles Fellowship in Fiction Writing and was the Fiction Editor for The GSU Review for three years running. His author website is PhilipBrunetti.com and he currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.
Wednesday, October 19
7:30 PM EDT
Monica Brashears is an Affrilachian writer from Tennessee and author of the forthcoming debut novel, HOUSE OF COTTON. She is a graduate of Syracuse University's MFA program. Her work has appeared in Nashville Review, Split Lip Magazine, Appalachian Review, The Masters Review, and more. She lives in Syracuse, NY where she is at work on her second novel.
Sarah Bridgins' poetry collection DEATH AND EXES is the winner of the Sexton Poetry Prize and is forthcoming from Eyewear Books in the fall of 2022. Her work has appeared in Tin House, BuzzFeed, Bustle, Joyland, Entropy, Fanzine, and Big Lucks among other journals. She is a four-time Pushcart Prize nominee and the co-founder of the Ditmas Lit reading series in Brooklyn.
Timothy Gager has published 17 books of fiction and poetry. JOE THE SALAMANDER, his third novel, became an Amazon #1 Best Seller in its category. He hosted the successful Dire Literary Series in Cambridge, MA from 2001 to 2018, and started a weekly virtual series in 2020. He has had over 1000 works of fiction and poetry published, 17 nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His work also has been nominated for a Massachusetts Book Award, The Best of the Web, The Best Small Fictions Anthology and has been read on National Public Radio.
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Marco Rafalà is a first-generation Sicilian American novelist and writer for tabletop role-playing games. He earned his MFA in Fiction from The New School and is a cocurator of the Guerrilla Lit Reading Series in New York City. Born in Middletown, Connecticut, he now lives in Brooklyn, New York and Melilli, Sicily. His fiction and non-fiction have appeared in the Bellevue Literary Review, Literary Hub, and Italian America magazine. His debut novel How Fires End was a 2020 2020 Connecticut Book Awards finalist and honorable mention and won the 2021 Italian American Studies Association Book Award. For more information, visit www.marcorafala.com.
Camellia Phillips’ fiction has appeared in CALYX Journal and cream city review, won first place in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest, and been recognized as a finalist in the Glimmer Train Fiction Open contest. She holds an MFA from The New School and received a writing residency at Blue Mountain Center. She is also a longtime writer and leader with social justice organizations and was selected as a 2019 92Y Women inPower Fellow, a program for rising women leaders in New York City. Born and raised in Washington State, she resides in Brooklyn, NY, and Melilli, Sicily.
Lee Matthew Goldberg is the author of the novels The Ancestor, Slow Down, The Mentor, and The Desire Card. He has been published in multiple languages and nominated for the 2018 Prix du Polar. His first Sci-fi novel Orange City will be published in 2021. He is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Fringe, dedicated to publishing fiction that’s outside-of-the-box. After graduating with an MFA from the New School, his writing has also appeared in The Millions, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, LitReactor, Monkeybicycle, Fiction Writers Review, The Montreal Review, The Adirondack Review, The New Plains Review, Underwood Press and others.
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