Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Lovely Literary Events, New York

If you're in New York, check out Guerrilla Lit tonight, Wednesday, January 30, 7:30 PM at Jimmy's No. 43 (43 E. 7th St).

The readers:

Donald Breckenridge is the fiction editor of The Brooklyn Rail, co-editor of the InTranslation website and editor of The Brooklyn Rail Fiction Anthology. He is the author of the novella Rockaway Wherein and the novels 6/2/95, You Are Here, and This Young Girl Passing. He is working on his fourth novel and a second Brooklyn Rail Fiction Anthology.

Jason Donnelly received his MFA from a school in Pennsylvania and owes them a lot of money. He’s had a few short stories published, including 6 in an upcoming zombie anthology, which is weird since he writes satire. He recently sold his novel Gripped. If you’re easily offended, you should probably divert your ears.

Don Bajema is a novelist, screenwriter, actor and performer. He is the author of two highly acclaimed collections of short stories, Boy In The Air and Reach, originally published by Henry Rollins’ 2.13.61. City Lights has just re-released these stories in one book, Winged Shoes and a Shield. As an actor, Bajema first appeared on stage in the west coast premiere of Sam Shepard’s Curse of the Starving Class. With a lead role in the 1983 film Signal Seven, Bajema began a long-time collaboration with groundbreaking independent film director Rob Nilsson. He had a lead role in Nilsson’s 1988 Sundance Film Festival Grand Prize winner Heat and Sunlight and he wrote and starred in the 1996 film Chalk which Nilsson directed. He has appeared in more than a dozen feature films, most recently Carl Franklin’s 2002 film High Crimes. A favorite on the spoken word circuit, Bajema has toured extensively in the US, Canada and Europe, performing at hundreds of clubs, theaters and universities. He has shared the spoken word stage with the likes of Henry Rollins, and Jim Carroll. He is a former world-class track and field athlete who competed in the 1972 US Olympic trials and played football for legendary coach Don Coryell at San Diego State University. He currently lives with his family in New York City.

Nicole Audrey Spector is a writer and editor who lives in Brooklyn with her dog Netta, and her cat, the extremely popular, Fellow. She contributes weekly to the New Yorker‘s nightlife section, among other publications, and co-curates the Guerrilla Lit Reading Series in Manhattan. Nicole published her first novel, Fifty Shades of Dorian Gray, a smutty mash-up with an oblivious (dead) Oscar Wilde, earlier this month.