KGB Bar Thursday night, Feb. 21

KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th St. (a few doors west of Second Ave.)

I’ll be trying out some new material…hopefully from what will become my second novel. 

Feb 21 2008 – 7:00pm
Feb 21 2008 – 9:00pm
Maureen Brady
Aaron Hamburger
Rich Merritt
Saints and Sinners in New York City!
With your hostess, Kathleen Warnock

Bring the Big Easy Mardi Gras spirit to the East Village with writers who have been featured at the annual Saints &;Sinners LGBT conference in New Orleans. Mardi Gras beads and information on this year’s conference (in May) will be available without having to reveal any body parts. Unless you want to.

Maureen Brady is the author of the novels Ginger’s Fire, Folly, and Give Me Your Good Ear, the short story collection, The Question She Put to Herself, and three books of nonfiction.  She teaches creative writing at NYU, The New York Writers Workshop at the JCC, and Il Chiostro in Italy. Her short story “Billy’s Mark” will appear in the spring issue of Bellevue Literary Review, and another story, “Five ‘nDime,” will appear in Just Like a Girl, A Manifesta, in the Fall.  She is President of the Board of The Barbara Deming Money for Women Fund. www.maureenbradyny.com.

Aaron Hamburger was awarded the Rome Prize by the American Academy of Arts and Letters for his short story collection The View From Stalin’s Head (Random House,2004), which was also nominated for a Violet Quill Award.  His next book, a noveltitled Faith for Beginners, was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award.  His writing has appeared in Poets and Writers, The Village Voice, Tin House, Details, and Nerve. Currently he teaches creative writing at Columbia University.  His website is www.aaronhamburger.com.

Rich Merritt’s first novel is Code of Conduct, which follows his acclaimed memoir, Secrets of a Gay Marine Porn Star. Rich “came out” of the closet — atleast, the closet of denial; at the age of 25 while stationed in Okinawa,Japan. In 1998 Rich Merritt received an honorable discharge from the United States Marines Corps and in 2001 he graduated from the University of Southern California Law School. He is presently an attorney in New York. www.richmerritt.com.

Drunken! Careening! Writers! is a monthly reading series dedicated to theproposition that readings should be: excellent, well-read pieces that have at leastone thing in them that makes people laugh (nervous laughter counts), and don’t runmore than 15 minutes each.For more information, or to be added to the mailing list, emailCareeningWriters@aol.com.

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