FEATURING: POROCHISTA KHAKPOUR, VICTORIA REDEL, MELVIN JULES BUKIET & MARCO RAFALA
Saturday, November 17th 4 PM
Kenny’s Castaways, 157 Bleecker Street, 212-979-9762
Free and open to the public
“I remember the corpses stood up before me...The corpses say:"You were born beautiful rich and smart you little creep and beauty wealth and intelligence just brought you to deterrence, secretion, to reject you...You came from a good family even though your real father was a murderer and your mother was crazy. Even being a creep won't save you. Tonight you're going to be ours." They babble tenderly to me.”
Know where this quote comes from? Come to Kenny’s on the 17th and find out. It’s a rare opportunity to hear some of the east coast’s most innovative writers on the cutting edge. Come. Be a part of the enclave.
POROCHISTA KHAKPOUR is the author of the novel Sons and Other Flammable Objects, which was a New York Times "Editor's Choice" and Chicago Tribune "Fall's Best." She attended Sarah Lawrence College and the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars MA program, where she was awarded the Elliot Coleman Fellowship. Her writing has appeared in the Chicago Reader, The Village Voice, nymag.com, Paper, Nylon, Gear, Alef, spin.com, Flaunt, Bidoun, and nerve.com, among others. She currently lives in New York City. She teaches at Hofstra University. Her website is: porochistakhakpour.blogspot.com
VICTORIA REDEL is the author of two books of poetry and three books of fiction. Her latest novel is The Border of Truth. Her novel Loverboy was awarded the 2001 S. Mariella Gable Novel Award and the 2002 Forward Silver Literary Fiction Prize and was chosen in 2001 as a Los Angeles Times Best Book. Her most recent collection of poems, Swoon was a finalist for the James Laughlin Award. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines and journals including O the Oprah magazine, Redbook, Bomb, More and NOON. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College. Her website is: www.victoriaredel.com
MELVIN JULES BUKIET is the author of seven books of fiction, most recently the novel Strange Fire and the collection A Faker's Dozen. He has also edited three anthologies. He teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.
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" on Cleopatra Records. A graduate of the New School MFA Creative Writing Program, he works for the CUNY Research Foundation and the Ghana Literacy Project. He is a founding member of the Guerrilla Lit Reading Series. He lives in Brooklyn and is currently at work on his first novel. Check out Guerrilla Lit: guerrillalit.blogspot.com
Coordinated by The Enclave Writers Association
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