Hey folks, so our next reading will be held at Kenny's on Saturday April 26th @ 3:30 PM featuring Clay McLeod Chapman, Brian Frank, Matthew Burgess & others TBA. So save the date and take a look at some of the stellar bios below!
CLAY McLEOD CHAPMAN is the creator of the Pumpkin Pie Show, a rigorous storytelling session backed by its own live soundtrack. He is the author of rest area, a collection of short stories, and miss corpus, a novel. Chapman is currently working on the book for a new musical with Grammy award winning musician Bruce Hornsby, titled SCKBSTD – as well as HOSTAGE SONG, a new indie-rock musical with Obie-award winning musician Kyle Jarrow, that is currently being preformed at the Kraine Theater in the East Village.
BRIAN FRANK was born in 1973 in Detroit. As a teenager he was a skateboarder in Nashville. From ages 18 to 23 he lived as a Hare Krishna monk in India and abroad. He later attended Parsons School of Design. Taking inspiration from dressing the deities of Krishna Frank founded and designed for an award winning womens’ ready-to-wear company. He is writing his first book, a memoir that discusses the transition from a punk rock adolescence to monastic life returning to western culture as a fashion designer. Frank currently lives in New York City.
MATTHEW BURGESS received his MFA in poetry at Brooklyn College where he now teaches literature and creative writing. He is the author of a chapbook titled "Liftoff" (Blue Language Press, 2002) and another one on the way this spring titled "Yeah You." His poems have appeared in Hanging Loose, Lungfull, The Brooklyn Review and elsewhere.