The Lost & Found Show’s “Books” Edition – Wednesday May 14, 2014

The Lost & Found Show celebrates its “Books” edition, featuring literary tales full of mystery, New York madness, sci-fi adventure epics, prison poets, publishing secrets, and more. Plus: trivia and a $25 gift certificate sponsored by Lit Crawl NYC and St. Mark’s Bookshop!

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Tim O’Mara (Sacrifice Fly, Crooked Numbers)
Christina Fitzpatrick (What’s the Girl Worth?, Where We Lived)
Thomas Pryor (The New York Times, City Stories: Stoop to Nuts)
Michael Maiello (Esquire, McSweeney’s)
Gabriel Levinson (ANTIBOOKCLUB)

Special Trivia and Prizes Sponsored by:

Lit Crawl NYC
St. Mark’s Bookshop

Hosted by Daniel Guzman

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
(Doors 7:00PM) 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM 

The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St
(between Sullivan St. and Thompson St)
New York, NY 10012

Nearest Trains:
W 4th St (A, B, C, D, E, F, M)
8 St – NYU (N, R)
Bleecker St (6)
Broadway-Lafayette (B, D, F, M)


Each month, we bring together authors, bloggers, comedians, and performers to share fiction and nonfiction stories involving a theme object that could be found in a lost and found box. We’ve featured burlesque stars, magicians, Moth Grand Slam winners, actors, someone’s mom, and a ukulele player.

For a list of upcoming theme objects, or to submit a story for consideration, visit:

Facebook Event Page


Tim O’Mara is the author of the top-selling mystery novels Sacrifice Fly and Crooked Numbers. His third mystery novel Dead Red, will be released by St. Martin’s/Minotaur Books in early 2015. He is also the host and co-producer of a bi-weekly reading series of poetry and prose in New York’s East Village with We Three Productions. He is a proud member of Mystery Writers of America, Crime Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and several teacher unions. He has taught math and special education in the New York City public schools since 1987.


Christina Fitzpatrick is the author of the novel What’s the Girl Worth? and the short story collection Where We Lived. Her work has also appeared in Rattle, The Sun Magazine, and The Hairpin. She is the recipient of an NEA fellowship in prose. Currently she is at work on a novel that she describes as, “a mix of Sex and the City, Twilight, and The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders.”


Thomas Pryor’s work appeared in The New York Times, other periodicals and three anthologies. His blog: “Yorkville: Stoops to Nuts,” is listed in the Times’ Blog Roll. He appeared on PBS’s series: “Baseball: A New York Love Story,” NBC’s “New York Nonstop,” and “This American Life.” Thomas curates a monthly storytelling show, “City Stories: Stoops to Nuts,” at Cornelia Street Café. His book of photographs, River to River ~ New York Scenes From a Bicycle, was released in 2012 (YBK) – NBC TV, New York Press/Our Town Downtown and NY 1 TV praised the book and his photo exhibit at the Cafe. His new book, I Hate the Dallas Cowboys ~ Tales of a Scrappy New York boyhood, will be published in October 2014.


Michael Maiello is a New York based columnist, performer, fiction author and playwright. He’s written for The Daily, Reuters, Esquire, and McSweeney’s. He is the author of Shuts & Failures, Rejected New Yorker Pieces (Also Rejected by McSweeney’s!). He worked for ten years at Forbes Media, writing and editing for both Forbes Magazine and He is also the author of the 2004 book Buy The Rumor, Sell The Fact: 85 Wall Street Maxims and What They Really Mean. He has performed stand up comedy at The Laugh Factory, The Comic Strip and the Philadelphia Fringe Festival and Mama D’s Arts Bordello in New York.



Gabriel Levinson is the founding editor and publisher of ANTIBOOKCLUB, whose forthcoming books include three volumes of new work by Terry Southern and the English-language premiere of Amir Tag Elsir’s French Perfume.



Since 2008, Lit Crawl NYC has brought literature to the streets with its annual literary pub crawls, a mixture of reading events, talks, and workshops at bars and other venues in the Lower East Side and Brooklyn. The Village Voice wrote: “To anyone who has ever snuck a flask into the library, this is your night.” The New York Times calls Lit Crawl NYC “A Heady Cocktail of Books and Booze.” Crawl curators have included Paris Review, Tin House, NPR, PEN American, VICE, and Electric Literature. The 3rd Annual Brooklyn Crawl is Saturday May 17th in Cobble Hill.


St. Mark’s Bookshop was established in 1977 in New York City’s East Village, a community of students, academics, artists, and other discerning readers. Their specialties include Cultural Theory, Graphic Design, Poetry & Small Press Publishing, Film Studies, and Foreign & Domestic Periodicals and Journals. The iconic bookstore is in the process of moving to a new East Village home, and could use your support on their Indiegogo campaign (ends May 16th). To contribute and get exclusive discounts and gift certificates, visit:



Daniel is a writer of surreal fiction, essays, and film reviews. His work has appeared in the New York Press, Cinespect, the L Magazine’s Literary Upstart Reading Series, and Rio Grande Review. He has performed at such venues as The Slipper Room, Cornelia Street Cafe, KGB Bar, and the Bowery Poetry Club.

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