It’s our “Weapons” edition, featuring good guys, bad guys, swords, guns, bows and arrows, and zombies. Special Trivia sponsored by Singularity&Co.
Donna Minkowitz (Growing Up Golem)
Richie Narvaez (Roachkiller and Other Stories)
Myke Cole (Gemini Cell)
Lily Du (UCB Comedy)
Cici James (Loser’s Lounge)
Special Trivia and Prizes Sponsored by
Curated by Daniel Guzman
Wednesday, November 19, 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
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 left in a lost and found box.
Donna Minkowitz is the author of the memoir Growing Up Golem: How I Survived My Mother, Brooklyn and Some Really Bad Dates, which was a finalist for both a Lambda Literary Award and the Publishing Triangle’s Judy Grahn Nonfiction Award. She won a Lammy for her first memoir, Ferocious Romance. Minkowitz once disguised herself as a 16yearold evangelical boy to report on a convention of the Promise Keepers, the Christian right men’s group. According to director Kimberly Peirce, the movie Boys Don’t Cry was inspired by Minkowitz’s article on the life and death of Brandon Teena. She’s written for the New York Times Book Review and performed at The Kitchen.
Richard Narvaez has had work published in Drawn to Marvel, Murdaland, Indian Country Noir, Long Island Noir, and Hit List: The Best of Latino Mystery. His ebook Roachkiller and Other Stories won the 2013 Spinetingler Award for Best Anthology/Short Story Collection. He is the current president of the New York Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America.
As a security contractor, government civilian and military officer, Myke Cole’s career has run the gamut from Counterterrorism to Cyber Warfare to Federal Law Enforcement. He’s done three tours in Iraq and was recalled to serve during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. All that conflict can wear a guy out. Thank goodness for fantasy novels, comic books, late night games of Dungeons and Dragons and lots of angst fueled writing. His 4th novel, GEMINI CELL, is out January 2015
Lily Du is a performer and writer based out of New York. Originally from Rockville MD, Lily has studied improv and sketch at the UCB with too many wonderful teachers to list. She was previously on the Lloyd Team Detroit, and can currently be seen performing around town with Pompadour. Lily has appeared on shows on MTV and MTV Other, and played an Asian business lady in whatever ads require Asian business ladies. Other credits include Above Average, UCB Comedy, and write-ups in SplitSider. Lily is a Smith College alum and always has snacks in her bag. Always. You can follow her on twitter @LilyD
Cici James is the founder of Singularity&Co, an independent bookstore dedicated to bringing vintage science fiction back to the future, and an indie publisher of the same name. When not immersed in all things sci fi, you can find her singing at venues as illustrious as Lincoln Center, as divey as the Trash Bar, and everywhere in between. A veteran member of the infamous Loser’s Lounge, you can catch her on onstage with the gang at Joe’s Pub in December!
Singularity&Co is dedicated to bringing vintage science fiction and genre pulp back to the future! A brick-and-mortor shop located in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood, an online store, and indie publisher, S&Co’s mission is to save as much out-of-print text for the future as is humanly (and digitally) possible. For more information about S&Co’s vintage e-book clubs, check out singularity.co and savethescifi.com
Daniel is a writer of surreal fiction, essays, and film reviews. His work has appeared in the New York Press, Cinespect, the L Magazine, and Rio Grande Review. He has performed at such venues as The Slipper Room, Cornelia Street Cafe, KGB Bar, The Bell House, and the Bowery Poetry Club.