Wednesday, September 26
Please join us on September 26 when we proudly present the first in a new series hosted by Zoë Ruiz
with readings by
Seth Fischer’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Swink, Pank, Guernica, Monkeybicycle, Gertrude, and elsewhere. He was the first Sunday Editor at The Rumpus and founding editor of The Splinter Generation and webscribbler.net. He holds an MFA in fiction and creative nonfiction from Antioch University Los Angeles. During the day, he works in a cubicle not too far from an albino alligator, and he does writing consultation.
Melissa Chadburn is a lover and a fighter, a social arsonist, a writer, a lesbian, of color, smart, edgy and fun. Her work has appeared or is upcoming in The Rumpus, Guernica, Pank, WordRiot, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, SLAKE, Northville Review and she is a regular contributor at The Nervous Breakdown. When she's not writing she's working here. She is really excited to announce that they will be throwing down a Millionaires Tax in 2012. She loves your whole outfit right now.
Ben Loory lives in Los Angeles, in a house on top of a hill. His book Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day (Penguin, 2011) is now in its fourth printing. His story "The TV" was featured in the April 12, 2010 issue of The New Yorker, and was named a Distinguished Story of the Year in The Best American Short Stories 2011. In 2012, his story "The Duck" was featured on the Valentine's Day episode of NPR's This American Life ("What I Did For Love"). As a screenwriter, Ben Loory has worked for Jodie Foster, Alex Proyas (director of Dark City and The Crow), and Mark Johnson (Academy Award-winning producer of Rain Man). He holds an MFA from the American Film Institute.
Salvador Plascencia holds a B.A. in English from Whittier College and an MFA in fiction from Syracuse University. The recipient of a National Foundation for Advancement of the Arts Award in Fiction in 1996 and the Peter Neagoe Prize for Fiction in 2000. In 2001 he was awarded the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, its first fellow in fiction. His first published fiction appeared in McSweeney's Issue 12. McSweeney's also published his first novel, The People of Paper, in 2005.
*Art work by Sam Geer