Kathleen Warnock’s stories have appeared in Harrington Lesbian, Fiction Quarterly, Free Spirit, Uturn Magazine, and in the anthology It’s Only Rock and Roll. She is a contributing editor to ROCKGRL Magazine.
Elise Miller hosts and curates East Side Oral, “the reading series your mother warned you about,” monthly, on the Lower East Side. Her first novel, Star Craving Mad (Warner Books) part romantic comedy, part celebrity satire, is in stores now. Maverick Films (Madonna’s production company) has recently optioned the novel for a film. For more information, visit www.elisemiller.com, or www.eastsideoral.com.
Andy Friedman has been touring the nation’s music, art, theater, literary and drinking venues as a “Slideshow Poet” for almost three years. After the publication of his first book, Drawings & Other Failures in 2001, Friedman left his post as a cartoonist at The New Yorker to tour full-time. Friedman’s second book, Future Blues, was published in 2003. The artist is currently working on two new books, The Realist Manifesto and Slideshow Poet Live.
Luis Jaramillo has most recently been published in the Summer/Fall issue of Open City and in an anthology on video games, Gamers, from Soft Skull Press. He teaches at The New School and is currently working on a novel set in Big Sur.
Jami Attenberg’s writing has appeared in Salon, Nylon, Self, and Time Out NY, amongst other publications. Her short collection of stories about New York, Deli Life, was published by So New Media in 2003. Last spring she began distributing her new zine series “Instant Love,” which is available at her website (and will be available at the reading!), whatever-whenever.net. She is currently at work on a full-length collection of stories.
Janyce Stefan-Cole, whose stories or non-fiction have appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Ducts, Caprice and LABEL Magazine, and soon to appear in the American Review of Books. A story, “My Private Eye,” is included in the Boston Globe best-selling anthology, Dick for a Day. Her novel, Outside Eden, was a finalist for the James Jones First Novel Fellowship.
Daniel Hayes, author of the hilarious and quirky debut novel Tearjerker, in which a frustrated writer kidnaps a renowned editor and cages him in a basement equipped with a TV, a treadmill, and a Porta-Potty. (Hey, we’ve all been there, right?) Daniel is also the author of a short story colletion, Kissing You. He lives in San Francisco, California. Visit his web site at hayestearjerker.com.
Elizabeth Smith is a writer, teacher, and printmaker living in Brooklyn, just north of the hippest neighborhood in the United States. A graduate from art school, she alternated between writing and visual art for many years, and just recently began publishing her short stories. Her writing can be found in Starry Night Review, Terrain, and Carve Magazine, and she has been a part of writing groups and a featured reader in New York City. She is currently working on a novel, entitled Loveland.
Nichelle Newsletter is a Southern girl who loves New York City. She keeps nickels in her pocket working as a management consultant. She finds happiness in writing, hanging out with friends, and sending steamy text messages to her Italian boyfriend. She has read her work previously at WYSWYG Reading Series at PS 122, the Barbes Reading Series and the Atomic Reading Series in Park Slope. Her work has been published online at The Black Table.
Leni Zumas’s fiction is published or forthcoming in Quarterly West, Carve, The Journal, So to Speak, and other magazines. One of her stories has been nominated for a 2004 Pushcart Prize. She is a graduate of the U Mass-Amherst MFA program and lives in Brooklyn.