NYC | October 16, 2011: An Evening of Short Fiction

Join us for a special night of short fiction by some of today’s most talented writers! 7pm at Jimmys 43. We’ll also raise a glass to the arrival of autumn. Ah.

Kathy Fish’s stories have been published in Guernica, Indiana Review, The Denver Quarterly, Quick Fiction, and elsewhere. She guest edited Dzanc Books’ Best of the Web 2010 and has published three collections of short fiction: TOGETHER WE CAN BURY IT (Cow Heavy Books, forthcoming 2011), WILD LIFE (Matter Press, 2011), and a chapbook in A PECULIAR FEELING OF RESTLESSNESS: FOUR CHAPBOOKS OF SHORT SHORT FICTION BY FOUR WOMEN (Rose …

Joshua Mohr

Joshua Mohr is the author of the novels Termite Parade, which was an Editors’ Choice on The New York Times’ bestseller list, and Some Things that Meant the World to Me, one of O Magazine’s Top 10 Reads of 2009 and a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller. He has published numerous short stories and essays in publications such as The New York Times Book Review, 7×7, the Bay Guardian, ZYZZYVA and The Rumpus, among many others. He lives in San Francisco and teaches in the MFA program at USF. His third novel, Damascus, is out this month.


Susan Solomon

Susan Solomon is a writer and lawyer living in Chicago. Her fiction has appeared in a number of online and print publications including Polluto, Wilderness House Literary Review and Pebble Lake Review. Her story, “Smile Catchers,” was a “Commended” selection in Writelink’s 2004 Weekender Challenge (United Kingdom), and her story, “Medici, for Beginners,” was selected as an Editor’s Choice story for 2005 by Pulse Magazine.


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the winner of the 2009 “Enter the World of Filaria” contest at ChiZine. He has published more than 40 stories online and in print, including the Shivers VI anthology with Stephen King and Peter Straub. His debut novel Transubstantiate was released in July of 2010.


Kate Zambreno

Kate Zambreno’s first published novel, O Fallen Angel, won Chiasmus Press’ “Undoing the Novel — First Book Contest” and was named as one of the best books of 2010 by Bookslut. Another novel, Green Girl, is out this month from Emergency Press. Heroines, a critical memoir revolving around the women of modernism, some of which was incubated on her blog Frances Farmer is My Sister, will be published by Semiotext(e)’s Active Agents series in Fall 2012. She is a prose editor at Nightboat Books, and recently curated a series called Prose Event that interrogated the intersection of fiction and …

Heather Palmer

Chicago-based Heather Palmer is the author of Complements, Of Us, out in 2011 from Spork Press; her work has been published in a variety of magazines. In 2010, THE2NDHAND serialized her novella, “Charlie’s Train” at, parts of which were excerpted in All Hands On. Illustration: Rob Funderburk.


Lauren Pretnar

Lauren Pretnar, who first contributed to THE2NDHAND in 2007, lives with her family in Chicago, where she remains hard at work on a book-length domestic horror. Past work in the Chicago arts community includes extensive experience in theater. Illustration: Martin Cadieux.

Michael Zapata

Michael Zapata is a writer and educator living in Chicago. He is a co-founder ofANTIBOOKCLUB. He is also a 2008 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship recipient for prose. Currently, he has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and is working on a novel entitled Children of Orleans.


Brigid Pasulka

Brigid Pasulka’s first novel, A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True, won the 2010 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award and was selected for the Barnes & Noble Discover series. Her second novel, The Sun and Other Stars, will be out in early 2013. This is Brigid’s ninth year teaching in the Chicago Public Schools. She currently runs the writing center at Whitney Young High School.


Chicago | September 26, 2011: Brigid Pasulka and Contributors to THE2NDHAND

Yes, we know that’s a Monday. But we’re in the Midwest, where the Big Ten has 12 teams and the Big 12 has 10. Anyway, join us as we feature writers from All Hands on: THE2NDHAND After 10, with Heather Palmer, Lauren Pretnar and Mike Zapata. And to celebrate back-to-school month, we’ll also hear from Whitney Young teacher and novelist Brigid Pasulka. Katerina’s, 1920 W. Irving Park Rd., 7:30 p.m.