Join us for the Paramount Pre-Inaugural Address Reading on January 18th. Four luminous writers will gather at the literary watering hole, aka Stain Bar, to do what they do best: tell darn good stories and recite a poem or two. It’s history in the making!
Ed Hamilton is the author of Legends of the Chelsea Hotel: Living with the Artists and Outlaws of New York’s Rebel Mecca (DeCapo Press, Nov 2007). His fiction has been published in various small lit magazines and his non-fiction frequently appears in several neighborhood papers in NYC.
Kelly McMasters is the author of Welcome to Shirley: A Memoir from an Atomic Town, and her essays and articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post Magazine, Newsday, Plenty, Time Out New York, and MrBellersNeighborhood.com, among others. She teaches writing at mediabistro.com, The New School, and in the undergraduate writing program and Journalism Graduate School at Columbia University and is the co-director of the KGB Nonfiction Reading Series in the East Village. She lives in Manhattan and northeast Pennsylvania with her husband, the painter Mark Milroy.
Sonia Pilcer has published five novels, most recently, The Holocaust Kid, which she adapted as a theatrical play for Shakespeare & Co. in Lenox, MA. Universal Studios bought the film rights to her first novel, Teen Angel, and she wrote the screenplay with Garry Marshall. Her other books include Maiden Rites, Little Darlings, and I-LAND: Manhattan Monologues, produced as a play in New York and Los Angeles. Pilcer teaches fiction and memoir writing at Berkshire Community College and the Writer’s Voice in NYC.
Stephanie Sherman does things that are deemed useless in a capitalist society, like poetry-writing and dancing. She spent two years in Quito, Ecuador on a Fulbright scholarship, teaching and choreographing works that reflected the realities of Ecuadorian society. There, she published her first book of poems, Alucinando en Quito (Editorial Carishina, 2007), in Spanish. For the last two years, she has been writing poems simultaneously in both languages. This spring, she will graduate from Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, with an MFA in Dance. In 2001, she graduated from Vassar College with Phi Beta Kappa and high honors in Hispanic Studies.