Hello, 2014! Ring in the new year with an evening of fantastic prose at Sunday Salon. Four wonderful writers will share their work on January 19. Jimmy’s No. 43. At 7pm.
Rudolph Delson lives in Brooklyn. His novel Maynard and Jennica was published in 2007. It won no prizes. His current project, a large online comedy called To Hell With You, is available here.
Veronica Gonzalez Peña is the winner of the Aztlan Prize for Latino Literature and finalist for The Believer 2007 Fiction award. Her work has been published in Black Clock, Animal Shelter, The Massachusetts Review and New World: Young Latino Writers, among other publications. She is also the founder of Rockypoint press, a series of artist/writer collaborative prints, books, and films. Veronica’s new book is titled The Sad Passions (Semiotext(e)/May 17, 2013) and has been an Oprah “Book of the Week” pick and garnered rave reviews in The Los Angeles Times, HTLM Giant, the UK Telegraph and other publications. Set in 1960 Mexico, The Sad Passions is a family saga, told by six women that captures the alertness, beauty, and terror of childhood lived in proximity to madness.
Lori Jakiela is the author of two memoirs — The Bridge to Take When Things Get Serious (C&R Press 2013) and Miss New York Has Everything (Hatchette 2006) — and the poetry collection Spot the Terrorist (Turning Point 2012). Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, KGB BarLit, Hobart, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and more. She has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize every year for the past 10 years, most recently for an excerpt from her latest manuscript, Belief Is Its Own Kind Of Truth Maybe, which appears in the current issue of Superstition Review. She won the first-ever Pittsburgh edition of Literary Death Match and has performed at Lollapalooza. She’s still not sure which was more terrifying. She lives in Pittsburgh with her husband/author Dave Newman and their two children. For more, visit ljwritesbooks.com.
Amanda Erin Miller is a writer, actor, yoga instructor and massage therapist. In January 2013, she published her memoir, One Breath, Then Another on her own Lucid River Press. Excerpts from the memoir have been featured in Freerange Nonfiction, Underwired Magazine, Om Times, Love Your Rebellion, So Long: Short Memoirs of Loss and Remembrance, and Runaway Parade’s online magazine and print anthology. Her writing has also appeared in The Rumpus, UC Riverside’s Cratelit, and Having a Whiskey Coke With You. Amanda adapted her memoir into an interactive solo theater piece, called One Breath, Then Another: An Interactive Yoga Show, about her experience studying yoga in India, in which she invites the audience to move, breathe, meditate and chant throughout the performance. She has performed the show at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, Theater for the New City, Dixon Place and Third Root Community Health Center. Amanda also recently performed her solo comedy, Edith Shlivovitz: Eighty-Five and Still Alive as part of The People’s Improv Theater’s Solo Comedy Festival. She co-hosts and books the monthly shows, Out The Window with Edith & Franny at The People’s Improv Theater, as well as Comickaze Comedy Hour and Lyrics, Lit and Liquor at The Parkside Lounge. Amanda holds a BFA in Acting from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School. For more information, visit www.onebreaththenanother.com.