NYC | November 18, 2012: A Literary & Musical Respite

Please consider donating to the Red Cross, City Harvest, or Habitat for Humanity to support those affected by Hurricane Sandy. At this month’s event, we will be collecting donations for Habitat for Humanity.

On our minds and in our hearts: the evolving aftermath of the devastating storm and soon enough, the results of a tight presidential election. It has gotten heavy. Join us this month for some much needed literary and musical respite. Jimmy’s No. 43 is open for business and we’re eager to welcome these wonderfully talented artists to the stage. 7pm.

The author of the autobiographical novel Smarty Girl – Dublin Savage, Honor Molloy has received support from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, NYFA, the NEA, and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts. She has performed pieces from the book at the Dublin City Library and Archive, Lincoln Center Outdoors (OurLand Festival), NYC’s Irish Arts Center, the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza and Rocky Sullivan’s of Red Hook. Watch Sixpence the Stars here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1y1jAmgRCE

Tara Betts is the author of the book Arc and Hue, her debut collection on Aquarius Press/Willow Books. Tara is a Ph.D. candidate at Binghamton University and a Cave Canem fellow. She taught creative writing at Rutgers University. Tara’s work has appeared most recently in RHINO, Court Green, Bellevue Literary Review, Saul Williams’ CHORUS: A Literary Mixtape (MTV Books, 2012), VILLANELLES (Everyman Publishing, 2012) and A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry (The University of Akron Press, 2012).

Eric Sasson is an MFA graduate of NYU and has taught fiction writing at the Sackett Street Writers Workshop in Brooklyn. His short story collection, “Margins of Tolerance,” was the 2011 Tartt Award runner-up and was published by Livingston Press in May. This summer he was named a Tennessee Williams Scholar to the Sewanee Writers Conference, and was granted residency fellowships to Ragdale and The Hambidge Center. His story “Floating” was named a finalist for the Robert Olen Butler prize. Other credits include pieces forthcoming in Explosion Proof as well as recently published in The Wall Street Journal Online, BLOOM, Nashville Review, Connotation Press,The Puritan, Liquid Imagination, The Ledge, MARY magazine and THE2NDHAND, among others. www.ericsassonnow.com.

Along with being a humorist and fiction writer, Gene Albamonte is a senior copywriter at an advertising agency in New York City. He graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing degree from the University of Central Florida, where he studied under Jeanne Leiby—former editor of The Southern Review. Also, he attended the 2010 Sirenland Writers Conference, sponsored by One Story magazine, where he studied under bestselling author Dani Shapiro. His fiction and humor have appeared in Monkeybicycle, The Rattling Wall, LIT Magazine, Southern Indiana Review, and other journals. He wrote humor columns for both PANK Magazine’s blog and Burrow Press’s blog. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.

MUSICAL GUEST:

The Unnameable is a NYC-based band composed of accomplished writer/musicians, Robert Lopez and David Hollander. Robert Lopez is the author of two novels, Part of the World and Kamby Bolongo Mean River and a story collection, Asunder. David Hollander is the author of the novel L.I.E., a finalist for the NYPL Young Lions Award. His short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in numerous print and online forums, including McSweeney’s, Agni, Post Road, The New York Times Magazine, Poets & Writers, The Collagist, and Unsaid.


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