NYC | November 20, 2011: Men Undressed + Green Girl + Music

Join us for a special evening of readings by four super women writers, three will be reading from the new anthology Men Undressed: Women Writers on the Male Sexual Experience and one from her new novel, Green Girl, about that important and frightening and exhilarating period of being adrift and screwing up, a time when drunken hook-ups and infatuations, nervous breakdowns, and ecstatic epiphanies are the order of the day. With musical guests Michael Indeglio and Tina Mathieu, the evening’s gonna sizzle!

Christine Lee Zilka is the Editor-at-Large at Kartika Review. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals and anthologies such as ZYZZYVA, Verbsap, Yomimono, and Men Undressed: Women Authors Write About Male Sexual Experience. She was awarded a residency at Hedgebrook in 2006, placed as a finalist in Poets and Writers Magazine’s Writers Exchange Contest in 2007, and received an honorable mention in Glimmer Train’s Fiction Open in 2009.

Rosebud Ben-Oni is a writer for New Perspectives Theater, which produced her play Quimera on the Storm in September 2010, and has been the recipient of a Horace Goldsmith Grant, given so she could complete her first novel, which deals with her experiences as a Jew of mixed race. She has had upcoming and recent work in Pear Noir!, Camera Obscura, Slice Magazine, J Journal, Wreckage of Reason: An Anthology of Contemporary XXperimental Prose by Women Writers, Arts & Letters, Identity Envy— Wanting to be Who We Are Not, and The Texas Poetry Review. Recently produced plays include Don’t Call it Returning (Thespian Production, Joria Production Studios, Nov 2010); Owless of Santa Clara (Snorks and Pins, Roy Arias Studios, July 2010), Nikita (Shotgun Theater Festival, theGene Frankel Theatre, Jan 2009 and Thespian Productions, Producer’s Club, May 2009); Nary a Bodega (Leah Ryan Benefit, Producer’s Club, November 2009); The Amaranthine Thread (Leah Ryan Benefit, Producer’s Club, November 2009 and Where Eagles Dare, February 2010). She is currently finishing her first novel, which is entitled The Imitation of Crying, and has recently joined Vida: Women in Literary Arts as a co-editor for Her Kind (http://vidaweb.org/).

Elizabeth Searle is the author of three books of fiction (MY BODY TO YOU, A FOUR-SIDED BED and CELEBRITIES IN DISGRACE) and a new novel, GIRL HELD IN HOME (2011). Her musical Tonya & Nancy: the Rock Opera has a new production in 2011. Her theater works have been featured on Good Morning America, CBS, CNN, NPR, the AP and more. Her novella CELEBRITIES IN DISGRACE was produced as a film that premiered in 2010, with screenplay co-written by Elizabeth. She has published more than 30 stories in magazines. She teaches at Stonecoast MFA.

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 the essay for the Belladonna* Collaborative. Formerly a senior editor at Newcity magazine in Chicago, she currently lives in North Carolina.

MUSICAL GUESTS

Michael Indeglio
and Tina Mathieu met in 2001 while attending The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Though they took different artistic paths in the years post graduation, they’ve recently re-united to work on writing and recording a collection of original material. Tina can also be heard in the NYC group ‘Under The Elephant’ and Michael is still, occasionally, a resident of the theatrical universe. They are very excited to try out some of their newer music on your ear-holes.

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