NYC | October 20, 2013

Yes, the more, the merrier. To celebrate the arrival of autumn, we’re welcoming not four, but five remarkably talented writers to the stage! Join us for an evening of spectacular readings at Jimmys no. 43. 7pm.

Jenny Halper won the 2011 Emerging Writer award from Our Stories, and has work in many places including Southeast Review, Joyland, Hot Metal Bridge, Construction, Necessary Fiction, and PANK. Her stories have been reprinted in Wigleaf Top 50 Very Short Fictions, Joyland Retro, and the anthology Sudden Flash Youth, and as a journalist she has written for the Boston Phoenix, Nylon Magazine, and Women on Film, among others. She is a 2009 graduate of Emerson College’s masters program, where she received an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences grant, and is a recipient of an artist’s grant from the Vermont Studio Center. She works as a development executive at Maven Pictures.

Céline Keating is a writer living in New York. Her first novel, Layla, was published in 2011 by Plain View Press. Her short fiction has been published in many literary magazines, including Appearances, Echoes, Emry’s Journal, The North Stone Review, Prairie Schooner, and Santa Clara Review. She has received fellowships to The MacDowell Colony and scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers Conference and Writers at Work Conference. Keating is a regular contributor to Acoustic Guitar and Minor 7th magazine, and her articles have also appeared in Poets & Writers, Guitar World, and Coastal Living magazines.

Nina McConigley is the author of the just released short-story collection Cowboys and East Indians. She was born in Singapore and grew up in Wyoming. She holds an MFA from the University of Houston and an MA from the University of Wyoming. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Virginia Quarterly Review, American Short Fiction, and The Asian American Literary Review among others. She lives in Laramie and teaches at the University of Wyoming.

Meg Tuite is the author of Domestic Apparition, Disparate Pathos and Reverberations. She has been nominated several times for the Pushcart Prize and is the fiction editor of the Santa Fe Literary Review and Connotation Press. She lives in Santa Fe with her husband and many pets, and she teaches at Santa Fe Community College.

Robert Vaughan leads writing roundtables at RedBird-RedOak Writing. His writing has appeared in numerous print and online journals. His short prose, “10,000 Dollar Pyramid” was a finalist in the Micro-Fiction Awards 2012. Also, “Ten Notes to the Guy Studying Jujitsu” was a finalist for the Gertrude Stein Award 2013. He is senior flash fiction editor at JMWW, and Lost in Thought magazines. His poetic prose chapbook, Microtones, is from Cervena Barva Press. He has a chapbook forthcoming from Deadly Chaps in summer 2013, and his first full- length collection, Addicts and Basements from Civil Coping Mechanisms in February 2014.

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