Huzzah! Here come the literary fireworks and just in time for the new year! We’re welcoming four breathtaking writers to light up your evening and start off 2015 with a bang, boom, thunder, and abundant sparkle. Won’t you join us? At Jimmys no. 43. 7pm.
Erika Anderson teaches for the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Gawker, Creative Nonfiction, Buzzfeed Books, Interview Magazine, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She has an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and lives in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights, where she co-hosts the Renegade Reading Series for emerging writers.
David Hollander is the author of the novel L.I.E. His short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in dozens of print and online forums, including McSweeney’s, Agni, Post Road, The New York Times Magazine, Poets & Writers, Unsaid, and The Collagist. His work has been adapted for film and frequently anthologized, notably in Best American Fantasy. He lives in the Hudson Valley with his wife and two children and teaches at Sarah Lawrence College, where he is revered as a God.
Dolan Morgan is the author of That’s When the Knives Come Down (A|P, 2014) and an editor at The Atlas Review. His work can be found in The Believer, Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading, PANK, and the garbage.
Okey Ndibe is the author of two critically acclaimed novels: Arrows of Rain and Foreign Gods, Inc.. He first came to the US to act as founding editor of African Commentary, a magazine published by Chinua Achebe. He has taught at Brown University, Connecticut College, Simon’s Rock College, Trinity College, and the University of Lagos (as a Fulbright scholar). His award-winning journalism has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, and the Hartford Courant, where he served on the editorial board. He earned his MFA and PhD from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His second novel, Foreign Gods, Inc., was selected by New York Times critic Janet Maslin as one of her 10 favorite books of 2014. Mr. Ndibe lives in West Hartford, CT, with his wife, Sheri, and their three children.