May is turning Sunday Salon upside down and inside out with the arrival of SKIN, THE AMBASSADORS, GHOST MONTH, and DEMON ROOM. No, not the latest erotic, political thriller, horror series on Netflix, but compelling work by four mega-talented writers. And Brooklyn is in the house! Join us for what will be a terrific event. At Jimmys no. 43. 7pm.
Racquel Goodison is an Assistant Professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY. She has been a resident at Yaddo and the Saltonstall Arts Colony as well as a recipient of the Astraea Emerging Lesbian Writer’s Grant and a scholarship to the Fine Arts Works Center. Most recently, she was selected to participate in Callaloo’s summer fiction workshop at Brown University, where she was one of two fiction writers selected to read during the closing ceremony. Her stories, poems, and creative nonfiction have been nominated for the Pushcart. She has work forthcoming The Encyclopedia Project, Vol. L-Z. And her chapbook, SKIN, was a 2013 Goldline Press Fiction Chapbook finalist and is the winner of the 2013-14 Creative Justice Press Winter Fiction Chapbook Competition.
Brooklyn based George Lerner worked on his debut novel, THE AMBASSADORS—published by Pegasus Books last year—during a varied career as television news producer for CNN, PBS and other networks , covering stories in the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, and across the United States. In developing the novel, he attended the Tin House Summer Writers Workshop, where he worked with Tin House Editor Rob Spillman, and novelist Karen Shepard, as well as the New York State Summer Writers Institute, where he studied with novelist Joanna Scott. Written over more than a decade, “The Ambassadors” grew out of George’s television reporting in Central Africa, but also from his own family’s stories of Poland before World War II, of the Holocaust and its aftermath — and de-Nazification of Germany.
Ed Lin is a native New Yorker of Taiwanese and Chinese descent. He is the first author to win three Asian American Literary Awards. Lin’s latest book is Ghost Month, a mystery set in Taipei, published by Soho Crime last July. www.edlinforpresident.com
J.E. Reich‘s fiction and nonfiction has appeared or is forthcoming in the Santa Fe Literary Review, Little Fiction, The Toast, LIT Magazine, Nerve, Armchair/Shotgun, and many other places. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2010 and 2012, and was a 2013 recipient of the TENT Creative Writing fellowship. A Brooklyn resident, Reich is the assistant nonfiction editor for gigantic sequins, a regular contributor for HEEB Magazine and The Jewish Daily Forward, and is currently working on her first novel. Her novella, The Demon Room, is out now. Follow her on Twitter @jereichwrites for future endeavors and vaguely amusing dad jokes.