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DJ DUBSIX

DJ DUBSIX was born and raised in Queens, NYC. He mixed cassette tapes as a child, dropped needles to grooves as a teen, and now curates soundscapes that engage both the body and the mind. His musical selections tell stories and fill dance floors—and are why people say he is the “music man.” Remember to …

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Irvin Weathersby

Irvin Weathersby is a Brooklyn-based writer and professor of literature and creative writing from New Orleans. He has published three biographies in Notable Black American Men, Book II and written for Esquire, The Atlantic, EBONY, Killens Review, and other outlets. In 2019, he was named the Bernard O’Keefe Scholar in Nonfiction at the Bread Loaf Writers’ …

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Nicole Shawan Junior

Nicole Shawan Junior is a black, queer & justice-involved counter-storyteller. Her writing appears in Lambda Literary’s anthology Emerge, Gay Mag, Zora, The Feminist Wire, Color Bloq, For Harriet, and more. A Bread Loaf & Hurston/Wright alum, Nicole’s received literary residencies and fellowships from various arts organizations including Hedgebrook, the New York Foundation for the Arts, Lambda Literary, and Sundress Academy for the …

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Cleyvis Natera

Cleyvis Natera is an immigrant from the Dominican Republic. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Skidmore College and a Master of Fine Arts in Fiction from New York University. She is a 2019-2020 PEN America Writing For Justice Fellow. She is a recipient of the 2019 Carol Houck Smith Returning Contributor Award in Fiction at …

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Benjamin Garcia

Benjamin Garcia is a Sexual Health and Harm Reduction Educator in the Finger Lakes region of New York. He had the honor of being the 2017 Latinx Scholar at the Frost Place, 2018 CantoMundo Fellow at the Palm Beach Poetry Festival, and a 2019 Lambda Literary Fellow. His first collection, THROWN IN THE THROAT (Milkweed Editions, …

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Rejoice!

The new year promises wondrous books and remarkable writers, including a poet laureate, at the February 16th Sunday Salon NYC.  Join us for what will be an incandescent 2020 kickoff event at Von Bar, 3 Bleecker St. At 3pm. Peter Kispert’s fiction and nonfiction has appeared in OUT magazine, GQ, Esquire, Playboy, The Carolina Quarterly, …

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René Georg Vasicek

René Georg Vasicek is the author of The Defectors. He grew up in the pine barrens of eastern Long Island and has lived in New York City since the Nineties. His writing has appeared in Wigleaf, Hinterland, Bellevue Literary Review, Western Humanities Review, Gargoyle, Mid-American Review, Barrelhouse, Post Road, and elsewhere. René earned an MFA …

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Pitchaya Sudbanthad

Pitchaya Sudbanthad is the author of Bangkok Wakes to Rain. The novel, published by Riverhead Books (US) and Sceptre (UK), was selected as a notable book of the year by The New York Times and The Washington Post, as well as a finalist for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize. He has received fellowships in fiction writing from the New York Foundation for …

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Marguerite Maria Rivas

Marguerite Maria Rivas, a native New Yorker, is a poet, researcher, and essayist. Her work has been published in anthologies, journals, and periodicals. She is the author of a book of poetry, Tell No One: Poems of Witness (Chimbarazu Press).  Rivas has received numerous grants and awards, including The Marg Chandler Memorial Award from A Room of …

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