Guerrilla Lit Reading Series

Because the pen is mightier than the Kalashnikov (we hope)

Next Reading: Wednesday, October 28th

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The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series welcomes Maya Pindyck, Yvonne Garrett, and Elizabeth May to Bar on A. Join us at 7:30 P.M.

Maya Pindyck grew up in Newton, Massachusetts and Tel Aviv, Israel. Her first collection of poems, Friend Among Stones, won the Many Voices Project Award from New Rivers Press. Her chapbook, Locket, Master, was selected by Paul Muldoon for a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship. Also a visual artist and co-founder of Project Voice, a growing compilation of personal abortion stories (www.theabortionproject.org), Maya earned her M.F.A. in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College and her M.A. in education through the New York City Teaching Fellows Program. She lives and teaches in Brooklyn.

Yvonne Garrett was born on the Oregon Trail and is descended from mountain climbers and pirates. She has an MFA in Fiction from the New School, a BA in English from Smith, and is working toward a Master’s in Humanities and Social Thought at NYU. She is a reader for Barrow Street Poetry Journal, the Fiction/Poetry Editor at NYU’s Graduate Student Journal ANAMESA, Assoc. Fiction Editor at Black Lawrence Press, and has just stepped down as Prose Editor at LIT. Her poetry, fiction, and non-fiction has been published in The Baltimore Review, The Raleigh Quarterly, Compass Rose, The Brooklyn Rail, Alternative Press, and Thrash Metal among others. She teaches writing at the Brooklyn Veteran’s Center, lives in the East Village and hopes to one day return to the Pacific NW where the men are tall, the air is clean and the beer is good.

Elizabeth May doesn’t like women in skirts. The best thing is to wear pantyhose or some pants under a short skirt, then you have the pants under the skirt and then you can pull the stockings up over the pants, underneath the skirt and you can always take off the skirt and use it as a cape. Elizabeth thinks this is the best costume for the day. She received her MFA in creative writing from the New School in 2006.

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