Guerrilla Lit Reading Series

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

Next Reading: Wednesday, January 27th

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The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series welcomes Steve Caratzas, Mishna Wolff, and Matt Griffin to Bar on A.

Join us at 7:30 P.M.

Steve Caratzas is a writer, musician and visual artist currently residing in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. His writing has appeared in print and online in the tiny, Terra Incognita, Surgery of Modern Warfare, The Fifth Street Review, and numerous other journals. The five people in history he would invite to dinner are: Alexander the Great, Mozart, Gertrude Stein, Andre the Giant and GG Allin.

Mishna Wolff originally comes from Seattle where, at 16, she dropped out of a prestigious program for the gifted on a friend’s double dare. Things quickly went downhill from there. Broke, anorexic, and overly confident, she caught the eye of a model scout who plucked her from a street corner and put her on a runway. Her first foray into writing was at age twenty when she wrote a humor piece for BlackBook magazine about Model Turned Actresses. The article offended fashion people and Mishna was hooked. For the next several years, she took the stage at the old Luna Lounge, and Upright Citizens Brigade, honing her comedic skills and performing her personal essays in the LA storytelling series, Sit n’ Spin. She has been featured on VH1, Comedy Central, Air America and NPR. Her bestselling memoir I’m Down came out in June 2009 to critical acclaim. According to Kirkus reviews, I’m Down “Deftly and hilariously delineates the American drama of race and class for one little girl.” She lives and writes in NYC.

Matt Griffin is an editor-producer-writer-artist-jack-of-all trades based out of Park Slope, Brooklyn. Recent projects include working on the editorial team for Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story, and producing, shooting, editing Kara Walker’s short film 8 Possible Beginnings. He is a regular contributor to the Filmlinc.com blog for the Film Society of Lincoln Center. His list of bizarre media-related jobs has expanded recently to include the extrusion printing of three dimensional objects, video compositing, and working on/writing for robots. He is a recent graduate of Columbia’s M.F.A program in Fiction writing, and hopes to one day write some fiction.

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