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Reading at the Anderbo Fundraiser December 1

November 26, 2011

I’m excited and honored to have been asked to participate in the first-ever fundraiser for Anderbo, the online literary journal. This will mark my first public reading since my MFA graduation reading in July 2010. I look forward to the rapid heartbeat and awkward podium stance!

Anderbo’s announcement:

Anderbo’s First-Ever Fundraiser will feature readings from the site

Thursday, December 1st from 7–10pm (Doors open at 6:30)

$20 contribution; includes wine & snacks

@ Jimmy’s No.43

43 East 7th St, New York, NY 10003 (between Second & Third Aves)

Subway: Take the 6 to Astor Place or R/W to 8th St or F to 2nd Ave.
Readers (so far) will include:

Sarah Gardner Borden, who holds an MFA from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers. Her fiction and non-fiction have appeared in a variety of journals, including Open City, Willow Springs, the Chicago Reader, Other Voices, Literary Mama, and the New Haven Review. She lives in Brooklyn. Her new novel is GAMES TO PLAY AFTER DARK, (Vintage Contemporaries Original).

Maria Modrovich, a Slovak writer and journalist who lives in New York and Bratislava. She has three stories on Anderbo. Maria’s fiction and non-fiction have been published in magazines in the US, the UK, Slovakia and in the Czech Republic. Her book debut, the short-story collection Lu & Mira, came out in September 2011 in Slovakia.

Kathleen Kraft, who received her MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Anderbo, Gargoyle, The Madison Review, Pirene’s Fountain, Foundling Review, and other journals. She was one of 50 finalists in fiction and poetry chosen for the 2011 Summer Literary Seminars Fellowship to study in Vilnius, Lithuania with Edward Hirsch and Rebecca Seiferle. She is Associate Editor at Willows Wept Review. She lives with her fiancé in Jersey City, NJ, where she teaches creative movement. She has three poems on Anderbo.

Suzanne Farrell Smith, who has a “fact” on Anderbo and has essays published or forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, the AWP’s Writer’s Chronicle, Hippocampus Magazine, Connotation Press, Muse & Stone, and elsewhere. Suzanne has completed her first book, a hybrid of psychology, neuroscience, and memoir that chronicles her attempts to excavate lost memory. She founded and hosts a writing salon in New York, teaches at Manhattanville College, and works as an independent writer and editor. Previously, she taught elementary school, and still focuses much of her work on issues that relate to children and education. Suzanne lives in Midtown Manhattan with her husband and cats.

Carolyn Silveira, whose short story “How James Franco Became My Boyfriend” is on Anderbo. Carolyn currently works at the Freelancers Union in Brooklyn. She studied literature and creative writing at the University of Chicago and has worked in publishing and public radio. She is a Contributing Editor of

Douglas Light, who is the author of the 2010 Grace Paley Prize-winning short story collection GIRLS IN TROUBLE. His debut novel, East Fifth Bliss, received the 2007 Benjamin Franklin Award for Fiction. He co-wrote the screen adaptation (“The Trouble with Bliss”), which stars Michael C. Hall, Peter Fonda, and Lucy Liu. It will hit theaters in March 2012. Douglas Light’s stories have appeared in the O. Henry Prize Stories and Best American Nonrequired Reading anthologies, and in the literary journals Narrative, Guernica, Alaska Quarterly Review, and Failbetter.

Courtney Maum, whose story “Clarins” is on Anderbo. Courtney is a fiction writer based in between the Berkshires of Massachusetts and New York City, where she works as a “verbal identifier,” inventing names for products and brands. Her fiction has recently appeared in Slice Magazine, The Rumpus, Vol. 1, Construction Magazine, Upstreet and others. She is currently working on a collection of comic fiction.

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