IN THE LOUNGE Experiments & Disorders Curated by Tom Cole & Christen Clifford

About This Show

Fiction, nonfiction, poetry & performance texts by the most adventurous, cross-genre established & emerging writers.  Curated by Tom Cole & Christen Clifford.

Featuring David Greenspan & Hafizah Geter

About the Artists

David Greenspan is a New York-based playwright and actor. He has directed and/or performed in his plays Jack, The Home Show Pieces, 2 Samuel 11, Etc. at Home, Dead Mother, or Shirley Not All in Vain at the Public, She Stoops to Comedy (Obie, published by Samuel French) and Go Back to Where You Are (published by Samuel French) at Playwrights Horizons, The Argument (Obie) with Target Margin, The Myopia with The Foundry, Jonas with Transport Group, and with songwriter Stephin Merritt Coraline with Manhattan Class Company. He has received two performance Obies: one for Terrence McNally‘s Some Men and Goethe’s Faust, one for Mart Crowley’s The Boys in the Band. Other credits include premieres or New York premieres of works by David Adjmi, Sarah Ruhl, Todd Almond, Adam Rapp, Michi Barall, William Hoffman, Linda Chapman and Kate Moira Ryan, David Grimm, Kathleen Tolan, Harry Kondoleon, Paul Zimet and Ellen Maddow, José Rivera, Kirk Lynn, Lee MacDougall, Mac Wellman, Richard Foreman, Elizabeth Egloff, Jefferey M. Jones, and solo renditions of Barry Conners’ The Patsy and Gertrude Stein’s lecture, Plays. Alumnus New Dramatists, Guggenheim, and Lortel fellowships, Alpert Award and an Obie for Sustained Achievement.

Born in Zaria, Nigeria, HAFIZAH GETER received her BA in English & Economics from Clemson University, and her MFA in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. Hafizah is a Cave Canem Fellow and was a semi-finalist for the 2010 “Discovery” / Boston Review Contest. Her poem “paula” received an Honorable Mention in RHINO’s 2011 Editors’ Prize. A 2013 Blacksmith House Emerging Writer, recipient of a 2012 Amy Award from Poets & Writers, and a finalist in the Fifth Annual Narrative Magazine Poetry Prize, her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Linebreak, Narrative Magazine, Gulf Coast, Boston Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, and The New Yorker, among others. She was a 2014 Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship Finalist.Hafizah also serves on the board of VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts, co-curates the reading series EMPIRE with Ricardo Maldonado, is a poetry editor at Phantom Books and was formerly an assistant editor at YesYes Books. She is on the poetry committee and book ends committee for the Brooklyn Book Festival and is the Vice President of the AWP Women’s Caucus. She has previously worked for Cave Canem and PEN America and is currently the Content Editor & Publicity Coordinator at Poets House. Hafizah is a 2016-2017 PEN America PEN Ten guest editor.

Tuesday, May 16 at 7:30pm

Free Admission

Estimated Runtime
50 minutes

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This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds.

Photo credit:

Erik Carter (for David Greenspan)