In the lounge Guerrilla Lit Reading Series Featuring Paul Cohen, Jenn Stroud Rossmann, Alex Behr

About This Show

This series has hosted readings by emerging & established authors since 2007. Because the pen is mightier than the Kalashnikov (we hope). Curated by Lee Matthew Goldberg, Camellia Phillips, and Marco Rafalá.

A Special Indie Press Night with 7:13 Books, guest-hosted by publisher Leland Cheuk

Featuring Paul Cohen, Jenn Stroud Rossmann, Alex Behr

About the readers

Paul Cohen‘s Pushcart nominated debut novel, The Glamshack was named a top ten debut novel for fall 2017 by Barnes and Noble Reads, and was included in Big Other’s Most Anticipated Small Press Books of 2017. Cohen’s short fiction has appeared in Tin House, Five Chapters, Hypertext and Eleven Eleven. He won the Prairie Lights Fiction Contest (judged by Ethan Canin), was a finalist in a Black Warrior Review Fiction Contest, received an Honorable Mention in the Glimmer Train Spring 2017 Fiction Open and was named a finalist for the 2016 Big Moose Prize for his novel-in-progress, The Sleeping Indian. His nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Details, the Village Voice and others. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he won a teaching scholarship. For more info visit

Jenn Stroud Rossmann‘s novel, The Place You’re Supposed to Laugh is forthcoming from 7.13 Books in Fall 2018. Set in post-bubble Silicon Valley, it focuses on race, identity, and inequality; also, it’s funny. She writes the essay series “An Engineer Reads a Novel” for Public Books, and her stories have appeared recently in Cheap Pop, Literary Orphans, and Jellyfish Review. She’s also a professor of mechanical engineering at Lafayette College. She throws right, bats left.

Alex Behr’s debut story collection, Planet Grim, was published in fall 2017 by 7.13 Books. Her work has appeared in Tin House, Salon, Bitch, Lumina, Nailed, Mutha, Manifest-Station, Propeller, and elsewhere. She has an MFA in creative writing from Portland State and has taught fiction and creative nonfiction residencies at Portland, OR, high schools through Literary Arts’ Writers in the Schools Program. She used to play bass, guitar, and keyboards in underground bands in San Francisco and Portland. website:

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 7:30pm

Free Admission

Estimated Runtime
50 minutes

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