In the Lounge Guerrilla Lit Reading Series Featuring Gint Aras, Jacob Appel & Gordon Haber

About This Show

The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series has hosted regular readings of emerging and established authors in New York City since 2007. Because the pen is mightier than the Kalashnikov (we hope).

Featuring Gint Aras, Jacob Appel & Gordon Haber

Curated by Lee Matthew Goldberg, Marco Rafalá, Nicole Audrey Spector,
and Camellia Phillips

About the Authors

Gint Aras is the author of two novels, Finding the Moon in Sugar & The Fugue. His prose & translations have appeared in The St. Petersburg Review, Quarterly West, Antique Children, Criminal Class Review, The Good Men Project & other publications. Aras earned his MFA in Writing from Columbia University & a BA in English & American Literature from the University of Illinois. He currently lives in Oak Park, IL with his family.

Jacob M. Appel’s first novel, The Man Who Wouldn’t Stand Up, won the 2012 Dundee International Book Award & his short story collection,Scouting for the Reaper, won the 2012 Hudson Prize. His most recent books include a novel, The Biology of Luck, an essay collection, Phoning Home, & a short story collection, Einstein’s Beach House. Jacob’s short fiction has appeared in more than two hundred literary journals including Colorado Review, Gettysburg Review, Prairie Schooner, Southwest Review, Threepenny Review, Virginia Quarterly Review & West Branch.  His prose has won the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Award for the Short Story, the Arts & Letters Prize for Fiction, & the North American Review’s Kurt Vonnegut Prize, among many others. His stories have been short-listed for the O. Henry Award, Best American Short Stories, & the Pushcart Prize anthology.

Gordon Haber writes fiction, criticism & journalism. His nonfiction writing on religion & culture has appeared in The Jewish Daily Forward, Religion Dispatches & Killing the Buddha. His recent fiction includes two best-selling novellas: False Economies and Adjunctivitis. Recent short stories have appeared in The Rumpus and The Normal School. Gordon’s awards include a Fulbright Fellowship to Poland and grant from the Queens Council on the Arts. Gordon is also the proprietor of the artisanal e-book publishing company, Dutch Kills Press. He does not live in Brooklyn.

About the Curators:

Lee Matthew Goldberg graduated with an MFA from the New School. His fiction has appeared in Essays & Fictions, The New Plains Review, Orion headless, Verdad Magazine, BlazeVOX, and on Amazon. His debut novel Slow Down is a neo-noir thriller published by New Pulp Press in January 2015.

Marco Rafalá is a writer and a nerd for narrative games. His short fiction has appeared in theBellevue Literary Review, and he is a contributing writer for The One Ring Roleplaying Game, an award-winning tabletop game based on the novels by J.R.R. Tolkien. Marco holds an MFA in Fiction from The New School and has just completed his first novel.

Nicole Audrey Spector is a Brooklyn-based writer and editor. She is a weekly contributor to the New Yorker’s nightlife section, and her work has appeared in the Atlantic, Guernica, theLondon Times, and Salon, among other publications that are arguably more compelling, likeGrocery Headquarters and Pet Elite. Her first novel, the parody Fifty Shades of Dorian Graywas published in 2013.

Camellia Phillips is a longtime grantwriter with social and economic justice organizations. Her fiction has appeared in CALYX Journal and Cream City Review, and her nonfiction has appeared in Voices of a New Generation: A Feminist Anthology (Allyn and Bacon). She holds an MFA from the New School and received a writing residency at Blue Mountain Center.


Wednesday, Mar. 30 at 7:30pm

Free Admission

Estimated Runtime
45 minutes

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Curated by
Lee Matthew Goldberg
Marco Rafalá
Nicole Audrey Spector
Camilla Phillips

Photo Credit
Gjoko Muratovski