On Saturday, February 7, 2015, in an anti-Valentine’s Day celebration, Lost Lit & Grumpy Bert
will present Ex.Stories, a special, Literary Reading and Art Show Opening. Come hear true, real-life
stories about the Ex. Not any Ex., but THE EX. that changed the direction of the reader’s life.
That made or shaped that person into someone different. That left an imprint in some huge way,
that no other person has. Or will.
We’ll laugh. We’ll cry. We’ll hear stories that leave impressions on our hearts even if it’s the reader’s
heart that’s broken.
Featuring: Erin Ferencik, Wynne Kontos, Jessica Kashiwabara, Kim Liao, Richard Louissaint,
Kathy Moore, Kate Perry, Nicole Reinhardt, David Rosenberg, Sarah Rosenthal, Adam Shapiro.
Time: 7:00pm Reading (Reception to follow)
Place: Grumpy Bert
82 Bond St., Brooklyn, NY 11217
Admission: FREE! (donations welcome)
RSVP REQUIRED: Since seating is very limited YOU MUST RSVP. Please email lynne (at) lostlit.com & provide:
- *First/ Last name
*Email/ Phone #
*If you’re bringing a guest: First/ Last name (limit to +1) and
*How you found out about this event.
Seat not guaranteed until confirmation email received. Reception-no RSVP necessary. Just come on by!
JESSICA KASHIWABARA is a web editor at Poets & Writers. She has written for Spin.com, the Amsterdam News, and on mental health for the Child Mind Institute, and hopes to publish poetry and creative work soon. This is her first reading in New York City.
WYNNE KONTOS is a Midwestern native who arrived in NYC sitting on a cooler as a middle seat in a two-person U-Haul. She is a licensed Masters-level social worker in the South Bronx, a macaroni and cheese aficionado, fashion junky,avid reader and a poor organizer of closets. Wynne was the recipient of an honorable mention in poetry at Purdue University’s Indiana writing contest, and was published in “Love Sick: Growing Up With a Parent Who Has Cancer.” She has performed at literary events in Indiana, and with Lost Lit for the Brooklyn Lit Crawl. Look for Wynne & her scottish terrier Fezziwig online on the following platforms: @wynneisdinner, lovenyinstant.tumblr.com, and WhenKnots (Instagram).
KIM LIAO was a 2010-2011 Taiwan Creative Arts Fulbright Scholar and she has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her creative nonfiction has been published or is forthcoming in Another Chicago Magazine, Hippocampus Magazine, Fourth River, and Fringe Magazine, and her book reviews have appeared in Ploughshares and Redivider. She lives in Brooklyn with her pet umbrella tree plant.
RICHARD LOUISSAINT is a working videographer and photographer in New York. He is A former music journalist who eventually received his MFA in Creative Writing only to abandon it to the camera. He hopes to make amends with that decision.
KATHY MOORE was born and raised in Brooklyn, where she still lives and works. She studied French literature at Cornell University and has an MA in TESOL from Hunter College. She is indebted to the Lost Lit workshops at Grumpy Bert for providing inspiration, support and snacks on many Wednesday nights.
NICOLE REINHARDT studied writing at Sarah Lawrence College and works at Poets & Writers, Inc. She was born in the Rockaways and now lives further inland. She’s read at the Dead Poets Slam and Brooklyn Poets Yawp. And now for something completely different…
DAVID ROSENBERG grew up in Louisville, escaped to NYC, migrated to Miami and ran back to Brooklyn. He once broke up with a girl because she’d never heard of Groucho. Learn more about him at: davidrosenberg.dunked.com.
SARAH ROSENTHAL works in advertising by day and writes nonfiction and poetry by night. She runs a blog called Let’s Eat Our Feelings and her work has been featured in SpliceLit and I Want You To See This Before I Leave Zine, where she was the featured author in the December 2014 issue. When she’s not writing she can be found cooking, baking, knitting, and bingewatching. She lives in Brooklyn.
ADAM SHAPIRO is a Masters candidate at Teachers College, Columbia University and is pursuing a career in education policy. A former lawyer and banking consultant, Adam is pretty sure this new career will be awesome, but wants to keep a hand in the writing biz just in case. Adam is an alumni of the Lost Lit writing workshops where he has enjoyed the camaraderie of fellow writers in a wonderful space.