Lost Lit | Creative Writing Workshops | Brooklyn, NY

Anniversary Reading

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    LOST LIT & GRUMPY BERT are thrilled to celebrate our 3-year Anniversary Birthday with a combined Lost Lit Literary Reading and Grumpy Bert Group Art Show. On Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 7:00pm, you’re invited to hear specially chosen Lost Lit writers interpret the word and theme of “Anniversary.” Afterwards, please join the featured Artists in an opening reception where we unite the visual and the literary arts together.

    FEATURED READERS: Lynne Connor, Jessica Kashiwabara, Wynne Kontos, Kim Liao, Kathy Moore, Theresa Navarro, Kate Perry, Sarah Rosenthal, Donna Tallent, & M.S. Zumbach. (See Bio’s below)

    FEATURED ARTISTS: Scott Albrecht, APAK, Shawn Cheng, Dan Goodsell, Ness Lee, Deth P. Sun, Kristen Lui Wong

      EVENT DETAILS:
      Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015
      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 HERE! Seat not guaranteed until email confirmation received from Eventbrite. Reception-no RSVP necessary. Just come on by!

    WRITER BIOS:
    LYNNE CONNOR is a Korean adoptee, NJ transplant, who received her M.F.A. in Creative Non-Fiction from Mills College. She’s been published in Kartika Review, Gazillion Voices Magazine, Adoption Today Magazine, as well as Pact’s POV Newsletter. Currently, Lynne has a love hate relationship with her untitled Memoir and hopes to return to her YA fiction manuscript–someday. In the meantime, Lynne is a certified Amherst Writers & Artists affiliate leading creative writing workshops through Lost Lit. She resides in Brooklyn, NY with her husband, Grumpy Bert and furry son Remy-the-Pug. Follow her on Twitter: @LostLitBrooklyn and on Instagram: @remythepug.

    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. Jessica is cofounder of the Jasper Collective, an editorial group composed solely of women. She has read for the Jasper Collective, the Unpublished, and this is her second reading with Lost Lit.

    WYNNE KONTOS is a native Midwesterner and currently a New York City resident. She’s a licensed social worker practicing in the South Bronx and the proud owner of Fezziwig, the cutest Scottish Terrier on the East Coast. Her work is featured in the collection, “Love Sick: Growing Up with a Parent Who Has Cancer” and on the site New York Instant. This is her fifth reading with Lost Lit. Follow her on: lovenyinstant.tumblr.com.

    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.

    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.

    THERESA NAVARRO is an interdisciplinary producer, writer, educator. Recent projects include: Emmy-nominated public television series AMERICA REFRAMED; Sundance award winner ADVANTAGEOUS; Filipino American Museum startup FAM; and forthcoming transmedia documentary WITH WINGS & ROOTS. Her work has been featured in Angry Asian Man, Audrey, and Remezcla. She currently lectures at Hunter College. Born/raised in California, Theresa stays in Brooklyn by way of Honolulu. Follow her on twitter: @theresaxtine.

    KATE PERRY is a Brit who has lived in the same house in Boerum Hill longer than she ever lived in England. She has produced television commercials, been a contestant on Wheel of Fortune, hitchhiked thru Kosovo and has not just one but two ex husbands ! She feels she has now mastered marriage with 26 years under her belt. She has been a private writer and thanks to Lost Lit is now a public one.

    SARAH ROSENTHAL works in advertising by day, and writes by night. Her work has appeared in SpliceLit, I Want You to See This Before I Leave Zine, and Outrageous Fortune Magazine. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @sarahmrosenthal. She lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

    DONNA TALLENT recently wrote a short-form essay about her grandfather that made her grandmother very proud. In high school, Donna wrote poems on gum wrappers and tiny scraps of paper and sent them to her then-boyfriend in the Navy. Now she happily spends her weekends puttering around her Brooklyn apartment with her husband and cat, working on short stories and personal essays. She is somewhat active on Twitter: @linoleumrose.

    M. S. ZUMBACH lives and writes in New York, where she and her husband are outnumbered by the three cats they share their Astoria apartment with. By day, she works with songwriters as a music publisher. She’s grateful to Lost Lit for giving her the (loving!) kick in the pants that she needed to get serious about writing fiction. Zumbach is a native of DFW, Texas, and a Berklee College of Music graduate. Follow her on Twitter: @MalQ1484.

    Author: lostlit

    Owner of Lost Lit, a literary arts space that hosts weekly writing workshops and events in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, NY.

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