Come out for the fourth I HAD IT BAD this Wednesday, April 15, 8 - 10 PM at Happy Ending Lounge, 302 Broome Street at Forsythe. To combat the masculine dominance over past programs (and, y'know, the history of the world) we have an all-ladies, all-fun, all the time line up for April, the awesomest month.
Originally from Los Angeles, Deenah Vollmer is a non-fiction candidate in Columbia's MFA program. She sometimes writes music listings for The New Yorker and plays music with Huggabroomstik, Kung Fu Crimewave, and Old Hat. Her writing and illustrations have been printed in numerous small publications too obscure for her to even remember. Deenah lives in Brooklyn.
Lynne Beckenstein is a candidate for an MFA in Fiction at NYU, where she also teaches in the Expository Writing Program. She lives in Brooklyn.
Writer and arts educator Maureen McNeil is the director of education at The Anne Frank Center USA where she creates programs on literacy and tolerance inspired by Anne Frank's arc of self discovery in her diary. Maureen's collection of fiction, Red Hook Stories, based on Red Hook, Brooklyn in the 1980s, came out last year. Her short stories and poems have been published in Mothering Magazine, The Woodstock Journal, Oxalis, The Literary Review and Home Planet News, among others. She has recently read at Kentler International Drawing Center, Sunny's Bar and the New School and is currently writing two novels.
Kera Yonker , a graduate of Smith College, runs the 2nd Draft Reading Series. Her work has appeared in McSweeney's Internet Tendency and other publications.
As usual, your crush stories will win you a free drink, and a good time will be had by all!