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Sunday, February 22, 2009

KGB Bar & Lit Journal

Launch for Heide Hatry’s HEADS AND TALES
KGB Bar, 85 East 4th StreetNew York City, NY
March 26, 2009
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Roberta Allen is the author of two collections of short fiction, Certain People (Coffee House Press, 1997) and The Traveling Woman (Vehicle Editions, 1986), both praised by The New York Times Book Review; a novella-in-short short stories, The Daughter (Autonomedia, 1992), praised by the Voice Literary Supplement; the novel, The Dreaming Girl (Painted Leaf Press, 2000) and the memoir, Amazon Dream (City Lights, 1993), both praised by the Village Voice; the writing guide, Fast Fiction (Story Press, 1997), the writing guide, The Playful Way to Serious Writing (Houghton Mifflin 2002), and the writing guide, The Playful Way to Knowing Yourself (Houghton Mifflin, 2003). She is on the faculty of The New School, has taught in the writing program at Columbia University and in private workshops. She was a Tennessee Williams Fellow in 1998. A visual and conceptual artist as well, she has exhibited worldwide. Her work is in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Jennifer Belle’s first best-selling, critically-acclaimed novel, Going Down, was translated into many languages, named best debut novel of the year by Entertainment Weekly, and optioned for the screen, first by Madonna for whom she wrote the screenplay and currently by Films and Academy award-winning director, Mike Figgis. Her second novel, High Maintenance, was also a national bestseller and optioned for film and television. Her third novel, Little Stalker, came out in paperback in May 2008. Belle is also the author of Animal Stackers, a picture book for children, and her essays and short stories have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New York Observer, London’s The Independent, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Ms., Mudfish, and several anthologies. She leads an on-going writing workshop in her home in Greenwich Village where she lives with her husband and two sons.

Mary Caponegro is the author of Tales from the Next Village (Lost Roads), The Star Café (Scribner’s), Five Doubts (Marsilio), The Complexities of Intimacy (Coffee House Press), and Materia Prima (published in Italy by Leconte). A new collection of stories and novellas, entitled All Fall Down, is forthcoming in 2009 from Coffee House Press. Her work has been anthologized in You’ve Got to Read This, The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories, The Italian American Reader, A Convergence of Birds, and Wild Dreams: The Best of Italian Americana. She has received the General Electric Foundation Award, the Rome Prize in Literature, the Bruno-Arcudi Award, a Lannan Residency, and the Charles Flint Kellogg Award in Arts and Letters. She is a graduate of Bard College and the Brown University Writing Program. She has taught at Brown, RISD, the Institute of American Indian Arts, Hobart & William Smith Colleges and Syracuse University. Since 2002 she has been Richard B. Fisher Family Professor of Writing and Literature at Bard College.

Carol Novack is the publisher of the multimedia e-journal Mad Hatters’ Review, and the author of a CD and other collaborative projects. An erstwhile Sydney resident, she received a grant from the Australian government and authored a chapbook of poems. Soon after her return to NYC, she embarked on an all consuming career as a criminal defense and constitutional lawyer and won a seminal case on behalf of visual artists. A collection of short writings (inventions), Giraffes in Hiding: The Mythical Memoirs of Carol Novack, will be published in 2010. Poems, fictions and fusions may or will be found in more than 75 journals, including American Letters & Commentary, Diagram, Drunken Boat, Fiction International, First Intensity, Journal of Experimental Fiction, LIT, and Notre Dame Review, and in several anthologies, including The Penguin Book of Australian Women Poets, Online Writings: The Best of the First Ten Years, and an Italian collection. Writings have been translated into French, Italian, Romanian, and Spanish.

Heide Hatry grew up in Germany, where she studied painting, drawing, sculpture, printing, and photography at various art schools and art history at the University of Heidelberg. She ran a rare bookshop in Heidelberg for 17 years during which time she also taught at a private art school. Since moving to NYC in 2003 she has curated several exhibitions in Germany, Spain and the USA (notably, SKIN at the Goethe Institute in New York, the Heidelberger Kunstverein and Galeria Tribeca in Madrid, Out of the Box at Elga Wimmer Gallery in New York and an exhibition of Early and Recent Work by Carolee Schneemann at Pierre Menard Gallery in Cambridge, MA. She most recently curated Meat after Meat Joy, also at Pierre Menard Gallery and at Daneyal Mahmood Gallery in NYC. She has shown her own work at museums and galleries in the US and Europe and has edited more than a dozen books and art catalogues, and Kehrer Verlag published her book, Skin, in 2005. and

KGB Bar & Lit Journal

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