Oct. 28th's Readers

We are utterly thrilled to present these fantastic emerging talents at our next Emerging Writers Series event. Join us Friday, Oct. 28th, for fantastic poetry and prose, $8 whiskies, and general merriment! 


Miriam Alexander-Kumaradoss grew up between three states in South India, and now lives in New York. She's completing an MFA in Fiction at Columbia University, and spends her time writing about odd people and creatures that may or may not exist. She has been published in The Molotov Cocktail and has work forthcoming in Apogee Journal.

Laura Buccieri lives in NYC, where she is an MFA candidate in Poetry at The New School. You can find her forthcoming and most recent work in Prelude, Potluck, Word Riot, The Seventh Wave, Reality Beach, Nourrir, Yes Poetry, Public Pool, Entropy, and FORTH. She works at Freeman’s Journal and Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop.

Jared Daniel Fagen is a writer living in Brooklyn. His prose has appeared in The Collagist, PLINTH, The Brooklyn Rail, Sleepingfish, Minor Literature[s], and elsewhere. His nonfiction has been published in The Quarterly Conversation and 3:AM Magazine. He is founding editor of Black Sun Lit and studies at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). 

Javan Howard is a poet and writer from the Bronx, NY. He truly believes that the lived experience is the ultimate teaching tool and uses poetry as a social forum to foster discourse about love, culture, and identity. He has facilitated workshops with The New York State Office of Children and Family Services, Voices UnBroken, The GO Projectand Wingspan Arts. He currently is a Teaching Artist for Community-Word Project and Teachers & Writers Collaborative. Howard participates in open mic events under the moniker "RighteosTPoet." His work has been featured online at Black Heart Magazine and Brooklyn Stories Vol. 13. See some of Javan's lesson plans at Teachers & Writers Magazine, check out his Website or follow him below to stay connected: InstagramTwitterLinkedIn

Stephanie Jimenez is a Queens-based writer and former Fulbright recipient who has worked in publishing at Penguin/Riverhead Books, and is currently a writer at Planned Parenthood. She is Chair of the AAP-affiliated Young to Publishing Writers Committee and cofounder of the editorial group the Jasper Collective. Her work has appeared in Xenith Magazine, Label Me Latino/a, and Latina Voices. This November, she will attend Banff's Centre for Art's Emerging Writers Intensive with a merit scholarship.