October 1st's Readers

That's right, the Emerging Writers Series returns for season 5!! 

We are so thrilled to present the following talents at our Emerging Writers Series on Saturday, October 1st. Please join us for a night of excellent poetry and prose, $8 whiskies, and other fun! 


Michael Brown, Jr. was born and raised in the Bronx in New York City. He has been published or has work forthcoming in Bird’s Thumb, Yellow Chair Review, SAND: Berlin’s English Literary Journal, visceral Brooklyn, and Euphony. He attended a Cave Canem workshop in Brooklyn, NY, during the spring of 2016, and recently won a fellowship from Brooklyn Poets to attend a workshop this fall. His chapbook "The End Place" was a finalist for the Yellow Chair Review Chapbook Contest.

Amanda Krupman is a queer writer, teacher, activist, and retired go-go dancer. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in BLOOM; A Clean, Well-Lighted Place; The Cleveland Review; Punk Planet; Time Out New York; and xoJane. She received an MFA from the Graduate Writing Program at the New School and is currently at work on a novel.

Bruna Dantas Lobato's writing has been published in BOMB, Ploughshares online, The Millions, Words Without Borders, and elsewhere. She is the Fiction Editor of Washington Square Review and an MFA candidate in Fiction at New York University, where she teaches Introduction to Fiction & Poetry. She is originally from Natal, Brazil.

Kate Neuman is a writer and actress from New York City. She received her MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Hunter in 2015, and has been working on a memoir about the cross-section of identity, performance, and memory in the context of losing her mother to Alzheimer's.  In March, she’ll be appearing in The Barrow Group Theater Company's new adaptation of Ibsen's "Enemy of the People." She teaches creative writing at Hunter, and lives in Harlem with her husband and son. 

Alexandra Watson is a mixed girl rooted in Harlem. She teaches composition to nontraditional students at Columbia, and to high-achieving, low-income high school students at the Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America. Her work has appeared in The James Franco Review, Apogee, and The Huffington Post. She was recipient of the Archie D. & Bertha H. Walker Scholarship at the Fine Arts Work Center.

Marina Weiss is from Massachusetts, and lives in East Harlem. She's a graduate of Amherst College and New York University's Master of Fine Arts in Poetry. Her chapbook, Relativity, was a finalist for Phantom Limb Press's Nathan Breitling Prize and for The Atlas Review Chapbook contest in 2015. Her work is published or forthcoming in Tin House, Colorado Review, Gulf Coast, Narrative, and elsewhere.