February 24th Readers!

We're back for the second half of season five with six excellent emerging talents. Please join us Friday, February 24th, at Bar Thalia to hear new work from these fine writers: 

LaQuann Dawson is a 22 year old creative who wants nothing more than to express the fuck out of himself--however possible. An Ohio native, he studies Journalism and Africana Studies at NYU. LaQuann is trying to tell his life story as he lives it through feelings, words, images and looks. If you are feeling anything that he's feeling please let him know and you can feel it together. A photographer as well you can keep up with him on instagram @laquanndawson and his blog Lackwhen (lackwhen.com).

Linda Harris Dolan is a poet and editor. She holds an M.A. in English & American Literature from NYU, and an M.F.A in Poetry from NYU, where she was a Starworks Creative Writing Fellow. She’s former Poetry Editor of Washington Square Review and has taught at The King’s College and NYU. She's a 2016 Best of the Net and 2017 Pushcart nominee. Her work combines poetry with interview and received speech to portray histories of medicine and the sick body amongst daily life.

Derick Dupre is the author of the chapbook Frail Shrines. His work has appeared in publications including Hobart, Fanzine, Sleepingfish, and Spork.

Mickie Meinhardt is a Creative Writing Fellow and MFA candidate in Fiction at The New School, where she hosts a reading host and tries to get writers to be less antisocial. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Wax, NYLON, The Seventh Wave, The Rumpus, Handwritten, General Assembly, and others. She is working on her first novel, and lives, writes, bakes, and drinks a lot of wine in Brooklyn, New York.

Edwin Rivera was raised in Bayonne, New Jersey (where the water from the faucet tastes as if squeezed out of used toilet paper), early home of one of the largest oil refinery centers in the world, city of strange smells and weird walking wonders. He worked in a chemical and oil facility for three years as a laborer and dockman (same location as that storied refinery that had belonged to Standard Oil). He acquired an MFA from the New School in 2012 and has been teaching at the School of Visual Arts ever since. He has received fiction fellowships from the Norman Mailer Center and Willapa Bay AiR. He has a poem forthcoming in March in Juked Magazine.

Rajat Singh lives, works, and writes in New York. His essays and creative nonfiction appear in the anthology, “Moving Truth(s),” in Papercuts, and on Catapult, Kajal MagLiterary HubThe Aerogram, and Lambda Literary. His work is forthcoming in The Gay & Lesbian Review. He is working on a memoir on queer melancholy.