December’s Readers

On Friday, December 11th, Lamprophonic’s Emerging Writers Series closes out the year with six amazing writers from around New York City. Please join us for the revelry at Bar Thalia! You won’t want to miss these extraordinary talents: 


Jen Hyde is the author of Hua Shi Hua (画诗华) Drawings & Poems from China, forthcoming from Ahsahta Press. Informed by the material culture of her environment, community, and heritage, her practice experiments with generative translation and new technology for the production of printed things. She holds an MFA in poetry from NYU and is the recipient of writing fellowships from NYU Shanghai and Ithaca College. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York where she is a Heart Valve Ambassador for The American Heart Association, and a collaborative chapbook publisher for No Dear/Small Anchor.


Anna Kowalczuk is a New York based writer, improviser and screenplay editor. She has contributed to Image Curve, an online literary magazine and currently works as script reader and contest judge for The Writer’s Store, Bluecat Screenplay Competition, and The Tracking Board. When she’s not reading or writing, you can find her running the horse trails at Prospect Park.


Kelsey Kudak is a New York City-based journalist and writer. Her most recent work spans the worlds of competitive baristas, Latino drags queens, and illegal immigrants who work in taxi-dance halls in Jackson Heights, Queens. She has been published in New York Magazine, VICE, and the New York Times’ Local East Village blog. Kelsey holds an M.A. in journalism through New York University’s Literary Reportage program, and originally hails from Minnesota–home of your favorite cereal, the post-it notes on your desk, and the best hockey haircuts on earth.


Katie Longofono received her MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College, where she directed the 2014 SLC Poetry Festival. She is the co-founder of Dead Rabbits Reading Series, a monthly literary salon that takes place in NYC. Her first chapbook, The Angel of Sex, was published by Dancing Girl Press in 2013. Her chapbook Angeltits is forthcoming from Sundress Publications. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Tinderbox Poetry Journal, BOAAT, South Dakota Review, Juked, Midwestern Gothic, and more. She may or may not be on Twitter. She lives in Brooklyn.


Sam Regal lives in Brooklyn by way of Southern California. Her hobbies include strumming the same base line ad infinitum and gazing meaningfully at her succulents. She is a current MFA candidate at Hunter College.


Kem Joy Ukwu earned her bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University and her master’s degree from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her fiction has appeared in Blue Lake Review, Carve Magazine, Blackberry: A Magazine, TINGE, Jabberwock Review and PANK. As a native New Yorker and Bronxite, she currently lives in New Jersey with her husband.