February Readers

Lamprophonic’s Emerging Writers Series returns next Friday for our first event of 2016! Join us February 19th for this awesome lineup of writers:  

Jennifer Baker is a writer of fiction and nonfiction. She has been working on a linked anthology about an interracial family spanning several decades and generations. She’s also the creator of the Minorities in Publishing podcast and social media manager/panels organizer for the nonprofit We Need Diverse Books. Her writing has appeared in Newtown Literary (which nominated her story for the 2017 Pushcart Prize), Boston Literary Magazine, Eclectic Flash, Poets & Writers magazine, and The Female Complaint. Most recently, she’s become a regular contributor to Forbes.com.

John Findura holds an MFA from The New School as well as a degree in psychotherapy. His poetry and criticism appear in numerous journals including Verse, Fourteen Hills, Copper Nickel, Pleiades, Forklift, Ohio, H_NGM_N, Jacket, and Rain Taxi. A guest blogger for The Best American Poetry, he has won and been a finalist for various awards. He lives in Northern New Jersey with his wife and daughters.

Bonnie Harris is the administrator for the MFA in Creative Writing at Brooklyn College, where she is also an adjunct professor of English literature and composition. Her nonfiction essay, “Irene,” which appears in the current issue of Profane Journal, has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Jessica Jezewska Stevens is an MFA candidate at Columbia University, where she also teaches undergraduate writing. Her criticism has appeared in The Rumpus and Columbia Journal Online. She is currently at work on a novel.

Trinity Tibe is working on her MFA in Poetry at The New School. She is a co-founder of Say Yes Electric Collective, a unique reading series that can be found at the Bowery Poetry Club. Her work has been most recently featured in Potluck Magazine and IP (In Parentheses) Magazine.

Matt B. Weir is from Naperville, Illinois. He has written jokes for Funny or Die, and his music criticism appears on Tinymixtapes. He is an MFA student at Rutgers-Newark.

Friday, February 19th, at Bar Thalia (95th & Bway)!!