February's Readers!

We are thrilled to present the literary stylings of the following emerging writers at Friday’s event: 


ELIZABETH HART BERGSTROM grew up in the Baltimore area and now lives outside New York, where she is completing an MFA in writing at Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has appeared in Hobart.

MICHELLE DOMINIQUE BURK is a first-year MFA Creative Writing student at Columbia University.

PATRICK ERRINGTON is a writer and translator from the Great White North (Canada) where he studied at the University of Alberta. He currently lives in New York where he is in his second year of his MFA in poetry and translation at Columbia University. His work appears exclusively in journals no one’s heard of.

SOPHIA IOANNOU was born in New York, and graduated from NYU. She is currently pursuing her MFA at Columbia University. She’s hard at work on a novel tentatively entitled “Inheritance.” The novel focuses on the lives of four Greek-American woman, and spans from the 1930s to present day. She’ll be reading an excerpt from the second part of her novel, which picks up in the 1970s.

GLENN MICHAEL GORDON is the assistant director in the Undergraduate Writing at Columbia University. He was the editor-in-chief of ReadersDigest.com and a senior editor at Self and Child magazines. His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including New York, Time Out New York, Self, Huffington Post, Seventeen, Departures, and Reader’s Digest. He wrote frequently on men’s health and sexuality topics for WebMD and CNN.com. He has appeared as a guest on several television news programs and cooked live on The Food Network.

HELEN ZUMAN was born in London and raised in Brooklyn. After graduating from Harvard in 1999, she spent five years at Zendik Farm, a thirty-year-old cult masquerading as an artists’ commune. MATING IN CAPTIVITY is her memoir of her Zendik experience.