May’s Readers

We are thrilled to present this fantastic set of writers at our event THIS FRIDAY at Bar Thalia. Please join us!

Elisa Díaz Castelo was born in Mexico City and studied English at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). With the support of the Fulbright Scholarship and the Goldwater Fellowship, she is working towards her MFA in poetry at NYU. She lives between languages and wants to keep on writing in both English and Spanish for as long as she is able. Her work has been published in Los Bárbaros, Sobremesa, Periódico de Poesía, and Lado Be.

Mina Hamedi just completed her first year in Columbia University’s Nonfiction MFA Program. She recently graduated from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a B.A. in a concentration she created titled “Literary Nonfiction & Global Identity.” She’s Turkish/Iranian and will be going back to Istanbul Turkey in a week to spend the summer at home.

William Lung is an MFA student and adjunct lecturer at the City College of New York, where he’s been a two-time recipient of the Stark Short Fiction Prize.  This summer, he will be a returning fiction fellow at the Lambda Literary Foundation’s Writers Retreat for Emerging Voices, and his work appears in Gaslight, the LLF’s inaugural e-book anthology featuring work from the retreat.  

Mallory McMahon is from Brooklyn, New York and—as of next week!—holds an MFA in Writing from the New School.  Her fiction has been shortlisted by The Masters Review (2014) and appeared in the Berkeley Fiction Review; TQ4, the 4th Edition of the Tupelo Quarterly; and tNY’s EEEL (formerly The Newer York’s EEEL). She was also the recipient of third place in the International 3-Day Novel Contest in 2013.

Lauren Roberts is a second-year MFA candidate at NYU and a Goldwater Fellow. Her writing focuses on themes of intoxication, belief, and dependence. This past summer, she was first runner up for the 2014 Norman Mailer Fellowship.

Elizabeth Thomas is a Long Island City-based fiction writer working on her first collection of short stories.

Bar Thalia is located at 2537 Broadway, at 95th Street. Please join us this Friday, May 8th, to hear this exciting set of works!