The Almost Famous Reading Series

March 23-24, 2010

Curated by Bruce Bauman

apexart is pleased to announce its inaugural reading series presenting the work of new and emerging authors. Featuring eight writers of diverse genres, the evenings promise to unleash exciting new voices on the American literary landscape.

Tuesday, March 23: 7 pm
Kyoung Kim
Jeffrey Rotter
Michaele Simmering
Todd Zuniga 
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Wednesday, March 24: 7 pm
Danielle Blau
Michael Hearst
Susan Henderson
Katy Petty
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photo by Abby Robinson

Bruce Bauman is the author of the forthcoming novel Broken Sleep. Booklist called his highly praised first novel And The Word Was, "a magnificent debut, smart and intense, but accessible and riveting." (Both from Other Press, NY, NY). His work has appeared in numerous lit mags and anthologies as well as Salon, BOMB, Bookforum, The LA Weekly and The Los Angeles Times. Bauman is the recipient of a City of Los Angeles Award in literature for 2008-09, a Durfee Foundation grant and UNESCO/Aschberg award. He is senior editor of Black Clock literary magazine and professor of Creative Writing in the CalArts MFA Program.

Danielle Blau's poems, short stories, and articles have appeared in The Atlantic Online, Black Clock, The L Magazine, and multiple issues of Unsaid, among other publications. Blau graduated from Brown in 2007 with a BA in philosophy, and is an MFA candidate in poetry at NYU's Creative Writing Program. She lives in Brooklyn.
Susan Henderson's debut novel, Up From The Blue, will be published by HarperCollins in September 2010. Henderson is Curator of NPR’s newest literary venture, "DimeStories," produced by Jay Allison (of "This I Believe"). Her work has—twice—been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Publications include Zoetrope, The Pittsburgh Quarterly, North Dakota Quarterly, Bellevue Literary Review, South Dakota Review, The MacGuffin, Arkansas Review: A Journal of Delta Studies, North Atlantic Review, The Green Hills Literary Lantern, Opium and Other Voices.  
Michael Hearst is a founding member of the band One Ring Zero, which has released seven albums, including the acclaimed literary collaboration As Smart As We Are, featuring lyrics by Paul Auster, Margaret Atwood, Dave Eggers, and Neil Gaiman. His most recent works include the solo albums Songs For Ice Cream Trucks and the forthcoming Songs For Unusual Creatures. Heart's literary work has appeared in McSweeney's, The Lifted Brow, and Post Road. He hosts a podcast series with Rick Moody called 18:59. 

Kyoung Kim is a writer, artist, and policy researcher. She is the Assistant Managing Editor of the literary magazine Black Clock and a regular contributor to the First Person Magazine blog. Her writing has appeared in Theme Magazine, [out of nothing], and The Tract House // Darwin Addition, among others. She is a co-founder of the Reclamation artist collective, which will be exhibiting Terrarium in September 2010 at Hotel MariaKapel in Hoorn, Netherlands. Kim is currently nomadic.

Katy Petty received her B.A. in Semiotics from Brown University and her MFA from the Writing Program at CalArts. Her short story, "Fathom," will appear in the upcoming issue of Black Clock. Her dramatic writing is included in Monologues for Women by Women edited by Tori Haring-Smith, and in the film Radiation, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Currently, Petty is writing a novel.

Jeffrey Rotter has installed modular furnishings at NORAD, played in a punk band with adolescents, dressed up as Clifford the Big Red Dog for Reading Is Fundamental, and written for numerous publications including The New York Times, ESPN, and Spin. His first novel, The Unknown Knowns, is now available from Scribner. He lives with his wife and son in Brooklyn.

Michaele Simmering is a writer and a designer. Her work has appeared in Black Clock, Los Angeles Review, Colors Magazine, and 032C. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in creative writing and is the managing editor of Black Clock. She is also co-founder of Kalon Studios, a sustainable design studio.
Todd Zuniga is the founding editor of Opium Magazine and a co-founder of the Literary Death Match, now featured in 15 cities worldwide. His fiction has appeared in Canteen and online at Lost Magazine and McSweeney’s. Based in Brooklyn, he longs for the Chicago Cubs.


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All events are free and open to the public.

apexart's exhibitions and public programs are supported in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Edith C. Blum Foundation, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., The William Talbott Hillman Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.

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