The Michigan-based literary magazine PANK brings together contributors for a night of readings with Mensah Demary, Sean Doyle, Jennifer Pashley, Robb Todd, M.G. Martin, Tess Patalano, and PANK co-editor Roxane Gay. Brought to you by Vol. 1 Brooklyn. Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
Mensah Demary, whose prose has appeared or is forthcoming in various publications, is co-founder and editor-in-chief of Specter Magazine @ spectermagazine.com.
Sean H. Doyle lives in Brooklyn, NY. His writing has appeared in PANK, The Rumpus, Volume 1 Brooklyn, >kill author, Freerange Nonfiction, & other like-minded journals and magazines. He works hard every day to be a better person.
Jennifer Pashley was raised in Syracuse, NY by an accordion virtuoso and a casket maker. She is the author of the story collection, States.
Robb Todd, author of the collection Steal Me for Your Stories, is a recovering journalist. He studied his trade at an unremarkable university in the South and, as a person paid to write words, won a few awards that are even less remarkable. More importantly, he has never seen a pigeon walk backwards. Less importantly, he has lived all over the country. He was lucky enough to live in Hawaii twice. He also lived in Texas twice. And North Carolina twice. Actually, this is his second stop in New York City, too. He does not do things right the first time. www.robbtodd.com
Contrary to popular belief, M.G. Martin has never karate chopped Billy Collins in the neck, though, he is the author of One For None (Ink). His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Word Riot, ZYZZYVA, Explosion Proof, & PANK, among others. M.G. is from Hawaii, did a long stint in San Francisco & now resides in Brooklyn where he cooks Polynesian food like Mochiko Chicken, Yakisoba, & Terri Beef Fried Rice. Find him online: here & here.
Tess Patalano lives and writes in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in PANK, Everyday Genius, and >kill author among others. She is currently documenting the daily mega millions jackpot as it corresponds to obscure proverbs posted on a midtown newsstand that she passes on her way to work. You can find her online at theimsorryparty.tumblr.com
Roxane Gay's writing appears or is forthcoming in Best American Short Stories 2012, NOON, American Short Fiction, Salon, Brevity, The Rumpus, and others. She is the co-editor of PANK and so on. She lives in the midwest. She teaches. She loves One Tree Hill without irony.