Join the New York City Writing Project for an evening of poetry and prose with our 2016 Fall Writers in Residence! Each Resident will read a short selection of their work aloud at the historic KGB Bar’s Reading Series to culminate the work of the Residency. Join us in celebrating their artistry and accomplishment at this great event!
The night's readers will be:
The evening is free, but we encourage all attendees to buy a drink to support the venue and its mission to foster the literary community by hosting free readings.
This event is for adults 21+ with proper identification. RSVP requested, but not required.
ABOUT THE READERS:
CAROLINE CARTY is in her fifth year at Sunset Park High School, where she teaches 9th grade English and The Art of Photography. She earned an M.A. in Secondary English Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a B.A. in English from Ithaca College. She writes essays, memoir, and poetry. This is her first experience with The New York City Writing Project's Writing Residency. She is excited and a bit nervous to share her work publicly for the first time!
PETER DeMARCO was first published in The New York Times when he wrote about hanging out with his idol, writer Mickey Spillane, during his previous career in book publishing. Peter published a Modern Love essay in The New York Times where he wrote about how his path as a love addict led to being selected to the first cohort of the New York City Teaching Fellows in 2000. Peter has been teaching English and film at the High School for Media and Communications in Washington Heights for the past 16 years. Peter’s fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a storySouth Million Writers Award.
JOLINDA HOCKADAY has been a teacher at the New York City Department of Education for the past thirty years. During her tenure at the NYCDOE, Jolinda has served as math coach for staff development and taught every grade from Pre-K to grade 12. In her spare time, Jolinda enjoys writing and illustrating children's books.
SAARA LIIMATTA teaches English at the Urban Assembly School for Criminal Justice, an all-girls school in Borough Park, Brooklyn. She just completed her thirteenth year of teaching. She earned an M.A. from the New School for Social Research in Gender Studies and Feminist Theory and an M.A. in Secondary Education/English from Brooklyn College. She is a poet and personal essayist. The Writer's Residency at the New York City Writing Project has been a wonderful experience for her. She is excited to share her work publicly.
NAOMI PERSON has enjoyed writing stories since her 3rd grade account of the night Cinderella had a date with Paul McCartney. She has told stories ever since in a variety of media: theater, books, magazines, film, and public radio--where she happily spent a chunk of her career as a producer for NPR's "Fresh Air with Terry Gross." Naomi is the author of Sow What?, a book for Girl Scouts about developing leadership skills and creating more sustainable food systems. She wrote about the relationship between subway musicians and their audiences, as part of the National Arts Journalism Program fellowship; and has written and produced a variety of radio specials and a short film on subjects ranging from Walt Whitman to Hurricane Katrina to artists with special needs. She currently works in a Pre-K classroom in the Bronx, where the stories of 4-year-olds surprise her every single day. A big than you to the 2016 Fall Writing Workshop Residents for their generous spirits, comradeship, and critiques.
PADRAIG SHEA's writing first appeared in the Boston Globe's editorial pages, where he argued for Barack Obama for president and for the bike lanes that now wind through the city. He also covered cops and crime for the news desk. Padraig taught in the Mississippi Delta through Teach For America and in Gwangju, South Korea, through the Fulbright Program. There he edited Fulbright Korea's literary magazine Infusion. He holds a Master's in Education from Delta State University in Mississippi and helped found South Bronx Community Charter High School this year.