Guerrilla Lit Reading Series

Because the pen is mightier than the Kalashnikov (we hope)

The Planet of the Literary Apes

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gue·rril·la or gue·ril·la
Function: noun
Etymology: Spanish guerrilla, from diminutive of guerra war, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German werra strife (see WAR)

1. A member of an irregular military force operating in small independent groups capable of great speed and mobility that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment.
2. Warfare carried out by guerrillas.
3. What we are.

Welcome to the Guerrilla Lit Blog Page (or Gorilla Lit Blog Page). A mighty thank you to those who have made it to our past reading (or readings), and to those who have not yet attended a Guerrilla Lit Reading, it’s okay.

If you have made it this far, fellow literary traveler, go ahead and delve deeper. We’re nice, believe us. We only look like damn dirty apes.

Anyway, what we, as irregulars, are fighting for is a little island in the literary ocean. That’s all. It will be an island of relaxation and chilling, guerrilla style. That means that all you writers out there come on by, read a little something–your zaniest, craziest, most brilliant work, perhaps–settle down, have a drink, talk to a lady friend, a man friend, or an ape friend and enjoy the night.

And all the rest of you looking for a good time? Well, pony up a little piece of your evening with us. We promise to shock, confound, and entertain with our excellent guerrilla (or gorilla) mojo.

Our next reading is on February 21st at 7:30 PM.

Bar on A
170 Avenue A, New York City


Dani Grammerstorf
Meredith Franco Meyers
Jared Hohl
Elliott David
Justin Taylor

Dani Grammerstorf has her MFA from the New School University. She lives in New York City and is working on her first novel.

Meredith Franco Meyers’ work has appeared in Modern Bride, Time Out New York, and SELF magazine among other publications. She is a contributing editor for LIT and will receive her MFA from New School University in May. She is at work on her first novel.

Jared Hohl is from Donnellson, Iowa. His writing has appeared in YRB Magazine, Topic Magazine, and on the Associated Press newswire. “Fraise, Menthe, et Poivre 1978”, his first published short story, will appear in the anthology The Apocalypse Reader (Thunder’s Mouth Press) in late May of this year.

Elliott David was born in Dallas, Texas. His short story, “So We Are Very Concerned” will be published in the anthology The Apocalypse Reader (Thunder’s Mouth Press). He’s studied conceptual sculpture in Los Angeles, concrete poetry in Brazil, and pop marketing in New York. He’s a features contributor for Flaunt Magazine and the Art columnist for Bookslut. He lives in New York City.

Justin Taylor is the Books editor for and the editor of The Apocalypse Reader (Thunder Mouth Press, May 2007), an anthology of new and selected short fictions about the end of the world. Justin’s own writing (including fiction, journalism, and poetry) has been published by or is forthcoming in The Believer, YETI, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Punk Planet, and elsewhere. A full archive of his work is available at his website:

And remember, under the various Geneva Conventions, members of such a guerrilla force qualify for Prisoner of War status if captured. And bananas.

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