Guerrilla Lit Reading Series

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

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The next reading is on March 21st at 7:30 PM.


Bar on A
170 Avenue A, New York City


Michael Hearst
Alex Smith
James F. Freed
Connor Coyne
Greg Young

Michael Hearst has published stories in journals such as McSweeney’s, Parenthetical Note, and The Muse Apprentice Guild. He is also the founding member of the band One Ring Zero. Their album, As Smart As We Are, includes lyrics contributed by various authors including Paul Auster, Margaret Atwood, Jonathan Lethem, A.M. Homes, Neil Gaiman, Rick Moody and Dave Eggers. In a matter of weeks, Michael will be releasing a solo album called “Songs for the Ice Cream Trucks.”

Alex Smith’s poetry has appeared in Octopus Magazine, The Dick Pig Review, and is forthcoming in the No Tell Motel: Bedside Guide anthology. He holds an MFA in poetry and fiction from the New School.

James F. Freed is a writer living in New York City. His reporting has appeared in the New York Times. Currently he is working on a novel, The Perpetual Garage Sale, about identity and theft.

Connor Coyne was born in Flint, Michigan. His work has been featured in the Saturnine Detractor and he is a founding member of Chicago’s Gothic Funk Movement. He maintains a website at hereisnowhy.

Gregory Young is a freelance writer and music industry slave who is actively looking for literary representation for his recently written novel, Trucker Valley, a magic-realism homage to Mark Twain, urban myths and rednecks. He has written for HX Magazine,, Oxygen, Entertainment Weekly, Prison Life, and once worked on marketing materials for a Japanese toilet. Originally a barefoot inbred from the Ozarks, he currently resides with the slightly better-dressed barefoot inbreds in the Lower East Side.

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