The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series welcomes Alvin Eng, Todd Zuniga, James Stobie, and Jonathan Reed to Bar on A this month. Join us at 7:30 PM.
ALVIN ENG is a playwright, performer and educator. THE LAST EMPEROR of FLUSHING’S FINAL MANIFESTO is his first formal foray into prose, and is based on his similarly titled memoir monologue which he has performed at Dixon Place and Pan Asian Rep. among others. Eng is the editor/compiler of the play anthology/oral history, TOKENS? THE NYC ASIAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE ON STAGE, that includes his play, The Last Hand Laundry in Chinatown. His plays and poetry have also been published in numerous anthologies and journals, and he has contributed commentaries to NPR’s All Things Considered. Honors include grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Corporation For Public Broadcasting, and an MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU. He is a proud Flushing, Queens native who currently lives in Manhattan, and was named after the Chipmunk cartoon character. www.alvineng.com
TODD ZUNIGA is the founding editor of Opium Magazine and a co-founder of the Literary Death Match reading series. A Pushcart Prize nominee, his fiction has appeared most recently in Canteen, and online at Lost Magazine. He is hard at work on the third draft of his second novel. During the day he works as a freelance editor for 1up.com and ESPN Video Games. He longs for a Chicago Cubs World Series victory and an EU passport.
JAMES STOBIE was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He graduated from Portland State University in 2003. He has been published in the journal Anthos.
JONATHAN REED hails from Independence, Missouri. He got a degree in Philosophy in 1995 and not long after found himself living abroad, traveling extensively and occasionally teaching English. He lived in Prague for several years and then spent a year in rural Japan, on the gentle slopes of Mount Haruna. His last two months in Japan were spent in jail. He will be reading the beginning of the book he wrote describing that experience. He now lives in the East Village.