Guerrilla Lit Reading Series

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

Next Reading: Wednesday, November 18th

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The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series arrives one week early this month. Help us welcome Melissa Petro, Todd Colby, and Christy Hutchcraft to Bar on A.

Join us at 7:30 P.M.

Melissa Petro earned an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the New School in 2007 and is writing a memoir, in part about her experiences in the sex industry, starting when she was nineteen years old and living as a student abroad in Mexico. She is published in Post Road, Hos, Hookers, Call Girls and Rent Boys: Professionals Writing on Love, Sex, Money and Work and the forthcoming anthology Sex Work Matters: Power and Intimacy in the Sex Industry. The NY Times described Hos as “Eye-opening, astonishing, honest and funny… riveting, graphic, politically incorrect and mostly unquotable in this newspaper.” Melissa is currently teaching art and creative writing at a public elementary school in New York City.

Todd Colby has published four books of poetry: Ripsnort (1994), Cush (1995), Riot in the Charm Factory: New and Selected Writings (2000), and Tremble & Shine (2004), all published by Soft Skull Press. Todd has performed his poetry on PBS and MTV, and his collaborative books and paintings with artist David Lantow can be seen in the Brooklyn Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art special collections libraries. Todd serves on the Board of Directors for The Poetry Project, where he has also taught several poetry workshops, and he posts new work on

Christy Hutchcraft is a writer and teacher living in Brooklyn. She earned an MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University and an MS in Adolescent Education in English Language Arts from Pace University. When not writing, reading, or daydreaming, she enjoys traveling the great wide world in search of small truths.

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