Guerrilla Lit Reading Series

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

Wednesday, November 28th

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The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series is pleased to announce that our reading scheduled for Wednesday, November 28th will feature Brando Skyhorse, Courtney Elizabeth Mauk, James Arthur, and Susan Buttenwieser.

The reading will occur at Jimmy’s No. 43 at 7:30 PM. The event is FREE and open to the public.

Born and raised in Echo Park, California, Brando Skyhorse is a graduate of Stanford University and the MFA Writers’ Workshop program at UC Irvine. His first book, The Madonnas of Echo Park, received the 2011 PEN/Hemingway award and the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The book is in development with HBO to become a dramatic series. He’s currently at work on a memoir to be published in 2013.

Courtney Elizabeth Mauk is the author of the novel Spark. She received her MFA in Fiction from Columbia University and has published in The Literary Review, PANK, Wigleaf, and FiveChapters, among others. She is an assistant editor at Barrelhouse and teaches with the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop and Juilliard. She lives in Manhattan with her husband.

James Arthur was born in Connecticut and grew up in Canada. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Poetry, Ploughshares, and The American Poetry Review. He has received the Amy Lowell Travelling Poetry Scholarship, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Poetry, a residency at the Amy Clampitt House, and a Discovery/The Nation Prize. Charms Against Lightning, his debut poetry collection, is available from Copper Canyon Press as a Lannan Literary Selection. James is currently a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University.

Susan Buttenwieser‘s fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and appeared in Atticus Review, Failbetter, Bound Off and other publications. She teaches creative writing in New York City public schools and in organizations for underserved populations including incarcerated women.


Jimmy’s No. 43
43 East 7th Street (Between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
Take the 6 train to Astor Place or the R/N train to 8th Street/NYU or the F train to 2nd Avenue

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