Guerrilla Lit Reading Series

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

Wednesday, February 27th

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The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series is pleased to announce that our reading scheduled for Wednesday, February 27th will feature Rahimeh Andalibian, Elan Barnehama, and Jo Sarzotti.

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

Based in Laguna Beach and New York, Dr. Rahimeh Andalibian is a clinical psychologist, speaker, and retreat/workshop leader, and the author of the memoir, The Rose Hotel (Nightingale Press, September 2012). She specializes in the use of storytelling and creative performance to help immigrant families with the process of acculturation and to break through entrenched communication patterns and identity issues in order to achieve personal transformation. For more info on Rahimeh, please visit:

Elan Barnehama was born and raised in New York City. He now lives in Northampton, MA. He earned an MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a BA from Binghamton University. Elan has taught writing and literature at several colleges, led community based writing workshops, been a high school teacher and varsity baseball coach, a radio news announcer, the writer for a university president, and a cook. His commentaries and essays have appeared on public radio, online, and in newspapers. He is the author of the novel, Finding Bluefield (Bold Strokes Press, September 2012). For more info, visit

Jo Sarzotti’s book Mother Desert (Graywolf, June 2012) was the 2011 Bakeless Prize winner, selected by Carl Phillips. Her poems have appeared in various journals, including Denver Quarterly, Alaska Review, and North American Review. “The Low Road” was the Poetry Daily selection on June 10, 2012. She lives in New York and teaches literature at Juilliard, where she is the director of the Liberal Arts Department and hosts the Three Muses Poetry Reading series.


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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