Guerrilla Lit Reading Series

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

Wednesday, November 19th

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The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series is pleased to announce that our reading scheduled for Wednesday, November 19th will feature Jason Everman, Camellia Phillips, Rob Williams, and Kirsten Major.

The reading will occur in The Back Room at Jimmy’s No. 43 at 9:00 PM. The event is FREE and open to the public.

Jason Everman squandered the early part of his youth working on commercial fishing boats in Alaska, and playing with rock bands including seminal grunge bands Soundgarden and Nirvana. Following a significant crisis of meaninglessness, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, and served in both the Ranger Regiment and Special Forces. Jason is a veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan, and participated in multiple combat operations in support of the Global War on Terrorism. Jason is a recent graduate of Columbia University, earning a BA in Philosophy. He has had two short stories published in the NYU Veteran’s writing workshop anthology, Nine Lines. Jason is currently eyeing graduate programs in military history, and planning a round-the-world voyage on his 34-foot sloop, Hoplite. He resides in Brooklyn with his two cats, Kahlo and Nadia.

The New York Times Magazine profiled Jason Everman in the July 2013 article, The Rock ‘n’ Roll Casualty Who Became a War Hero. This Veterans Day he will be featured as a 2014 storyteller with Got your 6, an organization celebrating celebrating veterans who impact communities around the world.

Camellia Phillips is a longtime grantwriter with social justice organizations. Her fiction has appeared in CALYX Journal and cream city reviewas well as garnering finalist spots in contests sponsored by Glimmer Train and the Pacific Northwest Writers Association. Her nonfiction has appeared in Voices of a New Generation: A Feminist Anthology (Allyn and Bacon). She holds an MFA from the New School and received a writing residency at Blue Mountain Center. Born and raised in Washington State, she resides in Brooklyn, NY.

Rob Williams is a writer and editor who lives above a meat market in New York City. He is also the curator and co-host of the Divulger Reading Series on the Lower East Side. His work has been published in the Brooklyn Rail, the Daily News, Thought Catalog, and Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood. Find him online at

Kirsten Major was educated at Emma Willard School in Troy, NY. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Languages from Carleton College in Northfield, MN and a Master’s Degree from the Writing Program at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Kirsten’s writing has been published in RealSimple, Chelsea, the Rake, and Popular Mechanics, and she is the only person she knows of who has written a New York Times Modern Love Column that is not about her own love life. She also is the writer and producer of a short film, Jonathan, Just Because, and the book writer for Martin Luther: the Musical! She has recently published the first novella in a trilogy, Student Loans in Outer Space. Find her online at


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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