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Time Out says
Fri Apr 6 2012
Bespectacled lit chicks outnumber apparatchiks in this former Ukrainian social club. The dim parlor-style bar nestled in the second floor of a walk-up has Cold War decor, cheap Baltika beer, whiskey on the rocks and free readings—all of which lure New York’s literary underground, including stars like A.M. Homes and Kathryn Harrison.
KGB Bar 85 E 4th St
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between Bowery and Second Ave
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Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave, 6 to Astor Pl
Average drink: $5
- 85 E 4th St
- 85 E 4th St
- KGB Bar
What's on at KGB Bar
An online promotional outlet featuring book reviews and author interviews, At the Inkwell also holds a regular reading event at KGB.
At this monthly event, sponsored by literacy nonprofit Behind the Book, authors present portions of their recently published titles.
Local scribes imbibe and conquer at this top-shelf KGB Bar series.
Hosts Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel welcome young and newly published fantasy, sci-fi and horror authors to this series.
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Short stories
Authors from Tao Lin's publishing press, Muumuu House, are her guests tonight.
The long-standing event, now helmed by Megin Jimenez and Matthew Yeager, has welcomed an impressive roster of poets since its founding in 1997.
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
Paragraph, a membership organization with an affiliated Manhattan writers' space, presents several authors at each event.
Things to Do, Memoir
Manhattan Monologue Slam champion Leslie Goshko curates an evening of stranger-than-fiction stories, complete with live accordion music, a trivia game and a wine giveaway.