The Monkeybicycle Lightning Round! March 16, 7pm, NYC

Posted By admin - 6th March 2011

We’re happy to announce another installment of the Monkeybicycle Lightning Round, our quarterly reading series in New York City.

The Lightning Round fuses quick, high energy readings with a broad range of voices–both established and emerging–into a seamless hour of literary brilliance. Each event will feature 20 readers, each of whom will read no longer than three minutes before introducing the next reader. No interruption from the host means a continuous listening experience. No guidelines other than length means maximum variety of form and content.

This time around, we have another fine group of gifted and entertaining writers, including Paula Bomer, Vince Czyz, Scott Geiger, Jeff Gruntharer, Michael Hickins, Suzanne Marie Hopcroft, Blake Kimzey, Lincoln Michel, David Moscovich, Dustin Luke Nelson, Steve Peacock, Edwin Rivera, Kathleen A. Ryan, Andrew James Weatherhead, and Katie Wudel, plus others.

In addition, this Lightning Round will double as a launch party for our eighth print issue, which will be on hand, hot off the presses. It features 22 amazing stories and poems from an incredible collection of writers. You can read more about it and pick up a copy here (note: order before March 15 and we’ll throw in a free back issue).

It’s going to be a really fun time, so I hope you can make it out if you’re in the NYC area. Here are the details:

The Monkeybicycle Lightning Round
March 16, 7pm, free
The Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St. between Stanton and Rivington (J, M, Z or F trains to Delancey)


  • WATCH & LISTEN: Parker Posey Reads Jason Napoli Brooks’ “Women…

    Last week, director/actor/writer John Cameron Mitchell brought his Mattachine dance party to the Julius Bar in the West Village here in New York, and there was a special treat for literary fans. Actress Parker Posey performed “Women at the End of the World, Act I,” a fantastic monologue written by friend of Monkeybicycle and co-curator of one of our favorite reading series around NYC, The Enclave, Jason Napoli Brooks. If you weren’t lucky enough to attend, now the entire reading is now on YouTube, followed by a short interview with Jason. Check it out below!


  • AWP 2013 Dispatch: I Miss You Already

    When we woke up this morning, it was already over. In line for coffee, we said a few pre-emptive goodbyes—“In case I don’t see you!” We made sure to stop by the bookfair to schmooze and snag free copies while we still could. Our Saturday panels told us to move on, move forward, move up.


  • AWP 2013 Dispatch: Battening Down the Hatches

    Want to survive AWP with your sanity intact? Take a little time for yourself—no panels, no bookfair, no small talk, no pressure.

    . . . Especially if you danced right on past your bedtime the night before with a bunch of other gangly nerds. (At VIDA prom, the geeks are the cool kids! Bookish teenagers, take note: It gets better. It gets so much better.) I spent much of this morning cursing Daisy Buchanan’s too-cheap rum punch, munching a cold egg sandwich from the hotel Au Bon Pain.