September 2013

M Leona Godin
Dr ML Godin is a writer and performer who has written and produced two shows in two years! The Star of Happiness: Helen Keller on Vaudeville?! and The Spectator & the Blind Man: Stories of Seeing & Not-Seeing were much loved by critics and audiences, and are scheduled to be published as audio books in 2014. She received her PhD in early modern literature from NYU’s English department, and has taught many classes on the great books of Western Civilization! She is a proud winner of the Moth Story Slam, the faithful sidekick of Sideshow Goshko, and the host of the monthly happy hour literary cabaret WITH SPECIAL GUEST!

John Gorman
Before John’s stories made it into print he snapped the Eyesore of the Week for the Queens Ledger. Now he spits wine for a living. His work has appeared in Monkeybicycle, Writer’s Digest, The Summerset Review, Hunger Mountain and elsewhere. His debut novel Shades of Luz is published by All Things That Matter Press. He earned his MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific University.

Andrew J. Peters
Andrew J. Peters likes retold stories with a subversive twist. He is the author of the e-novelette series “Werecat.” His début novel The Seventh Pleiade (play-dee) is the story of a young gay prince who becomes a hero during the last days of Atlantis, and is upcoming in November. A former Lambda Literary Foundation Fellow, Andrew has written short fiction for many publications, including Newtown Literary. He lives in Kew Gardens with his husband Genaro and their cat Chloë.

Joanna Valente
Joanna C. Valente received a MFA in poetry writing from Sarah Lawrence College, where she is also a part-time mermaid. She founded and currently edits Yes, Poetry. She can be found at

Thomas Fucaloro
Thomas Fucaloro is an nyc poet always on the scene. He is cofounder of the press Great Weather for Media and his second book will be out in October by three rooms press called “It Starts form the Belly and Blooms.” He has been on 2 national slam teams and is currently getting his mfa in creative writing at the new school.