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Tire Fire Presents: Iskandrian, Pico, Etter, Gonzales

October 13October 13
7:00 pm10:00 pm

We’re back for a very special Friday the 13th Tire Fire with Kristen Iskandrian, Tommy PicoSarah Rose Etter, and Christopher Gonzales.

Tire Fire will be passing around the hat to raise money for the CHOP Adolescent Initiative, who have been a leader in the evaluation, prevention and care of adolescents living with HIV and prevention to high-risk youth. The clinic provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary primary and HIV specialty care since 1993.

Doors at 7, readings start at 8.

↓↓↓ Check out more about the readers below!! ↓↓↓

KRISTEN ISKANDRIAN’S is the author of MOTHEREST (Twelve, 2017)work has been published or is forthcoming in Tin House, Zyzzyva, Crazyhorse, EPOCH, and Plougshares, among others. Her story “The Inheritors” was included in The O. Henry Prize Stories 2014 as a Juror Favorite. She was a juror for The O. Henry Prize Stories 2015 along with Tessa Hadley and Michael Parker. Born in Philadelphia, Kristen currently lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with her husband and two daughters.

TOMMY PICO is author of the books IRL (Birds, LLC, 2016), Nature Poem (Tin House Books, 2017), Junk (forthcoming 2018 from Tin House Books), the zine series Hey, Teebs and the chapbook app absentMINDR(VerbalVisual 2014). He was the founder and editor in chief of birdsong, an antiracist/queer-positive collective, small press, and zine that published art and writing from 2008-2013. He was a Queer/Art/Mentors inaugural fellow, 2013 Lambda Literary fellow in poetry, 2016 Ace Hotel New York “Dear Reader” resident, 2016 Tin House summer poetry scholar, a 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Fellow in Poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts, was awarded the 2017 Friends of Literature prize from the Poetry Foundation, was shortlisted for the Brooklyn Public Library’s 2017 Literature Prize, and has poems in BOMB, Poetry magazine, Tin House, and elsewhere. He’s read for New York’s iconic Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church, the KGB reading series, and Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) amongst many others, and has been profiled in Fusion, Nylon, and the New Yorker. Originally from the Viejas Indian reservation of the Kumeyaay nation, he now lives in Brooklyn where he co-curates the reading series Poets With Attitude (PWA) with Morgan Parker at the Ace Hotel, co-hosts the podcast Food 4 Thot, and is a contributing editor at Literary Hub.

SARAH ROSE ETTER is the author of Tongue Party (Caketrain Press). She is a contributing editor at The Fanzine and a columnist at Philadelphia Weekly. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in VICE, Juked, Adroit Journal, Hobart, and more. You can find out more atwww.sarahroseetter.com.

CHRISTOPHER GONZALES grew up in Cleveland and now lives in New York. His work is forthcoming or has been published in Spit Lip Magazine, Modern Loss, Hobart, Chicago Literati, and elsewhere. Currently, he serves as an assistant fiction editor at Barrelhouse and works in in book publishing.


October 13, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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