Events

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KELR Poetry Reading Event Date: Saturday, October 28, 2006, 7pm
KGB Bar, 84 West 4th Street, New York, NY
More details to come.


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Juliet Patterson's Tour de Northeast Event Date: Oct 20-Nov 3, 2006
All Gallery with Michelle Noteboom
Friday, October 20 * 7 pm, 319 Peck Street, New Haven, CT/203-671-5175

Woodstock Poetry Society
Saturday, October 21 * 2 pm, 76 Tinker Street, Woodstock, New York

Nightboat Books Events
Sunday, October 22 * Beacon, New York

Newtonville Books
Tuesday, October 24 * 7:30 pm, 296 Walnut Street, Newton, MA/617-244-6619

Freebird Books Poetry Series with Kazim Ali
Thursday, October 26 * 7:30 pm, 123 Columbia Street, Brooklyn/718-643-8484

Robin's Bookstore with Mytili Jagannathan
Friday, October 27 * 7:30 pm, 108 13th Street, Philadelphia/215-735-9600

KELR Reading featuring poets from Konundrum Engine Literary Review
KGB Bar, Saturday, October 28th * 7-9 pm, 84 West 4th Street, New York, NY

Burning Chair Series with Kazim Ali
Sunday, October 29 * 7:30 pm, Cloister Cafe, 238 E. 9th Street, New York, NY

Booksmith with Denise Bergman
Friday, November 3 * 7:30 pm, 279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

Ear Inn Reading Series with Christine Hamm & Thomas March
Saturday, November 4 * 3:00 pm, 326 Spring Street, New York, NY


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Lemon Attends to Mosquito, New KELR Poetry Editors
Congratulations to poetry editor Alex Lemon, whose first collection of poems, Mosquito, will be published by Tin House Books in 2006. (For more info, click here ) As a result, he is stepping away from his poetry editor post at KELR in order to spend more time with the book release and other pressing matters, such as the ramen noodles now boiling over on his stove.

KELR is pleased to introduce our new poetry editors.

Rachel Moritz's poetry has been recently published or is forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Journal, Bombay Gin, Colorado Review, 26, Court Green, How2, and Indiana Review. Her chapbook, The Winchester Monologues, was published this fall by New Michigan Press. She is a fan of biology specimens preserved and displayed in jars and other freaks of nature.

Juliet Patterson's book, The Truant Lover, was selected by Jean Valentine as the 2004 winner of the Nightboat Poetry Prize and will be published in Spring 2006. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in American Letters & Commentary, Bellingham Review, Bloom, Conduit, DIAGRAM, Hayden's Ferry Review, New Orleans Review, The Journal, Washington Square, Verse and other magazines. She likes songbirds, fine wine, and spicy food. For more info on Juliet, click here.

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KELR Poetry Editor Reading Event Date: September 24, 2005, 5pm
Poetry editor Alex Lemon reads at Pindeldyboz reading
Line-up: Charles Baxter, Jason DeBoer, Alex Lemon, Leonard Pierce, Jim Ruland, Claire Zulkey The Turf Club, 1601 University Ave.
For more info click here.


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KELR Poetry Editor Reading Event Date: January 30, 2005, 8pm
Poetry Alex Lemon reads at the Typo mag reading
Cloister Cafe ( 238E 9th St. between 2 and 3 Ave)
For more info click here.


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Konundrum Engine Poetry Reading Event Date: January 29, 2005, 7pm
We are pleased to present a night of poetry readings by a great line-up.
Featuring: Michael Burkard, Adam Clay, Eric Elshtain, Cate Marvin, Jon Woodward.
Hosted by KELR Poetry editor Alex Lemon.
KGB Bar (85 E. 4th St bt 2 & 3 Ave)
For more info and bios of the readers, click here.


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Konundrum Engine Pushcart Prize Nominations Event Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2004

We want to give some props to a few of our contributors. The following are this year's nominees:
Poetry: Elaine Bleakney, Jnana Hodson, Sonya Postmentier, Jon Woodward
Prose: Daniel Alarcon, Ken Krimstein


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Konundrum Engine Reading Event Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2004, 8pm
We are pleased to present a night of fiction readings by a line-up of new and upcoming writers.
Featuring: Daniel Alarcon, Samantha Hunt, and Tobias Seamon.
Hosted by KELR editor Pitchaya Sudbanthad.
Rififi (E. 11th St bt 1st & 2nd Ave)
For more info and bios of the readers, click here.


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KC Reads at Atomic Reading Series Event Date: Sunday, September 5th, 7pm
Former KELR Poetry Editor KC Trommer reads with Kathleen Warnock, Elena Geoorgiou, and Rachel Kramer Bussel.
Lucky 13 Saloon, 273 13th St. @ 5th Avenue,Park Slope, Brooklyn. No Cover.
Take the F Train to 7th Ave.

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Alex Lemon Is Our New Poetry Editor
There is change at KELR. We give a high-five, Woop-there-it-is welcome to new Poetry Editor Alex Lemon, who takes over the helm in all things poetic.
With Elaine Bleakney, former poetry editor KC Trommer is the co-curator of the Red Room Reading Series at Monkey Temple, which hosts poetry readings on the last Tuesday of every month.


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KELR Editor Pitchaya at 65 Hope Street Gallery Event Date: Saturday, June 5th, 7pm
Put on your play-clothes and please join us for readings by poet Michele Kotler, essayist Meredith Phillips and the aforementioned Pitchaya. Hosted by Nikki Westfall. The gallery is BYOB, yo!
65 Hope Street Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
For directions, click here.

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KELR Poetry Reading Event Date: Tuesday, May 25th, 7pm
The Konundrum Engine Literary Review presents readings by some of the magazine’s featured poets. The line-up includes: Elaine Bleakney, Oni Buchanan, Alex Lemon, Sonya Posmentier, and Jon Woodward. Hosted by poetry editor KC Trommer.
For more info click here.
Monkey Temple's Red Room Reading Series, 558 Broome St. (at Varick Street)

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KELR Editor Pitchaya Guest-Hosts Barbes Reading Event Date: Tuesday, May 11th, 7pm
Jennifer Paddock, author of A Secret Word reads. Come hear. Come drink.
Barbes, 376 Ninth Street (at 6th Avenue), Brooklyn
For directions, click here.

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KELR Editor Pitchaya at Barbes Reading Event Date: Tuesday, April 13, 7pm
One-Page Stories by Gina Zucker, Darin Strauss, Dave Koch, Josh Melrod, Tara Wray, Justin Jamail, Albert Mobilio, Lacy Schutz, Ian Bickford, Maud Newton, Michael Hearst, Pitchaya Sudbanthad, Cole Webster and Ben Shapiro.
Hosted by Nelly Reifler.

Barbes, 376 Ninth Street (at 6th Avenue), Brooklyn
For directions, click here.

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KELR Lee Klein Egotouristic Captions Contest
Several years ago, Mr. Lee Klein, editor of Eyeshot, churned out a book of the highest onanist quality. Yes, we all have those David Foster Wallace moments, but somehow Mr. Klein's is now appearing in print. If you are inclined, do read Incidents of Egotourism in the Temporary World, provided you have nothing else better to spend your time on, like porn, which we highly recommend. In the meantime, readers sent captions for these goofy pictures of Mr. Klein. According to the Kleinster, the best one received a copy of the book along with self-service oral pleasure from a plastic giraffe. Those that exceptionally amuse editor Pitchaya were posted. Not all captions submissions were, because editor Pitchaya is a jerk. See the contest by clicking here.

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KELR Reading to Benefit the Doe Fund Event Date: Thur Jan 22, 7-9pm
The Konundrum Engine Literary Review presents readings from writers and poets on Thursday January 22, 7pm, at Rififi (E. 11th St bt 1st & 2nd Ave). Featured readers include the notorious Jonathan Ames, acclaimed writer John Haskell, and emerging playwright Dennis Diclaudio and actor Michael Ewing. Voluntary donations at the event will benefit the Doe Fund, a homeless-to-work training shelter. For more info, click here.

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Announcing the First KELR Fiction Writing Group Deadline Extended to January 15, 2004
Here's how it works. To be considered for the group, send something you've written. This could be what you want to work on with the group or it could be something that you've got lying around. To make this nice and cozy, we're only taking eight people max, one of whom will already be fiction editor Pitchaya, so correct that, seven people. Come early January, we'll announce on this site who's in.
The group will go on for about three months. The first month will be loosely organized, just intros, assigned reading to get used to analyzing stories, and maybe a meeting every other week to discuss how you're doing, what you're working on. The ensuing month, we will meet each week, probably on Wed night, at a to-be-named location in the East Village or First-L-Stop Williamsburg to discuss two stories. Each session will also include a round-up of everyone's progress, how we're writing, success and failures. We will also correspond by e-mail. We will be constructive and honest. We will whip each other into shape. The following month will be to discuss the redraft in the same format. Hopefully, something good will emerge of this. If not, oh well. There will be opportunities to continue working with peeps. This is an ongoing experiment.
So if you are interested, send something to editor Pitchaya at prose@konundrum.com. Put "Writing Group" in the subject line.

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Be a Volunteer Tutor with KELR Event Date: Now
When he is not totally clowning around, which he does often, Pitchaya, the editor of this site, volunteers as a tutor at a homeless work-training shelter up in Harlem. The guys there are really hungry to learn. They really want to make a change for the better in their lives, and are either trying to get their GEDs or are trying to brush up on reading/math skills. What they need is more one-on-one help, and with only two volunteers available, it's been pretty difficult to spread the knowledge around. Having had the courage to try to make a change, these guys deserve much more, and the editor of this site kindly asks all who have time available on Mondays, 6pm-8pm, and are inclined to help, to please contact him. The facility offers a van ride downtown for tutors after the weekly sessions. Contact the KELR editor at lit@konundrum.com for more info.

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KELR Editor Reads at the Sunday Salon Event Date: August 17, 2003
Let it be known to all New Yorkers that on Sunday Aug 17th at 7pm KELR editor Pitchaya will be part of a reading along with Land-Grant College Review folks. For more details go to: sundaysalon.com. The Soundz Lounge is up by Columbia U., just south of 125th St. and Broadway (between LaSalle St& Tiemann Pl--1/9 subway stop at 125th St).
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Event Date: July 28, 2003
We launched. Check out our launch poster.