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Join us on Friday, June 28th, at 7 PM at the Bureau of General Services – Queer Division to hear Simon Jacobs, Basil Papademos, and Eric Sasson read.
Simon Jacobs is a young writer from Ohio. He curates the Safety Pin Review, a wearable medium for work of fewer than 30 words, and his writing has appeared in Weave, Paper Darts, Steampunk Magazine, and The Norton Anthology of Jealous Ass Bitches.
Born in Toronto in 1957, Basil Papademos has lived in Montreal, London, Athens, Istanbul, Vancouver, New York and Los Angeles. He currently resides in Bangkok. After more than twenty-five years as a narcotics addict and drug retailer, occasional sex worker and sometime procurer, Basil went to Thailand in 2011 to clean up and finish writing his novel, Mount Royal: There’s Nothing Harder Than Love.
The treatment worked. He is currently completing his next novel, How To F*ck Your Psychiatrist, coming out in the fall of 2013. Basil is a regular contributor to Sabotage Times, Modern ViewPoint magazine and Open Book Toronto.
Eric Sasson writes “Ctrl-Alt,” a column on alternative culture for the Wall Street Journal. His short story collection, Margins of Tolerance, was the 2011 Tartt First Fiction Award runner-up and was published by Livingston Press in May 2012. His stories have been nominated for the Robert Olen Butler prize, the Pushcart prize, and one is in The Best Gay Stories 2013. Other recent publication credits include pieces in The New Republic, Independent Ink. Explosion Proof, Connotation Press, BLOOM, Nashville Review, The Puritan, Liquid Imagination, and THE2NDHAND, among others. In 2012 he was awarded a Tennessee Williams scholarship to the Sewanee Writers Conference as well as residency fellowships to Ragdale and the Hambidge Center. He received his MA in Creative Writing from NYU and has taught fiction writing at the Sackett Street Writers Workshop in Brooklyn, where he was born, bred, and still resides.