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ruff rough - lit crawl brooklyn


Lost Lit is thrilled to host Lit Crawl Brooklyn again, making this our second year of literary fun and frolic. With Remy the Pug as this year’s program inspiration, he will be in attendance and invites his furry and human friends to partake in what’s sure to be a ruff rough reading!

Ruff Rough

We all have something to bark about. Some louder than others. From the canine furry variety, to the non-furry, naked, human kind. Join us for a special reading where Tim Barker, Lynne Connor, Wynne Kontos, Theresa Navarro, Regina Porter and Charissa Townsend will honor all things ruff rough.

Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014
Time: 5:00pm – 5:45pm
Place: Grumpy Bert 82 Bond St. Brooklyn, NY 11217

Admission: FREE! (donations welcome), seating is first come first serve

Presenters Bios:

TIM BARKER is an actor/voice over artist who resides with his wife Tracy in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Sights & sounds of his work can be found at Much thanks to Lynne and Lost Lit for the opportunity to discover unchartered territory in the land of paper and pen!

LYNNE CONNOR, a Korean adoptee transplant from New Jersey calls herself a writer. She received her M.F.A. in creative writing from Mills College and has been published in the Asian American literary journal, Kartika Review, as well as Adoption Today Magazine. Currently, Lynne has a love hate relationship with her memoir ABANDON ME and hopes to return to her YA fiction manuscript that’s been patiently waiting for attention. In the meantime, Lynne is a certified Amherst Writers & Artists affiliate leading creative writing workshops through Lost Lit. She resides in Brooklyn, NY with her husband, Grumpy Bert and furry son Remy-the-Pug. Twitter:@LostLitBrooklyn  Instagram: @remythepug

WYNNE KONTOS is a Midwestern native who arrived in NYC sitting on a cooler as a middle seat in a two-person U-Haul. She is a licensed Masters-level social worker in the South Bronx, a macaroni and cheese aficionado, fashion junky, friend hanger-outter, avid reader and a poor organizer of closets. Wynne has been a writer for as long as she can remember. She was the recipient of an honorable mention in poetry at Purdue University’s Indiana writing contest, and was published in “Love Sick:Growing Up With a Parent Who Has Cancer.” She has done poetry readings in Indiana, but this is her first memoir reading so she thanks you for your patience. Look for Wynne & Fezziwig online on the following platforms:
Twitter:@wynneisdinner Instagram:WhenKnots

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, THERESA NAVARRO moved from the island of O’ahu to the island of Manhattan to produce and promote multi-platform independent storytelling. Now based in Brooklyn, her current projects focus on youth-centered community engagement initiatives with partners like HBO, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2011, Theresa was featured as one of 15 Asian Pacific American Women Leaders for her work in promoting the media arts. She holds undergraduate degrees from the University of California at Riverside, and completed her graduate work at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. As an independent film actress and producer, her recent credits include YES, WE’RE OPEN (CAAMFEST ’12), DAYLIGHT SAVINGS (South by Southwest ’12), the upcoming sci-fi feminist feature film ADVANTAGEOUS, and the feature-length sports documentary 9-MAN, which will be playing as part of Stranger Than Fiction Docs at the IFC Center this Tuesday, May 20.  Twitter:@theresaxtine

REGINA PORTER is an award-winning writer whose works have been presented at Playwrights Horizons, The Joseph Papp Theater, New York Stage & Film, The Woolly Mammoth Theater, and Horizons Theater Company. Ms. Porter has received commissions from The Women’s Project, The Actor’s Theater of Louisville, and Mixed Blood Theater in Minneapolis. Her plays have been anthologized in Plays from Woolly Mammoth by Broadway and Heinemann’s Scenes For Women by Women, and her writing has been profiled in Southern Women Playwrights: New Essays in History & Criticism by University of Alabama Press. Ms. Porter recently completed her first novel.

CHARISSA TOWNSEND is a native Detroiter by way of Chicago, but currently calls Brooklyn home. She’s held different job titles in the nonprofit field where she’s learned a lot about the human experience from different racial, economic, social and emotional perspectives. These hilarious, sad, and amazing perspectives make up the characters in her fictional stories, inspire her poems and are the motivation behind her forthcoming novel.

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