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lost in space group art show


"Lost in Space" 
Opening reception Friday, May 29th, 7:00pm.
May 29th - June 21st.  

Featuring artists: 
Brendan Monroe, Bwana Spoons, Deth P. Sun, Evah Fan, Ian Ferguson, Jen Tong, Jordan Crane, Josh Cochran, Kristen Liu-Wong, Robert Plater, Seonna Hong, Shawn Cheng

Art pieces now available online, click here!


"Islands (Distance)" by Brendan Monroe.

"Space" by Seonna Hong.

"Kirk" by Evah Fan.

"Black Waves" by Bwana Spoons.

"Bya for Byakko" by Shawn Cheng.

Josh Cochran

"Darwynn" by Robert Plater.

"Magic in the Air" by Ian Hydeon.

"Dino Island" by Jen Tong.

"She Decided to be with a Bad Boy for Once" by Kristen Liu-Wong.

"Lonely Planet" by Deth P. Sun.

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deth p. sun | brooklyn solo show | april 25 - may 24


Now on sale online, click here to view all the pieces.

Deth P. Sun 
Solo show, "Being and Nothingness"
April 25th - May 24th, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 25th 7:00 - 9:00pm
(Oh and yes...Deth will be at the opening!)

Grumpy Bert 
82 Bond St. Brooklyn, NY 11217


"Cat Sitting in Smoke Field" 16x20" Acrylic on wood.

"Hulu Hooping" 10x8" Acrylic on wood.

"Eat Your Feels" 10x8" Acrylic on wood.

"Donut Cat" 10x8" Acrylic on wood.

"Terrarium" 10x8" Acrylic on wood.

"Two Wolves Talking" 10x8" Acrylic on wood. 

"Cat Holding House in Space" 10x8" Acrylic on wood. 

"Dark Images" 10x8" Acrylic on wood.

"Cat Holding Mushroom" 16x16" Acrylic on wood.

"Skeleton in Jungle" 14x18" Acrylic on wood.


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cravings show


Cravings Show
March 6th - March 29th, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, March 6th 7:00pm

Featuring artists: Adrienne Arredondo, Alexandra Beguez, Logan Fitzpatrick, Dan Goodsell, Mike Hinson, Michael C. Hsiung, Andrea Kang, Aya Kakeda, Kate MacDonald, Rose Wong, Dianna Xu, Debra Ziss

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"Galactus, Eater of Planets" by Mike Hinson.

"Marshmallows" by Andrea Kang.

"Almost There" by Rose Wong.

"Purrrfect Cut" by Aya Kakeda.

"On the lascivious nature of wild centaurs" by Michael C. Hsiung.

"Harbison" by Debra Ziss.

"I just chug-a-lug my coffee mug" by Logan Fitzpatrick.

"Forbidden Love" by Dan Goodsell.


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ex stories - reading and opening reception



Please Note: the Reading has reached full capacity.  Please join us at the reception approximately at 8:30pm.

On Saturday, February 7, 2015, in an anti-Valentine’s Day celebration, Lost Lit and Grumpy Bert presents Ex.Stories, a special, Literary Reading and Art Show Opening. Come hear true, real-life stories about the Ex. Not any Ex., but THE EX. that changed the direction of the reader’s life. That made or shaped that person into someone different. That left an imprint in some huge way, that no other person has. Or will.

We’ll laugh. We’ll cry. We’ll hear stories that leave impressions on our hearts even if it’s the reader’s heart that’s broken.


Date: Saturday, February 7, 2015
Time: 7:00pm (Reading) - Reception following the reading
Place: Grumpy Bert 82 Bond St., Brooklyn, NY 11217
Admission: FREE! (donations welcome)


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flipbookit show : brooklyn


FlipBooKit Show : Brooklyn
November 22 - December 28, 2014
Opening Night: November 22nd 7:00-10:00pm

Grumpy Bert
82 Bond St. Brooklyn, NY 11217

Featuring artists:
Adrienne Arredondo, Nate Bear, Alexandra Beguez, Andrew Bell, Jeffrey Braun, Jeffery Brown, Heather Cardone, Rhianon Chaos, Shawn Cheng, Luke Chueh, Ramiro Davaro-Comas, Eleanor Davis, Theo Ellsworth, Mike Egan, Logan Fitzpatrick, Natalie Gamble, Susie Ghahremani, Dan Goodsell, Grumpy Bert, Mike Hinson, Michael C. Hsiung, Aya Kakeda, Victor Kerlow, Rachel Koukal, Kozyndan, Kim Ku, Abe Lincoln Jr, Grant Lindahl, Julia Liu, Christina Lu, Jerome Lu, Kate MacDonald, Marka27, Hermann Mejia, Kwanchai Moriya, Robert Plater, Brandon Sines, Jesse Tise, Scott Tolleson, Edwin Ushiro, Casey Weldon, Wizard Skull, Rose Wong, XrayDreams, Yoskay Yamamoto, Jeni Yang



Mike Egan

 Theo Ellsworth


 Shawn Cheng

 Dan Goodsell

 Victor Kerlow

 Grumpy Bert


Michael C. Hsiung

 Julia Liu

 Luke Chueh

 Aya Kakeda

 Nate Bear

 Yoskay Yamamoto

 Kate MacDonald

 Christina Lu


 Robert Plater

 Jeni Yang

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theo ellsworth book release party and signing


We're super thrilled to host Theo Ellsworth's release party for his new comic book, "The Understanding Monster Book Two".  Theo will be on hand signing books as well as the fine publishers, Secret Acres.  

The first 10 guests will receive a free promo print specially made for this event.

Date: November 6th, 2014
Time: 7:30 - 9:30pm-ish
Place: Grumpy Bert - 82 Bond St. Brooklyn

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brooklyn book festival


We're super excited to be back at this year's Brooklyn Book Festival (Sunday, September 21). Not only will we have a booth, but we're also hosting a special Bookend Writing Workshop event run by Lost Lit and New York Writer's Coalition.  The Bookend Writing Workshop is on Saturday, September 20 at 3pm, more details here.

We'll be at booth number 812 (near the youth pavilion) from 10-6pm.  We're sharing the booth with Lost Lit.  Come by and say hi, Remy the pug will be there too!

Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza
209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, New York
Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014


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adoption letters: unsealed


***UPDATE: (as of Fri. May 16, 2014) This event is SOLD OUT. If you’d still like to attend email lynne (at) to be placed on a wait list.***

Lost Lit is thrilled to team up with Land of Gazillion Adoptees to bring you a unique spin on discussing adoption and its many shades of grey. Featured guests intimately invested in the adoption community will use the letter format to express their point of view. It’s our hope that with the co-mingling of these diverse voices, a new/different perspective about adoption will emerge for all attendees.

Featuring: David Amarel, Martha Crawford, Lynne Connor, Kathryn Joyce, James Lane, Andy Marra, Joy Liebrenthal Rho, John Sanvidge. Kevin Vollmers, the mastermind behind Land of Gazillion Adoptees, will be emceeing the night.

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL! We want the audience to be fully engaged and involved in this discussion. After the presentations, there will be time for everyone to write their own letter to someone or a group of people and then have the chance to read their letter aloud. Since the act of writing and reading your thoughts aloud on such a loaded topic (adoption) can be intimidating, paralyzing even, we invite audience members to write their letters at home (yeah like HW), bring them in and then volunteer to read the letter aloud. OR, there will be an option to place letters in a real time mail box to be read aloud by one of the presenters.

Wed. May 28, 2014
7:00pm – 8:30pm Reading
8:30pm – 9:30pm Reception

Grumpy Bert
82 Bond St.
Brooklyn, NY 11217

FREE! (donations welcome) Since seating is very limited YOU MUST RSVP. Email lynne (at) & provide:
*First/ Last name
*Email/ Phone #
*If you’re bringing a guest (limit to +1)
*Adoption affiliation & OR why you’d like to attend
*How you found out about this event

***Seat not guaranteed until confirmation email received***

For complete details CLICK HERE!



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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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life on mars | june 7 - july 13


***Available online: click here***

Life on Mars
June 7 - July 13, 2014
Opening Art Reception, Saturday, June 7th at 7:30pm

Continuing our annual space theme, this year we are proud to present Life on Mars.  A playful display of art focusing on the red planet.  Featuring artists include Scott Albrecht, APAK, Alexandra Beguez, Andrew Bell, Ramiro Davaro-Comos, Theo Ellsworth, Evah Fan, Michael C. Hsiung, Brendan Monroe, Monica Ramos.


Mars talk, Saturday, June 7th at 6:00pm

On opening night, June 7th, we also invited special guests to speak about the current happenings on the planet Mars (expeditions, life on mars, etc).  Scheduled to speak:  Miriam Kramer (Staff writer,, Caleb Scharf (Director of Astrobiology - Columbia University) and Chris Patil (Mars One Project candidate).




APAK, Life on Mars (detailed)

Brendan Monroe, Dunes (detailed)

Michael C. Hsiung

Ramiro Davaro Comas, (detailed)

 Andrew Bell, Surface Walker: Mars (detailed)


Theo Ellsworth, Earth to Mars in 3.8 seconds (detailed)

Evah Fan, Miniature Golf on Mars (detailed)

Scott Albrecht (detailed)

Alexandra Beguez (detailed)

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