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s05e01: Ginsberg, Bangura, Manda, Chiem, Lee

We are so psyched to announce the lineup of our first episode of Season 5: Aeon Ginsberg, Fullamusu Bangura, Meher Manda, Richard Chiem, and Youngseo Lee! Join us online on Thursday, October 29 at 8 PM ET for readings, raffles, and some spoooooooky rascal antics. Though ofc not required, we strongly recommend that guests come clad in Halloween costumes and/or haunted Zoom backgrounds—there may be prizes in it for you! >:-)


  • Who: Aeon Ginsberg, Fullamusu Bangura, Meher Manda, Richard Chiem, and Youngseo Lee

  • What: Readings, book raffles, spooky sh*t

  • Where: Online register

  • When: Thursday, October 29 • 8 PM ET

  • Accessibility: Closed captioning will be provided

  • Admission: Free and open to the public; advance registration required

  • Facebook event

About the Readers:

Aeon Ginsberg (they/them) is a writer and performer from Baltimore City, MD. They are the author of Greyhound, the 2019 winner of the Noemi Press Poetry Prize, and their work has been published in journals all over. Aeon is a Taurus, a bartender, and a bitch.

Fullamusu Bangura is a writer originally from Washington, D.C. and currently residing in Chicago, Illinois. Her work has been published in New Delta Review, Apogee Journal, and Cosmonauts Avenue (forthcoming). She's currently working on her first book about Lil' Kim's Hard Core album.

Meher Manda is a poet, short story writer, journalist, and educator originally from Mumbai, India, currently based in New York City. She earned her MFA in fiction from the College of New Rochelle where she was the founding editor-in-chief ofThe Canopy Review. She is the author of the chapbookBusted Models(No, Dear / Small Anchor, 2019), and her work has been published or is forthcoming inPeach Mag, Catapult, Epiphany, Hobart, Sporklet, Cosmonauts Avenue, and elsewhere. She was a fellow of the Rad(ical) Poetry Consortium at DreamYard and has been nominated for Best New Poets 2020 and Best of the Net Anthology 2020. 

Richard Chiem is the author of You Private Person (Sorry House Classics, 2017), and the novel, King of Joy (Soft Skull, 2019), which was long listed for the 2020 PEN Open Book Award. He was named a 2019 Writer to Watch by the Los Angeles Times. He has taught at Hugo House, Catapult, and at the University of Washington Bothell. He lives in Seattle.

Youngseo Lee is eighteen, taking a gap year, and just vibing. She is newly based in Virginia, though she is from Seoul and Arizona. A 2020 National YoungArts Finalist in Creative Nonfiction and cat lady with no cats of her own, she has work that has appeared or is forthcoming in Entropy, Emory Lullwater Review, Hominum Journal, and more.



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