Below is the press release (written by Nicholas Kaufmann) for the event:
On Monday, July 18th, from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, New York City’s famed literary establishment, the KGB Bar, will host Dark Visions: An Evening of Horror. Participating in this highly anticipated reading and signing event are:
Chesya Burke has published over forty short stories in various publications including Dark Dreams: Horror and Suspense by Black Writers, Voices From the Other Side, and Whispers in the Night, each published by Kensington Publishing Corp.; the historical, science and speculative fiction magazine Would That It Were, and many more. Several of her articles appeared in the African American National Biography published by Harvard and Oxford University Press and she won the 2004 Twilight Tales award for short fiction. Her short story collection, Let’s Play White, debuted earlier this year and was published by APEX Books and was blurbed by Nikki Giovanni and Samuel Delany.
Nicholas Kaufmann is the Bram Stoker Award-, Shirley Jackson Award-, and Thriller Award-nominated author of Chasing the Dragon (ChiZine Publications), General Slocum’s Gold (Burning Effigy Press), Hunt at World’s End (as Gabriel Hunt, Leisure Books), and the collection Walk in Shadows (Prime Books). His fiction has appeared in Cemetery Dance, The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 3, City Slab, The Best American Erotica 2007, Playboy and others. His non-fiction has appeared in On Writing Horror (Writers Digest Books), Dark Scribe Magazine, Annabelle Magazine, Fantastic Metropolis, Hellnotes and others.
John Langan is the author of a novel, House of Windows, and a story collection, Mr. Gaunt and Other Uneasy Encounters. His stories have appeared in Ellen Datlow’s Supernatural Noir and Poe, John Joseph Adams’s The Living Dead and Wastelands, and The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. His next collection, Technicolor and Other Revelations, is forthcoming in 2012. He is an adjunct instructor at SUNY New Paltz, where he teaches courses in Creative Writing and the Gothic. He lives in upstate New York with his wife, son, dog, cats, and now fish.
Livia Llewellyn‘s fiction has appeared in Chiaroscuro Magazine, Sybil’s Garage, Subterranean Magazine, PseudoPod, Apex Magazine, Postscripts, Thaumatrope, The Magazine of Bizarro Fiction, The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 8, Unspeakable Desires: From the Shadows of the Closet; and is forthcoming in the anthologies All American Horror of the 21st Century, Aklonomicon, and Demons. Her first collection, Engines of Desire: Tales of Love & Other Horrors, was published this year by Lethe Press.
Mobile Libris will be on hand to sell copies of the authors’ books. In addition, there will be a free raffle with one lucky winner receiving a collection of books, magazines, and anthologies containing the authors’ works.
The KGB Bar is located at 85 East 4th Street, between Bowery and Second Avenue, on the second floor. This event is free and open to the public.
.Originally published at Livia Llewellyn.