On Friday, May 31st at 7PM, Paragraph Members Carol Bartold, Kirsten Major and Richard Jeffrey Newman shared their work at KGB Bar.
Carol Bartold is a Delaware native and Bronxville, New York resident Carol Bartold graduated with Honors in Music from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia and studied Business Administration at California State University, Los Angeles. She worked as an auditor for Price Waterhouse, financial analyst for 20thCentury Fox Film Corporation, and controller for TreePeople Inc. She holds the Master in Fine Arts degree in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She is the senior reporter for www.MyHometownBronxville.com. When she isn’t writing or recording debits and credits, Bartold sings at Christ Church, Concordia College and with the Sarah Lawrence College Women’s Vocal Ensemble and Chamber Choir.
Kirsten Major was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and holds an MFA from Cornell University, where she restored a 1968 Volkswagen Squareback and then accidentally blew it up a month later. Her writing has appeared in various magazines and journals, including the Rake, Chelsea, The Berkeley Fiction Review, and Popular Mechanics. She is, so far as she knows, the only author of a New York Times’ Modern Love Column that was not about her own love life. Kirsten will be reading from “Student Loans in Outer Space,” which will be released in Sept 2013.
Richard Jeffrey Newman writes about the impact of feminism on his life as a man and of classical Persian poetry on our lives as Americans. His books include The Silence of Men, a volume of poetry, and The Teller of Tales: Stories from Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh, a translation of part of the Iranian national epic. He curates the First Tuesdays reading series in Queens and is on the Board of Directors of Newtown Literary Alliance, a Queens-based literary non-profit. He is professor of English at Nassau Community College in Garden City, NY. His website is www.richardjnewman.com.