The Greek-American Writers’ Association
6-7:30 PM, Saturday, May 19th, 2012
29 Cornelia Street (Between West 4th & Bleecker Streets)
A freelance journalist, Penelope Karageorge writes frequently about film and theatre. She is the author of a crime novel, Murder at Tomorrow (Walker Publishing), Stolen Moments (Pinnacle Press) and a poetry collection, Red Lipstick and the Wine-Dark Sea (Pella Publishing). Her short stories have been published in journals as diverse as Mouth Full of Bullets and The Charioteer. Penelope began her career as a Newsweek reporter, interviewing luminaries including Bette Davis and Cary Grant. She was publicity director of People magazine. She's currently developing her original film script, a romantic comedy set on the Greek island of Lemnos, Drinking the Sun.
Roxanne Hoffman worked on Wall Street, now answers a patient hotline for a New York home healthcare provider. Her words can be found, on and off the net, in Amaze: The Cinquain Journal, Clockwise Cat, Danse Macabre, The Fib Review, Hospital Drive, Lips Magazine, Lucid Rhythms, Mobius: The Poetry Magazine, The New Verse News, The Pedestal Magazing and Shaking Like a Mountain; the indie flick Love and the Vampire starring Dave Gold and Rick Poli; and several anthologies including The Bandana Republic: A Literary Anthology by Gang Members and Their Affiliates (Soft Skill Press), Love After 70 (Wising Up Press), and It All Changed in an Instant: More Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure (Harper Perennial). She started the small literary press Poets Wear Prada with her late husband in 2006, and continues to runs it with the poet, fiction writer and translator Jack Cooper.Her elegiac poem "In Loving Memory" with illustrations by Connecticut artist Edward Odwitt was published as a chapbook in 2011.
Larissa Shmailo has been published in The Unbearables Big Book of Sex, Barrow Street, Fulcrum, Rattapallax, Drunken Boat, Big Bridge, Mad Hatters Review, Naropa’s We among other publications. Larissa translated the Russian Futurist opera Victory over the Sun by A. Kruchenych for the original English-language production performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, archived at the Smithsonian, the Los Angeles County Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art. Her CD, Exorcism won her the 2009 New Century Music Awards for spoken word with music. Her first CD, The No-Net World, is heard frequently on the radio and internet. She has published three books of poetry, In Paran (BlazeVox), A Cure for Suicide (Cervena Barva Press), and the e-book Fib Sequence (Argotist Ebooks).