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Kugelmass Issue 2 Launch
Saturday, March 31, 2012 | 7 PM
Free for members /$5 for nonmembers

Hartford, Connecticut - Real Art Ways is pleased to present the launch party of Kugelmass Issue 2 on April Fool's Day Eve. Join us for a night of story telling and tomfoolery.

Kugelmass, based out of Danbury, Connecticut, is a journal of literary humor. Each issue of Kugelmass features stories, essays and poetry. The work is funny; funny can be sad, poignant, gritty, and whimsical. Issue 2 includes work from Aimee Bender, Yoni Brenner, Ellen Ferguson, William Giraldi, Ben Greenman, Dan Kennedy, Daniel Nester, and others.

During the launch party, Ellen Ferguson, Jenny Allen and Daniel Galef will read their stories. More readers will be announced in the next couple weeks.

About The Readers
Ellen Ferguson

Ellen Ferguson writes the "Diversity in the News" column for McSweeney's, and her nonfiction has also been published in Diversity Prep, Publisher's Weekly, and SPY. Her McSweeney's column has been widely reprinted online. Her poetry can be found online on identitytheory and the Brooklyn Reading Works, and in print in Long Island Quarterly. Before she started teaching English, Satire and Nonfiction in New Jersey and New Hampshire, she worked at The New Yorker Magazine and SPY.

Jenny Allen
Jenny Allen's one-person show, "I Got Sick Then I Got Better" was first presented at New York Theatre Workshop and has been seen in theaters and venues around the country. She has been featured in The Moth live storytelling series and her articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, More, Esquire, New York, and other magazines. Her work also appears in several anthologies, including the current bestseller The 50 Funniest American Writers.

Daniel Galef
Daniel Galef, an avid reader, fencer, and scholar, boasts in this journal his first nationally published work of fiction (with apologies to those who believed it). Currently attending Montclair High School in New Jersey, he writes whenever he can, valiantly ignoring schoolwork, sleep, and, occasionally, commas, though rarely.

David Holub, editor and founder of Kugelmass
David Holub's stories and essays have appeared in more than 30 publications, including McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Barrelhouse, The Christian Science Monitor, 3AM Magazine, Hobart and Monkeybicycle. He has an MFA from Western Connecticut State University and teaches writing and rhetoric at the University of Hartford.



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