Past Event

Columbia Selects: MFA Readings at the KGB Bar | November 2023

November 1, 2023
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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85 E 4th St
New York, NY 10003
Take the F Train to 2nd Ave

Join us Wednesday, November 1, at 7 pm, for the next Columbia Selects reading of the 2023–2024 season! 

Our lineup this month:

Ryan Lonergan '21 is a filmmaker, photographer, and novelist. He wrote, directed, produced, edited, and performed in Kill the Monsters, named one of 5 Under the Radar Films of 2018 by the Los Angeles Times, who called it "a joyous... bold, snappy, head-spinningly clever tale.” Other films include Three LadiesThe Fall of 1980, Skate Great!, and A Thousand Beautiful Things. He holds a BFA in Theatre from NYU and an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University. He is the recipient of the Felipe P. De Alba Prize for his novel, Olathe.

Ciera Robinson '22 is a writer from Atlanta, Georgia. Her novel Imperfectly Laced focuses on how colorism affects the lives and dance careers of two teenage black girls, Makeda and Vashti. She hopes that her writing touches and inspires others to dream big, take risks, and use their voices to speak good into the world.

Daniel Kagan-Kans '19 is a writer from Maryland living in New York. A graduate of the Columbia University School of the Arts nonfiction writing program, he's the author of a book-length manuscript on baths and bathing called Why I Am So Moist. He is represented by Sarah Fuentes at United Talent Agency.

What is Columbia Selects? Columbia Selects is an alumni reading series hosted by the Columbia MFA Writing Program. In recent years, many of our featured writers have achieved critical and commercial success. This is your chance to glimpse who you'll be reading in 2025!

Columbia Selects is curated by Bryan VanDyke '00 and Emily Austin '10.

Come for the talent. Stay for the camaraderie and cocktails.

For more info send an email to [email protected]