A Killing-the-Buddha Revival in Religion Stories
featuring Andrew Boyd, Ashley Makar, Tobias Van Buren and Emily Weinstein
Tuesday, August 5, 7:00 p.m. hosted by Meera Subramanian, Ashley Makar and Marissa Dennis
Books available on-site!
ANDREW BOYD is the author of Daily Afflictions and Life's Little Deconstruction Book (both W.W. Norton). He is founder of the satirical grass-roots media campaign Billionaires for Bush and a founding partner of Agit-Pop Communications, which creates flash animation and online video for environmental and social-justice campaigns. He lives in New York City with his wee laptop.
ASHLEY MAKAR, a contributing co-editor of Killing the Buddha, is a poet, non-fiction and (trying fiction) writer. Her work has appeared in American Book Review, The Birmingham News, Science and Spirit magazine, and The Revealer. She has taught writing and Middle Eastern literature at Hofstra University. This fall, she's off from her happy home in Brooklyn to study Religion and the Arts, at Yale Divinity School's Institute of Sacred Music.
TOBIAS VAN BUREN is retired from his day job, but feverishly writing. "My Homeless Experience," his current work-in-progress, was written mostly while he was homeless, from Dec. 23, 1995 - December 4, 2000. He is a seasoned participant in the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen Writers' Workshop, which Ian Frazier featured in "Hungry Minds," his May 2008 New Yorker article.
EMILY WEINSTEIN writes the web site superlefty.com. Her work has been published in The Brooklyn Rail, the Huffington Post, Identity Theory, killingthebuddha.com, Mr. Beller's Neighborhood, McSweeney's Internet Tendancy, The Morning News, and Venus.
She is currently working on a book about the travels and travails of a punk rock orchestra, and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
MEERA SUBRAMANIAN, who will emcee KtB's August 5 Revival, writes about culture and the environment for The New York Times, Audubon, Salon, Grist, Science & Spirit, and others. Based in Brooklyn, she seeks out the wild world hidden within the urban landscape and can be seen sneaking around the city with binoculars as she works on a book about the peregrine falcons of New York City.
MARISSA DENNIS, a contributing KtB editor, is a Ph.D. student in the media, culture and communication program at NYU, where she is studying the role of the medical interpreter in New York hospitals. With a background in cultural studies,
she spent several years in Latin America studying cross-cultural issues in mental health and sexuality. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and new baby.