Photos by Christopher Booth
Originally from Leitrim, Ireland and now teaching at the United Nations International School, James Rogers returned for a third Salon reading. Since his last visit, his story “The Pass” has been published by the Galway Review, and other stories have been published in Ireland and the UK. Tonight, he read “In the Loop,” a perfect noir-style crime story. Read more here.
A French singer-songwriter who works in English and French, Kristina Vaughan’s songs are influenced by such artists as Tori Amos, Sinead O’Connor, Fiona Apple and chansonnier Léo Ferré. She sang two originals: a love song from her debut album, The Art of Love, (available on all musical platforms) and, fittingly for the Salon, “Orpheus Rising,” a tribute to poetry scene in Paris.
For more on Kristina.
Phillip Giambri says the characters in his forthcoming book The Amorous Adventures of Blondie and Boho (Two East Village Dive Bar Coyotes) represent “the artists, writers, musicians, dancers, barflies, dreamers, and assorted East Village crazies, who’ve been my partners in crime, and creativity all these years.” In Phil’s story, “Lucky, Lulu, and a Cat Named Bo (Cold Turkey),” a loving couple in a 7th Street tenement get their Thanksgiving feast from a dive bar. Notes Phil, “It’s a love story.” This was Phil’s first visit to the Salon, and we hope he’ll return with more tales.
For more of Phillip’s stories.