317 East Houston Street
New York, NY 10002
Featuring Samantha Barrow and Meagan Brothers
Hosted by Aimee Herman
Plus open mic, 21+
Samantha Barrow is a poet, performer, writer and educator. She’s the director of the Medical Humanities at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education/CUNY School of Medicine, and teaches in the Program of Narrative Medicine at Columbia University. She has facilitated creative resilience and writing workshops with survivors of sexual assault, is the author of GRIT and tender membrane (Plan B Press) and has been known to ride her motorcycle around the country sharing her poems in all kinds of venues.She really likes performing with musicians and other kinds of artists, but spend most of her time these days raising family and working to change the medical industrial complex. Creatively.
Meagan Brothers is the author of three novels for young adults; Debbie Harry Sings in French, its prequel, Supergirl Mixtapes, and Weird Girl and What’s His Name, which was named one of Kirkus Review’s Best Teen Books of 2015. Her poetry has appeared most recently in the great weather for MEDIA anthology Before Passing, and in the PostMortem issue of POSTblank Magazine. Meagan has also been, variously, a musician, a performing poet, a record store clerk, and an adjunct professor of creative writing at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY. A native Carolinian, she currently lives and works in New York City.