Tongue & Groove on April 12th!


Tongue & Groove presents: Queens’s Ferry Press

A monthly offering of short fiction, personal essays, poetry, spoken word + music produced by Conrad Romo. This  month featuring: Sarah Van Arsdale, Ben Segal, Amy L Clark, Jerry Gabriel, Dina Guidubaldi, Greg Gerke, Tyrone Jaeger and Ben Nickol

Saturday April 2
6-7:00 pm
The Hotel Cafe

1623 1/2 No. Cahuenga Blvd.
Hollywood, Ca 90028


Sarah Van Arsdale is a fiction writer and illustrator living in New York City and the Catskills. She is on the fiction faculty of the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts  low-residency MFA program, and she teaches creative writing at New York University. She is a winner of the Peter Taylor Prize for the Novel, and a finalist in the inaugural year of the Galtelli International Award in Fiction. She serves on the board of the Ferro-Grumley Award in LGBT fiction. Her poetry and fiction have been widely published in literary magazines. Her website is


Ben Segal is the author of 78 Stories (No Record Press), co-author of The Wes Letters (Outpost 19), and co-editor of The Official Catalog of the Library of Potential Literature (Lit Pub). His short fiction has been published by Tin House (Online), The Collagist, Gigantic, Puerto del Sol, and many other magazines and journals. He holds an MFA from UCSD, an MA from the European Graduate School and a BA from Hampshire College, and has been a visiting scholar or writer at the University of Pennsylvania, the Haisyakkei residency in Toride, Japan, and Mustarinda House in eastern Finland. He currently lives in Los Angeles.


Amy L. Clark has had fiction and nonfiction published in Fifth Wednesday Journal, Hobart, Juked, McSwseeny s Internet Tendency, Litro, and other journals.  She is the author of Wanting, part of the collection A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness (Rose Metal Press). She is a Writing Specialist for Northeastern University s Foundation Year program in Boston.


Jerry Gabriel s first book, Drowned Boy (Sarabande, 2010), won the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction. It was a Barnes and Noble  Discover Great New Writers  selection and awarded the 2011 Towson Prize for Literature. His stories have appeared in Five Chapters, EPOCH, One Story, Alaska Quarterly Review, Big Fiction, and The Missouri Review, among many other journals. He lives in Maryland, where he teaches at St. Mary s College of Maryland and directs the Chesapeake Writers  Conference.


Dina Guidubaldi s writing has been published in various places, including Prairie Schooner, Ninth Letter, the Santa Monica Review, Cup of Fiction, SPIN, the Austin American-Statesman, and Other Voices. A graduate of Texas State University s MFA program, she lives in Austin.



Greg Gerke’s fiction and non-fiction has appeared in Tin House, The Kenyon Review Online, Denver Quarterly, Quarterly West, Mississippi Review, LIT, Film Quarterly, and others. He lives in Brooklyn.


Tyrone Jaeger was born and raised in the Catskill Mountains. He received his PhD from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and is an Associate Professor of English/Creative Writing at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas. He is the author of the cross-genre novella The Runaway Note. So Many True Believers is his first short story collection. Visit him online


Ben Nickol’s stories and essays have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Redivider, Boulevard, Fugue, CutBank, Hunger Mountain Online, The Los Angeles Review, Canoe & Kayak and elsewhere, and his second book is Adherence, a short novel forthcoming from Outpost19 in 2016. His fiction has earned an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Arkansas Arts Council, two Baucum-Fulkerson Awards from the University of Arkansas and the 2015 Beacon Street Prize from Redivider, and his nonfiction has been cited as notable work in Best American Sports Writing. He lives in Montana and teaches at Helena College



Come early!  Seating is limited and we start on time!