Fatal Flaw Live NYC Showcase

Join us for this in-person event in NYC featuring a selection of Fatal Flaw’s published contributors reading their poetry, fiction, and nonfiction and showing their art. This memorable night at our favorite bookstore/bar Book Club Bar will span the weird, the wise, the wonderful, and everything in between.

RSVP here. The event will also be streaming on Instagram Live.


Reeya Banerjee

Reeya Banerjee is a musician and writer based in New York’s Capital District by way of the Hudson Valley and Brooklyn. Her debut album The Way Up was released on January 27, 2022 and she is currently working on her follow-up album, tentatively planned for release in Spring 2024.  Reeya’s writing has been published in Story Screen Presents, the Peauxdunque Review, CurtCo Media’s A Moment of Your Time podcast, Fatal Flaw, and she is a Pushcart Prize nominee for her work in Streetlight Magazine. She has work forthcoming in The Vincent Brothers Review.

Alex Bisker

Originally from the midwest, Alex now lives in Brooklyn, NY. She spends her days helping improve government services as part of the growing civic tech community. In her spare time she writes short fiction, runs, and tries to get her two cats to take her seriously. alexbisker.com

James Gianetti

James Gianetti’s stories and work have appeared or is forthcoming in SmokeLong Quarterly, Fatal Flaw, Hobart, Crow Name, and Hearth and Coffin where he received an editors choice award. Beyond writing, James holds an M.A. in special education and teaches 8th grade.

Caitlin Gill

Caitlin Gill is a mixed media artist living in Westminster, Maryland. She has a B.A in Drawing and Painting from Towson University and an MFA in Curatorial Practice and Art Criticism from the Ontario College of Art and Design. She currently works as the Program Manager and Artist Registry Coordinator for Maryland Art Place (MAP) in Baltimore. Gill uses printmaking, sculpting, drawing, painting, collage, and fiber to create artwork which explores ideas of identity, femininity, and the divergence between human and animal. Evoking ideas of discomfort and repulsion, she encourages viewers to engage with how unnatural being human can sometimes feel.

Rebecca Kilroy

Rebecca Kilroy (she/her) is a novelist, short story writer, and essayist based in Massachusetts. She writes at the intersections of magic, history, and realism, tackling themes of coming-of-age, family, and mental health. Her short story "The Affliction" was published in Fatal Flaw Issue 6. Her work has also appeared in "oranges journal," "StreetLit," and "The Mount Holyoke Review." She's currently at work on a historical fantasy novella about the Irish Famine.

Maxim Matusevich

Maxim Matusevich is a historian and writer. Originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, he teaches African and Global History at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. Maxim has published extensively on the history of the Cold War and the history of African-Soviet encounters. Besides his academic publications he also writes and publishes fiction and nonfiction. His work has appeared in the Kenyon Review, New England Review, Bare Life Review, San Antonio Review, Litro, Fatal Flaw Magazine, and elsewhere.

Jade R

Jade R has worked as a model since they were 13 years old, and was a forerunner for the body positivity movement in the early 2000's. With a Creative Writing degree from Stephens College, they continue to use their passion for writing in advocacy work, particularly where it concerns body diversity in fashion and the LGBTQIA+ community. They also create content for a new queer social purpose platform, called Queerful, are currently founding an organization based on education and visibility of the trans community. They have many hobbies, including performing stand-up comedy, playing video games, and feeding the New York City park squirrels.

Nora Rose Tomas

Nora Rose Tomas is a queer interdisciplinary writer based in Brooklyn. They hold an MFA from Columbia University.

Molly Zhu

Molly is a Chinese American poet and attorney. She likes to write about chasms, dreams, tears, rage, translation and the women in her life. She was twice nominated for Pushcart prizes and has been published in both print and online journals including Hobart Pulp, the Ghost City Press, and Bodega Magazine, among others. She currently serves as assistant poetry editor for Passengers Journal, and she is the winner of the 2021 Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize awarded by the Cordella Press. Her debut chapbook, Asian American Translations, is now available for purchase.