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"City Stories: Stoops to Nuts" 
May 13, 2014
 @ Cornelia Street Café @ 6pm

Alfonso Colasuonno graduated from Beloit College with a BA in Creative Writing. He is a native son of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, and aims to inject the chaotic energy of working-class New York into his writing. Alfonso currently splits his time between tutoring, maintaining a website to promote emerging writers and artists and his literary pursuits. (, His poetry and fiction have and will appear in The Eunoia Review; The Milo Review; The Camel Saloon; Dead Snakes; Horror Sleaze Trash; ppigpenn; Zygote in my Coffee; Randomly Accessed Poetics; Gutter Eloquence; and Citizens for Decent Literature and other publications. Alfonso posts links to all his published pieces on his website (

Robin Eisgrau, a graduate of NYU and The High School of Art & Design is a native New Yorker who can't picture herself living anywhere else. She wrote, produced and starred in her one-woman show "A Live" which was staged at the Bowery Poetry Club. She studied acting at the Deena Levy Theater Studio and Improv at the Homegrown Theater. She was editor-in-chief of NET magazine and her writing has appeared in publications such as Paper, Time Out New York, Seventeen, The New York Post and New York Newsday. This is her second appearance at City Stories and she is very pleased to be here.

Ginny Leise is a writer, actor and comedian. She can be seen improvising with her indie team Das Buttwerk & telling stories all over New York City. In 2012, her sketch group ThreeGForce won recognition from the Vote It Forward Festival for their video Getting Political. The May, storytelling brings her to Boston for the Women in Comedy Festival. Her site:

John Lewis is a writer, actor and internet radio host. He has played various roles in regional theater productions, independent films and television commercials. He has also written for the stage, creating and performing his one-man show “In the Ballpark,” examining the passionate, sensitive and funny side of the 'World of Sports' through the mediums of theater and fine arts. A noted sports broadcasting historian, John is the author of “Radio Master – The Life and Times of Sports Broadcasting Great Ted Husing.” (Langdon Street Press) He lives in New York City with his wife and two children. 

Thomas Pryor's work is published in The New York Times, A Prairie Home Companion, and other periodicals. His blog:"Yorkville: Stoops to Nuts," is listed in The New York Times Blog Roll. Thomas appeared on PBS's TV series: "Baseball: A New York Love Story," NBC TV’s “New York Nonstop,” and Radio’s “This American Life.” His photography book, "River to River ~ New York Scenes From a Bicycle," was published in 2012 (YBK). Last year, Cornelia Street Café hosted his two-month photography exhibition. NBC TV, New York Press/Our Town Downtown and NY1 TV praised the exhibit and the book. His stories are featured in three anthologies, “Have A NYC 2,” “Lost and Found: Stories from New York” and “Mickey Mantle - Memories and Memorabilia."

Marie Sabatino has been writing stories since she was a little girl. She has been telling stories all over NYC for the last ten years at venues like The National Arts Club, Galapagos Art Space, KGB Bar, Happy Ending Lounge and the Lit Crawl in Manhattan. You can find her work in publications like Mr. Beller's Neighborhood, Word Riot, Fluence Magazine and Freerange Nonfiction, among other places. Marie is currently working on a collection of personal stories about her misadventures in New York City, which is certain to scare the hell out of her parents when this becomes available to the public. She apologizes to them in advance for this.You can hear Marie again this month at KGB Bar on May 10th and at the Lit Crawl in Brooklyn on May 17th and can go to their websites for more details: and This will be her first time sharing a story for Stoops to Nuts.

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