266 Broome St. at Allen
New York City, New York

The next edition of Cupcake, the reading series for New York's best women writers, will take place on Wednesday, March 9, with an evening featuring multimedia readings by Megan Kelso and Ariel Bordeaux.

MEGAN KELSO (b.1968) was born in Seattle, Washington and studied history and political science at The Evergreen State College.  In 1993, she was the first woman to win the Xeric Grant, which she used to begin self-publishing six issues of the comicbook Girlhero. In 1998, Highwater Books collected stories from those comics in Queen of the Black Black. She is currently serializing a graphic novel called Artichoke Tales, for which she won two Ignatz Awards at the Small Press Expo in 2003. more: girlhero.com.

ARIEL BORDEAUX studied art at the Museum School in Boston and throughout the 1990s self-published five issues of the acclaimed minicomic Deep Girl. Drawn & Quarterly published her novella No Love Lost in 1997. Ariel currently lives in Rhode Island with her cartoonist husband Rick Altergott and they collaborate on the comic book series Raisin Pie, published by Fantagraphics. More: arielbordeaux.com.

Admission to Cupcake is FREE, and there is no drink minimum. Cupcake takes place at Lolita, Local indie bookseller Bluestockings will have books for sale. For more, visit cupcakeseries.com.

Added by LACerand on February 17, 2005