Natalka Burian received an MA from Columbia University where she studied Eastern European literature. She is the author of Welcome to the Slipstream, a YA novel, and A Woman’s Drink, a cocktail cookbook. Her next book, Among the Wild Young, is forthcoming from Park Row in 2020. Natalka is the co-owner of two bars in Brooklyn, Elsa and Ramona. She is also the co-founder of the Freya Project, a feminist fundraising reading series that supports small, non-profit organizations doing crucial work in communities that do not support that work.