Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Drunken! Careening! Writers!

I had hoped to find a simple way to copy this flyer and post it here, but that technical ability aludes me this morning. I'm excited, though, and hope anyone who happens to be in the East Village on November 19 will stop by. Drunken! Careening! Writers! is always fun.

November 2009 Our Sixth Year!

Drunken! Careening! Writers!

Thursday, Nov. 19


85 E. 4th St.

"Girls Girls Girls!"

Angela Himsel, Nairne Holtz & P.E. Nolan with your hostess, Kathleen Warnock

Angela Himsel is an award winning columnist for Zeek online. Her fiction and non-fiction have been published in the New York Times, the Jewish Week, the Forward and other publications. She is currently working on a novel called, "God on the Couch."

Nairne Holtz is the author of The Skin Beneath (Insomniac, 2007), which won the Alice B. Lesbian Debut Fiction Award and was a finalist for Quebec's McAuslan First Book Prize. She has recently published a second book, This One's Going to Last Forever (Insomniac, 2009). She has also reviewed over a hundred Canadian lesbian books on her website: http://www.nairneholtz.com/

Tricia's alter ego, PENolan, came to life at KGB a couple of years ago because a stipulation in her divorce settlement requires that she write under a pseudonym. Having done her duty as a Wife and Mother, Tricia now divides her time between doing the Hokey Pokey with her students in a privileged Upper West Side preschool and emerging as a writer. That process includes her blog, Menopausal Stoners, and reading for Drunken! Careening! Writers! She is currently working on The Menopausal Stoners Guide to Parenting as well as a memoir that explains how a Nice Girl from Texas found her Self in the Looney Bin and decided to get divorced and integrate healthy sexuality into her life, not necessarily in that order.

More Cool Gals: Penny Penniworth & Wonder Woman!
Hip, hip, hooray! Penny's been extended! Playwright & DCW fave Chris Weikel's off-Broadway debut, Penny Penniworth at Emerging Artists Theatre, is being directed by another DCW fave, Mark Finley, and features June DCW reader Christopher Borg, and Jamie Heinlein in the title role, and the awesome cast is rounded out by Ellen Reilly and Jason O'Connell. The Times loved it, and so do the audiences, and now you have another week to catch this hit:

The extension runs through Nov. 8 at TADA Theater, 15 W. 28th St., 2nd Floor (betw B'way & 5th Ave.) And because he loves us, EAT Artistic Director Paul Adams is offering a discount on tickets to DCW fans: If you use discount code US when you order your seats, you can purchase a ticket for $25, a discount of $10 from the regular price of $35! There is also, as befits an offering made to DCW fans, a bar in the theatre lobby, and a special Penny drink, "The Havasnort" for your potable pleasure.Order tickets here: Brown Paper Tickets or via phone at (800) 838-3006.

Also at EAT this fall is another DCW fave (who presented a developmental reading from this show behind our very podium) is Elizabeth Whitney's Wonder Woman! A Cabaret of Heroic Proportions! (originally presented by TOSOS Theatre, and a sellout hit this last may at the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival), written & performed by Elizabeth Whitney, Directed by Peter Michael Marino
also at TADA Theatre. Tickets are $20, and available online at Brown Paper Tickets or at the box office 30 minutes before the show.

Wow! What a month! And in December, you have our annual holiday tradition to look forward to: readings from "Best Lesbian Erotica 2010," the first edition that I've edited!
So that's the news from this corner of the literary biosphere, housed in the friendly confines of KGB, where the drinks are lovely and the girls & boys are relatively cheap.

Klaatu barada nikto,
Kathleen W.

Drunken! Careening! Writers! is a reading series based on the proposition that readings should be by 1) good writers; 2) who read their work well; and 3) something in it makes people laugh (nervous laughter counts). And 15 minutes tops.


jadedj said...

Would love to drop by. Can't. Although I can drink, and have been know to careen, I cannot write...and I am not there. And I am not a girl. Alas.

PENolan said...

Silly, Jaded. It's not just for girls . . .

dissed said...


Seamus McBleary said...

Hi, Tricia,

Well done, MS. Try to make plans with me to stop by my clubhouse, KGB, when you're not on the bill.
I'd like to pick your red state brain.


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