Tuesday, February 11, 2020
#YeahYouWrite Welcomes Soul Sister Revue!
Editor Cynthia Manick presents readings from 5 Authors with Soul:
Rio Cortez, R. Erica Doyle, José Olivarez, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, and Roberto Cortez Garcia, paired with the music that inspires them.
"Here's a toast to #YeahYouWrite—one of the most welcoming and ingenious literary reading series I've ever enjoyed. Don't miss it!" —Terry Blackhawk, poet and founder of InsideOut Literary Arts Project
"In a packed basement at Bo’s Restaurant, the paradigm of the traditional literary reading is being revamped. Now you can watch as the author stands on stage sampling a specially mixed drink, answering rapid fire questions about writing practice, telling an anecdote about a bad review, and, oh yes, reading a few pages. This is the wave of the future." —Said Sayrafiezadeh, author, When Skateboards Will Be Free
"Thank you for the excellent time last night. Dinner was superb; my Watch Me Drink This drink was delicious; everyone was so darned NICE! Truly, one of the best lit events I've attended in a long time."...more
Who doesn't love Rapid-Fire Q&A?more
Four authors, three novels, one essay collection, and hundreds of laughs.more
Check out photos of our event:more
April 21, 2018: #YeahYouWriteMONTAUK with Téa Obreht, Susan Bruce, Matthew Quinn Martin, Céline Keating, & Alice Kaltman
#YeahYouWrite travels east to South Edison Restaurantmore
Martinis, Gibsons, and moose, oh my!more
Crime pays. Well, when it's crime fiction. Take a look at these fellas!more
#YeahYouWrite welcomes Aspen Words Memoiristsmore
Here's what happens when authors ask each other questions...more
Incredible authors entertain with their glowing answers to our rapid-fire questionsmore
Fabulous faculty from the Disquiet International Literary Program, held each year in Lisbon, Portugal, took the stage this month.more
Catapult Workshop Instructors have written some amazing stuff . . . and they read it at #YeahYouWrite!more
E.J. Levy, Angela Woodward, Kate Angus, & Jonathan Lee answer our Rapid Fire questions. Not sure who came up with the answer here, but it was definitely entertaining.more
I'll have what she's having! Imani Sims and Victoria Redel taste their custom #literarycocktails—Wonderland and Make Me Drink This, respectively—before the reading. Martha Hughes, editor of Letting Go, and her essayists Evalyn Lee, Mina Samuels, and George Farrell sipped the Let It Go. Spirits seem a good way to prepare before taking the stage. For other photos, click:more
Authors Karen Heuler, Austin Ratner & Sandra Newman share the stage. They each presented their custom literary cocktail, read to a packed house, and answered many questions. A new highlight of the evening: sharing their worst rejection letters and reviews. Brave souls, our readers! Click more for photos and details:more
This month our authors Jacob M. Appel & Sara Lippmann read to a full house in the Lounge. We added a specialty cocktail called Stardust in honor of David Bowie—who once said his idea of perfect happiness was reading—and played a short video of images from his life. We had four wonderful readers at Late Night Mic . . . will you read next month? Photos:more
At our first #YeahYouWrite event, we had the privilege of listening to both Téa and Dan read from yet unpublished works, she from her second novel, and he from his collection of short stories. David read the opening of The Danish Girl after we watched the trailer for the critically acclaimed film, starring Eddie Redmayne, based on the novel. We've since learned it's been nominated for four Academy Awards.
At left,Téa describes her literary cocktail, The Tiger, made with Dolin Blanc vermouth, plum, hibiscus syrup, and rakija, the potent spirit oft consumed in her first novel, The Tiger's Wife. David's drink was The Lili, as lovely and sparkling as its namesake Danish girl, with its akvavit, earl grey tea, lime and prosecco. We had no other choice but to offer Dan straight-up triple distilled Irish whiskey, but not just any whiskey: the special Jameson...more
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