September 26th, 7PM “One for the Road”
Adam Begley, Biographer
Ann Brashares, Novelist
Erica Wagner, Journalist
Loudon Wainwright III, Musician
Adam Begley is the author of Updike and the new book, The Great Nadar. He is the former books editor of The New York Observer and has been a Guggenheim fellow and a fellow at the Leon Levy Center for Biography.
Ann Brashares is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, which has been made into a major motion picture.
Erica Wagner is the author of Chief Engineer: Washington Roebling, The Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge and the former literary editor of The Times.
Loudon Wainwright III is a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, actor, and author of a new memoir Liner Notes: On Parents & Children, Exes & Excess, Death & Decay, & a Few of My Other Favorite Things.
Tickets for the November 1st show, themed “Fear Itself,” will be available on October 4th
Tickets for the December 5th show, themed “Caught in the Act,” will be available on November 7th
Seriously Entertaining, New York’s premier literary cabaret series showcasing writers and their passions, is an intellectual roller-coaster of a show. The Wall Street Journal calls it “Think-y entertainment for New York’s book-loving crowd,” The New York Times says it’s “a literary mixtape [with] perfect flow and variety,” and CBS Local News adds: “You have never seen a cabaret quite like this…. The lineup includes some of the most brilliant minds in the literary and artistic worlds.”
Seriously Entertaining packs a big punch, regularly hosting talent such as Margo Jefferson, Amber Tamblyn, John Guare, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, PJ O'Rourke, Graham Moore, Steven Pinker, Emma Sky, and Irvine Welsh. The show asks each writer to riff on a given theme for fifteen minutes only. Whether the result leaves you howling with laughter or sorrow, it will be an evening you’re sure to remember.
Seriously Entertaining is the flagship show of House of SpeakEasy, a not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to connecting writers and audiences in innovative and sustaining ways – in classrooms through our SpeakTogether writing workshops, in the community with our book truck, and at Joe’s Pub.
For more information please visit www.houseofspeakeasy.org @speakeasy_house #seriouslyentertaining