Join us for a special student matinee featuring four amazing writers who will share their stories about what made them writers and about what lies ahead as they “Turn the Page.” Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely flip the page, and the conversation, on their book, All American Boys. Mira Jacob will pull you out from hibernation with the Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing. And, as winter nears its end, Nicole Dennis-Benn proclaims Here Comes the Sun. New York’s finest literary cabaret kicks off 2017 with a new show for the next generation of readers and writers.
Our student matinee is free and open to public school students in the five boroughs where literary programs are in short supply. Space is limited, and capacity is limited. You can RSVP by emailing susie.gilbert@houseof
This event is part of House of SpeakEasy’s SpeakTogether program, which bring writers into schools in underserved communities to share their stories, explore the power of literature, and workshop writing assignments with students. The goal is to help students feel confident about expressing their ideas and to level the playing field for those hoping to go on to college.
Founded in 2013, House of SpeakEasy Foundation is dedicated to the idea that literature matters, and that the essence of literary culture is the relationship between writers and their readers. We are a literary nonprofit committed to connecting writers and audiences in innovative ways, which we do with our monthly literary cabaret show at Joe’s Pub entitled “Seriously Entertaining,” and with our programs SpeakTogether and SpeakFreely, which invites teachers to attend our sold-out shows, and SpeakUp, a mobile book truck that aims to serve neighborhoods that do not have bookstores.
We’re grateful to the generous support of the Whiting Foundation that enables this program, and to our promotional partners at 826NYC and New York Writers Coalition.