March 11, 2014
@ Cornelia Street Café @ 6pm
Free Show. The first drink is on me. I'm thanking my friends.
The neighborhood’s awake and talented storytellers & musicians are ready to paint characters and scenes for you.
Barbara Aliprantis is nationally known for performing/producing storytelling events. She is the recipient of an NSN Oracle Service Award and co-founder of the second Tuesday storytelling series at Cornelia Street Café with Dr. Kallas.
Cris Beam is the author of three books and a memoir. Her latest, To The End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013) was a New York Times Notable Book. She teaches creative writing at Columbia and NYU.
Francis Flaherty, author of The Elements of Story: A Field Guide to Nonfiction Writing (HarperCollins) was a New York Times columnist and author for 19 years. He now teaches journalism at NYU and Columbia University, and edits books. He is writing a book on language with the working title, English: A Fan’s Notes.
Robin Hirsch is the author of Last Dance at the Hotel Kempinksi (a memoir), MOSAIC: Fragments of a Jewish Life (a performance cycle) and FEG: Stupid Poems for Intelligent Children. He is the owner of the Cornelia Street Cafe which he founded with two other artists in 1977 and which the City of New York proclaimed “a culinary as well as a cultural landmark” in 1987.
Tim O'Mara, a New York City schoolteacher for the past 26 years, is the author of the Raymond Donne mystery series including Sacrifice Fly and Crooked Numbers. His next novel, Dead Red, is slated for an early 2015 pub date.
Thomas Pryor is published in The New York Times, A Prairie Home Companion and other periodicals. His blog: "Yorkville: Stoops to Nuts," is listed in The New York Times. Thomas appeared on PBS's TV series: "Baseball: A New York Love Story," NBC TV’s “New York Nonstop,” and “This American Life.” His photography book, "River to River ~ New York Scenes From a Bicycle," was published in 2012 (YBK).
Joshua Rebell is a playwright and screenwriter, whose work has been extensively produced in Los Angeles, as well as in New York, Vermont, Wisconsin, and Oregon. He is also a spoken word curator here at the cafe, and very happy to celebrate the ongoing success of great storytelling series like this one!
Angelo Verga, is a widely published poet and a Cornelia Street Café partner. Two of his six book-length collections are A Hurricane Is (Jane Street Press) and Praise for What Remains (Three Rooms Press).
Adam Wade is an 18 time Moth storytelling winner and 2 time Moth Grand Slam champion. He's been heard on NPR's All Things Consider, Moth Radio Hour and Snap Judgment and featured in the New York Times and Time Out New York Magazine.