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From [words]: Fleishman Is in Trouble with author Taffy Brodesser-Akner in conversation with Oprah Magazine Books Editor Leigh Haber Wednesday,  June 19 — 7:30 pm If you could do it all over again, would you? Should you? One man finds out in this finely observed, occasionally raunchy and often hilarious exploration of marriage, sex, and dating. In her debut novel, Brodesser-Akner beautifully navigates the fault lines of an institution that has proven to be worthy of our great wariness and our great hope. More information

From SOMAPRIDE: Arlene Stein – June 24, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm “Unbound: Transgender Men and the Remaking of Identity.” Book talk and signing with author Words Bookstore, Maplewood FREE event, open to all More information

From Hopewell Theater: From camp crushes to learning that sometimes no amount of sunscreen can keep you from getting burned, join host Danny Artese and a trio of stellar storytellers for Summer Lovin’, true stories of flings and heartbreak from some of the most hilarious and heartfelt storytellers in NYC. Tell me more, tell me more! Featuring Sandi Marx, Joe Charnitski, and Edith Gonzalez. Sandi Marx is a 7-time Moth StorySLAM champion who performed her one-woman show “You’ll Be Sorry” at The Tank in Brooklyn, NY. This past year, Sandi was featured on PBS’s “Stories from the Stage” televised nationally and can be heard on countless podcasts including Risk! and Hot Mic with Dan Savage. Joe Charnitski has been featured on The Moth Podcast and has performed at stages, bars, and living rooms throughout NYC. His solo show Joe Charnitski’s Funeral was named by Theatre is Easy as a Best of Frigid Best Bet in the 2017 FRIGID Festival at The Kraine Theater. Edith Gonzalez is an anthropologist and storyteller who has performed on shows including Story Collider, which features personal stories about science, Take Two Storytelling, and she is a 2-time SmutSlam champion. Danny Artese hosts the storytelling series […]


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