The Brooklyn Lit Crawl

I had a great time last Saturday at the Brooklyn Lit Crawl, with special thanks once again to Mr. Andrew Lloyd-Jones of Liars' League NYC fame for keeping me connected with the performative literary scene. This time around, the crowd was more specific to literary interests of course, the atmosphere and I generally more relaxed, and it was sans amplification, which made the whole thing have an entirely other flavor that I very much appreciated. You can't step into the same river twice, as they say...

May 18, 5:00 pm - Liar's League NYC @ Brooklyn Lit Crawl in Cobble Hill
Jeff reprised his reading of Don DeLillo by C. D. Rose. He did not, however, avoid drinking beforehand.

Outdated Outcome

Thanks and thanks again to all who joined me for last Monday's No, You Tell It! It was every bit as thrilling and daunting and rewarding as I had imagined it might be. I strongly encourage you to attend one if you haven't yet - it's a good ol' time, but also one of those good ol' times that effortlessly enriches those involved. In fact, most of my friends should not only attend but PARTICIPATE. I'm looking at YOU, [INSERT NAME HERE]...

Finally, if'n you weren't able to attend, I offer you options for a vicarious experience:

No, YOU Tell It: Outdated

On April 22nd - a Monday night, no less - I'll be appearing in a session of the superb switched-up storytelling program No, YOU Tell It! The concept behind this program is really wonderful. Two pairs of performer/writers match up to workshop a personal narrative with the whole group, revise, and then work with a director before presenting the piece. And the twist, is that the writer performs his or her partner's story, and vice versa. While the writer of the story sits there on stage with them.

Scary stuff - believe me.

Exploring the theme of "outdated" led me down a lot of different paths, including some dating stories from my single life (I'll let you decide if the medium deterred me from that subject matter). What I've ended up writing about is a sort of retrospective of my work with my commedia dell'arte troupe, Zuppa del Giorno, and an exploration of what it means to be a dad now. It's hopefully funny. It's definitely honest.

No, YOU Tell It! - Outdated
Monday, April 22nd @ 7:00 p.m.
Jimmy's No. 43
43 E. 7th Street (btwn. 2nd & 3rd)