It’s our “Bicycles” edition! Featuring stories about stunts, accidents, and bad romances. Wear a helmet. Special Trivia sponsored by Bike and Roll.
Robin Gelfenbien (Yum’s the Word, The Moth)
Eytan Oren (Eytan and the Embassy)
Emily Rubin (Red Rock Review, Dirty Laundry Series)
Marc Abbott (Word, Tell It Brooklyn)
Kiley Edgley (Broke Ass Stuart)
Special Trivia and Prizes Sponsored by:
Bike and Roll
Hosted by Daniel Guzman
Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014
(Doors 7:00PM) 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St
(between Sullivan St. and Thompson St)
New York, NY 10012
W 4th St (A, B, C, D, E, F, M)
8 St – NYU (N, R)
Bleecker St (6)
Broadway-Lafayette (B, D, F, M)
Each month, we bring together authors, bloggers, comedians, and performers to share fiction and nonfiction stories involving a theme object that could be left in a lost and found box.
Robin Gelfenbien has written jokes for Rosie O’Donnell who emceed The Matrix Awards where featured presenters included Martha Stewart, Rupert Murdoch and Hillary Clinton. Her original comedy songs have played on Sirius Satellite Radio, and she starred in a commercial directed by Spike Lee. Her critically-acclaimed solo show, “My Salvation Has a First Name (A Wienermobile Journey),” premiered at the New York International Fringe Festival. Robin has performed at The Moth, RISK! and Mortified, and she is the creator of the storytelling series, “Yum’s the Word,” that features her homemade ice cream cakes. She has also been featured in Marie Claire, and she writes for Huffington Post Comedy. http://www.robingelfenbien.com @robingelfenbien
Eytan Oren is the lead singer for Brooklyn indie pop band Eytan and The Embassy, whose viral video for the Motown-inspired song “Everything Changes” broke the world record for Most Costume Changes In A One-Take Music Video. The group’s newest single “Weekend Warrior” has also been featured in network TV shows like The Vampire Diaries and Trophy Wife.
As a performer, Eytan is a committed fan of audience participation— crowd members often end up dancing and playing cowbell on stage alongside the band. The group will be performing a free show at Rockwood Music Hall 2 on Friday, September 12 at 9pm.
Emily Rubin’s debut novel, Stalina, was published in January 2011 (Mariner Books). The novel was a pick from the Amazon Debut Novel Award Contest. Her fiction has also been published in the Red Rock Review, Confrontations, and HAPPY. She was the first recipient of the Sarah Verdone Writers Award, a finalist in the International Literary Awards and a Pushcart nominee. In 2005, she began producing Dirty Laundry: Loads of Prose, a reading series that takes place in laundromats around the United States. She teaches writing workshops at Beth Israel Hospital and University Settlement. She is at work on another novel and a hybrid fictional memoir based on her experiences homesteading a building during the 1980’s in the East Village.
Marc Abbott is an author, screenwriter and playwright. Marc began writing and developing film projects independently such as “Goodbye”, “ A Fly on The Wall” and “ A Gamble of Faith”. “Gamble of Faith” was turned into a play and ran for 3 successful years in NYC and it is also the title of Marc’s first published novel. He has told stories at Word The Storytelling Show, Best In Show, and Tell It Brooklyn. You can find out more about him and view his works at http://www.whoismarclabbott.com
Kiley Edgley is a blogger and former professional quiz writer. She was a regular contributor to Brokeassstuart.com and her work appeared in the book “Young Broke and Beautiful.” After growing up in the lush, green Pacific Northwest, she found herself craving concrete and asphalt and is now happily living in Brooklyn. Despite her general lack of coordination and athletic ability, Kiley really loves riding her bike. She writes about cultural observations, weird things that happen to her, and nonsense in general. Read them at her blog: kwolverine.wordpress.com
photo: David Stewart
BIKE AND ROLL
Bike and Roll is America’s premier bicycle tour and rental company. Sightseeing by bicycle is a unique way to explore NYC and with 11 convenient locations located throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn and New Jersey, Bike and Roll New York City makes it easy to visit the top NYC icons in one day.
Daniel is a writer of surreal fiction, essays, and film reviews. His work has appeared in the New York Press, Cinespect, the L Magazine, and Rio Grande Review. He has performed at such venues as The Slipper Room, Cornelia Street Cafe, KGB Bar, The Bell House, and the Bowery Poetry Club.