The Lost & Found Show – June 20th “Eyeglasses”!

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Hey there, Four Eyes! This month we celebrate that accessory of choice for geeks, supermen, and precocious teen wizards: Eyeglasses!

Featuring tales of ocular peril and mirth– plus live music, eyeglass trivia, and prizes!

Thursday, June 20th, 2013
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM (Doors 7PM)
Happy Ending
302 Broome St. between Eldridge and Forsyth

ABOUT THE LOST & FOUND SHOW:

Every third Thursday of the month, Daniel Guzman brings together authors, bloggers, comedians, and performers to share fiction and nonfiction tales involving everyday objects and the secrets they reveal about us. From the sublime to the surprising, each show is as diverse and tempting as the contents of a lost and found box.

For a list of upcoming themes, or to submit a story for consideration,
visit http://www.lostfoundshow.com, http://www.twitter.com/lostfoundshow,
http://www.facebook.com/lostfoundshow

FEATURING:

JUDY BATALION

Judy Batalion is a Canadian writer and performer based in New York City. Her personal essays, cultural criticism and journalism have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Jerusalem Post, Salon, Nerve, Babble, the Frisky and Tablet, among many other publications. A former art curator by day and stand-up comic by night, Judy now teaches personal essay writing by day and night while sleep training her 1-year-old daughter, and herself. She has worn glasses since she was 19, and has owned 14 pairs, a large number of which have featured diamantes.

http://www.judybatalion.com

 

SANDRINE PETIT

Sandrine Petit was born in Paris and has been living in New York City for twenty-two years. She writes short stories, occasionally based on her family and childhood in France and likes to rant about the shortcomings of her fellow human beings.

(Sandrine Petit’s story will be read by Samantha Jane Gurewitz)

SAMANTHA JANE GUREWITZ

Samantha enjoys good puzzles and watching funny kitten videos. She also enjoys acting and performing improv comedy in small, dark rooms around New York City, such as the UCB Theater, Magnet Theater and the Creek and the Cave. She wrote, produced and starred in her first show You Can Call Me Gen in 2009, and has been writing shameless vehicles for herself ever since. Samantha also does make-up, costume design, film production, and generally loves doing anything to help tell a good story. She recently put out an album of funny, awesome, slightly explicit pop songs with her band, Danger Pin, and also recently wrote a children’s book that her mother illustrated, entitled Marvin McGunk And All of His Junk, both of which are available for purchase online.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1432797050

 

JOHN FREILER

John Freiler is a writer and performer who you’ve probably seen if you’re the type of person who attends improv comedy shows in the basements of dive bars. He co-wrote a short film called “Hell No” that premiered at the South by Southwest film festival this year, and is currently working on a feature-length script. You can follow him @johnfreiler on Twitter, and if you’re not a Twitter user, you probably have no idea what this past sentence has meant.

http://twitter.com/johnfreiler

 

THREE THOUSAND CROWNS

Three Thousand Crowns began as a chance encounter between Marc Anderson (violin) and Andrea Diaz (vocals, piano) at a Halloween warehouse party in 2010. Soon after, Marc’s brother, Stephen (drums) joined the duo and a new band was born. Melding indie sensibility with r&b swag, Three Thousand Crowns makes music that sounds like the beautiful lovechild of Portishead, Beach House and D’Angelo. Their first full length album is available now.

http://www.threethousandcrowns.com

HOSTED BY:

DANIEL GUZMAN

Daniel is a writer of surreal fiction, essays, and film reviews. His work has appeared in the New York Press, Cinespect, the L Magazine’s Literary Upstart Reading Series, and Rio Grande Review. He has performed at such venues as The Slipper Room, Cornelia Street Café, and the Bowery Poetry Club.

http://danielguzman.org
http://lostfoundshow.com

SPECIAL NEWS: The “Underwear” Edition comes to Brooklyn LitCrawl May 18th!

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Hold on to your tights! The Lost & Found Show has been invited to bring back its naughty “Underwear” edition to the Brooklyn Lit Crawl this Saturday, May 18th, featuring confessions from the lives of authors, bloggers, and burlesque stars.

With tales of striptease mishaps, jungle juice shenanigans, the wonders of spanx, and finding the perfect bra, this show truly has your ass covered.

Saturday, May 18th, 2013
6:15PM – 7:00 PM
Boat Bar (21+)
175 Smith Street
Brooklyn
(F train to Bergen St)

About the Lost & Found Show

Every third Thursday of the month, writer Daniel Guzman brings together authors, bloggers, comedians, and performers to Happy Ending (302 Broome Street, Lower East Side) to share fiction and nonfiction tales involving everyday objects and the secrets they reveal about us. From the sublime to the surprising, each show is as diverse and tempting as the contents of a lost and found box.

For a list of upcoming themes, or to submit a story for consideration, visit www.lostfoundshow.com, www.twitter.com/lostfoundshow, www.facebook.com/lostfoundshow

About Lit Crawl NYC

Lit Crawl NYC draws hundreds of readers, writers, and revelers to its yearly Lit Crawls, a mixture of literary events and pub crawls in the East Village (Autumn) and Brooklyn (Spring), to listen to writers, play trivia, and celebrate New York’s spirited and diverse literary community.
Events are held at local mainstays like the Bowery Poetry Club, Gallery Bar, KGB, BookCourt, and A Public Space. Regular literary participants include the Paris Review, BOMB Magazine, and Granta.

For the complete May 18th Brooklyn Lit Crawl schedule of events, visit http://litcrawl.org/nyc/schedule/

Featuring:

EMBER FLAME

Poet-cum-burlesque babe Ember Flame combines witty words and silky rhythms into her distinctive performances. Part commentary, part confession, Ember’s modern ballads offer hope for transformation with lots of hot, heart-powered seduction. Ember’s eclectic, ever-expanding cast of characters include a futuristic iBabe, a blood-spattered Dr Death, a whistle-blowing fairytale princess and an office worker who longs to feel her jungle rhythms. Whoever she’s embodying, Ember strips to the soul, uncovering something about society along the way.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ember-Flame/149218091762716

KILEY EDGLEY

Kiley Edgley is a blogger, essayist, 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. Currently, she’s a co-producer of the Lost & Found Show. She writes about cultural observations, weird things that happen to her, and nonsense in general. Read them at her blog.

http://kwolverine.wordpress.com

SUZANNE RUSSO

Suzanne is the managing editor of offMetro SF, listings editor of EuroCheapo.com, and founder and director of Lit Crawl NYC. She has written for National Geographic, Marie Claire, and the upcoming Matador Travel book 101 Places to Get F*cked Up Before You Die ( 2014), among others. She hails from San Francisco, lives in Brooklyn, and is as obsessed with both cities as she is with ghost stories, palimpsests, and historical re-enactors.

http://suzannerusso.tumblr.com

EMILY RUBIN

Emily Rubin’s fiction has been published in Conjunctions, The Red Rock Review and HAPPY. She was the first recipient of the Sarah Verdone Writers Award, a finalist in the International Book Awards 2011 and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. In 2005 she founded Dirty Laundry: Loads of Prose, a reading series that takes place in working laundromats throughout NYC and around the country. Emily teaches creative writing workshops at Beth Israel Medical Center. While on a trip to Russia researching her debut novel, STALINA, published in 2011, she became acquainted with the country’s obsession for lingerie, which inspired one of the story lines in the book. She is at work on another novel. Emily lives in NYC with her husband, Leslie and their dog, Sebastian.

http://www.dirtylaundryreadings.com

http://www.emilyrubin.net/

The Lost and Found Show – May 16th “Cigarettes”!

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This month, our show’s alive with pleasure.

We’re picking up the habit, reaching for that infamous object synonymous with late nights, the Lower East Side, as well as the bane of Bloomberg’s utopian vision of a Brave New York: cigarettes. We dare you to not get hooked on the rich, smooth stories we’ve bummed for this show.

Featuring tales of chain smokers, serial quitters, and manic pixie phlegmy-cough girls; also, the saga of the e-cigarette, anti-smoking campaigns, strange ads from history, and — for the first time on the show — live music.

Warning: the contents of this show may make you cooler and more sexually appealing (the FDA has not approved of these comments).

Thursday, May 16, 2013
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM (Doors 7PM)
Happy Ending
302 Broome St. between Eldridge and Forsyth

Every third Thursday of the month, Daniel Guzman brings together authors, bloggers, comedians, and performers to share fiction and nonfiction tales involving everyday objects and the secrets they reveal about us. From the sublime to the surprising, each show is as diverse and tempting as the contents of a lost and found box.

For a list of upcoming themes, or to submit a story for consideration,
visit www.lostfoundshow.comwww.twitter.com/lostfoundshow,
www.facebook.com/lostfoundshow

FEATURING:

PETER AGUERO

Peter Aguero is a regular host of The Moth and lead singer of The BTK Band, NY’s Hardest-Drinking Improvised Storytelling Rock Band.

themoth.org/posts/storytellers/peter-aguero

LISA KIRCHNER

Lisa Kirchner’s work has appeared in The Washington Post, Salon.com and BUST among others. She was once simultaneously the religion editor for a gay and lesbian newspaper, bridal editor for a society rag, and dating columnist for an alt newsweekly. Her memoir, HELLO, FEMALE LADY CREATURE: A Redhead Takes on Qatar, is out next year with Greenpoint Press. She smoked A LOT in Qatar.

lisalkirchner.com

KEN MCCARTHY

Ken McCarthy is the writer of “The Troll” for College Humor and has contributed several indefinite articles to Slacktory under the clever pseudonym, Ken M. Most of his creative energy is devoted to his Tumblr, Horsey Surprise, for which he was recently named A Real Douchebag by a fan.

horseysurprise.tumblr.com

MEREDITH DIMENNA

Meredith DiMenna is a vocalist and performer across a wide spectrum of disciplines. In her various incarnations, she has drawn comparisons to an impossibly diverse list of power females like Shirley Bassey, Peggy Lee, Joni Mitchell, Grace Slick, and Billie Holiday, as well as the occasional man, like Robert Plant, Greg Dulli, Jim Morrison, and “that guy from the Scissor Sisters”.  She was featured on the single “Legend in My Own Mind” from the psychedelic soul band, The Stepkids.  She is currently the front woman of a new band, Tomorrow Tomorrow, and one half of the duo, Oh, Cassius!, who recently made waves on YouTube with a cover of One Direction’s “Live While We’re Young”.

meredithdimenna.com

Hosted by:

DANIEL GUZMAN

Daniel is a writer of surreal fiction, essays, and film reviews. His work has appeared in the New York Press, Cinespect, the L Magazine’s Literary Upstart Reading Series, and Rio Grande Review. He has performed at such venues as The Slipper Room, Cornelia Street Café, and the Bowery Poetry Club.

danielguzman.org
lostfoundshow.com

Also:

Trivia!

Prizes!

Strange Ads!

And did we mention music? Yes, music!

“Eyeglasess” Submission Deadline is Wednesday, May 1st

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Do you have a story about your eyeglasses? Maybe something about a prescription that went wrong? What about the first time you wore glasses to school? Send it in!

Submissions for the “Eyeglasses” edition of the Lost & Found Show are open til Wednesday, May 1st. We accept fiction and non-fiction stories, all four-eyes welcome.

For a full list of upcoming themes and deadlines (as well as Story Guidelines) visit our Submissions Page.

Themes for the Rest of 2013

As we gather in celebration of the latest Lost and Found Show, the time has come to announce the themes for the rest of the 2013 schedule.

Show dates and deadlines are below. We recommend you check out a show and read our Submission Guidelines before sending a story.

June 20, 2013 – Eyeglasses (deadline Wednesday May 1)

July 18, 2013 – Phones (deadline Saturday June 1)

August 15, 2013 – Drugs (deadline Monday July 1)

September 19, 2013 – Diaries & Journals (deadline Thursday August 1)

October 17, 2013 – Masks (deadline Sunday September 1)

November 21, 2013 – Pets (deadline Tuesday October 1)

December 19, 2013 – Bling (deadline Friday November 1)

If you see a theme that you like, get typing, and send it in!

The Lost and Found Show – April 18th “Wallets & Purses”!

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It’s tax season. That time of year when everyone’s pockets get a little lighter.

To help you through this rough patch, we here at the Lost and Found Show offer you the “Wallets & Purses” edition, designed with your fiscal needs in mind. It comes fully-stocked with amazing storytellers, brain-enhancing trivia, and prizes to inspire jealousy in all your broke-ass friends.

Prepare yourself for tales and trivia about Time Square muggers, penny-pinching grandmas, fanny-packed tourists, Hell’s Angels, a carnival of freakish purses, and the strange saga behind the iWallet.

All of this can be yours at no charge. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen. It’s FREE (*booze sold separately).

Thursday, April 18, 2013
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM (Doors 7PM)
Happy Ending
302 Broome St. between Eldridge and Forsyth

Every third Thursday of the month, Daniel Guzman brings together authors, bloggers, comedians, and performers to share fiction and nonfiction tales involving everyday objects and the secrets they reveal about us. From the sublime to the surprising, each show is as diverse and tempting as the contents of a lost and found box.

For a list of upcoming themes, or to submit a story for consideration,
visit www.lostfoundshow.comwww.twitter.com/lostfoundshow,
www.facebook.com/lostfoundshow

FEATURING:

ADAM WADE

Adam Wade is a record 18-time Moth StorySLAM Champion. He has made appearances on Comedy Central, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, ESPN, TV Land, and NPR’s “All Things Considered.” He’s been profiled in Time Out New York Magazine’s Comedy Section and in a 2011 New York Times article. On October 18th, 2011, Adam was a speaker at TEDx PennQuarter in Washington, DC where he spoke about Reinventing Storytelling. He’s written for the New York Times, the New York Press and the Hoboken Reporter. He teaches storytelling classes at NYC’s Magnet Theater.

www.adamwade.com

THOMAS PRYOR

Thomas Pryor’s work has appeared in The New York Times, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, A Prairie Home Companion, New York Press, and Opium Magazine. His blog: “Yorkville: Stoops to Nuts,” is listed in The Times Blog Roll. Thomas appeared on PBS’s TV series: Baseball: A New York Love Story, NBC TV’s New York Nonstop, and Public Radio’s This American Life. He curates “City Stories: Stoop to Nuts,” a monthly storytelling show at the Cornelia Street Café. His first book of photographs, “River to River: New York Scenes From a Bicycle,” was released in August 2012. A memoir about growing up in 1960s New York is scheduled for publication in fall 2013.

http://yorkvillestoopstonuts.blogspot.com/

MICHAEL MAIELLO

Michael Maiello is a New York based columnist, performer, author and playwright. He worked for ten years at Forbes Media, writing and editing for both Forbes Magazine and Forbes.com and appearing on CNBC, Fox News, Fox Business News, CNN and MSNBC. He is the author of the 2004 book “Buy The Rumor, Sell The Fact” and has performed stand up comedy at The Laugh Factory, The Comic Strip and the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Mike reads regularly with Mama D’s Arts Bordello in New York. Lately, Mike has contributed Op-Eds & Reviews to Reuters, Newsweek, The Daily Beast, and Esquire, and recently launched amazingopinionsite.wordpress.com — a home for Op-Eds about things that never really happened.

amazingopinionsite.wordpress.com

ANGEL YAU

Angel Yau is solo sketch comedian, storyteller and filmmaker. She started her comedy career unintentionally when she ran for her high school election. (There was a song involved that rhymes with her last name.) She’s from Queens, NY and graduated from Ithaca College studying film production. She is part of the Upright Citizen Brigade Theatre’s Beta Team, Scraps. She performs all over the east coast and with the beloved story-telling show, Mortified! Her performances were apart of the Seattle Sketchfest, NYC Underground Comedy Festival, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, Calgary’s Funnyfest and more. Her awkwardness and insecurities will make you feel better about yourself!

www.angelyau.com
www.youtube.com/user/Angeleristic
http://newyork.ucbtheatre.com/talent/view/12044

Hosted by:

DANIEL GUZMAN

Daniel is a writer of surreal fiction, essays, and film reviews. His work has appeared in the New York Press, Cinespect, the L Magazine’s Literary Upstart Reading Series, and Rio Grande Review. He has performed at such venues as The Slipper Room, Cornelia Street Café, and the Bowery Poetry Club.

http://danielguzman.org/
https://lostfoundshow.com/

Thanks For Liking Our Undies

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Thanks to everyone that came out to the show last night. Thanks to Marie Sabatino, Alyssa Pinsker, Ember Flame, Suzanne Russo, and Kiley Edgley for their fantastic stories. You folks know how to make underwear look good. Pictures will be up shortly.

The next show is Thursday March 21, “Good Luck Charms.” Stories about chance, fortune, and lucky breaks. If you want to send a story for an upcoming show, check out the Events Page for dates and how to submit.https://lostfoundshow.com/events