Greetings, culture Lovers (as Mr. Know-it-All used to say). Three separate events for me in NYC in the next two weeks, and an opportunity for you to hear new work from me, take in a reading, and/or if you’re adventurous, join me for dinner.
Event the First: At Chez Andre, in the Standard Hotel, at 9 PM May 1, you can hear me perform a new piece, Lost Loves. This piece consists of a couple of intertwined stories, along with some songs I’ll sing and play. It’s part of PEN’s World Voices Festival, and is in the “Obsession” Series. If you’re interested in attending, you can buy a ticket here.
Two nights later, you can join me and author Richard Russo at the GLAAD Media Awards gala at the Waldorf-Astoria. This is GLAAD’s 25th anniversary, and the night will be full of celebrities and surprises, including a tribute to my own nerd-god, George Takei. You can buy a ticket and sit at our table right here– make sure you select “Jenny Boylan” as your table host. It’s not a cheap date, but it’s a good cause.
Finally, on Thursday May 8, join me at the Strand Bookstore at 828 Broadway, at 7 PM, for a reading with me and my friend Augusten Burroughs. We will each give short readings and then have a conversation– about memoir, about writing, about parents and children. This reading celebrates the publication in paperback of my memoir STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU, which concerns the differences between motherhood and fatherhood. ”Having a father who became a woman,” I write, “helped my two remarkable sons, in turn, to become better men.”
So: LOTS going on! I hope you’ll join me May 1, May 3, or May 8, in Gotham City. I hope to be stuck in the middle– with you.