January 28 | Gala 2015 BuyTickets

Thank you for a fantastic first year!


As 2014 draws to a close, the House of SpeakEasy is proud to look back on an exhilarating first year. We were founded with the aim of bringing together writers and audiences in ways that recognize, celebrate, and sustain the economic value of ideas and writing. Thanks to all of you who came to our shows and visited our site, we’ve done just that.

In 2014 we staged eight Seriously Entertaining evenings at City Winery NYC featuring more than 40 writers from across the literary arts — fiction, nonfiction, stage, film, television, music and poetry. They came, they spoke, they conquered; unscripted, unedited, unbound.

And this was all thanks to you. About two thousand of you, in fact, braving polar vortices and heat waves alike to join us for a drink, a think, a laugh, a tear, and maybe dessert. The press, from the glossy pages of Vogue to the smart set of the Wall Street Journal, from the New York Post’s Page Six to FlavorWire and the Huffington Post, has taken note. In the words of CBS News, “You have never seen a cabaret quite like this.”


Big plans abound for 2015. We’re taking the SpeakEasy approach into the community, to New York City public high schools and book-starved neighborhoods. And, of course, we’ve got plenty more Seriously Entertaining programs for you, so mark your calendars now!


January 28th is our star-studded gala benefit at City Winery. Special gala pricing.


On March 9th we’re back to our regular format and prices, from $10 a seat.


By April 21st you’ll be bursting for some Seriously Entertaining writers. We got ’em.


And on June 15th, we promise writers as hot as the L train in rush hour.


Be there, or be just a little bit less fun than you might be. Why would you do that to yourself?



All events are held at City Winery, 155 Varick Street, New York, NY

6pm Doors / 8pm Start

Schedule Subject to Change