On stage. In Schools. On the Road. House of SpeakEasy celebrates six years of connecting writers and audiences, sharing the transformative power of storytelling. From Seriously Entertaining shows to our SpeakTogether work in classrooms to driving our mobile book truck to book deserts around the country, we’ve been busy! Catch up on everything we’ve been doing in this short video produced on the occasion of Speakeasy’s sixth anniversary.
Earlier this summer, House of SpeakEasy’s mobile book truck returned from a 4,000-mile summer road trip. From Brooklyn to New Orleans and back again, we hit the road bringing books & poetry to over 16 cities in two weeks. The "Poetry to the People" tour, in partnership with Narrative 4, offered workshops and readings on the way down, while Speakeasy offered its signature Seriously Entertaining and SpeakTogether programming on the way back as part of its “No Place Like Home” tour. Everywhere we stopped along the way, we gave away books to schools, youth centers, and communities in need. Read a short recap of the project here.
On September 17, “Seriously Entertaining,” House of SpeakEasy’s literary cabaret, returns with the premiere of its fall season. Inspired by the Brooklyn Book Festival, this month’s four writers will be riffing on the theme, “No Sleep Till”:
Award-winning historian William Dalrymple; Lambda Literary Award-winning novelist Nicole Dennis-Benn; acclaimed teacher, speaker, and children’s book author Torrey Maldonado; and Rona Jaffe Award and Italo Calvino Award winner Helen Phillips share their stories of journeys, epic battles, and pursuing their dreams no matter the cost.
Help us kick off the Brooklyn Book Festival and our fall season by joining us at Joe’s Pub on September 17th.
THE HOUSE OF SPEAKEASY IS A HOME FOR CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF A LITERARY KIND: A PLACE WHERE AUTHORS AND THEIR AUDIENCES COME TOGETHER IN INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINING WAYS. MORE
ALL SHOWS HELD AT JOE’S PUB at The Public Theater at 425 Lafayette St, NYC 10003. If a show is sold out, check our website again in a few days, as extra tickets sometimes become available closer to show date. Join our mailing list for further information.
› 9.17.19 @ 7pm – NO SLEEP TILL
› 10.22.19 @ 7pm – INTO THE SILENCE
› 11.12.19 @ 7pm – FOR GOOD MEASURE
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