House of SpeakEasy’s
Annual Benefit

“One Enchanted Evening”

Join us for a Seriously Entertaining evening of sparkling performances and spirited conversation in support of House of SpeakEasy’s mission to connect writers and readers.
On Stage. In Schools. On the Road.


Dinner and Live Auction

Tuesday, April 16, 2024
6:30 PM – 10 PM
583 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065

Erik Larson

Larson is the author of six New York Times bestsellers, including The Devil in the White City, The Splendid and the Vile, and Thunderstruck. His new book The Demon of Unrest: A Saga of Hubris, Heartbreak, and Heroism at the Dawn of the Civil War comes out April 30, 2024.

Torrey Maldonado

Torrey Maldonado is a regular participant in House of SpeakEasy’s SpeakTogether in the Schools program. He has taught for over twenty years in his Brooklyn childhood hometown. His middle-grade titles include Tight, which won a Christopher Award and was named a Washington Post and NPR best book of the year, Secret Saturdays, and What Lane?. His newest book is titled Hands.

Faith Salie

Faith is the author of Approval Junkie, My Heartfelt (and Occasionally Inappropriate) Quest to Please Just About Everyone, and Ultimately Myself, which has been called “a magic mix of vulnerability and jest” (Elle). She is an Emmy-winning contributor to CBS News Sunday Morning and a regular panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!

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House of SpeakEasy Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, was founded in 2013 by the biographer Amanda Foreman and editor Lucas Wittmann. SpeakEasy is dedicated to the idea that literature matters, and that the essence of literary culture is the relationship between writers and their readers. To foster that relationship, the Foundation seeks to: 1) Bring authors out from behind the book into direct contact with audiences; 2) Ensure that writers are compensated for their work and their time; 3) Stimulate the students, audiences, and writers of tomorrow by exposing them to the best writing of today.