Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Recap and Next Show

So it's been a while since the show, and I have no excuse for not posting how great things were (which they were, including the fabulous Jen Nails cupcakes, which I had four of before anyone noticed and had a chance to say, "Four! Four cupcakes! You aren't supposed to eat four cupcakes!") except that I've moved apartments (my 8th move in 6 years) and went to North Carolina for Christmas, and had break the Internet connection there in my girlfriend's parent's house because that's just the sort of thing I do when I'm in people's homes being served homemade soup--I break their Internet connections.

But enough of that.

I will post a recap of the readings soon, and in the meantime, Jen and I are in the midst of planning our next show for January 22nd at the Drama Book Shop at 7pm. Now is your chance to put it in your Treo.

Monday, December 05, 2005


Friday, December 02, 2005

Dec 11, 2005 Show Info

We've got a great reading set up for you. A little bit of everything from a young girl moving to a new town to a business gone bad to a bad trip (ahem) to Burning Man and crazy times at Playboy.

Writers Working will be at the Drama Bookshop, 250 West 40th street (bet 7th and 8th) and 7pm to 8:30pm on Sunday December 11th, 2005. Phone 212-944-0595. Suggested donation $5. Free muffins regardless.

And without further ado, here's the lineup:
Jen Nails is originally from Las Vegas, NV. She's performed original solo comedy all over the world at theaters, festivals, and schools in NYC, Miami, Boston, Honolulu, Edinburgh, Victoria, Canada and others. She teaches writing and solo performance classes at the Peoples Improv Theater ( Jen's written for the Oxygen Network and currently works for SELF Magazine.

Jen will be reading from her book in progress, "Beside Mexico," is a middle grade novel based on her solo play, Lylice.
Special thanks to David Silverman and the Drama Bookshop, and to her favorite person in the world, Mike Gold. Thank you all for coming!

David Serchuk is a reporter with Forbes magazine. He has also written for National Public Radio’s “On The Media”, Minnesota Public Radio’s “Marketplace”, Playboy Magazine, The New York Post, The New York Times: Upfront, The New York Press and Time Out New York. He also spent three years as the author of “Serchuk On Sex,” through which he was flogged by a dominatrix and attempted to donate sperm. His greatest career achievements include interviewing Hugh Hefner, Bill Clinton and getting recognized as he bought a burrito in 1997.

Dave will be reading a story about an ill-fated trip to Burning Man, wherein he realizes from so many angles what a truly terrible idea that was.

Dorothy Cury is a graphic designer and a freelance writer. Her articles have been published in numerous magazines including Cabinet, New York Arts, Juxtapoz Art and Culture, and Time Out New York. Her work has also appeared in on websites such as and

In 1999, she completed her bachelor's degree in art history from the University of California, Berkeley and in 2003 she received a master's degree in art criticism from Columbia University in New York City.
Dorothy will be reading an excerpt from Speed-O-Print, one in a series of short stories she is working on that are based on her real-life experiences growing up in Las Vegas.

Carrie Gross worked for Playboy Magazine and from 1998 until 2003, producing events such as the legendary Super Saturday Night Super Bowl Party which has been featured on E!, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood and Inside Edition and voted the top celebrity must-attend celebrity event of the weekend. Additionally Carrie produced many events at the Playboy Mansion for clients such as Dewar’s, Captain Morgan, Budweiser, and Sony Playstation. Other event executions include Mardi Gras mayhem, Spring Break insanity, a summer Volleyball Tour and other lascivious, scandalous, fabulous take-your-shirt-off parties.

She graduated from the University of Michigan magna cum laude in 1996. Her views appeared in the Chicago Tribune in a write-in column about singe life in the Windy City and she continues to pursue freelance writing projects - in the same vein as Carrie Bradshaw - a case where fact is more interesting than fiction. Carrie Gross' exploits have appeared on Page 6 and in the New York Daily News, much to her chagrin.

Carrie will be reading chapter 1 from her book, which she calls "The Party's Over," but her agent likes to insist should be "Bunny Tales."

David Silvermanrefuses to admit when he graduated from Drew University or that he majored in Math. He has, at various times, been a deli worker, copyeditor, captain (captain!) of his high school chess team, performed as a Mexican wrestlers, and been the owner of a multimillion dollar typsetting business with 200 employees and 7 plants around the world from New York to Iowa to Manila. David will be reading from his book "Typo--The Last American Typesetter," which is about the later of those things. He also welcomes anyone who can come up with a better subtitle.