Saturday, August 19, 2006

August 27, 7pm (NOTE THE CHANGED TIME!)

My father liked to go to the hardware store and ogle the latest torque wrenches, I like to go to J&R and eye the most recent external hard drives. We are both geeks in our times. But what about cavemen? What did they do? "Ooog, look, cave down hill has new inclined plane. Very inclined." Eh?

Or, think about this: August's Writer's Working at the Drama Book Shop, 250 West 40th Street August 27th 7:00pm.

Our list of sharp tools this month are:

Carolyn MacCullough
Wendy Giman
Joe Fiorillo
Jen Nails
David Silverman

Carolyn MacCullough has lived in New York City for several years now. Besides writing angst-filled young adult novels, she also teaches creative writing at various places around the city. In her spare time she loves to cook, garden (okay, that really means water her plants on the fire escape) and pose in front of stained glass windows (preferably belonging to churches in Europe). She is the author of Falling Through Darkness and Stealing Henry. Her third novel, Drawing the Ocean, is due out this October.

Wendy Giman
is a native New Yorker and a writer. “Cooking in Hell” is a true story.

Joe Fiorillo is a recluse who has not been outside in over four years. Due to various ailments, he has been clinically determined "unemployable" in any conventional sense of the word. Among his leisure activities are talking to telemarketers and sitting in a corner weeping quietly. He will be reading from a short play about seduction on a train. He's originally from South Jersey.

Jen Nails (the much beloved) is originally from Las Vegas, NV. She teaches writing and performance classes at the Peoples Improv Theater ( and has written for the Oxygen Network and SELF Magazine. She will be reading from her young adult book in progress, Beside Mexico, which is based on her award winning solo play, Lylice, which she's performed at theater festivals around the world.

David Silverman as the author of the forthcoming book from Softskull PressTypo: The Last American Typesetter or How I Made and Lost $4 Million (An Entrepreneur's Education) is most proud of the fact that he has learned how to spell entrepreneur, or at least throw down enough letters to make it look that way.