Friday, September 08, 2006

Sept 24 Show, 7pm (NOTE CHANGED DAY!)

The fall has collapsed upon us and as our intrepid fellow city dwellers no longer find succor in sand dunes or blueberry flavored shards of ice because the chill of our poorly tilted hemisphere forces them (without too much reluctance, let's be honest) out of their toe-crevice-destroying flip-flops and into their regulation black leather jackets and jack boots, so too do we, writers working, return to the early dark of Sunday nights and extremely unwiedly sentence structure. Oh summer, where have you gone with my pithiness?

But enough overloaded German-esque sentences with verbs at the end buried. Our writers this month are AMAZING! Writer's Working is at the Drama Book Shop, 250 West 40th Street September 24th 7:00pm.

Our list of sharp tools this month are:
Rob Lathan
Bob Hughes
DC Pierson
Deanna Fleysher
Jen Nails
David Silverman

p.s. If you are curious about the image this month, read my bio all the way at the end of this post.

Rob Lathan is a comedy writer and performer who has appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Best Week Ever, and oddly (or amazingly) enough, The Today Show. He is also the proud owner of his very own website, Pretty cool, right?

Robert J. Hughes is the author of the novel, "Late and Soon," published last year, and is a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, where he covers culture and the arts. He is at work on his next novel, "Seven Sisters," a play about Dorothy Kilgallen's final days, and a story for the forthcoming collection, "Bronx Noir."

Deanna Fleysher writes, performs, teaches, goes to movies by herself, and feels very tenderly about eggplant sandwiches which have been left out in the rain, as was the one in this photograph. She has created improvisational theater shows which blend comedy with sex and interpretative dance, at the PIT and the Magnet theaters. She teaches English and Theater to and runs a book club for businesswomen. She no longer goes to Burning Man. Her first novel, Guns for Girls was rejected by more than one publisher for "too much bad language."

DC Pierson is a senior at New York University, where he studies writing for television. He makes comedy videos for the Internet with a group called DERRICK ( DERRICK's show "Outtakes" happens the last Monday of every month at the UCB Theater. The group is currently developing a show for Comedy Central. DC publishes poems, stories, and un-asked-for opinions at his website,

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 is 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). The photo at the top of this post is my mother's art. She was a survivor of the holocaust, but never told me what had happened to her. I just thought she was my annoying mom for never letting me join the boy scouts. I never really knew her. What I do know is that she made a lot of art, like these children on horses that would go onto carousels that she made out of clay. For more of her amazing art go here, and yes, she made all the stuff you see at this link.