April 25th, 7PM “Also Known As”
Noah Hawley, Screenwriter
Barry Levinson, Screenwriter
E. Lockhart, Novelist
Åsne Seierstad, Journalist
Noah Hawley is an Emmy, Golden Globe, PEN, Critics’ Choice, and Peabody Award-winning author, screenwriter, and producer. He has published five novels and penned the script for the feature film Lies and Alibis. Hawley is currently executive producer, writer, and showrunner on FX’s awardwinning series "Fargo," and "Legion" from FX Productions and Marvel Television. His most recent novel, Before the Fall, debuted at #2 on the New York Times Best Sellers List
Barry Levinson is an Academy Award winning Director, Screenwriter, and Producer of such films as “Rain Man,” “The Natural,” “Diner,” “Sleepers,” and “Analyze This.” Starting in television, Levinson wrote for such shows as “The Carol Burnett Show,” until he was hired by Mel Brooks, with whom he worked on “Silent Movie,” “High Anxiety,” and “…and Justice for All.” Levinson’s most recent project is “Happy Valley,” about the fall of Joe Paterno, which he directed for HBO.
E. Lockhart is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels We Were Liars and Genuine Fraud, which was optioned for film by Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner. Her other books include Fly on the Wall, Dramarama, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, and the Ruby Oliver Quartet.
Åsne Seierstad is an award-winning Norwegian journalist and writer known for her work as a war correspondent. She is the author of The Bookseller of Kabul, One Hundred and One Days: A Baghdad Journal, Angel of Grozny: Inside Chechnya. Her new book is Two Sisters: A Father, His Daughters, and Their Journey into the Syrian Jihad.
Seriously Entertaining, New York’s premier literary cabaret series showcasing writers and their passions, is an intellectual roller-coaster of a show. The Wall Street Journal calls it “Think-y entertainment for New York’s book-loving crowd,” The New York Times says it’s “a literary mixtape [with] perfect flow and variety,” and CBS Local News adds: “You have never seen a cabaret quite like this…. The lineup includes some of the most brilliant minds in the literary and artistic worlds.”
Seriously Entertaining packs a big punch, regularly hosting talent such as Margo Jefferson, Amber Tamblyn, John Guare, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, PJ O'Rourke, Graham Moore, Steven Pinker, Emma Sky, and Irvine Welsh. The show asks each writer to riff on a given theme for fifteen minutes only. Whether the result leaves you howling with laughter or sorrow, it will be an evening you’re sure to remember.
Seriously Entertaining is the flagship show of House of SpeakEasy, a not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to connecting writers and audiences in innovative and sustaining ways – in classrooms through our SpeakTogether writing workshops, in the community with our book truck, and at Joe’s Pub.
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