Happy Ending Music and Reading Series featuring Colson Whitehead, Amy Cohen, Kevin Wilson and Sam Amidon
THE TRUTH AND NOT THE TRUTH
Featuring authors Colson Whitehead, Amy Cohen, Kevin Wilson and Musical Guest Sam Amidon
Colson Whitehead is the author of the novels The Intuitionist, John Henry Days, and Apex Hides the Hurt. He has also written a book of essays about his home town, The Colossus of New York, and is a recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and a MacArthur Fellowship. His new novel, Sag Harbor, come out at the end of April.
Amy Cohen was a writer/producer on the sitcoms Caroline in the City and Spin City, a dating columnist for the New York Observer, and the dating correspondent for cable TV's New York Central. She is the author of THE LATE BLOOMER’S REVOLUTION, published in July 2007 by Hyperion Books. The book was on the New York Times bestseller list and the movie rights have been sold to Sarah Jessica Parker (It’s so exciting, she can’t believe it either). She has been published in VOGUE, The New York Times, Grazia (U.K.), German Cosmopolitan, and Fitness magazine. She is also a contributor to the anthology, The Secret Currency of Love. She has appeared on The Today Show, The CBS morning show, and ABC news. She lives in New York City near her family, who still has a lot to say about everything.
Kevin Wilson was born, raised, and still lives in Tennessee. His writing has twice been included in the New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best anthology (2005, 2006). A graduate of the MFA program at the University of Florida, he currently teaches fiction at the University of the South and helps run the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.
HOST - AMANDA STERN is the author of three novels, the critically acclaimed novel, The Long Haul and two young adult books written under a pseudonym. She founded the “Happy Ending Music and Reading Series” out of the Happy Ending bar in 2003 and has been running, curating and hosting it ever since. She’s at work on her next adult novel and a series of children’s books.
The consistently sold out Happy Ending Music and Reading Series, chosen by New York Magazine and NY Press as the best reading series in NYC, and singled out by the New York Times Magazine for helping to "keep downtown alive," features the most interesting storytellers, writers, musicians, raconteurs and personalities, and requires the readers to take one public risk, while the musicians, who perform two short sets with their original, lyric-driven music, are required to play one cover song and try to get the audience to sing along.
Called the “most vital authors series in the city" by Time Out NY, and known for its consistently good taste, Happy Ending has launched careers and proudly, ended none.
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