#TwitterFiction Festival LIVE 2015
at SubCulture (45 Bleecker Street)
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Doors at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm
Watch authors Gayle Forman (@gayleforman), Daniel José Older (@djolder), Anna North (@annanorthtweets), Myke Cole (@MykeCole) and Lyndsay Faye (@LyndsayFaye) create #TwitterFiction stories LIVE on stage! Hosted by comedian Nick Turner (@NicksTurners)!
Note: This event is being recorded for future use by Penguin Random House. By entering, you hereby consent to the use of your name, likeness and any statements you make by Penguin Random House and its licensees.
More about the #TwitterFiction Festival Live! Lineup:
Gayle Forman (@gayleforman) is an award-winning, internationally bestselling author and journalist. She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers If I Stay and Where She Went, Just One Day and Just One Year and the companion novella Just One Night, and the bestselling new novel, I Was Here. Learn more about Gayle at www.gayleforman.com.
Daniel José Older (@djolder) is the author of Half-Resurrection Blues. His short stories and essays have appeared in Tor.com, Salon, Buzzfeed, the New Haven Review, PANK, Apex, and Strange Horizons and the anthology Subversion and Mothership: Tales of Afrofuturism And Beyond. Daniel's band Ghost Star gigs regularly around New York and he facilitates workshops on storytelling from an anti-oppressive power analysis. You can find his thoughts on writing, read dispatches from his decade-long career as an NYC paramedic and hear his music at ghoststar.net, on YouTube, and @djolder on Twitter.
Anna North (@annanorthtweets) is the author of the upcoming novel The Life and Death of Sophie Stark. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and her writing has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, The Atlantic, Glimmer Train, Nautilus, and Salon; on Jezebel and BuzzFeed; and in the New York Times, where she is a staff editor. The author of America Pacifica, she lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Myke Cole (@MykeCole): As a security contractor, government civilian, and military officer, Myke Cole's career has run the gamut from counterterrorism to cyber warfare to federal law enforcement. He's done three tours in Iraq and was recalled to service during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. All that conflict can wear a guy out. Thank goodness for fantasy novels, comic books, late-night games of Dungeons and Dragons, and lots of angst-fueled writing. He is the author of the Shadow Ops series and Gemini Cell, which released in January from Ace. Myke can be found online at www.mykecole.com.
Lyndsay Faye (@LyndsayFaye) is the internationally bestselling author of four critically acclaimed books; the first in the Timothy Wilde trilogy, THE GODS OF GOTHAM, was published in fourteen languages, nominated for an Edgar Award for Best Novel, and selected for the Reading List as Best Historical by the American Library Associate. The third in the trilogy, THE FATAL FLAME, is out May 12th and has already received a starred review from Publisher's Weekly. She lives in Queens with her husband Gabriel, and her two cats, Grendel and Prufrock.
Nick Turner (@nicksturners) is a Texas-born, Virginia-raised, New York-based comedian. He has done stand-up comedy on NBC’s Late Night w/ Seth Meyers, Jimmy Fallon and Comedy Central’s “John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show.” This year he also created, wrote and starred opposite Parker Posey in a pilot for Comedy Central called “Crazy House.” He was a regular cast member on VH1’s Best Week Ever and other VH1 shows including “I Love the 2000’s.” In 2011, he performed as a "New Face" at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival and in 2013 returned to perform on the Canadian and Australian television show, “Just For Laughs.” He has performed his own show “Nick Turner & Acquaintances” as part of SXSW and The New York Comedy Festival and regularly at Union Hall in New York City and he’s doing new stuff like, all the time.
Michael Arthur (@inklines) is a pen and ink artist who uses no pencils and no rough drafts. Each drawing is a live reaction to the moment. Michael specializes in drawing the intimate moments of rehearsals for music, dance, and theatre. He is also an accomplished observer of everyday life - yet capable of remarkable flights of imaginative imagery. His sketchbook reports have appeared online at Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, NPR, Gothamist, and The New York Times. His animated videos have debuted at NPR, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Huffington Post, IFC, and other places. As a performer, Michael appears regularly, drawing live during shows at Joe's Pub. He has also performed live improvisational drawings at The Bowery Ballroom, The Music Hall of Williamsburg, Lincoln Center, with the Indianapolis Symphony and all over the country as a touring member of the indie band, Balthrop, Alabama. Among the people that Michael has shared the stage with are David Byrne, Nicole Atkins, The Honey Brothers, John Wesley Harding, members of Kaiser Cartel, Michael Leonhart and Paul Brill, etc.
Mike Brun (@mbrun12) is a composer, arranger, music director, performer, multi-instrumentalist, human, and Oxford comma advocate known for the wide range of his projects. Selected theater credits: Music Director and Onstage Musician for Mr. Burns (Playwrights Horizons, 2013); Onstage Musician for The Tempest (American Repertory Theater, 2014); Co-Arranger and Onstage Musician for the upcoming 2016 run of Old Hats at The Signature Theater. Ars Nova 2015 Commissioned Artist. 2014 Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project. 2014-15 Civilians Research & Development Group. Download his latest album, little blues, for name-your-price at www.mikebrun.com.
What is the #TwitterFiction Festival? Where can I learn more?
The #TwitterFiction Festival is an innovative storytelling event happening entirely on Twitter from May 11-15. More than 20 published authors and several winners from a public competition will be creating experimental fiction as Tweets during the five-day event. Learn more at twitterfictionfestival.com!
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
This is an All Ages event. Anyone with a ticket may attend. However, you must be 21+ and show ID to receive a complimentary wine or beer.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Public transportation is the easiest way to get to the venue. The closest subway station is at Bleecker Street (B, D, F, M, and 6 trains). There is a parking lot at the corner of Lafayette Street and Great Jones Street in addition to limited street parking in the neighborhood.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes. If for some reason you cannot do this via the Eventbrite system then please use the 'Contact the Organizer' button to request a change to be made. Changes may be requested up to 24 hours before the event begins.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You can either bring a printout of your ticket or you can present a digital ticket on your smartphone. Tickets will be checked at the venue entrance.
What is the refund policy?
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The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Yes, but we encourage you to use individual names on each ticket that you purchase. Confusion can arise if you have multiple tickets with the same name. A individual ticket will only scan once, so if you mistakenly have multiple copies of the same ticket, guests with duplicate tickets will not scan and therefore not be admitted to the event. If you need to adjust the names on your tickets you must request this change by using the 'Contact the Organizer' button at least 24 hours before the start of the event.
This event is being presented and organized by Penguin Random House for the #TwitterFiction Festival
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#TwitterFiction Festival is about embracing, exploring, and developing the art of storytelling on Twitter.