Tuesday, September 10, 2013

First Book Case TV Salon, Oct 1st at the Underground

Dear Book Case TV aficionados,

We are in and rolling with our new season of Book Case TV Salon.

Tuesday October 1st, 2013. Book Case Literary Salon, The Underground, 955 West End Avenue (corner with West 107th St). 212-531-4759, www.bookcasetv.com/bookcase-salon/.  Subway: #1 to 103rd or 110th St. 7 pm; $20. Book Case TV host, Frederic Colier, takes to the stage to discuss “Swimming in the Fishbowl,” an evening with authors Slash Coleman, Ilana Garon, and Ophira Eisenberg, who will participate in a lively conversation about their newly published memoirs and diaries, and share a thought or two about their unique outlook on life.

Altered Ego Entertainment, the company behind Book Case TV, resumes its Book Case Salon, a literary initiative bringing together the best authors with a live audience.

Book Case Salon is a literary series, started in 2012, for those tired of impersonal entertainment that leaves them bored and empty.  Twice a month, the salon will offer book lovers, the opportunity to mingle with their favorite authors and engage in passionate and intimated dialogues.  The aim of the salon is to create a new but old-fashioned literary experience, writers and readers in conversation in the style of the Round Table at the Algonquin, and to curate important works from a wide range of authors.
Our first guests:  Slash Coleman, “The Bohemian Love Diaries.”  Descended from a posse of off-beat immigrants and raised in the capital of the Confederacy during the ’70 and ‘80s, young Slash sets out to find true love while remaining true to his creative spirit.  Unfortunately, he’s also his own worst enemy . . . Award-winning storyteller Slash Coleman produced and starred in the PBS special "The Neon Man."  He writes a blog for Psychology Today, is a regular contributor to Storytelling magazine and has appeared on NPR series, "How Artists Make Money."

Ilana Garon, “Why Do Only White People Get Abducted by Aliens?” To understand the plight of our public school, political correctness needs to get taken out with last week’s cafeteria leftovers.  Ilana discards the teacher-hero illusion found in popular culture
Ilana Garon is an English teacher at a public high school in the Bronx.  She also writes about education issues for Dissent Magazine, Huffington Post, and Education Week.

Ophira Eisenberg, “Screw Everyone, Sleeping My Way to Monogamy.” Believing she could outsmart and out-bed them all, Ophira approached dating like a science experiment . . . Ophira will bare it out, saying yes to everyone and everything, hoping to find the “real thing” eventually . . .  A stand-up comedian, writer, and host of NPR's new weekly trivia show, "Ask Me Another," Ophira Eisenberg has appeared on the “Late Late show with Craig Ferguson,” Comedy Central, VH1, E!, and TV Guide Network.

Come and meet these unique authors in person, ask them questions about their creative process, their characters, their explorations of life, unveil their limitations, and go home inspired.
The Book Case TV Salon.  When: Tuesday Oct 1st, from 7 to 9 pm.  Where: at the Underground, 955 West End Avenue (corner with West 107th Street). 212-531-4759, www.bookcasetv.com/bookcase-salon/ Subway: #1 to 103rd or 110th St. Tickets: $20. Must purchase ticket ahead to attend.  More info on www.bookcasetv.com
Book Case TV is a TV program airing on NYC Life, Mondays at 9:30 pm.  The program features authors from all walks of life, fiction and non-fiction, as well as personalities and stories from the publishing industry.

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