The Nervous Breakdown and Emergency Press host TNBLE New York on May 28th at Public Assembly, in Williamsburg.  

For TNB NYC on May 28th, we will open up Public Assembly for 4 performers and writers – Edgar Oliver and Elna Baker from New York, and TNB authors Chad Faries and Lenore Zion. The event will be hosted by TNB contributor Tove K. Danovich. 

Oliver and Baker are featured performers at The Moth, the national storytelling organization. Faries and Zion are both Emergency Press authors. Zion, out of Los Angeles, is one of the original writers at TNB, and author of the novel Stupid Children, due out in early 2013. Faries will tell stories at the center of his new memoir, Drive Me Out of My Mind

Public Assembly is located at 70 North 6th St. (Wythe) in Williamsburg. Event runs from 7:00 – 10:00, and admission is $5 at the door. Full, satisfying bar. 

Chad Faries is the author of Drive Me Out of My Mind, a memoir published by Emergency Press. His two books of poems are The Border Will Be Soon and The Book of Knowledge. A recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, he lived and taught in Central Europe for many years. Currently he teaches at Savannah State University, where he also hosts a radio program on WHCJ 90.3. 

Lenore Zion is the author of My Dead Pets are Interesting, published last year by TNB Books. An original writer for The Nervous Breakdown (TNB), her first novel, Stupid Children, will be released by Emergency Press in early 2013. 

Edgar Oliver started performing in New York at the Pyramid in the mid-1980′s. As a playwright, many of Oliver’s plays have been staged at La MaMa and other downtown NYC theatres, including The Seven Year Vacation, The Poetry Killer, Hands in Wartime, Motel Blue 19 and Mosquito Succulence. As a stage actor, he has performed in countless plays including Edward II with Cliplight Theater, Marc Palmieri’s Carl the Second, and Lipsynka’s Dial M for Model. He is also one of the most beloved storytellers at The Moth. His film roles include That’s Beautiful Frank, Henry May Long, and Gentlemen Broncos. He is also the author of A Portrait of New York by a Wanderer There and Summer and The Man Who Loved Plants. 

Elna Baker is a writer, comedian, and storyteller who has performed with The Moth, on This American Life, Studio 360, Radiolab, BBC Radio 4, the Upright Citizens Brigade, and at many comedy clubs throughout New York. Her work includes the show, If You See Something, Say Something, and the book, The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance, published by Penguin in 2009. 

Tove K. Danovich is a writer and editor based in Brooklyn. She is a contributor to TNB and an associate editor at Anderbo literary magazine. Her work has most recently been published in The Brooklyn Rail and Slushpile. She is also the author of the food blog Eighty-Sixed.

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Megan DiLullo was born in Boulder and spent the early years of her life between a hippie farm in the Colorado mountains (where she and her eccentric parents lived with a lot of goats) and the Main Line of Philadelphia. The aforementioned hippie farm is the subject of a forthcoming collection of stories, "Tales From the Dark Farm." When not reenacting Whitesnake videos on the hoods of automobiles, you might just spot her in the corner of your favorite local watering hole drunkenly explaining the finer points of permanent hair removal, the laws of cause and effect and spray tanning to wayward transvestites, because really... a girl has to do her part to help make the world more pleasing for us all. It's tough work, but it is a calling. DiLullo is an editor for the Arts and Culture section at thenervousbreakdown.com, and is co-producer of The Nervous Breakdown’s Literary Experience podcast and the TNB Spotlight podcast and does narration for both.

2 responses to “The Nervous Breakdown and Emergency Press host TNBLE New York”

  1. […] up on May 28th, Edgar will be appearing at The Nervous Breakdown Literary Experience in Brooklyn, at Public Assembly over in Williamsburg, alongside Lenore Zion, Elna Baker, and Chad […]

  2. […] up tomorrow, May 28th, Elna will be appearing at The Nervous Breakdown Literary Experience in Brooklyn, at Public Assembly over in Williamsburg, alongside Edgar Oliver, Lenore Zion, and Chad […]

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