ADULT EDUCATION PRESENTS: "Tools of the Trade"
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 7 pm
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street, between Houston and Prince
DAVID REES, "How to Sharpen Pencils"
Reacquaint yourself with the pleasures of a hand-sharpened pencil. Here, let David Rees help you.
AMY SOHN, "The Assistant"
Some people are not meant to be personal assistants. Amy Sohn is one of them. She recounts her ill-fated stint as gofer for a downtown indie auteur.
DAVID HILL, "Ballyhoo for the Flat Store"
David Hill, the grandson of travelling carnies, examines the evolution of the American carnival through a few of the more popular midway games.
JILL STODDARD, "The Creative Process"
Jill Stoddard examines the creative process as seen through Nate Silver's polling data as part of her epic quest for the meaning of existence.
Hosted by CHARLES STAR
DAVID REES (@letsgetshort) used to be a political cartoonist. His work appeared in Rolling Stone, GQ, The Nation, Harper's, and many other publications. He gave that career up to pursue his dreams.
AMY SOHN (@amysohn) is author of the new novel Motherland, as well as Prospect Park West, Run Catch Kiss, and My Old Man. She has been a columnist for the New York Press, the New York Post, and New York. She believes she is the only person ever to have written for both Playgirl and The Nation.
DAVID HILL (@davehill77) writes about sports and gambling for Grantland and is a writer for the sketch comedy team Supereasy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. His writing has appeared in McSweeney's, The Awl, and The New York Times.
JILL STODDARD is a writer and editor who lives in Brooklyn. She is almost done with her manuscript Hospice Tales, which, now that she thinks about it, may take another year.
CHARLES STAR is sort of a comedian and sort of a lawyer. In addition to hosting Adult Education, he hosts the stand-up showcase "Pant-Hoot" at Lincoln Park Tavern on the second Thursday of the month. He lawyers at [REDACTED] and tweets @ugarles.
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