TueNight is a collection of grown-ass lady storytellers who host evenings on Tuesday Nights with a variety of readers, each sharing a personal essay around a common theme. For this edition of TueNight Live, we celebrate our own 5th birthday. We’re bringing back excerpts of some of our favorite writing—from Dodai Stewart bonding with bodywork professionals, to Susan Linney's brave "Bottles Down" chronicles, to Tamar Anitai's "Silly Things People Say When I Tell Them I Don't Want Kids" and many more.
We'll walk down memory lane with old friends and introduce some new ones. Plus, CAKE.
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We're thrilled to have entrepreneur Cindy Gallop (@cindygallop) join us to talk about the importance of celebrating your age, how to #sayyourage -- even shout it from the rooftops -- and make your experience a major plus.
Susan Linney (@Susan_Linney) is a former book and magazine editor turned freelance copywriter, editor and digital content producer. From 2013 to 2015, she wrote about her recovery from alcoholism for TueNight in an effort to combat the stigma associated with addiction, because she believes it's impossible to get well when you're ashamed of what makes you sick. She's still a passionate promoter of mental health and addiction awareness, and is happy to tell you her story(ies) any day.
Dodai Stewart (@dodaistewart) is a writer raised in New York. She attended PS 84, Dalton, PS 145, York Prep, the Bronx High School of Science and NYU’s Tisch School Of The Arts. She was the deputy editor (and one of the founding editors) at Jezebel.com, then editor in chief of SplinterNews.com, an award-winning social justice-oriented news site. She has participated, hosted, or moderated panels with Roxane Gay, Tina Brown, and Rebecca Traister, among others, and her writing has appeared in Entertainment Weekly, New York Magazine, Glamour, and the New York Times. Currently, she lives in Manhattan with a misanthropic chihuahua.
Michele Carlo (@Michele_asShell) is the redhead with 8,000,000 stories about New York City. She is a native New Yorker, a Nuyorican, a natural redhead—and an author/performer who has appeared across the U.S., including the MOTH's GrandSlams and Mainstage in N.Y.C., on NPR with Latino U.S.A. and on PBS with Stories from the Stage. Her debut book, the memoir Fish Out Of Agua: My life on neither side of the (subway) tracks, was published by Citadel/Kensington.
Karen Gerwin (@karengerwin) has always loved storytelling. After nearly 20 years in the publishing world, she needed a change. She co-created the Twitter parody account @paulryangosling with her soul sisters, The Mouthy Housewives, then spent two years snarking on Brooklyn’s favorite family-friendly neighborhood at F***ed in Park Slope. Now she's having a blast as TueNight's Newsletter Editor.
Tamar Anitai (@tamaranitai) has one husband, two cats, no kids, no car. Midwestern by birth, New Yorker by a 14-year act of stubborn defiance. Digital content strategist for a global agency, and essayist on the occasional off night. Rap game Bea Arthur. Yes, she wants see photos of your cat.
Penny Wren (@pennywren) is a Harlem-based writer who was raised in Lancaster, PA. Penny's work has appeared in Esquire; Essence; Glamour; Marie Claire; O, The Oprah Magazine and Redbook, among other publications. She writes a weekly (or twice weekly or, sometimes, thrice weekly) column, "Penny For Your Thoughts" for MadameNoire. And, by the way, she doesn't usually use the word "thrice" in conversation.
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Date + Time
Tuesday, October 23
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