5/20 Event with Ophira Eisenberg & James Braly
Upcoming Ideasmyth Event
Monogamy Memoirists Meet their Match:
Ophira Eisenberg & James Braly
Book Slam, Signing & Rooftop Cocktails
6:30PM at The Roger Smith Hotel
501 Lexington Ave. between 47th & 48th St.
An evening of monogamy mock-debating with
veteran Moth Storytellers Ophira Eisenberg & James Braly
The IDEASMYTH.com Showcase, Monogamy Memoirists Meet their Match is a Book Slam & Book Signing accompanied by rooftop cocktails slated for Monday, May 20th at The Roger Smith Hotel in East Midtown Manhattan. Authors Ophira Eisenberg and James Braly will read passages from their recently released memoirs on their unique misadventures in monogamy in a quirky debate format. Ideasmyth owner, Victoria C. Rowan will moderate the discourse with topic prompts, wrapping up the event with a book signing—more cocktails encouraged.
More information on the authors:
OPHIRA EISENBERG was born in Calgary, Alberta Canada, but now makes her home in Brooklyn, NY. She is standup comic, writer, and host of NPR’s weekly trivia, puzzle, and game show “Ask Me Another”. She has appeared on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, “Comedy Central”, “VH-1”, and is a regular host and storyteller with The Moth. Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy (Seal Press/April 2013) is her first book.
JAMES BRALY is the first two-time winner of The Moth GrandSLAM, a contributor to This American Life, Selected Shorts, and The New York Times, and the creator of the Off Broadway monologue Life in a Marital Institution: 20 Years of Monogamy in One Terrifying Hour, now on national tour presented by Meredith Vieira Productions. James teaches storytelling at Fordham University. His first book, Life in a Marital Institution: 20 Years of Monogamy in One Terrifying Memoir, was just published by St. Martin’s Press.
Monogamy Memoirists Meet their Match will take place in The Penthouse & Solarium Room at The Roger Smith Hotel. Unique for combining a sincere hospitality experience in the presence of thought-provoking art, The Roger Smith Hotel is a beautiful venue that also promotes dialogue within and between the leading disciplines of the New York and global art worlds.