Ideasmyth Presents: Booked Breakfast with Liesl Schillinger and Jesse Sheidlower


8:30am at The Writers Room
740 Broadway, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10003


“Ms. Wordbird meets Mr. Flippin’ Bird”


Liesl Schillinger, author of Wordbirds: An Irreverent Lexicon for the 21st Century


Jesse Sheidlower, author of The F-Word and President of the American Dialect Society

When:          Friday, October 18, 2013 @ 8:30 – 10 am

Where:        The Writers Room: 740 Broadway, 12th Floor btw. Astor and Waverly Places, New York, NY 10003

Closest subways: 6 to Astor or N/R to 8th Street/NYU

Tickets:        FREE but RSVPs are required via our website CONTACT page:

Ideasmyth Presents: Booked Breakfasts

A cuppa joe and brainfood to go!

New York, NY (October 7, 2013): Ideasmyth  continues its Booked Breakfast series of casual book-club-meets-book-signing events with “Ms. Wordbird breakfasts with Mr. Flippin’ Bird” featuring: Liesl Schillinger, author of Wordbirds: An Irreverent Lexicon for the 21st Century; and Jesse Sheidlower, author of The F-Word and President of the American Dialect Society. Join Ideasmyth at The Writers room for a delightful morning of irreverent talk ranging from 21st century neologisms to broader cultural commentary from two of the wittiest people in New York City. This series is graciously hosted by The Writers Room, located just south of Astor Place, and will take place 8:30-10am. Booked Breakfasts bring together authors and the public in a convivial atmosphere for lively reading, Q&A discussion, autographing and quality nosh.

Liesl Schillinger is a New York–based cultural critic, translator and moderator. She grew up in Midwestern college towns, studied comparative literature at Yale, worked at The New Yorker for more than a decade and became a regular critic for The New York Times Book Review in 2004. Her articles and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, New York, The New Republic, The Washington Post, Vogue, Foreign Policy, The London Independent on Sunday, and many other publications. Her recent translations include the novels Every Day, Every Hour, by Natasa Dragnic (2012, Viking), and The Lady of the Camellias, by Alexandre Dumas, fils (Penguin Classics, 2013). Wordbirds, her charmingly illustrated lexicon of necessary neologisms for the 21st Century (Simon & Schuster), is out this month.

Jesse Sheidlower is the author of The F-Word and the President of the American Dialect Society. He has been an editor for Random House Dictionaries and the Oxford English Dictionary. He has also been profiled on the front page of the New York Times and 60 Minutes, and New York Magazine has named him one of the 100 smartest people in New York.


Ideasmyth is a holistic creative communications, coaching and branding consultancy founded by Victoria C. Rowan whose previous professional lives included founding the multi-million-dollar education division of, artistic programming of the greatest living writers for the 92nd Street Y, writing for dozens of publications, websites and public radio including: Time Out NY, New York Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, The Financial Times, The Moscow Times and NPR. Through personalized coaching and workshops, Ideasmyth mentors and supports clients in creating and cultivating their endeavors, increasing their brand exposure and achieving their most important personal and professional life goals. Since 2000, her Independent Project workshops and coaching practice have helped nearly 1,000 writers produce many critically acclaimed books, theater, websites and other multimedia projects.

The Writers Room  is New York City’s first shared work space for emerging and established writers of all genres. Founded in 1978 by writers for writers, in this professional workspace creativity flourishes in an atmosphere of mutual support. The Writers Room provides over 200 writers with a quiet, affordable place in which to work. In addition to workspace, the Room offers a reference and research library for the use of its members; seminars and workshops on subjects of interest to writers; readings of members’ works; and community for people working in a solitary profession. In 2012, members published thirty fiction and non-fiction books and many magazine articles, plays & screenplays. Members have written more than 1,000 books since the doors of The Writers Room opened. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Booked Breakfasts will take place at The Writers Room, 740 Broadway, 12th Floor, NYC 10003. For more information, contact Victoria Rowan at

Breakfast is FREE but please RSVP  to ensure we have plenty for everyone.

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