Ideasmyth Presents: Gotham Gothic at The Writers Room

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Calling gobblers of all things gothic:

Celebrate your dark side at Ideasmyth’s Gotham Gothic Halloween event

6:30pm at The Writers Room
740 Broadway, 12th Floor, Manhattan

Tickets: $15 in advance & $20 at the door

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Emma Brockes, author of the memoir, She Left Me The Gun: My Mother’s Life Before Me

Andrew Riconda, author of the upcoming novel, The Three People I had to Kill Last Year

Peter Hirsch, writer for the TV show, “Arthur”

Danielle Trussoni, author of the memoir, Falling Through the Earth and the fictional Angelology series


New York, NY (October 17, 2013) — Ideasmyth is getting a jump-start on Halloween on the night before with its Gotham Gothic event on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 6:30pm at The Writers Room, The Urban Writers’ Colony.

Don your favorite gothic garb and feed your inner horror fiend this Halloween at Ideasmyth’s Gotham Gothic event. The night will begin with readings and conversation facilitated by Ideasmyth founder Victoria Rowan with master memoirists Danielle Trussoni, critically acclaimed author of the memoir Falling Through the Earth and the fictional Angelology series; Emma Brockes, veteran journalist and author of She Left Me the Gun: My Mother’s Life Before Me; and then Peter Hirsch, actor and writer for the TV show “Arthur,” will give a dramatic reading of Andrew Riconda’s darkly hilarious Best American Mystery short story, “Heart Like a Balloon;” Andrew is also the author of the upcoming novel, The Three People I had to Kill Last Year. All this will be followed by a Monster Mash Bash.

Emma Brockes is a New York-based writer feature writer for the Guardian Weekend magazine, a blogger for Guardian US and a book reviewer for The New York Times. Her new book She Left Me The Gun: My Mother’s Life Before Me is published this spring by The Penguin Press (U.S.) and Faber (U.K.).

Peter K. Hirsch has written for children’s television for eighteen years and is the current head writer for the series, Arthur. He has won six Daytime Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award. He is also an actor, having appeared on stage at La Mama, The Public and many other venues, and in films, such as Kissing Jessica Stein and Friends With Kids. He is married to the playwright, Cusi Cram.

Andrew Riconda lives on City Island in the Bronx. His fiction has appeared in the Amherst Review, Criminal Class Review, Oyez Review, Phantasmagoria, Rio Grande Review, Watchword, and William and Mary Review. He is currently at work on a novel, The Three People I had to Kill Last Year, featuring the protagonist of the story in this collection.

Danielle Trussoni wanted to be a writer from the age of six, after interviewing members of her family about their lives. Although her first attempts failed to capture the subtle nuances of an ‘interesting’ family, she had better results some twenty years later with the publication of her critically acclaimed memoir Falling Through the Earth, which was named one of the Ten Best Books of 2006 by The New York Times. Her debut novel Angelology will be published in over thirty countries.

Please join the Ideasmyth team as we welcome Emma Brockes, Peter Hirsch, Andrew Riconda, and Danielle Trussoni to The Writers Room for our Gotham Gothic Halloween event.

When:          Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 6:30pm

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

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.

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