Erotic? Tantalizing? Wrong?
All of the above?
That’s what we’re hoping for when The Next Chapter: Reading & Storytelling makes its debut at (Le) Poisson Rouge with Jo “Boobs” Weldon (The Burlesque Handbook: A Backstage Guide), Jack Silbert (The Modern Con Man: How to Get Something for Nothing), Charles Sanchez, Jennifer Ostrega, and your host, Lisa L. Kirchner (Learning to Love You More).
Doors open at 7:30pm. Get your drink on, and get ready. Admission is FREE!
ABOUT OUR READERS:
Jo Weldon is the Headmistress and Founder of the New York School of Burlesque. Internationally renowned as burlesque personality Jo Boobs, she’s rounded her heels on stages from Coney Island to Las Vegas. She’s the winner of such exotic titles as Best Bump N Grinder, Best Teacher and Mentor, and Biggest Cougar in Burlesque! She has worked with performers from Leonard Cohen to Spinal Tap, and has been featured on television shows from CBS Sunday Morning to Gossip Girl. Her book, The Burlesque Handbook: A Backstage Guide, featuring a foreword by Margaret Cho, was released by HarperCollins/ItBooks in June 2010.
Jack Silbert has written for publications from Weird New Jersey to the New York Times. He is the author of several books, including Santa in Space (Golden Books) and The Modern Con Man: How to Get Something for Nothing (Bloomsbury). Jack is an occasional emcee and a weekly Internet radio DJ. His humorous ramblings can be found at saltinwound.com.
Jennifer Ostrega is the author of the blog OHMEIMFINE.com. She is a teacher of writing and improvisation to international students at Pratt Institute and School of Visual Arts. Jennifer has written for BettyConfidential.com and is the creator of the one-woman comedy Tower of Babble at the New York Fringe Festival. Her most recent project, the birth of her son, began in 2009, and is a co-production with Daniel B.Gold.
Charles Sanchez is an openly gay writer/performer living in Manhattan. He started his career as a child in the Phoenix Boys Choir, toured Europe, sang for the president, traveled the country. Then his voice changed and it’s been downhill ever sincefrom Lincoln Center to Off-Broadway, regional theatre, touring children’s theatre, and finally, a stint at Murry’s Dinner Playhouse in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is currently writing a solo show (working title: “Pink Sheep”) based on his experiences growing up in a Catholic, Mexican-American, Republican household, hiding his sexuality while doing musical theatre, coming out, and living with AIDS in the modern world.
Lisa Kirchner‘s work has appeared in The Washington Post, Salon.com, BUST Magazine, The New York Post, Budget Travel, Kirkus Reviews and TheHuffingtonPost.com, among numerous others. Before moving to the Persian Gulf, she was the religion editor for Pittsburgh’s gay and lesbian newspaper, the bridal editor for its society rag, and an alt newsweekly dating columnist. Her flash essay, “My Husband: My Moto,” appeared in the compilation Learning to Love You More (Prestel Publishing, 2007). Her solo show, HELLO, FEMALE LADY CREATURE!, is the basis for her memoir.