Faster Than Chickens on a Junebug

Mark your calendars for the next installment of Freerange Nonfiction Reading Series:

Wednesday, June 2nd @ NYC’s Cornelia Street Cafe  6 p.m.

Mira Ptacin, host

$7 includes (includes free house drink)

In addition to some fantastic new talent, we’ll be featuring the authors:


Josh Axelrad played blackjack professionally for five years and poker unprofessionally for one. His memoir, Repeat Until Rich, is now available from  Penguin Press.


LARRY SMITH, founder of the literary website SMITH Magazine and memoir editor RACHEL FERSHLEISER talk about their most recent book of nonfiction, It All Changed in an Instant: More Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure.


BEN GREENMAN reading from his latest book WHAT HE’S POISED TO DO.

Both a collection of inter-connected stories about love and infidelity and a meditation on the lost art of letter writing, WHAT HE’S POISED TO DO is the latest brilliant book from the eclectic mind of New Yorker editor and rising literary star Ben Greenman. Ben is an editor at the New Yorker and the author of several acclaimed works of fiction, including the novels Please Step Back; Superbad; Superworse; and A Circle Is a Balloon and Compass Both: Stories about Human Love. His fiction, essays, and journalism have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Paris Review, McSweeney’s, and many other publications.  He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children. Harper Perennial is proud to publish WHAT HE’S POISED TO DO on June 15, 2010. Want to get involved and write some letters to fictional characters? Click here to be a part of the project, LETTERS WITH CHARACTER, inspired by Ben’s book.

You best come early to reserve a seat. Fans will be snatching them up faster than chickens on a junebug!



Freerange loves animals. And we want to do our part to make sure that they enjoy what we stand for: freedom! In March, Freerange fans opened their hearts and their wallets, we raffled off autographed books and homemade truffles, and we successfully raised enough money to sponsor Stacey the Pig and Casey the Cow, two rescued animals who now happily preside at the Farm Sanctuary in Orland, California. It felt so good to help Stacey and Casey, so we decided to do it again! At the June 2nd show, Freerange will be having another raffle to raise money for our good friends at the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary!

Elvis the Cow

So empty your coin jar, bring your spare change, buy a ticket or ten, and put the karma boomerang into effect!

Tickets are $3.00 each or 2 for $5.00.

Prizes include autographed copies of books by Freerange authors, as well as some delicious homemade vegan truffles.

Surrounded by the Catskill Mountains in the town made famous for peace and music, Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary provides shelter to cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, sheep, goats, rabbits, ducks and geese who have been rescued from cases of abuse, neglect and abandonment. The Woodstock Animal Farm Sanctuary is driven by the simple philosophy that kindness and respect to animals is our moral duty and that all the creatures that share this earth are here with us and not for us. Like our faithful dogs and lap-sitting cats, farm animals are feeling individuals who deserve to be treated with compassion and to live free of fear and suffering.