Happy 4th Birthday Freerange!

You are cordially invited to the February installment of Freerange Nonfiction:


Wednesday, February 1st at PIANOS NYC (158 Ludlow)
Doors open at 7 p.m.
Admission: $8 includes free raffle ticket
Hosted by Freerange Founder & Mommabird, Mira Ptacin

So what literary party favors do we have in store?
–kicking off Black History Month with his most recent book, “How to Be Black” (Harper Collins 2012) we have BARATUNDE THURSTON, a politically-active, technology-loving comedian from the future. He co-founded the black political blog, Jack and Jill Politics and serves as Director of Digital for The Onion. He has written for Vanity Fair and the UK Independent, hosted Popular Science’s Future Of on Discovery Science and appears on cable news regularly to say smart things in funny ways. Then-candidate Barack Obama called him “someone I need to know.” Baratunde travels the world speaking and advising and performs standup regularly in NYC. He resides in Brooklyn, lives on Twitter and has over 30 years experience being black.

–Mr. SETH FRIED, author of the book, “The Great Frustration”, Seth’s writing has appeared in McSweeney’s, The Missouri Review, One Story, Tin House, and others. NPR book critic Michael Schaub declared “The Great Frustration” to be his favorite of 2011 and described Mr. Fried as “a master at the absurdities, small and large, that make up the human condition…a deeply funny, deeply generous author.” Come see for yourself, folks!

–As is our tradition, we bring back Freerange’s VERY FIRST READER (EVER!) the talented, witty, and extraordinarily good looking Ms. JUNE EDING

–There will be blood? NO! There will be SEAN H. DOYLE, the roofblowing, mindboggling writer from Brooklyn. (ALSO: THERE WILL BE CAKE)

In the meantime, please do check out this week’s very moving essay on our Freshly Hatched page: Liberty Road, by author Rita Zoey Chin.

See you next week!