“It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.”
— E.B. White (Charlotte’s Web)
The image is exactly what one pictures of when one thinks of what the logo for Freerange should be, and we couldn’t fight the feeling any longer. As you know, Freerange practices the method of literary husbandry wherein our authors are permitted to write, read & roam freely, traditional categories or labels notwithstanding. Our principle is to allow artists of nonfiction as much freedom as possible, to live out their instinctual behaviors in a reasonably natural way . . . regardless of whether or not they are eventually killed for meat! By this technique, we have presented memoirists, journalists, political activists, comedians and poets alongside one another to promote the vast and vital genre of creative nonfiction.
Moving on to the next big bit of news . . .
That’s right–following its rapidly-expanding fan base, Freerange is reborn with services and tools for those interested in creative nonfiction, new website featuring outlets for publication and other resources for writers and fans of storytelling, and on Wednesday, My 4th at 7 p.m., we are hosting our official “Rebirth/Relaunch” party at our new home, which will be a culmination of Freerange’s recent growth. So as we say thank you and “Sayonara, Cornelia”, won’t you please join us in saying “HELLO PIANOS!”:
Freerange’s “Rebirth/Relaunch” celebration at Pianos NYC (www.pianosnyc.com) on Wednesday, May 4th, 7:00 p.m.
Featuring performances by the following authors:
- MICHAEL SHOWALTER, comedian, actor, writer, director and author of the most recent Mr. Funny Pants (Grand Central, 2011)
- ALISON ESPACH, author of the most-recent, critically acclaimed debut novel The Adults (Scribner, February 2011)
- KOREN ZAILCKAS, author of the internationally best-selling and socially-charged memoir Smashed (Penguin, 2005) and its follow up Fury (Viking Adult, September 2010)
- MATTHUE ROTH, author of the memoir Yom Kippur a Go-Go, the novel Losers, and the feature film 1/20 (currently in post-production). As a slam poet, he’s filmed for HBO and MTV. He lives with his family in Brooklyn and keeps a secret diary at www.matthue.com
As always, thanks again for your support and your shared love for storytelling. Looking forward to seeing you at the next show!
Very truly yours,
Founder & Host of Freerange Nonfiction
P.S. Wondering who took all those great pics? Sing your praises to our new Freerange photographer-in-residence, Victoria “The Babe” Cooper!!!