Seriously Entertaining's Summer Series

By House of SpeakEasy

By House of SpeakEasy

SpeakEasy’s flagship program is an acclaimed series of literary cabarets called "Seriously Entertaining." Our monthly shows features the storytelling talents of published authors and thinkers who are invited take the stage to riff and ruminate informally, dinner-theater-style, on the evening’s theme. Performances are usually held monthly at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater in New York City, but as we all practice social distancing, we are delivering our signature style of storytelling via The SpeakEasy Podcast and live stream platforms like Crowdcast and Facebook Live. Each show highlights original stories by that month's featured authors with opportunities to purchase writers' books through our Bookshop storefront. Sign up for our newsletter to get details about upcoming shows.

The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win

Maria Konnikova

$28.00 $25.20

To be featured in July 2020 "Are We There Yet?"

Members Only

Sameer Pandya

$25.00 $22.50

To be featured in July 2020 "Are We There Yet?"

A Peculiar Peril

Jeff VanderMeer

$19.99 $18.39

To be featured in July 2020 "Are We There Yet?"

Ordinary Girls: A Memoir

Jaquira Díaz

$16.95 $15.59

To be featured in June 2020 "Other Side of Reason"

Angrynomics

Mark Blyth and Eric Lonergan

$20.34

To be featured in June 2020 "Other Side of Reason"

The Long Ride

Marina Budhos

$16.99 $15.63

To be featured in June 2020 "Other Side of Reason"

Rocket Fantastic: Poems

Gabrielle Calvocoressi

$15.95 $14.67

To be featured in June 2020 "Other Side of Reason"

Interior Chinatown

Charles Yu

$25.95 $23.36

To be featured in August 2020 "Those Were the Days"

The World Doesn't Require You: Stories

Rion Amilcar Scott

$16.95 $15.59

To be featured in August 2020 "Those Were the Days"

Fantasia for the Man in Blue

Tommye Blount

$16.95 $15.59

Recommended by June Speaker Gabrielle Calvocoressi: "[The book] is one of the best explorations of queerness, desire, and being in the world as a body that I have ever read. I am endlessly inspired by that work."

Hemming the Water

Yona Harvey

$15.95

Recommended by June Speaker Gabrielle Calvocoressi: "To me, she is the gold standard for an artist with endless vision, integrity, and possibility."

Sula

Toni Morrison

$15.00 $13.80

Recommended by June Speaker Marina Budhos: "Even though some of her other books are grand and ambitious, this book is utterly perfect to me."

White Teeth

Zadie Smith

$17.00 $15.64

Recommended by June Speaker Marina Budhos: "It makes me understand why so much fuss was made about her debut--what a delicious, precocious book."

Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights

Gretchen Sorin

$28.95 $26.06

To be featured in July 2020 "Are We There Yet?"