Most book events entail a reading from an author's latest work, often a conversation with a moderator, and questions from the audience. This old formula is time tested, and a great way for authors to connect with their audience, many of whom are interested in the particulars of the writing process. But we thought we'd shake things up a bit.
Billy Hough, a downtown cabaret star (Scream Along with Billy), erstwhile film actor (Rampart, Time Out of Mind), and ex-punk rocker (the GarageDogs), is also the events coordinator for McNally Jackson. As a writer and performer himself, Billy realizes that most of the great lessons come not from successes, but from mistakes. With this in mind, Billy is launching a new series of interviews: "The How NOT To Summits," especially for the McNally Jackson Williamsburg location.
Sloane Crosley is the author of the novel The Clasp, and two New York Times bestselling books of personal essays, I Was Told There'd Be Cake, a finalist for The Thurber Prize for American Humor, and How Did You Get This Number. A contributing editor and books columnist for Vanity Fair, she lives in Manhattan.