Jewish Book Council & Loft 227 to Host LITERARY MISCHIEF WITH SLASH COLEMAN Today

Loft 227 and the Jewish Book Council hosst "Literary Mischief with Slash Coleman," tonight, September 23, 2013 from 6:00pm - 8:00 pm.

The event will feature 4 Jewish authors reading and/or performing new work, including: Diana Spechler (six-time Moth StorySLAM winner/ author of "Skinny"), Mara Altman (Village voice staff writer/ author of "I'm Coming"), Joanna Hershon (Columbia University Writing Professor/ author of "Dual Inheritance) and Slash Coleman (PBS producer/ author of "The Bohemian Love Diaries"). Each author will also participate in one of Coleman's signature offbeat interviews and an audience Q&A. Signed copies of each featured book will be available for sale and audience members will have the opportunity to win free books.

"We put together this monthly event to promote authors, help build a creative community, and help writers cross pollinate literary genres," Robin Sokoloff owner of Loft 227 says. "But the event is really set up so readers will get to know a very different side of their favorite writers.There's plenty of time for the audience members to meet and talk to the authors."

Authors who wish to participate in future events that are built around a specific theme can find more information at:

Host Slash Coleman is the author of "The Bohemian Love Diaries," the personal perspectives blogger for Psychology Today, and the "Ask Uncle Slash" advice columnist for He is a recipient of the 2013 Storytelling World Award and the 2012 United Solo Award. He is best known for his PBS Special "The Neon Man and Me. Over the past decade, he has been featured as a TEDTalks presenter, received a residency at the International Storytelling Center and appeared multiple times on NPR including the series, "How Artists Make Money."

Literary Mischief with Slash Coleman will take place on September 23, 2013 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Loft 227 which is located at 227 W. 29th St. New York, 10001. Advance tickets for the event are $8 and may be purchased at Tickets the night of the event are $10. For more information about the venue or the host visit: or

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