Past Shows

 

“I’m convinced my obituary will someday mention the fact that I had the honor to perform at Happy Ending.” Dan Rollman (President/Founder: Universal Record Database)

Past Seasons 

2015

  NOVEMBER 11th, 2015

theme: Observations & Recognitions

Authors:

Alexandra Kleeman
Catherine Lacey
Vivian Gornick

Musical Guest: Kyp Malone
Artist: Hallie Bateman

@ SYMPHONY SPACE

2014

DECEMBER 10th, 2014

theme: Therapy

Authors:

Lena Dunham
Amy Ross
Andrew Solomon

Musical Guest: Lucius
Artist: Shantell Martin

@ Salon

SEPTEMBER 10, 2014

theme: Situations & Circumstances

Authors:

Zadie Smith
Leslie Jamison
Matthew Thomas

Musical guest: Emily Wells
Artist: Edwina White

@ Salon

HAPPY ENDING WENT ON HIATUS for TWO YEARS.

 2012

NOVEMBER 21st, 2012

theme: Home

Authors:

Marie-Helene Bertino
Vanessa Veselka
Zadie Smith

Musical guest: Sondre Lerche
Artist: Edwina White

@ The Box

OCTOBER 3rd, 2012

in association with YADDO

Authors:

Anna Schuleit
Peter Cameron
A.M. Homes

Musical guest: Jennifer O’ Connor
Artist:Michael Arthur

 @ the Ace Hotel

JULY 11th, 2012

last show of the season…

theme: Communication

Authors:

Rajesh Parameswaran
Alex Shakar
Nell Freudenberger

Musical guest: Ana Egge

@ Joe’s Pub

JUNE 6th, 2012

theme: Advancement & Ruin

Authors:

Lydia Millet
Alix Ohlin
Lauren Groff

Musical guest: Jamie Leonhart

Joe’s Pub

MAY 2nd, 2012

in partnership with
PEN WORLD VOICES FESTIVAL

theme: Free Worlds

Authors:

David Bezmozgis
Chris Adrian
Etgar Keret

Musical Guest: Clare and the Reasons

Artist: Michael Arthur

Joe’s Pub

APRIL 4th, 2012

in partnership with YADDO

theme: Language & Communication

Authors:

Brian Evenson
Sarah Manguso
Zoe Heller

Musical Guest: Kaki King

Artist: Michael Arthur

Joe’s Pub

MARCH 7th, 2012

theme: Strange Places

Authors:

Amelia Gray
Jessica Anthony
Heidi Julavits

Musical guest: Kaiser Cartel

Artist: Michael Arthur

Joe’s Pub

FEBRUARY 8th, 2012

theme: American Ethos

Authors:

Adam Wilson
Elissa Shappell
Hannah Pittard

Musical guest: Amy Correia

Artist: Michael Arthur

Joe’s Pub

JANUARY 11th, 2012

Theme: The familiar; the weird

Authors:

Diane Williams
Hari Kunzru
Adam Rapp

Musical guest: Ian Axel

Joe’s Pub

2011

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7th, 2011

In partnership with YADDO

theme: Reality & Scandal

Authors:

Helen Schulman
Jesse Browner
Walter Kirn

Musical Guest: Mark Eitzel 
Artist: Michael Arthur

Joe’s Pub

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9th, 2011

theme: The World of Science & Dance 

Authors:

Lisa Randall
Elizabeth Streb

Musical guest: Emily Wells

Joe’s Pub

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011

theme: Frustration

Authors:

Paul La Farge
Seth Fried
Jesse Ball

Musical guest: Anni Rossi

Joe’s Pub

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20th, 2011

@ the Spiegeltent at Bard College

Authors:

Paul La Farge
Rebecca Wolff
Mary Caponegro

Musical guest: Cynthia Hopkins

Joe’s Pub

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8th, 2011

This show launches a partnership with the artists’ colony, YADDO

theme: Community

Authors:

Amor Towles
Suzanne Bocanegra
Kyle DeCamp

Musical guest: Lucius

Joe’s Pub

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4th, 2011

theme: Reality

Authors:

Andrew Altschul
Jon-Jon Goulian
Emma Straub

Musical Guest: Daniel Knox

Joe’s Pub

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6th, 2011

theme: Legends & Beliefs

Authors:

Tea Obreht
Dean Bakopoulos
Fernanda Eberstadt

Musical guest: Jay Brannan

Joe’s Pub

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2nd, 2011

theme: Brutality & Compassion

Julie Orringer
Nick Flynn
Andre Dubus III

Musical guest: Lucius

Joe’s Pub

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16th, 2011

theme: Loss & Memory

Sarah Braunstein
Jessica Hagedorn

Musical guest: Jennifer O’ Connor

Joe’s Pub

MONDAY, JANUARY 31st, 2011

theme: Persona

Collaboration with Villa Gillet / the Walls + Bridges Series)

Performers:

Cecile Guilbert
Sarah Jones

Musical guest: Cynthia Hopkins

Joe’s Pub

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5th, 2011

theme: Old friends / New friends 

We’re celebrating two years @ Joe’s Pub

Authors:

Nelly Reifler
A.M. Homes
Michael Cunningham

Musical guest: Sam Amidon and Doveman

Joe’s Pub

2010

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8th, 2010

theme: Machines & People

Authors:

Sam Munson
Patrick Somerville
Scott Spencer

Musical guest: Dawn Landes

Joe’s Pub

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd, 2010

theme: Dreams & Ambition

Authors:

Julia Holmes
Teddy Wayne
Jennifer Egan

Musical guest: Elizabeth & the Catapult

Joe’s Pub

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30TH, 2010

@ MASS MOCA

theme: Ghosts & Curses

Authors:

Kristin Hersh
Jim Shepard
Paul Harding

Musical guest: Kristin Hersh

@ Mass Moca

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6th, 2010

theme: Lost & Found

Authors:

Brock Clarke
Mary-Beth Hughes
Yiyun Li

Musical guest: Lost in the Trees

Joe’s Pub

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th, 2010

Season Premiere

theme: Fates & Accidents 

Syd Straw (standing in for Kristin Hersh)
Darin Strauss
Matthew Sharpe

Musical guest:Anni Rossi

Joe’s Pub

WEDNESDAY, JULY 7th, 2010

theme: Metaphors & Epiphanies

Authors:

Shane Jones
Amelia Gray
Audrey Niffenegger

Musical guest: The Walking Hellos

Joe’s Pub

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2nd, 2010

A night with 33 1/3 

Authors:

Geeta Dayal
Christopher R. Weingarten
Dan Kois

Musical guest: The Little Death

Joe’s Pub

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5th, 2010

theme: The New Yorker Cartoonists

Cartoonists:

Carolita Johnson
Drew Dernavich
Liza Donnelly

Musical guest: Jeffrey Lewis

Joe’s Pub

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7th, 2010

Authors:

Adam Haslett
Sam Lipsyte
Zoe Heller

Musical guest: Christina Courtin

Joe’s Pub

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3rd, 2010

9pm (note time change)

theme: Extreme Situations

Authors:

Melissa Febos
Lucy Corin
Benjamin Anastas

Musical guest: Phosphorescent

Joe’s Pub

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10th, 2010

Authors:

Joshua Ferris
Ron Carlson
Padgett Powell

Musical guestHolly Miranda

Joe’s Pub

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6th, 2010

theme: America

Rich Benjamin
Jonathan Dee
Colum McCann

Musical guest: Jim White

Joe’s Pub

2009

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2nd, 2009

theme: Film

Filmmakers:

Jonathan Caouette (Tarnation)
John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch)

Musical guest: Thomas Bartlett

Joe’s Pub

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11th, 2009

theme: Crisis & Suburbia

Authors:

Victor Lodato
Lauren Grodstein
Paul Rudnick

Musical guest: Kaiser Cartel

Joe’s Pub

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7th, 2009

theme: Crime, Confession & Amphetamines

Authors:

Stephen Elliott
Tanguy Viel (with a French translator)

Musical guest: Larkin Grimm

Joe’s Pub

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th, 2009

theme: Comedy

Brooklyn Book Festival

Authors:

Rakesh Satyal
Jonathan Ames
David Cross

Musical guest: Jonathan Coulton

5pm, Main Stage /// Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd, 2009

theme: Graphic Books

Laurie Sandell
Brian Selznick
Chip Kidd

Musical guest: Amy Correia

Joe’s Pub

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5th, 2009

theme: Progress & Process 

co-curator, Alec Hanley Bemis

Authors:

Rachel Cohen
Lawrence Weschler
Brandon Stosuy

Opening invocation: Colin Stetson
Musical guest: Buke & Gass

Joe’s Pub

WEDNESDAY, July 8th, 2009

theme: Confession & Jealousy

Authors:

Kevin Canty
Binnie Kirshenbaum
Nick Laird

Musical guest: Elvis Perkins

Joe’s Pub

SATURDAY, June 6th, 2009

Special event in Chicago! Free.

Host: Ben Greenman (standing in for Amanda Stern)

Authors:

Nami Mun
Arthur Phillips

Musical guest: Daniel Knox

Address:

@ The Charleston
2076 N Hoyne Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 489-4757

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WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2009

with GOOD Magazine

theme: Ideas & Inventions

co-curator, Tristan Perich

Authors:

Samantha Hunt
Steven Berlin Johnson
Dan Rollman

Musical guest: Tristan Perich

Joe’s Pub

WEDNESDAY, May 6, 2009

theme: Taking Risks

Authors:

John Wray
Wells Tower
Arthur Phillips

Musical guest: Vampire Weekend

Joe’s Pub

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009

theme: The Truth and Not the Truth.

Authors:

Kevin Wilson
Amy Cohen
Colson Whitehead

Musical guest: Sam Amidon

Joe’s Pub

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009

theme: Temporary New Yorkers 

Authors:

Julie Orringer
Ryan Harty
Andrew Sean Greer

Musical guest: Glen Hansard (“Once;” The Frames)

Joe’s Pub

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2009

theme: Affliction Night

Special guest: Broadway musical cast of HAIR!

Authors:

Jayne Anne Phillips
Sarah Manguso

Musical guest: Daniel Knox

Joe’s Pub

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2009

Happy Ending premieres at Joe’s Pub.

theme: New York Night

Author:

Richard Price

Musical guest: Matthew Caws 

Joe’s Pub

2008

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2008

Authors:

Joan Wickersham
Marion Winik
Ammon Shea

Musical guest: Jeffrey Lewis

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2008

Authors:

Sadia Shepard
Ben Markovits
Sana Krasikov

Musical guest: Randy Kaplan

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2008

Authors:

Alice Elliot Dark
Stacy D’Erasmo
Allison Amend

Musical guest: Jamie Leonhart

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2008

Authors:

Cristy Road
Deb Olin Unferth
Keith Lee Morris

Musical guest: Bronwen Exter

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2008

Authors:

Roland Kelts
Linda Robertson
Porter Shreve

Musical guest: Howard Fishman

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2008

Brooklyn Book Festival

Authors:

Porochista Khakpour
Said Sayrafiezadeh
Manil Suri 

Musical guest: Nina Katchadourian

(Center Stage) / 5pm

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2008

Season Premiere

Authors:

Andrew Sean Greer
Hannah Tinti
Darin Strauss

Musical guestMoby

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2008

Season Finale

Authors:

Marisa Silver
Nicky Dawidoff
Sloane Crosley

Musical guest: Nina Katchadourian

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2008

Authors:

Rivka Galchen
Ed Park
Craig Morgan Teicher

Musical guest: Mike Dooley and Condom Pocket

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2008

Authors:

Elizabeth Hand
Robert Lopez
Cynthia Kaplan

Musical guest: Jamie Leonhart

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2008

Authors:

Nathaniel Rich
Salvatore Scibona
Paul La Farge

Musical guest: Katell Keineg

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2008

Authors:

Stefan Merrill Block
Darcey Steinke
Pagan Kennedy

Musical guest: Marcellus Hall

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2008

theme: Music Night
with Asthmatic Kitty

Sponsored by BOMB Magazine.

Authors:

Daphne Carr
Alec Bemis
Rob Sheffield

Musical guest: My Brightest Diamond

@ Joe’s Pub

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2008

Authors:

Tod Wodicka
Fiona Maazel
Samantha Hunt
Matthew Bakkom (“Letters of Complaint”)

Musical guest: Kelley McCrae

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2008

Authors:

Owen Sheers
Aryn Kyle
David Shields

Musical guest: Paul Brill

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2008

Authors:

Steve Toltz
Chris Adrian
Margot Livesey

Musical guest: Andrew Vladeck

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2008

Authors:

Jonathan Scott Fuqua
Janice Erlbaum
Lauren Groff

Musical guest: Mike Errico

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2008

Authors:

Trinie Dalton
Charles Bock
Carl Wilson

Musical guest: Luke Temple

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2008

With A Public Space Magazine

Authors:

Jack Livings
Ian Chillag
Jim Shepard

Musical guest: Kid Gloves 

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

2007

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2007

theme: Design Night

Authors:

Michael Perry
Chip Kidd

Keri Smith had to cancel to give birth. 

Musical guest: Artbreak (Chip Kidd’s band)

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2007

Authors:

Joyelle McSweeney
Daphne Beal
Porochista Khakpour

Musical guest: Marcellus Hall

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2007

Authors:

Matt Marinovich
Jessy Randall
Sarah Schulman

Musical guest: Dave Doobinin

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2007

Authors:

Sam Michel
Jonathan Baumbach
Irini Spanidou

Musical guest: Kelley McRae

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2007

Authors:

Roy Kesey
Benjamin Percy
Min Jin Lee

Musical guest: Max Gabriel

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2007

Authors:

Joshua Henkin
Kate Christensen
Chris Adrian

Musical guest: Clare & The Reasons

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2007

Authors:

Joshua Furst
Ellen Litman
Sunshine O’ Donnel

Musical guest: Trevor Exter

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2007

Season Premiere

Author:

Rebecca Curtis
Will Allison
Maxine Swann

Musical guest: Dan Bern

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2007

Season Finale

Eliza Griswold
Jean Thompson
Alison Bechdel

Musical guest: One Ring Zero

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2007

Authors:

Jack Pendarvis
Piz Z Ehrhardt
Antoine Wilson

Musical guest: Jamie Barnes

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2007

Authors:

Matthew Sharpe
Cris Beam
Amy Fusselman

Musical guest: Block

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2007

Authors:

Joshua Ferris
Michael Fitzgerald
Nick Bertozzi
Sheila Heti

Musical guest: The Feverfew

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2007

Authors:

Kevin Moffett
Heidi Julavits
Maggie Nelson

Musical guest: John Wesley Harding

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2007

Authors:

Noy Holland
Lorin Stein
Laurie Anderson

Musical guest: Spielerfrau

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2007

Authors:

Thisbe Nissen
Angela Pneuman
Ben Greenman

Musical guest: Life in a Blender

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2007

Authors:

Sheri Joseph
Ellis Avery
Mike Albo

Musical guest: Chris Cubeta

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2007

theme: Crafts Night

Crafters:

Sabrina Gschwandtner
Tsia Carson
Wenlan Chia

Musical guest: Mason Dixon

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2007

Authors:

David Evanier
Lara Tupper
Pauls Toutonghi

Musical guest: The Rosebuds

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2007

Authors:

Amy Koppelman
Fiona Maazel

Musical guest: Kelley McRae

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10 2007

Authors:

Adam Rapp
John Lurie

Musical guest: Jonathan Spottiswoode

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

2006

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13

Authors:

Leanne Shapton
Marcellus Hall
Chris Leo

Musical guest: Jennifer O Connor

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2006

Authors:

Jennifer Banash
Alix Strauss
Robert Marshall
Mila Drumke

Musical guest: Paul Brill

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2006

Authors:

Peter Behrens
Jennifer Egan
David Rakoff

Musical guest: Hannah Marcus

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2006

Authors:

Clifford Chase
Bryan Charles
Ryan Boudinot

Musical guest: Dar Williams

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11th, 2006

Authors:

Ruth Ellen Kocher
Michelle Wildgen
David Lehman

Musical guest: Rebecca Moore

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th, 2006

Authors:

Kelly Kerney
Karen Russell
Lynne Tillman

Musical guest: Marcellus Hall

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th, 2006

Season 4 Premiere

Authors:

Scott Snyder
Deb Olin Unferth
Adam Haslett

Musical guest: Katell Keineg

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2006

Authors:

Laura Dave
Lydia Davis
Sigrid Nunez

Musical guest: Marcellus Hall

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2006

Authors:

Peter Rock
Jen Trynin
David Means

Musical guest: Rebecca Turner

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2006

Nerve Night

Authors:

Ada Calhoun
Arthur Bradford
Neal Medlyn

Musical guest: The Roulette Sisters

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2006

Authors:

Myla Goldberg
Sean Wilsey
Danielle Trussoni

Musical guest: Mila Drumke

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2006

Authors:

Yannick Murphy
Heather McGowan
Michelle Tea

Musical guest: Paul Brill

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2006

Authors:

Nelly Reifler
Merrill Feitell
Doug Trevor

Musical guest: Rachel Loshak

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2006

Authors:

Janice Erlbaum
Rebecca Godfrey
Dave King

Musical guest: Pinataland

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd, 2006

Homewrecker VS. Encyclopedia of Exes

Encyclopedia of Exes:

Authors:

Ben Schrank
Darin Strauss

The Homewreckers:

Authors:

Thomas Hopkins
Felicia Sullivan
Susannah Breslin
Marty McConnell
Christine Hamm
Daphne Gottlieb

Musical guest: An Audience Surprise

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8th, 2006

Authors:

Cate Marvin
Kate Braverman
Rattawut Lapcharoensap

Musical guest: Jonathan Spottiswoode

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25th, 2006

Authors:

William Benton
Jerry Williams
Bob Hicok

Musical guest: Dave Doobinin

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11th, 2006

Authors:

Phil Campbell
Rafi Zabor

Musical guest: Bari Koral

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

2005

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14th, 2005

A Night with MacAdam/Cage

Authors:

Jack Pendarvis
Kristen den Hartog
Victoria Vinton

Musical guest: Tom and Cynthia Hopkins

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30th, 2005

Authors:

Beth Lisick
Bee Lavender
Jonathan Baumbach

Musical guest: Sandy Bell

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9th, 2005

theme: Coaches

Chip McGrath
Darin Strauss
Thomas Beller

Musical guest: Lisa Loeb

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26th, 2005

Authors:

Nick Flynn
Craig Clevenger
Holiday Reinhorn
Terry Iacuzzo

Musical guest: Marykate O Neil

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

and on the same night…

HAPPY ENDING COMES TO CHICAGO FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY
BENEFIT for KATRINA SURVIVORS

Authors:

Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Elizabeth Berg
Joe Meno

Musical guest: The Sunday Runners

Host: Elizabeth Crane

At the Hideout Inn – 7pm
$10 donation goes to Community Labor United

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12th, 2005

Authors:

Owen King
Benjamin Kunkel
Marcy Dermansky

Musical guest: Jonathan Spottiswoode

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th, 2005

theme: Guilt Night

Authors:

Rebecca Walker
Jennifer Bleyer
Wendy Shanker
Baz Dreisinger

Musical guest: Rachel Loshak

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th, 2005

Season Three Premiere

Authors:

James Salter
Jim Shepherd
Amy Hempel
Julia Slavin

Musical guestSam Bisbee

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2005

with cast members from Comedy Central’s Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist

Jonathan Katz
Todd Barry
and Jon Benjamin

Musical guest: Amy Miles

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2005

Authors:

Gary Lutz
Lisa Selin Davis

Musical guest: Ed Pastorini and special guests

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2005

theme: Poetry Night

curated by

National Book Critics Circle Award Winner, David Orr

Poets:

James Richardson
Susan Wheeler
Paul Muldoon

Musical guest: Uncle Moon

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2005

Authors:

Alix Ohlin
Alicia Erian
Bruce Bauman

Musical guest: The Grocery Concern

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2005

Brooklyn Noir 2: The Classics
meets The Cocaine Chronicles

Authors:

Maggie Estep
Tim McLoughlin
Gary Phillips
Jervey Tervalon

Musical guest: Mike Errico

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2005

Author:

Danzy Senna
Christine Schutt
Aimee Bender

Musical guest: Amy Miles

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2005

Authors:

John Lurie
Rick Moody

Musical guest: Marcel Marceau

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2005

Authors:

Audrey Niffenegger
Michelle Herman

Musical guest: Ruth Gerson

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2005

Suicide Girls Night
Interviews conducted by
Daniel Robert Epstein

Authors:

Neil Swaab
Tony Fletcher
*live* Suicide GIrls

Musical guest: Oren Bloedow
of Elysian Fields

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2005

Authors:

Rene Steinke
Dan Menaker

Musical guest: Jason Trachtenburg of
The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2005

Authors:

Jess Row
Cynthia Kaplan

Musical guest: Cynthia Hopkins and
Thomas Hopkins

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2005

Authors:

Meg Wolitzer
Elizabeth Swados

Musical guest: Barbara Brousal

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2005

theme: Candy Making

Authors / Candy-makers:

Steve Almond
Beth Kimmerle and Will Noonan

Musical guest: Jennifer O’ Connor

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2005

Authors:

Elizabeth Crane
Emily Raboteau
Orlando Lima

Musical guest: Lys Guillorn

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2005

Authors:

Anthony Schneider
John Marks
Molly Jong-Fast

Musical guest: Red Orange Morning

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2005

Authors:

Ken Foster
Dean Bakopolous
Jonathon Keats (Conceptual artist)

Musical guest: The Happy Ending

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2005

Insomniac Reader Night

Authors:

Kevin Sampsell
Dan Kennedy
Jonathan Ames
Jeff Johnson

Musical guest: One Ring Zero

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2005

Authors:

Gregory Maguire
Jean Nathan

Musical guest: Jeffrey Lewis

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2005

Authors:

Bonnie Downing
Kelly Braffett
Brett Berk

Musical guest: Heather Eatman

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2005

theme: Depression Night

Andrew Solomon
Daphne Merkin
Arthur Phillips

Musical guest: Life in a Blender

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2005

A night with Akashic Books

Authors:

Arthur Nersersian
Lauren Sanders
Miles Marshall Lewis

Musical guest: Sam Bisbee

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2005

Authors:

Samantha Hunt
Tom Bissell
David Rees

Musical guest: Jenifer Jackson

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2005

Authors:

Thaddeus Rutkowski
Nick Antosca
Jackie Corley

Musical guest: Kelley McRae

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2005

Tsunami Relief Fundraiser

Authors:

Tom Perrotta
Mark Dow

Musical guest: Kimya Dawson

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2005

Authors:

Bryan Charles
Ned Vizzini

Musical guest: Sean Altman

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

AMANDA GOES TO MACDOWELL FOR SIX WEEKS. THERE WILL BE GUEST HOSTS IN HER PLACE…

2004

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22nd, 2004

Performers:

Slideshow Poet, Andy Friedman
and his brother
Rejection Show’s, Jon Friedman

Musical guest: Thin Wild Mercury

Guest Host: Ned Vizzini

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15th, 2004

Authors:

Blake Nelson
Elizabeth Bachner

Musical guest: Andrew Vladeck

Guest Host: Todd J Colby

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8th, 2004

Authors:

Stephen Policoff
Amy Sohn

Musical guest: Morgan Taylor

Guest Host: David Amsden

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1st, 2004

Authors:

Hal Sirowitz
Nick Fowler
Jeff Giles

Musical guest: Rachel Loshak

Guest Host: Darin Strauss

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17th, 2004

Authors:

Julian Rubinstein
Elizabeth Gold
and Hal Niedziecki

Musical guest: Erik Della Penna

Guest Host: Nelly Reifler

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10th, 2004

A Night with Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood

Authors:

Vince Passaro
Fran Giuffre
Said Sayrafiezadeh
Thomas Beller

Musical guest: Tom Cushman & Thomas Beller

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd, 2004

Authors:

Sarah Grace McCandles
Wendy Spero
Jesse Ball

Musical guestThe Grocery Concern

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, October 27th, 2004

Authors:

Tara Bray Smith
David Mizner
and Maggie Dubris

Musical guest: Kirven Blount and Will Noonan

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, October 20th, 2004

Authors:

Matthew Sharpe
Wayne Koestenbaum

Musical guest: Mark Geary

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13th, 2004

Authors:

Andy Borowitz
Jeff Sharlet
David Miller

Musical guest: Seafoxx

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6th, 2004

Authors:

Felicia Sullivan
Lowell Handler

Musical guest: Dave Doobinin

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2004

Authors:

Brad Land
John Rowell

Musical guest: Milton

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2004

theme: Sex Night

Authors:

Amy Sohn
Derek McCormack
Rachel Kramer Bussell

Musical guest: Lizzie West

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2004

Season Premiere, year 2

Fundraiser for Kerry-Edwards ’04 
an evening of drinking, reading and music
in support of regime change.

Authors:

Moby
David Gates
Anthony Swofford
Stephen Elliott
Eileen Myles
A.M Homes

Musical guest: Lizzie West and Jill Sobule

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 2004

Last event of the season

Authors:

Andy Friedman
David Gates

Musical guest: Jill Sobule

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2004

Authors:

Lisa Glatt
Ben Greenman
Marc Nesbitt

Musical guest: Whitney Pastorek

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 2004

Authors:

Maggie Cutler
Nanette Lerner
Ned Vizzini

Musical guest: Creaky Boards

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 2004

Authors:

Matthew Freedman
Aaron Landsman
Marleen Barr

Musical guest: Kirven Blount & Justin Hagan

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 2004

Authors:

Tara Wray
Bob Dunn
Allen Salkin

Musical guest: The Grocery Concern

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 2004

Tag-Team Fiction
Co-hosted by Stern and Dave Daley

Authors:

Aaron Hamburger, Lauren Grodstein
Shelley Jackson, Matt Derby
Molly Ringwald, Panio Gianopolous

Musical guest: Dave Doobinin

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2004

theme: Candy Making

Beth Kimmerle
Will Noonan

A SPELLING BEE
with Noah Tarnow

Musical guest: Dave Doobinin

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2004

Authors:

Terese Svoboda
GF Michelsen
Joanna Hershon

Musical guest: Boni and Tobi Joi

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2004

Authors:

Rebecca Godfrey
Bliss Broyard
Coleman Hough

Musical guest: Whitney Pastorek

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2004

Authors:

Suzanne Dottino
Cheryl Sucher
Meg Wolitzer

Musical guest: Alice B Talkless

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2004

Authors:

Darin Strauss
Dawn Raffel

Musical guest: Darin Strauss

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2004

Authors:

Leelila Strogov
Jono Mischcott
Kyle Smith

Musical guest: M David Hornbuckle

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 2004

Authors:

Anne Landesman
Joanna Smith Rakoff

Musical guest: The Grocery Concern

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2004

Authors:

David Gutcheon
Scot Crawford
Peter Hyman

Musical guest: M. David Hornbuckle

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2004

Authors:

John S Hall
David Amsden
Kevin Canty

Musical guest: Whitney Pastorek

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2004

Authors:

Colson Whitehead
Martha Southgate
Richard Eoin Nash

Musical guest: Gene Cawley

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2004

Authors:

Jane Avrich
Stephen Clair
Brooks Hansen

Musical guest: Milton

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18

Authors:

Tom Lombardi
M. David Hornbuckle
Daphne Gottlieb

Musical Guest: A big surprise

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2004

Authors:

Alison Smith
Lee Gutkind
Michelle Orange

Musical guest: Anthony Garcia &
Whitney Pastorek

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2004

Authors:

Darin Strauss
Lillian Slugocki
Erin Cressida Wilson

Musical guest: Rad Unicorn

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2004

Authors:

Maggie Estep
Victoria Redel
Laurie Sandell

Musical guest: Whitney Pastorek

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2004

Authors:

Wesley Stace
Sam Lipsyte
Samantha Gillison

Musical guest: John Wesley Harding

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2004

Authors:

Todd J Colby
Rick Whitaker
Christine Schutt

Musical guest: Steve Knight

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2004

Authors:

Stephen Glass,
Janice Erlbaum
Jonathan Ames

Musical guest: Whitney Pastorek

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

2003

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2003

Authors:

Mike Daisey
Neal Pollack
Whitney Pastorek

Musical guest: Herbert Bergel

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2003

Authors:

Alec Appelbaum
Beth Bosworth
Helen Benedict

Musical guest: Erik Della Penna

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2003

Authors:

Ben Gantcher
Honor Moore
Lillian Ann Slugocki

Musical guest: Jonathan Coulton

Guest Host: Girlbomb

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2003

Authors:

Jeff Tamarkin
Caroline Leavitt
Emily XYZ

Musical guest: Daniel Saltzstein

Guest Host: Steve Knight

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2003

Authors:

Priscilla Becker
Lisa Lerner
Nicole Blackman

Musical guest: Boni Joi and Tobi Joi

Guest Host: Steve Knight

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2003

NYC Lit Fest 2003

Authors:

Brock Clarke
Hannah Tinti
Alix Ohlin

Musical guest: Unpleasant Event Schedule

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2003

Authors:

Dmitri Erhlich
Jonathan Moskowitz
Daniel Nester

Musical guest: Brandon Wilde

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2003

Authors:

Mark Swartz
Mila Drumke
Cat Tyc

Musical guest: Whitney Pastorek

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2003

Authors:

Boni Joi
Siddhartha Deb
Toure

Musical guest: Jessica Delfino

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2003

theme: Erotic Fiction Night

Authors:

Andrew Lewis Conn
Julie Hilden
Martha Garvey
Nic Kelman

Musical guest: Steve Knight &
Rene Risque

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2003

Authors:

Ian Chorao
Blake Nelson
Evan Smith Rakoff

Musical guest: Dimitri Ehrlich

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2003

Authors:

Roxana Robinson
Lisa Hamilton

Candy Making with:

Beth Kimmerle

Musical guest: Thomas Hopkins and Cynthia Hopkins

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2003

Authors:

Cintra Wilson
Jill Bauerle
Chad Allen

Musical guest: Dan Saltzstein

@ The Happy Ending Lounge

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2003

Series premiere – Inaugural Event

Authors:

A.M Homes
Mary Gaitskill
Nelly Reifler

Musical guests: Dan Zanes
Barbara Broussal

&

Rick Moody
singing with his band
The Wingdale Community Singers

@ The Happy Ending Lounge