Drunken! Careening! Writers!
September 15th, 2022 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Drunken! Careening! Writers! is a reading series based on the proposition
that all readings should be by: 1) Good Writers; 2) Who read their work well;
3) Something in it makes people laugh (nervous laughter counts.)
Alvin Eng is a native NYC playwright/memoirist, performer and educator. His memoir, OUR LAUNDRY, OUR TOWN (My Chinese American Life from Flushing to the Downtown Stage and Beyond), was published by Fordham University Press in May 2022. The memoir was covered by The New York Times and NPR/WNYC among others. THREE TREES, the first of Eng’s Portrait Plays series of historical dramas about artists, was recently published by No Passport Press. This work dramatizes the haunting relationship between sculptor Alberto Giacometti and his primary 1950s muse/model, Japanese philosopher, Isaku Yanaihara. On October 14, he will perform from his acoustic punk raconteur work, HERE COMES JOHNNY YEN AGAIN (or How I Kicked Punk), as part of “Hong Kong Handover: 25 Years Later: NYC Chinese American Artists Respond” at the Church Street School of Music and Art in Tribeca. He was awarded an LMCC Creative Engagement grant to produce this event. Honors include being a two-time appointee to the Fulbright Specialist roster as a U.S. Studies/Theatre scholar, as well as a three-time recipient of NYSCA/NYFA Fellowships––most recently in 2020 for Nonfiction Literature. Eng’s plays and performances have been seen Off-Broadway, throughout the U.S., as well as in Paris, Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China. Follow Alvin at IG: alvin.eng8 Twitter: alvineng8 or www.alvineng.com
is a novelist, a journalist, and an acclaimed writing instructor. He is the author of the Henry Swann detective series: Swann Dives In; Swann’s Last Song, which was nominated for a Shamus Award for Best First PI Novel; and Swann’s Lake of Despair. His non-fiction books include: On A Clear Day They Could See Seventh Place: Baseball’s 10 Worst Teams of the Century; From Set Shot to Slam Dunk, An Oral History of the NBA; and co-author of My Zany Life and Times, by Soupy Sales; Catch Them Being Good; and The Mad Fisherman. He has been a Visiting Professor at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, and has taught writing at Sarah Lawrence College, Hunter College, the Writer’s Voice, and the New York Writers Workshop, where he is a Founding Member. He is a consulting editor at the webzine Ducts.org
and co-host, with Jonathan Kravetz, of the reading series, Trumpet Fiction. His freelance work has appeared in such publications as Esquire, New York Magazine, GQ, Elle, Redbook, Ladies Home Journal, The New York Times Arts and Leisure section, The New York Times Book Review, and the Los Angeles Times Book Review.
Kathleen Warnock is a playwright and editor. She founded Drunken! Careening! Writers! in 2004 and has no intention of ever ending it! Her plays have been produced in NYC, regionally and internationally, including in England, Ireland and Australia. She is Assocciat Artistic Director for The other Side of Silence (TOSOS) NYC’s longest running professional LGBTQ+ theater, and Ambassador of Love for the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival. She serves on Community Board #1 in Queens. She is a member of Honor Roll and The Dramatists Guild.