Truth or Dare: A Virtual Writer and Artist Event
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About the Event
Join us Thursday, September 2nd at 7pm, for a daring, truth-telling lineup!
Through fiction, memoirs, and comics, authors/artists Diane Zinna (The All-Night Sun), James Tate Hill (Blind Man's Bluff), and Ali Solomon & Janine Annett (I Am "Why Do I Need Venmo?" Years Old) will speak about their new books and the theme of honesty in literature and life.
The conversation and Q&A will be moderated by compulsively honest NYT "Modern Love" columnist Jess deCourcy Hinds.
Janine Annett is a New York-based writer and her work has appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker’s Daily Shouts, Real Simple, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and many other places. Her book, I Am “Why Do I Need Venmo?” Years Old (illustrated by Ali Solomon), is now available.
- “Janine is very funny and very brilliant.” – the editors of a comedy & satire website
- “She has a trademark wit.” – the editor of a well-respected literary humor website
- “She’s like a female, suburban Larry David.” – Janine’s husband
James Tate Hill is the author of a memoir, Blind Man’s Bluff (W. W. Norton, 2021). His fiction debut, Academy Gothic, won the Nilsen Literary Prize for a First Novel. He serves as fiction editor for Monkeybicycle and contributing editor at Literary Hub, where he writes a monthly audiobooks column. Born in Charleston, West Virginia, he lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with his wife.
Ali Solomon is a teacher and cartoonist from Queens, NY. She's a regular contributor to the New Yorker, and her work has also appeared in the Washington Post, The Believer, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and the Huffington Post, among other places. Her first book, I am "Why Do I Need Venmo" Years Old, with Janine Annett, was released July 20, 2021 by Running Press (Hachette). You can find her at www.ali-solomon.com or on Instagram @AliSolomain.
Diane Zinna has taught creative and grief writing for over ten years. Her work has appeared in Electric Literature, Literary Hub, Brevity, and Monkeybicycle. Her first novel, The All-Night Sun (Random House, 2021), was longlisted for The Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize and the Cabell First Novelist Award, and in 2020 she received the ArtsFairfax Artist Grant. Originally from Long Island, NY, Diane lives in Fairfax, Virginia, with her husband and daughter.
Jess deCourcy Hinds is a fiction writer and a New York Times Modern Love columnist. Her work has appeared on NPR and in a wide variety of news outlets and literary journals, from Ms. and Newsweek to Literary Hub and Quarterly West. A Pushcart Prize nominee, Jess is a Writing Fellow with Pen Parentis, a nonprofit supporting writers who are also parents. Jess is the librarian at Bard High School Early College in Queens, NY, where she coordinates a popular Guest Writers series.