Our next show is show is Wednesday, August 15th at Caveat, Lower East Side

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Get the streamers ready! This month we’re celebrating the launch of host/founder Georgia Clark’s new novel, The Bucket List, with an extra-special Generation Women show. Each ticket will include a signed, first edition of the brand new hardcover (RRP $26). Keep it for yourself or gift it to a friend.

The Bucket List is deeply funny and thoughtful tale of a young woman who, after discovering she has the breast cancer gene, embarks on an unforgettable bucket list adventure. “A compelling, thoughtful take on a very real women’s health issue; both confidently sexy and lighthearted at the same time.” — Kirkus Reviews

In honor of Georgia’s new novel, the theme of the night is Crossing Off My Bucket List.

We’re inviting our powerhouse performers to share with us their unique accomplishments and achievements, big and small. Join us for a lovely, lady-focused literary launch party!

Generation Women is a cross-generational storytelling night in New York City. Each month, five women of note read an original piece on a theme. Of those women, one is in her 20s, her 30s, her 40s, her 50s, and her 60s+. Generation Women celebrates and amplifies women’s voices and creativity. Our diverse line-ups will make you laugh, cry, and think. We’re a unique, intimate female literary salon that brings together women of all ages.

 

CAVEAT

21 A CLINTON STREET, NEW YORK, NY

DOORS AT 6:30, SHOW AT 7 PM

 

Hosted by Georgia Clark, author of The Regulars and The Bucket List.

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Our last show was Wednesday, July 18th at Caveat, Lower East Side

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The theme the night was “What I Truly Desire” 

 

Think a sexy story, or a story about sex that isn’t sexy at all. Or maybe passion: when you discovered it, or when it discovered you. Think your desire—for the physical, the emotional, the calorie-ridden, the overpriced: whatever makes you think I MUST MAKE YOU MINE. Or maybe a first kiss, or a last kiss, or the kiss that never was, or the kiss that was everything. This month it was all about desire: for whatever, whoever, whenever. It was a truly sizzling evening.

 

CAVEAT

21 A Clinton Street, New York, NY

Doors at 6:30, show at 7 PM

 

Team 20: Ashley Gavin is a national touring comedian. Her comedy has been featured on Hulu, SiriusXM, Refinery29, and more. She's best known for her hard-hitting, intelligent, and sometimes absurd social commentary, and her webseries Gay Girl Straight Girl has over 400k views and has been featured in Galore Mag.

Team 30: Piera Gelardi is a co-founder of Refinery29, and is consistently motivated by her brand’s mission: To be a catalyst for women to see, feel, and claim their power. Gelardi is one of Entrepreneur magazine’s 50 Most Daring Entrepreneurs, and one of Adweek's 37 Women Who Are Disrupting the Status Quo and Championing Gender Diversity. She also sits on the board of the Lower Eastside Girls Club.

Team 40: Kathleen McKitty Harris is a fifth-generation native New Yorker whose writing has appeared in The Rumpus, McSweeney’s, and Creative Nonfiction, among others. Her essay, “A Timeline of Human Female Development,” was recently published in the anthology My Body, My Words. She has also performed at the Moth in New York City, and several other storyslams. 

Team 50: Peternelle van Arsdale is an independent book editor, essay and short story writer, and the author of two novels for young adults—The Beast Is an Animal and The Cold Is in Her Bones—that have been described as dark fairy tales. She’s now at work on her third novel. 

Team 60: Comedian Rhonda Hansome is a comedian, actor and director, and has told true stories at NY Story Exchange, Bady House StoryTelling Concert, and Yum’s the Word. Rhonda is also on the John Fugelsang SiriusXM show "Tell Me Everything" every Monday.

Team 80: Piri Halasz is a New York-born art critic, journalist, art historian, and teacher.

 

Hosted by Georgia Clark, author of The Regulars and The Bucket List.

WE SOLD OUT! THANK YOU EVERYONE

Our last show was Tuesday, June 19th at Caveat, Lower East Side

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The theme of the night was "anniversary" 

In honor of our first birthday (!!!), we're celebrating all things "anniversary." Technically an anniversary celebrates something that happened on a certain date in the previous year, but we’re bending the rules. Perhaps we'll hear a story about a one-week anniversary or one-day anniversary. Maybe our storytellers will unlock a memory in their past and have the chance to reflect on the fact this year is the 10 or 20 or 50 year anniversary of becoming a working woman/Royal super-fan/fighter pilot/former smoker. Maybe something memorable happened at an anniversary event they attended, or maybe someone's parents’ wedding anniversaries inspired a funny or poignant story. Regardless of the inspiration, it's party time on the Generation Women stage, and you're all invited to the celebration!

Team 20s: Felicia Fitzpatrick is the Social Media Manager of Playbill. She also hosts and produces “call and response,” a podcast that explores the intersection of blackness and performing arts. Her writing has been featured on Teen Vogue, BuzzFeed, Femsplain and Shine Text, and is the proud owner of NOW That's What I Call Music! albums 4, 7-8, 10 and 16.

Team 30s: Franchesca Ramsey is a social justice advocate, comedian, actor, writer, vlogger, sought-after speaker, and the host of the award-winning MTV web series Decoded. A former writer and correspondent for Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, she currently has multiple television projects in development. Her first book Well, That Escalated Quickly was published by Grand Central, May 2018.

Team 40s: Robin Gelfenbien is a storyteller, writer, and comedian who has performed on PBS, The Moth, RISK! And Mortified. She’s the Creator and Host of the storytelling series and podcast, “Yum’s the Word,” which features her homemade ice cream cakes. 

Team 50s: Fiona Davis is the bestselling author of The Dollhouse and The Address. She came to New York as an actor, working on Broadway and off, before enrolling in Columbia Journalism School and eventually settling down as an author of historical fiction. Her third novel, The Masterpiece, comes out in August.

Team 60s: Elizabeth Howard is an author, journalist, consultant and entrepreneur.  She spent eight years at a Fortune 500 company before founding her own consultancy in 1987, Broadbridge International Group. She is a pioneer in the business world, working on issues related to human rights and corporate social responsibility.

Team 70s: Roseann Shaiman became a mother in her 30s, and a practicing psychotherapist in her 40s.  In her 50s, she became a certified yoga instructor.  In her 60s, she became a celebrant joining couples in marriage.  A "storylistener" by vocation, she has been inspired by Generation Women in her 70s to become a fledgling storyteller.  
 

Hosted by Georgia Clark, author of The Regulars and The Bucket List.

Thanks everyone!

Our last show was Tuesday, May 29th at Caveat, Lower East Side

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It's the 'BEST OF' show!

Hi everyone! As you may have heard, we're turning one-year-old preeeetty soon. To celebrate, we decided to have a "Best Of" show, and invite some of our favorite storytellers back onto the Generation Women stage. These stories made us laugh, cry, question everything, and regret nothing. We can't believe how lucky we've been to have these women grace our stage at all, and we're excited to give you all the chance to experience their stories once more.

Team 20: Madeleine Martin has appeared on Showtime's Californication, Netflix's Hemlock Grove, and has performed in seven Broadway productions. She is Fiona on Cartoon Network's Adventure Time, and she is the recipient of the Marian Seldes Most Promising Young Performer Award. The theme of her night was "What I Learned About My Mother."

Team 30: Keisha Zollar is an actor-writer-comedian who has starred in Orange is the New Black, A&E’s Black and White, Comedy Central, Nightcap on PopTV, Middle of the Night, The Today Show, CollegeHumor, and more. The theme of her night was "My First Time Saying No."

Team 40: Jess Rowland is a sound artist, performer, and writer. Her recent escapades include The Disasters, a collection of short fiction, and an exhibit of Compositions for Paper Speakers at Dartmouth College. The theme of her night was "Fake News: What I Stopped Believing."

Team 50: Lois Thompson is a founding member of Comic Diversity, and has performed at Caroline's, Gotham Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy, & Stand-Up NY.  She’s been producing & hosting Blacklight Comedy Show at the Brooklyn Moon for 5 years now, and she is looking forward to, for the 4th year in a row, producing & hosting the Brooklyn Pride Celebration Comedy Show. The theme of her night was "Time's Up."

Team 60: Janice Maffei is a playwright and poet. She serves on the board of The Lilly Awards, which celebrates women theatre artists, and is a co-founder of VisionFirst, a consulting firm that helps organizations to think forward, create change and get results. The theme of her night was "My First Time Saying No."

Team 70: Martha Reeves is the winner of the Jack Kerouac Literary Prize at the "Let's Celebrate Kerouac" Celebration in Lowell, Massachusetts and author of computer poems (including "Ready When You Are, Houston") in The Geek Squad Guide to Every Computer Glitch. Martha, a humorist, resides in New York and writes her own material. The theme of her night was "Time's Up."

Team 80: June Duffy became a lawyer at 50+ and retired 5 years ago as Bureau Chief in the office of the New York State Attorney General. Before that, she was, among other things: a theater person, teacher, proof-reader and paralegal, as well as the mother of four fantastic daughters. The theme of her night was "My Alter Ego."

Hosted by Georgia Clark, author of The Regulars and The Bucket List.

thanks for a great evening!

Our last show was Wednesday, May 16th at Caveat, Lower East Side

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the theme of the night was "the new me"

It’s finally Spring; a time of renewal and the shedding of old skins. This month, we’re inviting our performers to tell a story about a time in their life that they evolved and made a change to who they are: the New Me. The one constant in life is change, so this May, we're reflecting on six stories that highlight personal evolution.

Team 20: Karen Chee is a comedian/writer who contributes to The New Yorker, McSweeney's, Shondaland, the Washington Post, and more. She performs regularly around town (Union Hall, Caveat, UCB, etc.), does sketch comedy with Lo-Fi, and recently opened for Ronny Chieng at Caroline's on Broadway.

Team 30: Isabelle Raphael is an Australian creative director who has worked all over the NY media landscape from Vice to Glamour, The Hollywood Reporter,  Us Weekly, The Daily Mail, amongst many (maybe too many) more.

Team 40: Sally Kohn is one of the leading progressive voices in America today. She is a  CNN political commentator and columnist, writer, activist and host of the podcast STATE OF RESISTANCE.  Her book The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity--was published this spring and has been praised as the guide we all need to end the culture of hate and incivility threatening to overtake us.

Team 50: Patricia Glass is a Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor and Portfolio Management Director at major investment bank in Manhattan. A graduate of Brown, she has an MBA from Wharton and an MA from Penn and, most recently, she received her Masters in Classical Art and Archaeology at Yale. Glass has served on many non-profit boards including the Brown Club of New York and Empowers Africa (where in addition to being a trustee, she is their annual benefit auctioneer).

Team 60: Yona Zeldis McDonough is the author of seven novels and twenty-seven books for children.  She is also the Fiction Editor of Lilith Magazine

Team 70: Susan Rieger published her first novel, The Divorce Paper, at age 67, and her second, The Heirs, at age 70. A graduate of Columbia Law School, she was a residential college dean at Yale and an Associate Provost at Columbia. Lately, she is a felt artisan.

Hosted by Georgia Clark, author of The Regulars and The Bucket List

We SOLD OUT! Thanks lovelies!

Our last show was Wednesday, April 25th at Caveat, Lower East Side

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THE THEME waS "MY BIGGEST SECRET"

We’ve all got secrets. Maybe it's a real I-know-what-you-did-last-summer secret (what happens at Caveat, stays at Caveat). Maybe it involves kissing a best friend’s boyfriend, or sneaking out after curfew. Or maybe it’s liking being a certain age/weight/race (etc), even when society says we shouldn’t. Whether it’s a confession, confidential, or clandestine, this month at Generation Women, it’s time to spill!

Generation Women is a cross-generational storytelling night in NYC. Each month, six women of note read an original piece on a theme. Of those women, one is in her 20s, her 30s, her 40s, her 50s, her 60s, and her 70s+. Generation Women celebrates and amplifies women's voices and creativity. We're a unique, intimate female literary salon that brings together women of all ages.

Line up:

Team 20: Sasha Frolova is a New York City native, an actor, and a photographer. She has intertwined the two to establish a presence both on the big screen in movies like Red Sparrow and TNT’s upcoming show Snowpiercer and in art, most recently shooting for Marc Jacobs.

Team 30: Sasheer Zamata is an American actor and comedian. A Saturday Night Live alum, Zamata has found success in both the silver and big screens; most recently with a role in the upcoming film I Feel Pretty. Her stand up special, Pizza Mind, is out now.

Team 40: Donnetta Lavinia Grays – raised in Columbia, South Carolina - is a Brooklyn based actor and playwright. Her plays include Last Night and the Night BeforeLaid to Rest, and The Review. Grays’s film/TV credits include The Wrester, Book of HenryHappy!The Blacklist and Law & Order: SVU.

Team 50: Jillian Medoff is the acclaimed author of four novels. Her latest, This Could Hurt, landed on many “Best of” lists, including Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple, Amazon and People. She also has a long career in management consulting where she advises HR executives on communication strategies for all aspects of the employee experience.

Team 60: Barbara Field founded Writing Life Stories and is into girl power. She worked for CBS, Harcourt Brace, The Op Ed Project and the Afghan Women's Writing Project. She published widely, including the novel The Deeper, The Bluer. She's glad to be back in NYC, where dreams are made of.

Team 70: Mary Jo Robertiello spent her childhood in Indiana and Connecticut, eight years in Rome, and the rest of her life has been in and out of NYC. Her weekly blog, nymysteries, keeps her discovering her hometown. She self-published her first novel, The Lemrow Mystery and has just finished her second detective procedural, Graphic Lessons .

 

Hosted by Georgia Clark, author of The Regulars and The Bucket List

WE SOLD OUT! THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO JOINED US

Our last show was Monday March 26th at Caveat, Lower East Side

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the theme WAs "my sliding door moment"

Decisions: we make a bunch of 'em every day (gym or nap? seltzer or wine?). Most are small. Some are bigger. And over the course of a lifetime, some are quite literally life-changing. This month, we explored the one decision that changed our lives, forever.

Generation Women is a cross-generational storytelling night in NYC. Each month, six women of note read an original piece on a theme. Of those women, one is in her 20s, her 30s, her 40s, her 50s, her 60s, and her 70s+. Generation Women celebrates and amplifies women's voices and creativity. We're a unique, intimate female literary salon that brings together women of all ages.

Team 20: Alyssa Coscarelli is Refinery29’s Senior Fashion Market Editor and is a style influencer in her own right. Constantly keeping the pulse on the market, Alyssa will try any trend at least once, covering fashion brands, styling tips, and overall industry happenings for Refinery29. She also shares her city-inspired outfits, inspirations, and adventures daily with her enthusiastic Instagram following.

Team 30: Azita Ardakani is a Canadian Iranian immigrant and a five year transplant to New York City. She founded Lovesocial.org, an award winning digital impact agency, and is now a partner at Honeycomb Portfolio, a female founded impact investment fund.

Team 40: Leyla Martinez is a senior at Columbia University, studying Human Rights. She is also the President/Founder of Beyond the Box Initiative, which is an organization that seeks to eliminate structural barriers to higher education, housing, employment and civic participation for people who have criminal convictions.

Team 50: Julie Klam has published several books, including The Stars in Our Eyes and You Had Me At Woof, and wrote for the VH1 television show Pop-up Video, where she earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Special Class Writing. Currently, she writes for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the magazines that haven’t folded.

Team 60: Marcia Butler was a professional oboist for twenty-eight years until her retirement in 2008. She is the author of the nationally acclaimed memoir, The Skin Above My Knee, which was listed in “35 OVER 35” as a notable debut author. Her first novel will be published in 2019.

Team 70: Rochelle Jewel Shapiro is the author of Miriam the Medium (Simon & Schuster, 2004) and indie Finalist, Kaylee’s Ghost. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, and more. She’s been nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry, and she teaches writing at UCLA Extension.

Hosted by Georgia Clark, author of The Regulars and The Bucket List

we SOLD OUT! thanks to everyone who joined us

Our last show was Wednesday Feb 28th, 7pm, at Caveat Theater, Lower East Side

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The theme was "Time's Up."

Generation Women is a cross-generational storytelling night in NYC. Each month, six women of note read an original piece on a theme. Of those women, one is in her 20s, her 30s, her 40s, her 50s, her 60s, and her 70s+. Generation Women celebrates and amplifies women's voices and creativity. We're a unique, intimate female literary salon that brings together women of all ages.

Team 20: Milly Tamarez is a comedic actor who has been featured on Vice, BET, Univision, Comedy Central, and more. She is the one of the creators and producers of the Diverse as Fuck Festival, a comedy festival that highlights diversity, and she is one of the founders of the all women of color improv team Affirmative Action.

Team 30: Elliott Sailors is a model and actor known for her androgynous style and heavy involvement in LGBTQ rights, feminism and the rights of humanity, including the Beauty for Freedom movement and the fall 2017 MILLY campaign #EqualityForAll. She has most recently been cast as the lead in DUSK, a film by trans-writer and director Jake Graf, which has won multiple awards.

Team 40: Yesenia Montilla is an Afro-Latina poet & a daughter of immigrants. Her poetry has appeared in the Chapbook For the Crowns of Your Head, as well as the literary journals The Gulf Coast, Prairie Schooner, Pittsburgh Poetry Review & others. Her first collection The Pink Box is published by Willow Books & was longlisted for a PEN award in 2016.

Team 50: Lois Thompson is founding member of Comic Diversity, and has performed at Caroline's, Gotham Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy, & Stand-Up NY.  She’s been producing & hosting Blacklight Comedy Show at the Brooklyn Moon for 5 years now, and she is looking forward to, for the 4th year in a row, producing & hosting the Brooklyn Pride Celebration Comedy Show.

Team 60: Stephanie Gangi's acclaimed debut novel, The Next, published by St. Martin's Press, has been reviewed, starred, rated and tweeted about beyond her always out-sized expectations. She lives, works and writes poetry, fiction and essays in New York City, and is staring down her second novel.

Team 80: Elizabeth Levine is a professional Fine Arts Advisor. Her clients include international law firms, various institutions, and private collectors. She leads small groups to Chelsea galleries, museums, studios and other unique art destinations. She is a past president of the Association of Professional Art Advisors, and sings with the Oratorio Society of New York.

Wildcard slot: Martha Reeves is the winner of the Jack Kerouac Literary Prize at the "Let's Celebrate Kerouac" Celebration in Lowell, Massachusetts and author of computer poems (including "Ready When You Are, Houston") in The Geek Squad Guide to Every Computer Glitch. Martha, a humorist, resides in New York and writes her own material.

 

Hosted by Georgia Clark, author of The Regulars and The Bucket List.

Our last show was Monday February 5th at Greene Space, NYC

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Generation Women performed a one-off show for Podcast Mixtape at the Greene Space in NYC on Monday February 5th, co-presented by WNYC. The theme was "My Digital Revolution". 

We sold out! Re-watch the livestream here. 

Team 20: Vera Papisova is Teen Vogue’s first ever Wellness Editor. In addition to running their award-winning sexual assault awareness campaign #NotYourFault, Papisova is responsible for producing stories spanning the topics of health (physical and mental), nutrition and diet, sexual identity, sexual health, relationships and dating, and fitness.

Team 30: Kathy Tu is the co-host and producer of Nancy, a podcast about the LGBTQ experience today. Prior to Nancy, Kathy worked on The Memory Palace, The Mortified Podcast, Masterpiece Studio, and others. And prior to that she was an EMT and law school grad. Kathy's on twitter @_kathytu.

Team 40: Sara Shepard is the best-selling author of Pretty Little Liars, The Lying Game series, The Perfectionists, The Heiresses, and The Amateurs. Her new novel, The Elizas, is out this April.

Team 50: Majora Carter is a NYC real estate developer, Peabody Award-winning public radio producer & host, a Business Insider Silicon Alley 100, one of Goldman Sachs' 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs, and a MacArthur 'Genius' Fellow. She has eight honorary PhDs, and lives in the same South Bronx community where she was born and raised, because she believes: You don't have to move out of your neighbourhood, to live in a better one.

Team 60: Chirlane McCray is the First Lady of New York City. As First Lady, Ms. McCray created ThriveNYC—the most comprehensive mental health plan of any city or state in the nation—and spearheads a nationwide Cities Thrive coalition of nearly 200 mayors across the U.S. to advance mental health reform. Ms. McCray also helps lead the City’s gender equity and domestic violence efforts as co-chair of the Commission on Gender Equity and Domestic Violence Task Force.

Team 70: Carol Prisant has been an antiques dealer and appraiser. She’s written both of Antiques Roadshow’s encyclopedias, another book on connoisseurship, a dog memoir, and last year, she published her first novel, Catch 26. For the past thirty years, she’s been the New York editor of The World of Interiors magazine.

Hosted by Georgia Clark, author of The Regulars and The Bucket List. 
 

The Greene Space is home to essential conversations and intimate performances, live from New York and heard everywhere on WNYC and WQXR. Located at 44 Charlton Street New York, NY 10014. 

Our last show was Monday December 11th at Giant Dwarf in Redfern, Sydney

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Originally conceived in New York and performing in Sydney for the very first time, Generation Women is an intimate female literary salon that brings together women of all ages.

At this unique, cross-generational storytelling night, six women of note are invited to read an original piece on a theme. Of those women, one is in her 20s, her 30s, her 40s, her 50s, her 60s and her 70s. The theme for the inaugural show is “My First Time Saying No!”. Boasting an all-star line-up of Sydney’s best and brightest women, this special night will be one for the ages!

Doors at 6.30pm, show at 7.30pm. $15/$20/$25. 

Featuring:

Nakkiah Lui (Black Comedy, Kiki and Kitty)

Melina Marchetta (Looking for Alibrandi, On the Jellicoe Road)

Sarah Oakes (Gourmet Traveller)

Eva Cox (Humanist of the Year)

Jacqueline Maley (Sydney Morning Herald)

Hosted by Georgia Clark.