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. 

Our last show was Monday Dec 4th, 7pm, at Caveat, Lower East Side

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OUR THEME waS "THE END OF AN ERA"

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: Taylor Shaw is an innovative creator, producer, writer, and on camera personality whose vision is changing the media landscape. She’s the founder of the world’s first and only Black Girl Animators Collective. She has 12 television and film properties in various stages of development and is respected as a personal guide to self-improvement.  

Team 30: Raeshem Nijhon is an award-winning filmmaker, activist, and founder of the progressive branding company Fictionless. She is passionate about making films, television, and everything in between, coupled with social movements that spark thought, laughter and action.

Team 40: Pat Brown is a New York based comedian that can be seen on CBS’s Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Fuse’s Uproarious, Axis’ Gotham Live, NBC’s Comic’s Unleashed and BET’s ComicView.

Team 50: Laurie Albanese is the author of two novels and a memoir: Stolen BeautyBlue Suburbia, and Lynelle by the Sea. She also is the co-author of the novel The Miracles of Prato.

Team 60: Sally Koslow, essayist and journalist, is the author of five novels and one non-fiction book published in 12 languages. Her next novel, Another Side of Paradise, telling the love story of Scott Fitzgerald and Sheilah Graham, appears in May. Formerly, she was the editor-in-chief of mass market magazines, including McCall’s.

Team 80: Hilma Wolitzer’s novels include An Available ManThe Doctor’s Daughter, and Hearts. She has taught in the writing programs at Columbia University, The University of Iowa, and New York University.

Our last show was Friday Nov 17th, 7pm, at Caveat Theater, Lower East Side

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OUR THEME WAS "THE SKIN I'M IN"

Team 20: Jennie Runk is a model and LGBTQ advocate represented by JAG Models in New York. A plus-size model & proud member of the LGBTQ community, Jennie is passionate about inclusion & empowerment for all people, as exemplified by her modeling work in the H&M summer swimwear campaign, commentary as star of the Straight/Curve documentary, & role devising and performing in 'The Sex Myth'.

Team 30: Yael Stone is an Australian actress. She has appeared in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, HBO's High Maintenance, the detective thriller Deep Water, and the upcoming Amazon series Picnic at Hanging Rock.

Team 40: Originally from Atlanta, Shalewa Sharpe’s comedy has made such an impact in New York City that Time Out NY has labeled her a “local fixture.” In May 2016, her debut album, “Stay Eating Cookies,” was released on Rotknee Presents Records; it can be found on iTunes & Spotify.

Team 50: Marina Budhos is a fiction and nonfiction author whose most recent books are WatchedTell Us We're HomeAsk Me No Questions, and Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro & The Invention of Modern Photojournalism. A professor of English at William Paterson University, she was a 2010 Los Angeles Times Book Finalist and received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award for Women Writers. 

Team 60: Caroline Leavitt is the New York Times Bestselling author of Pictures of You, Is This Tomorrow, Cruel Beautiful World and eight other novels. A book critic for People and the San Francisco Chronicle, she is the recipient of a New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, and was a finalist in both the Nickelodeon Screenwriter Fellowship and the Sundance Screenwriters Lab.

Team 70: Barbara Collins Bowie was born in 1947 Jackson, Mississippi where she became involved with the Civil Rights movement at the age of 13. Barbara is a Retired Social Worker/Nurse, published poet-writer and the founder of the Dr. Bowie Scholarship Foundation, which includes the "Arts in Focus" After School Program, where she has spent over 20 years helping youth realize their artistic abilities early in life and how to use the fine arts as an outlet and alternative to negative behavior. 

 

Our last show was Friday Oct 27, 7p, at Caveat Theater

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Our theme was "My Alter Ego"

Team 20: Sudi Green is an Emmy-nominated writer for Saturday Night Live. You can catch her performing comedy throughout New York City, especially at her monthly character variety show Theme Party at UCBeast. 

Team 30: Lauren Adams is an actor and improviser. She plays Gretchen in Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and performs regularly at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.

Team 40: Manoush Zomorodi is the host of Note to Self, a podcast from WNYC Studios. Her new book, Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self, is based on her 2015 interactive project with tens of thousands of listeners. 

Team 50: Meg Wolitzer is the author of The Interestings, Belzhar, The Ten-Year Nap The Wife, and others. She’s an instructor in the MFA program at Stony Brook Southampton, and her new novel, The Female Persuasion, will be out next April.

Team 60: A Harvard graduate and a former journalist, Debbie Weil is a speaker, author, book writing coach, and nonfiction publisher. As a veteran blogger and Web pioneer, she was named one of the Most Influential Women in Technology by Fast Company and a DC Top 100 Tech Titan by Washingtonian magazine.

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.

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.

Our last show was Wednesday September 27th, 7.30pm, at Caveat Theater

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Our theme was Fake News: What I Stopped Believing. 

Team 20: Elise R. Peterson is a visual artist, writer and educator living and working in New York. Her multidisciplinary work is informed by the past, reimagined in the framework of the evolving notions of technology, Blackness, intimacy and cross-generational narratives. 

Team 30: Stephanie Danler is the author of the critically acclaimed and nationwide best-selling novel, Sweetbitter, soon to be a TV show on Starz. She is based in Los Angeles and working on a book of non-fiction. 

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.

Team 50: Maureen Connolly is an award-winning writer and the author of three books, and is really hoping Netflix will fall in love with her original idea "The In-Between," a TV dramedy about a 40-something TV producer raising three complex sons during the social media age while her marriage and career are unraveling.

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

We were so excited to move to this brand new space, that aims for programming that blends intellect, entertainment, and an X-factor. Caveat will have shows on every night of the week and is set to be an important part of New York's storytelling community. Full bar and restaurant, smack bang in the Lower East Side. 

 Doors was 7pm, show at 7.30pm. Hosted by Georgia Clark. 

Our last show was Wednesday August 16th, 7.30p, Wythe Hotel

The theme was "Nevertheless: I Persisted". We were in the Screening Room of the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 

Team 20: Jasmyn Lawson is the Culture Editor at GIPHY where she is focused on making GIFs as diverse and inclusive as possible in order to reflect the world we all live in. 

Team 30: Jonterri Gadson is a poet, professor and comedy writer who was selected for the NBC Late Night Writers Workshop. Her debut poetry collection, Blues Triumphant, is out now through YesYes Books. 

Team 40: Host of The Sharon Spell Show podcast, Sharon Spell has appeared on truTV's Adam Ruins Everything, the Moth Mainstage, UCB, and The Tank where her solo show "You're Doing Great," sold out last year.

Team 50: Laura Catherine Brown’s second novel, Made By Mary is forthcoming with C&R Press in the spring 2018. Her first novel, Quickening, published by Random House, was featured in Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writer series. 

Team 60: Pamela Redmond Satran is the NYT bestselling author of the novel Younger, the basis for the TV show, and the cocreator of the website Nameberry. A mother and grandmother, Satran recently moved to LA where she is writing a new novel and launching a China-based business.

Hosted by Georgia Clark

Our last show was Wednesday July 12th, 7pm, Wythe Hotel.

The theme was "What I Learned About My Mother". 

Team 20: Madeleine Martin appeared on Showtime's Californication, Netflix's Hemlock Grove, and performed in seven Broadway productions. She is Fionna on Cartoon Networks, Adventure Time, and she is the recipient of the Marian Seldes Most Promising Young Performer Award.

Team 30: Sunita Mani starred in the film Don't Think Twice and the TV shows Mr. Robot, Broad City, Search Party,The Good Place, and in the hit new Netflix series, G.L.O.W. She appeared in the viral music video "Turn Down for What" and is part of the Cocoon Central Dance Team. 

Team 40: Amy Fox is a screenwriter, playwright, educator, and passionate advocate for elevating women’s voices. Most recently she wrote the screenplay for Equity, the female-driven Wall Street film which premiered at Sundance 2016 and was released by Sony Pictures Classics. 

Team 50: Dr. Mindy Greenstein is a clinical psychologist and author. Her first book, The House on Crash Corner was selected as a “Riveting Read” by O: The Oprah Magazine, while her second, Lighter As We Go was named by The Wall Street Journal as one of the year's best books on life after 50.

Team 60: Comedian Rhonda Hansome is a regular guest on the John Fugelsang SiriusXM show "Tell Me Everything". She took her "Divorced & Bitter Tour" to Tel Aviv, entertained US troops in Korea, played Bermuda in Pretty Woman, and has starred in LouieSNL and The London Underground.

 

First show: Wednesday June 21st, 7.30pm, Wythe Hotel, NYC

The theme was "My First Time Saying No" in the Screening Room of the Wythe Hotel.

Team 20: Morgan Miller is a New York based comedian who performs stand-up, sketch, and improv comedy.  Morgan is currently on the Upright Citizens Brigade house Harold team Mermaids and toured with the UCB Touring company for two years. 

Team 30: Keisha Zollar is an actor-writer-comedienne who has starred in Orange is the New Black, A&E’s new show Black and White, Comedy Central, Nightcap on PopTV, Middle of the Night, The Today Show, CollegeHumor, and more.

Team 40: Sweta Vikram is the best-selling author of 11 books, including fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Voted as “One of the Most Influential Asians of Our Times,” she is also a mindfulness writing coach, content and social media strategist, and a holistic health practitioner. 

Team 50: Amy Poeppel is the author of the novel Small Admissions. Her writing has appeared on The Rumpus, Working Mother, Bookish, The Higgs Weldon, In The Powder Room, and Literary Mama, and she currently working on a new novel. 

Team 60+: Janice Maffei is a playwright and poet. Janice 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. 

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