Bestselling author Meg Wolitzer, mother and daughter singer-songwriters Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche, and cartoonist Roz Chast and humorist Patricia Marx (with their ukulele duo, Ukelear Meltdown) collaborate on an evening of music, literature, art, and laughter!
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Roz Chast has been a regular contributor to The New Yorker since 1978. She is the author and illustrator of the graphic memoir Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, a 2014 National Book Award Finalist, and Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York, winner of the New York City Book Award. Additionally, Chast has been awarded the NYC Literary Honor in Humor, the Heinz Award for the Arts and Humanities, and the Reuben Award for Cartoonist of the Year. Most recently, she collaborated with Patricia Marx on Why Don’t You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It? and You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time: Rules for Couples.
Patricia Marx, is a New Yorker staff writer, former writer for Saturday Night Live, and author of the novels Him Her Him Again the End of Him and Starting from Happy, both Thurber Prize finalists; as well as the nonfiction work Let’s Be Less Stupid. She and Roz Chast have collaborated on several books, including Now Everybody Really Hates Me, Meet My Staff, and You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time: Rules for Couples. She was the first woman on the Harvard Lampoon, and has received a Guggenheim Fellowship. Marx can take a baked potato out of the oven with her bare hand.
Suzzy Roche is a singer/songwriter/performer/author and founding member of the beloved singing group The Roches. She has recorded over 17 albums, written music for television and film, and toured extensively for thirty years across the U.S. and Europe. She has been an associate member of the Wooster Group (the experimental theater group) for more than twenty years. Her children’s book, Want to Be in a Band?, was published in February 2013. Wayward Saints is her first novel and was a selection of the Spring 2012 B&N Discover Great New Writers Program. Her second novel, The Town Crazy, was published in August of 2020.
Lucy Wainwright Roche has been compared to Joni Mitchell and Patti Griffin by NPR. She is the daughter of Suzzy Roche and Loudon Wainwright III, but has her own career as a touring songwriter and recording artist, having made five solo recordings. Her latest recording, Little Beast, won the Independent Music award for Best Singer/songwriter Album of the Year. Roche tours extensively with her solo shows and also sings regularly with the Indigo Girls. She is known for her soulful songwriting, crystal-clear voice, and humorous stage presence. She has written a TV series based on her travels and experience as a performing songwriter, and is hoping to find a home for it when the world opens up again.
Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright Roche perform together as a mother/daughter duo. Together they have recorded three albums, Fairytale and Myth, Mud and Apples, and most recently, the highly acclaimed I Can Still Hear You, which was recorded during the shutdown in NYC in the spring and summer of 2020.
Meg Wolitzer is the New York Times bestselling author of The Female Persuasion, The Interestings, The Ten-Year Nap, and The Wife, which was adapted to film in 2018, starring Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce. She was the guest editor of The Best American Short Stories 2017, and has also published books for young readers, mostly recently a picture book, Millions of Maxes. Wolitzer is a faculty member in the MFA program at Stony Brook Southampton, where she co-founded and co-directs BookEnds, a one-year, non-credit intensive in the novel. She is excited to be the new host of the literary radio show and podcast Selected Shorts.
There will not be an intermission at this event.
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre
Expected Run Time is 90 minutes