Lenny: America IRL - A Night of Live Readings, Poetry, and Music (Milwaukee)
Lena Dunham, Chloe Caldwell, Katie Crutchfield, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Rachel McKibbens, Morgan Murphy, Jacqueline Novak, Jenny Zhang
Tue. Jun 6
This event is all ages
Lena Dunham has canceled the tour due to personal medical reasons. "I'm truly heartbroken not to be joining you and I can't wait to return to your city when my health allows it. Thank you for your faith and support! All my love, Lena". Click here to read the note Lena sent out regarding the cancellation in today's Lenny.
Lenny: America In Real Life
During these divided and painful times, we want to bring laughter, poetry, passion, and community to you and your friends. We want our Lennys to meet in rooms big and small-ish and to connect over their shared beliefs (equality), passions (GIFs of Beyoncé smelling a lemon), and fears (seafood is Lena's big one). We want to make the gorgeous sisterhood that Lenny has become into a living, breathing organism—and we want to give you a night out you won't soon forget. Lenny is on the web at www.lennyletter.com
Lena Dunham is the creator and star of the acclaimed HBO series Girls, for which she also serves as executive producer, writer, and director. She has been nominated for eight Emmy Awards and has won two Golden Globes, including Best Actress for her work on Girls. In 2010, she won an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay for her feature “Tiny Furniture,” which she also starred in and directed. Lena is also the co-founder of the media brand Lenny, home of the weekly online feminist newsletter LennyLetter.com.
Chloe Caldwell is the author of the novella Women (SF/LD 2014) and the essay collections I'll Tell You in Person (Coffee House/Emily Books) and Legs Get Led Astray (SF/LD 2017). She teaches creative nonfiction at Catapult in NYC and lives in Hudson, NY.
Katie Crutchfield is a singer-songwriter who has been performing as "Waxahatchee" since 2010. Waxahatchee's 4th album "Out in the Storm" is out on July 14 on Merge Records.
Kaitlyn Greenidge's debut novel is We Love You, Charlie Freeman (Algonquin Books), one of the New York Times Critics' Top 10 Books of 2016. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times,The Wall Street Journal, Elle.com, Buzzfeed, the Believer, American Short Fiction and other places. She is a contributing writer for LENNY Letter. She is also a connoisseur of the more embarrassing British reality shows on YouTube.
Rachel McKibbens is a Chicana writer, activist and two-time New York Foundation for the Arts poetry fellow. She is the author of three full-length books of poetry, blud (2017), Into The Dark & Emptying Field (2012), and Pink Elephant (2009). In 2012, McKibbens founded The Pink Door Women’s Writing Retreat, an annual writing retreat open exclusively to women of color. She is currently touring with her one-woman show, The Outlast Project, an interactive poetry & healing art project designed to empower survivors of sexual assault.
Morgan has recently written for the CBS comedy, “2 Broke Girls” and appeared in the films “Sleeping Dogs Lie” and “World’s Greatest Dad.” Previously, she performed standup and wrote for “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” where she was part of the original writing staff and received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Writing. Morgan released her critically acclaimed stand up special “Irish Goodbye” in 2014.
Jacqueline Novak is a NY based comedian and author who made her TV debut on the Late Late show with James Corden in 2015. This past June she shot a half hour comedy special for Comedy Central which is currently available to stream. Her first book “How to Weep in Public: Feeble Offerings on Depression from One Who Knows” was released in 2016 by Crown Publishing. Her second book “Weddiculous” which she co-wrote with Jamie Lee was released earlier this year by HarperCollins.
Jenny Zhang is a poet and writer based in New York. She is the author of the poetry collection Dear Jenny, We Are All Find and the forthcoming short story collection Sour Heart, the debut book to be published under the Lenny imprint.