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An Evening with King Dork Approximately: Frank Portman, Beth Lisick, and Friends

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 7:00pm

Housing Works, WORD Bookstore, and Dr. Frank present: An Evening with King Dork Approximately with your host, Beth Lisick. And songs from author (Dr.) Frank Portman. 

Featuring music, readings, and emoting from popular stars Jami Attenberg, Emily Gould, Gayle Forman, Zachary Lipez, Chris Gethard, Joel Reader, Mikey Erg, Liz Prince, and Maeve Higgins with special guest appearance by: FREE BEER for the first 100 attendees and Dr. Joyce Brothers!

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Frank Portman (aka Dr. Frank) is the author of King Dork, King Dork Approximately, and Andromeda Klein. He is the singer/songwriter/guitarist of the influential East Bay punk band the Mr. T. Experience (MTX).

Emily Gould is the author of Friendship.

Jami Attenberg is the author of four books of fiction, including the New York Times bestseller The Middlesteins. Her fifth book, Saint Mazie, will be published in June 2015.

Zachary Lipez regularly contributes to Noisey, Hazlitt, and The Talkhouse. He sings in Publicist UK and tends bar at 124 Rabbit Club.

Beth Lisick is the author of five books including the New York Times bestseller Everybody Into the Pool and the recent Yokohama Threeway and Other Small Shames. She is currently writing her first novel.

Gayle Forman is the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of If I Stay, Where She Went, Just One Day, Just One Year and the forthcoming I Was Here. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her family.

Chris Gethard is a comedian and actor and writer who tours around the country doing stand up and occasionally appears on TV. He is also the creator of The Chris Gethard Show, a public access tv show that empowers sad kids through the dumbest bits possible.

At the age of 17, Joel Reader joined Frank Portman's punk rock band, The Mr. T Experience. In subsequent years, he has recorded and toured with artists such as The Avengers, Pansy Division, and El Vez, as well as his own group, The Fatal Flaw.

Mikey Erg writes short love songs and tours the world a whole lot.

Liz Prince's new book is a memoir about childhood and gender stereotypes called Tomboy.  She has also drawn comics for the wildly popular Adventure Time series, is a regular contributor to Razorcake magazine, and socializes almost exclusively with cats.

Maeve Higgins is one of Ireland’s best loved comedians. She moved to New York this year and collaborates with Jon Ronson (The Men Who Stare At Ghosts, Frank) in a monthly show called ‘I’m New Here’ in Brooklyn. She also writes for The Irish Times and is working on her second book of essays.

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