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The luxurious 5th floor library at Manhattan’s private Soho House hosted the second installment of WordTheatre ‘Lit by Lulu’ New York featuring a Sunday evening of riveting storytelling and discussion. In this four part WordTheatre ‘Lit by Lulu’ series, actors bring contemporary short stories to life with the authors present for a Q & A and signings of purchased books. Featuring:

  • Cindy Cheung (Lady in the Water, One Life to Live) performing a story by Yiyun Li (one of six writers shortlisted for the biggest short story prize in the world, she is a Macarthur fellow and one of the New Yorker’s ’20 Under 40′)
  • Amy Irving (Carrie, Alias) performing a story by Edith Pearlman (author ofBinocular Vision, which received rave reviews in both The New York Times & The Los Angeles Times earlier this year, she has published more than 250 works of short fiction and short non-fiction)
  • Tracee Chimo (recently featured in The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/14/theater/14chimo.html) performing a story by Mona Simpson (author of My Hollywood, her first novel, Anywhere But Here was made into a feature film)

Produced and Directed by Cedering Fox. Doors opened at 5 PM for drinks; performances and discussions were from 5:30-7:30 PM. Mobile Libris sold books throughout.

WordTheatre ‘Lit by Lulu’ is a series of events in New York and Los Angeles made possible by Lulu.com. Lulu is creating a new model in publishing — open publishing — that empowers more creators to sell more content to more readers more profitably than ever before. Through its Internet-based creation tools, retail site and global distribution system, Lulu helps creators make and monetize content in a variety of physical and electronic formats connects them to buyers on Lulu.com and in third-party channels, including Amazon.com and the iBookstore, all around the world. Authors retain complete creative, copyright and pricing control and keep 80 percent of their revenue when their works sell. For more information, visit www.Lulu.com