Tuesday's Recap + Bulletin Board: Things You'll Want To Read & Do
Thanks to everyone who joined us for Salon No. 6 on Tuesday. Once again, the Novella family gathered at Lou & Grey's Manhattan flagship to share our stories inspired by the theme "Rich." Good vibes, cool people, and creative flow are a kind of wealth, and tbh we're feeling like millionaires right now. Keep reading for the scoop — and some good news for those who've had a hard time RSVPing.
"Life begets life, energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich." — Sarah Bernhardt
THURSDAY, APRIL 5
Rich: The Recap
either Mercury Retrograde, nor the chilly mist that's enveloped Manhattan could keep the women of Novella from poking their heads out like crocuses at our April salon. This month, our theme was "Rich," and we gathered in the greenery-filled loft at Lou & Grey's flagship store to share a wealth of stories and ideas with each other.
We kicked off the night with a hang-out over Winc wine and bites from Dig Inn, before breaking into small groups and reading our pieces aloud. At the heart of Novella is the idea that magic happens when women share honestly with each other, and feeling the room fill with curiosity, bursts of laughter, impassioned feedback, and instant connections is our favorite thing about the salons.
Then, it was time for our selected speaker. Carolyn Yoo is a software engineer and writer whose piece "Cohiba" explored the allure and illusion of seeking "authenticity" on a trip to Cuba. In a Q+A with our founder Abby Adesanya, Carolyn expanded on her feelings about the ethics of travel to developing countries, the pressure to create #content out of every moment, and the inspiration she found in reading Jamaica Kincaid's "A Small Place," a book which explores the effects of colonialism and tourism in Antigua.
And with that, it was time to part until next month. To those who've had trouble RSVPing (we know it's not easy!), we are very excited to share that we'll be taking over all of Lou & Grey for next month's salon, allowing us to welcome twice as many of you to connect with us. Stay tuned for a big announcement soon. In the meantime, stay in touch with us on IG, and join our Facebook Group "Women of Novella."
We can't wait to meet you, again or for the first time.
- Olivia Aylmer is co-hosting a Female Filmmaker screening event at the 59 Orchard Street gallery space on April 29. Kicking off at 11:30am, the morning will feature screenings of short films followed by a Q & A led by Meghan Oretsky, Vimeo Staff Pick Curator. Grab a spot here.
- Tyler Wetherall will be celebrating the launch of her book, No Way Home: A Memoir of Life on the Run, in conversation with Kerri Arsenault at Cobble Hill bookstore Books Are Magic on April 9th. RSVP here: the free event starts at 7:30pm!
- Nicole Maye, author of "Other Women" with a second novel on the way, will be reading at KGB Bar for National Poetry Month on April 11. The evening starts at 7pm - RSVP here!
- Tonight at 7:30pm, Julie Buntin joins Kayleen Schaefer and Hannah Assadi to celebrate the paperback launch of her novel and Novella favorite, Marlena! Visit Books Are Magic and RSVP to join the festivities.
- Check out Miranda Bryant's recent essay on how traveling through American books made her feel at home as a Londoner landing in New York City.
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