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Sat Feb 24 // 3:30 pm

The Write Drunk: A Salon For Reluctant Writers

Presented by Caveat

What's the thing you want to write but just can't seem to start?

Join author, Pivot Podcast host, and business and career strategist Jenny Blake and impressaria, aspiring playwright, and messaging consultant Monica McCarthy (host of The Happier Hour: Philosophy To Help Life Suck less) for an afternoon of getting ideas out of our heads and onto the page.


Doors 3:30pm, show 4:00pm.
Tickets $25 adv/ $30 door.


Whether it's a journal entry, your LinkedIn profile, an About page for your website, a wedding speech, a character description for the first chapter of your novel, or a sincere thank-you note, there’s something important you want, no need, to get out of your head and onto the page. And you don’t need to feel like a writer to do it. The Write Drunk will help you loosen up, get tipsy on inspiration, and put some ideas onto paper.

This isn’t your typical book signing event, nor is it a romantic writing soireé. This is an ask-an-author anything, roll up your sleeves, and get-going writing sprint for the reluctant writer in all of us. Together we will:  

  • Learn practical tips you can apply immediately to your writing? Check.

  • Get ideas from your head to the page with live timed writing prompts? Check.

  • Fun space with fun people? Check and check.

  • Optional liquid courage available? Absolutely. Sometimes a little wine goes a long way.

Got a question you want to make sure we answer? Submit it in advance here.


Jenny Blake is an author, career and business strategist and international speaker who helps people organize their brain, move beyond burnout, and build sustainable, dynamic careers they love. She is the author of Pivot: The Only Move That Matters is Your Next One (Portfolio/Penguin Random House, September 2016), which won an award for Axiom Best Business Book in the careers category. Jenny also hosts the popular Pivot Podcast, which CNBC listed among 6 podcasts to make you smarter about your career, Entrepreneur selected as one of the top 20 female-hosted business podcasts.

After two years at a technology start-up followed by five years at Google in Training and Career Development, Jenny moved to New York City in 2011 where she has been running her own consulting business in the years since. Jenny combines her love of technology with her superpower of simplifying complexity to help clients pivot their career or business. Her motto: if change is the only constant, let's get better at it.

Today you can find her at PivotMethod.com. Subscribe to the Pivot Podcast and follow her on Twitter @jenny_blake.


Monica McCarthy is the creator of The Write Drunk, playwright, messaging consultant, and impresaria. She facilitated hundreds of events and workshops focused on purpose and interdisciplinary connections for communities including Holstee, Impact Hub, 92Y, and Escape The City. Her signature course: How To Write Your Manifesto, has been taught at Barnard, Columbia, and and at conferences across the country. Monica also believes philosophy shouldn’t be boring and is the creator and host of philosophical including Cheshire Parlour (a monthly philosophic dinner salon), Philosophy & Cocktails, and The Happier Hour: Philosophy To Help Life suck Less (here at Caveat!).  Monica is a professional speaker on the topic of purpose in an angst-ridden era, and consults with organizations wishing to deepen their messaging and connection with their communities.  Her debut one-act play was selected for the Inge Festival in spring of 2017. Monica is currently writing a book about the need for more mess in our lives, and another about philosophy and the art of the conversation. She is also turning her one-act into a full-length play, and she procrastinates doing both by researching plane tickets. Learn more at Monica McCarthy.net and follow her on Twitter and Instagram  @MissMMcCarthy


REFUND POLICY: Tickets maybe be refunded up to 24 hours before the event. Within 24 hours we may take exchanges for other events at our discretion. No refunds after the event.

This event is mixed seated and standing room. Seats are first-come first-serve.