In Conversation With…

Two literary events are upcoming: Wes will be in conversation with Sarah Vowell on Wednesday, October 21 and with David Hare on Thursday, November 5, at the Parkway Central Library, Philadelphia PA. Sarah Vowell has been praised for her “learned, engagingly discursive, funny, sometimes even jolly” (New York Times Book Review) writing style. She is …

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Cabinet of Wonders Podcast on Salon has announced: “Salon is proud to partner with Cabinet of Wonders on this podcast. Since 2009, Wesley Stace has curated the best variety show in America, featuring hundreds of pioneering musicians, writers and comedians. We think that the format and talent will be well received by our devoted readers and are honored to swing open …

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West Coast News

I’m afraid I have had to cancel my June west coast trip for personal reasons. I wouldn’t take this decision lightly; in fact, as far as I can remember, this is the first time I’ve ever cancelled anything ever (as opposed to having a promotor tell me that a gig is no longer happening!) This …

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Working Playlist – an interview

Wesley Stace writes music (for about two decades he was known as John Wesley Harding, a singer-songwriter who released seventeen albums under that name, starting in the late eighties) and books (he’s published four novels, of vastly varying scope). He also runs a series of variety shows he calls his Cabinet of Wonders, bringing together …

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April Cabinet of Wonders Line Up

The line up for the April 10 Cabinet of Wonders at City Winery New York has been set. Tickets are still available.
Janeane Garofalo
The Milk Carton Kids
Robert Pinsky
Josh Rouse
Southside Johnny
Andrew VanWyngarden
Daniel Wolff & Bill Irwin

Wes With Strings

On December 4, Wes will take to Lincoln Center in New York for a special evening: Wes, the English UK and strings (arranged by Daniel Felsenfeld and David Nagler). The show starts at 7:30 and is free and open to the public.

Additional information is available on Lincoln Center’s website.

PEN American Center presents…

Wes will be featured at PEN’s final DIY of the year, on Monday December 1st. He will explain – in his own inimitable style – how he managed to make art for three decades under two names, why he became two people in the first place, and when he decided enough was enough. Building on oral traditions, …

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Wes reviews… The Hank Williams Reader

Breaking it all down for The Times Literary Supplement, Wes reviews The Hank Williams Reader,  an anthology of writings about Hank Williams.

Writers Conference, Florida

Florida Gulf Coast University invites aspiring writers and other devotees of the written word to attend the Sanibel Island Writers Conference, November 6-9, at BIG Arts and The Sanibel Island Public Library on Sanibel. Participants can now register for a variety of workshops, panels, lectures and readings presented by celebrated and experienced writers and teachers. …

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Wes Reviews… Marcus, Petty & Yes

  Wes was in the crowd for the Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers show in Philly. He has this to say about that. In July, he wrote a review of the Philadelphia stop on the Yes tour. And in the Wall Street Journal Life and Culture Section, Wes reviewed the new book by Greil Marcus. The …

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