Spine Out

Novelists Read Personal Essays

Spine Out is a NY-based literary event that features novelists reading personal essays.  Each show is unique, featuring new guests and essays that are revealing, funny, provocative, heartfelt - above all, honest.   

 

Emmy Laybourne hosts the show. Emmy is both a young adult novelist and a former character actress.  Emmy conceived of the show along with her producing partner Susanna Einstein, of Einstein Literary Management, as a way of building community between local novelists and their readers.

Eric Smith, Kevin Maher, Samira Ahmed, Amy Wilson, Helen Ellis and Emmy Laybourne got very aggressive before the show on January 19, 2017.

Eric Smith, Kevin Maher, Samira Ahmed, Amy Wilson, Helen Ellis and Emmy Laybourne got very aggressive before the show on January 19, 2017.

Leila Sales, Susanna Einstein, Ben Cosgrove, Emmy Laybourne, Greg Cope White and Alyson Noel exhibit a lot of attitude before the show on September 22, 2016.

Leila Sales, Susanna Einstein, Ben Cosgrove, Emmy Laybourne, Greg Cope White and Alyson Noel exhibit a lot of attitude before the show on September 22, 2016.

Emmy with Eliot Schrefer, Gayle Forman, Margo Rabb, Daniel José Older and Abby Sher back in June 2015

Emmy with Eliot Schrefer, Gayle Forman, Margo Rabb, Daniel José Older and Abby Sher back in June 2015

The cast of our first show, March 2015 : David Levithan, Leigh Bardugo, Emmy Laybourne, Matt De La Peña, and RL Stine.

The cast of our first show, March 2015 : David Levithan, Leigh Bardugo, Emmy Laybourne, Matt De La Peña, and RL Stine.

Hanging out in the lounge after our show on September 17, 2015 - Kass Morgan, Joy Peskin, Emmy Laybourne, Susan Shapiro, Seth Rudetsky, and Danielle Paige. We did not co-ordinate the coral/black and white wardrobe, I swear!

Hanging out in the lounge after our show on September 17, 2015 - Kass Morgan, Joy Peskin, Emmy Laybourne, Susan Shapiro, Seth Rudetsky, and Danielle Paige. We did not co-ordinate the coral/black and white wardrobe, I swear!

Michael Buckley, David Martin, Emmy Laybourne, Libba Bray, Annabel Monaghan and Anthony Schneider chat it up after the show on January 22, 2016.  

Michael Buckley, David Martin, Emmy Laybourne, Libba Bray, Annabel Monaghan and Anthony Schneider chat it up after the show on January 22, 2016.

 

The Cast of our show on March 17th, 2016 - David Levithan, VC Chickering, Scott Westerfeld, David Arnold, Jessica Brody and you-know-who.

The Cast of our show on March 17th, 2016 - David Levithan, VC Chickering, Scott Westerfeld, David Arnold, Jessica Brody and you-know-who.

The cast of our show on June 9th, 2016:  Meg Leder, Rita Arens, Beth Hahn, Laura Lippman, Emmy Laybourne, Michael Northrop and Marie Rutkoski

The cast of our show on June 9th, 2016:  Meg Leder, Rita Arens, Beth Hahn, Laura Lippman, Emmy Laybourne, Michael Northrop and Marie Rutkoski