Joe Wenke reading 500

Author event, reading and book signing by Joe Wenke, author of the new thriller, “The Talk Show.”

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Author event, reading and book signing by Joe Wenke, author of the new thriller, “The Talk Show.”
January 10, 2015 7:00 PM
January 10, 2015 10:00 PM
646 457 0859
December 18, 2014
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Joe Wenke reading 500
Join us for Joe Wenke‘s reading from his new thriller, The Talk Show

Someone is following Jack Winthrop—most likely the gunman who tried to kill America’s most controversial talk show host, Abraham Lincoln Jones. Ever since that fateful night when Jones called Winthrop with his audacious proposal, life has never been the same. Winthrop, an award-winning New York Times reporter who calls the Tit for Tat strip club his second home, agreed to collaborate on Jones’ national “Emancipation Tour.” The plan is to bring Jones’ passion for radical change to the people and transcend television by meeting America face to face. Now Winthrop has to survive long enough to make the tour a reality in Joe Wenke’s intellectual thriller, THE TALK SHOW (TransÜber, October 15, 2014, $9.99).

As the reach of his stalker spreads, so does the fear that Winthrop’s unconventional family is also in danger—Rita Harvey, the gentle transgender ex-priest and LGBT activist; Slow Mo, the massive vegetarian bouncer; and Donna, stripper and entrepreneurial prodigy—as well as the woman who is claiming his heart, media expert Danielle Jackson.

Steeped in the seamy underbelly of New York City, The Talk Show by Joe Wenke is a fast-paced and mordantly funny thriller that examines how the forces of nihilism threaten our yearning for love, family and acceptance.

 Dr. Joe Wenke

Joe Wenke was born in South Philadelphia.  He attended St. Monica’s and Our Lady of Fatima elementary schools.  He went to high school at Cardinal O’Hara in Springfield, PA.  He received a B.A. in English from the University of Notre Dame, a Masters in English from Penn State and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Connecticut.

He was a speechwriter for CEO Tony Hamilton at Avnet and a speechwriter at IBM for George Conrades when he was the head of IBM US.  He was also a Senior Vice-President at Caribiner International, which at the time was the largest event marketing company in the world.  He is Owner and Managing Partner of Xperience, a leading event marketing company.  He is also a Partner with Gisele Alicea (aka Xtravaganza) in Gisele New World, an event production initiative that is merging the worlds of the ballroom and fashion and attracting audiences that include all sexual identities and orientations.

Joe lives in Connecticut with his son, Mark, his daughter, Olivia, and her two nannies, Hollie and Amy Hills.