Jezebel has an all-star lineup for a free reading tonight

No Phoebe, the honor is ours
No Phoebe, the honor is ours

Story time has such a special place in our hearts. Pretty much any time someone says “and lemme tell you something else,” we immediately plant ourselves cross-legged at their feet, chin in palms, ready for whatever magical tales, or rants, they have for us. You know what really gets us pumped though? Story time from strong female leads, because it is 1) empowering and sometimes makes us tear up a little and 2) reminds us of our favorite Netflix microgenre. If you’re as into hearing ladies share stories that make you cackle and cry as we are, you might just be crazy for March Madness: An Evening of Readings By Women We Love, brought to you by Jezebel and The Bell House.

The readings start next Tuesday at 8 and feature a solid lineup of lady comics, musicians, and writers. Jena Friedman, who’s had her films featured in SXSW and The New York Fringe Festival and has written for Letterman will be there, along with Aparna Nancherla of Last Comic Standing. You also get to hear from Phoebe Robinson, a writer on Girl Code and the creator of the blog blaria (black Daria), whom both TimeOut NY and Flavorpill have named one of the top ten comics in the city and Jean Grae, rapper/comic and prolific tweeter.

We’ll try not to dwell on how these ladies are everything we ever wished we’d be and just take in the great stories, poems, and jokes they’ll be bringing to The Bell House. It’s all free with RSVP, so let them know they’ll have your unblinking attention by emailing Madness[at]Jezebel[dot]com.

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