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Vicki Abelson
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Attended University of Arizona
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Cindy Williams may be the funniest person EVER, next to Lynne Stewart, who made this possible. We're gonna laugh our tits off. She had me crying our entire conversation. AND, she's almost as foul as me. I love her! Cindy Begel, get your fine ass home!

AND, if his shooting schedule permits, Michael O'Keefe will at long last be reading us the piece he wrote about Bonnie Raiit. They were married, ya know. He was scheduled to read it to us in Big Sur three summers ago. Some things are worth waiting for. 

Bonus bucks... Annie Boxell will be singing. Yowza! 

Vicki Abelson's Women Who Write Tues, July 28th 11am

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I started Women Who Write to workshop my book... reading a chapter each month. I stopped that shit a couple of years ago. When we commune in art and fun next Monday, yes, Monday, I'll be reading from Don't Jump for the first time in twoish years, in keeping with this month's theme... We all got issues... I'm honored to join Larry Miller, who survived and thrives after a horrific accident, Cathy Ladman, who valiantly, publicly, battles body image demons, Jillian Lauren, who went from call girl to harem girl to best selling author, to rocker wife and mother of a special needs child, and Nicholas Guzman, who's shared a stage and songs with Crosby, Stills and Nash and Susan Cowsill, in spite of his autism. Hey, we all got issues. Some kick that shit to the curb, like these folk. Please join us to be moved, inspired and, mostly, entertained, in our monthly lovefest of wominz and a few very fine menz.

Vicki Abelson's Women Who Write 6/29/15 at 11 am.
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Hi Vicki,
I'm so happy to see you are still doing this workshop and offering this special opportunity for women to come together and learn from each other and from those who have something special to teach. So feminine. Brava! I live in New York City now and rarely get to SoCal but I watch with interest from afar. You rock, girl!
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We've got issues. All of us. This month's salon is going to explore four provocative journey's. Larry's coming back to finish what he started. In February he jumped in at the last to save the day, forgetting that he had a dentist appt that afternoon. We got what, 15 glorious minutes?!? MONDAY, yes, we're switching to Monday after all, to accommodate his podcast taping on Tuesday. So, Mon, June 29th at 11 am, we're getting the whole Miller. A comeback many worried wouldn't happen. Plus, Cathy Ladman, hot off her Tedtalk, she's taking us there, a story we women need to hear again, and again and again... Jillian Lauren, well, man has she been through it. She gave us episode one (and "Pretty" necklaces!) via her NY Times Bestseller a few years ago... now, she's got another real life story to tell... from her about to drop sure to be Bestsller, Everything You Ever Wanted, and then there's Nicholas Guzman. I heard his music about a year ago... discovered he was just a kid and asked him to come play for us anyways. He didn't feel ready. Since then he's played with Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Susan Cowsill, to name a few. His latest original, I'm Trembling has been on heavy rotation on my play list. At least 8 times today. Did I mention Nick is autistic?!? I didn't have a clue. Neither will you. Issues. We'll be reliving and talkin' issues. And I can't friggin wait. SAVE THE DAMN DATE.

MONDAY, June 29th, 11 am. Ya comin', right?!?
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Tomorrow... we be breathless with Sexy Rexy, oh God how I love that... his Annie Get Your Gun  co-star, Marilu Henner, soulful heart stealer, Gregor Collins, and musical muse, Brian Travis.

Plus, I'll be dropping secrets... and other things... 
Vicki Abelson's Women Who Write, Tues, April 28th, 11 am
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Almost here... so excited... can't wait... Marilu Henner helping us remember, Rex Smith making us swoon, Gregor Collins reminding us that we're fucking HOT no matter what our age and Brian Travis, silkily serenading... and then there's me... with news... that I will only share with youes there... no cameras rolling... CAN'T wait to see you... I need a fix.

Vicki Abelson's Women Who Write, Tues April 28th, 11am... y'all come back now, ya hear?!?
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EROTICA! EROTICA!

This Tuesday, March 31st at 11am... we're going there... with Kathrin Shorr, Lynn Brown Rosenberg, Eve Pell and Jennifer Edwards. Hachachacha!

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This MONDAY, yes, MONDAY... that's in like 3 days and shit. We all got issues... we'll be sharing 'em... rockin', laughing, maybe shedding a few tears but, mostly, laughing our tits and collective balls off... yeah, we got menz... this month, quite a few. Whatcha doin'? In LA?!? Bring it! Bring youes. You be hearin' and hangin' with the brilliant and talented, Larry Miller, Cathy Ladman, Jillian Lauren & Nicholas Guzman

Vicki Abelson's Women Who Write 6/29/15 at 11 am
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‪#‎WTWW‬ (What to Watch Wednesdays - so what if this is the first?!?) I hope y'all have checked out "The Seventies: Television gets real." Seems like the perfect compliment to this before unseen footage of the genius that is Norman Lear in the living room. Please FF to 5:51, past my hysteria, for 51+ minutes of stories shared, questions answered--one or two of which I'm not sure have been publicly addressed prior to this... the great man reading from his superbly written, Even This I Get to Experience, that alone worth the view, and the warmth, love and great good humor shared between Norman and the wominz. It's time beautifully spent with a humble man who forever changed the world, how we view it and behave within it. He's gifted us with so much... I gift this piece of him to you. With love... and shame.... please skip the hysteric who opens... Ladies and gents and children of no ages.... Norman Lear.

Vicki Abelson's Women Who Write 1/27/15
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Norman's book here : http://www.amazon.com/Even-This-I-Get-Experien…/…/1594205728https://youtu.be/TMaswPUk_GQ

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What happens in my living room?!? Sometimes, this... Kiss... Jonathan McEuen & Alvino M. Bennett. Hell yeahs!

Vicki Abelson's Women Who Write 5/26/15
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+Sue Harrirs John McEuen from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is his father.
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Are you kidding me or WHAT?!? This is happening.

The prolific post Potsie, Anson Williams, director extraordinaire, is being joined by the HISterical,divine, Ken Levine AND... Alvino M. Bennett, from the Dave Mason Band who I saw play two nights in a row and he blew my little mind. Joining Alvino, as if he ain't enough... Jonathan McEuen, royal son of John McEuen of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and a monster in his own right. Alvino and Jonathan have been opening for Dave and they'll be opening for Ken and Anson in the living room. I've been working on Alvino since I saw them in October, Somebody pinch me.

Vicki Abelson's Women Who Write Tues, May 26th 11 am. Oh yeah!
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Today's spin... Guess who's coming to Tuesday brunch...
Rex Smith will be taking our collective breath away...
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If it's Tuesday... Sonya Sones started Taylor Tuesdays soon after his recent, untimely, passing ~ a beautiful tribute to her beloved friend. So many stories, laughs and tears have been shared since Jan 11th.

I had raw footage of Tay's first visit to Women Who Write from Oct of 2010. Samantha edited the video from my old as crap, non HD camera, and I sent the video, which looks like shit, but, contains precious gems of sparkling brilliance, off for approval prior to posting. I've heard nary a word back. It's been a few months. I've oft reflected on whether or not to jump... the reading, and, performance that follows, impromptu, amidst the group discussion, is one of the most authentic, stunning, moving, sharing of art that I've ever beheld, anywhere. It can't be right for me to be the only one to see it, savor it, cherish it.

Wominz, menz and children of no ages, I give you the genius that is, and always will be, Taylor Negron.
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Occupation
Writer, Producer, Performer, Promoter, Social Media Coach
Skills
Writing, Performing, Promoting, Producing, Social Media Coach
Employment
  • HuffPo, The Fix, Reimagine
    Journalist, present
  • Vicki Abelson's InterNetworking
    Promotion/Social Media & Branding Coach, 10 - present
  • Vicki Abelson's Women Who Write
    Writer, Producer, Performer, 9 - present
  • China Club, Marquee, Woody's, Rock N' Roll Cafe, True Blue, Cafe Wha, Spo-Dee-O-Dee's, World Talent Bank
    Promoter, Booker, Publicist
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Currently
LA/NYC
Previously
NYC - Tucson, Denver
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Is a Women Who Writes & The Self Proclaimed Whore of All Media
Introduction
Started out doing theatre, starved; worked as a waitress at Maxwell's Plum, well fed; got cut from SNL a few times; did Improv with the Laughter Company, sucked; did some stand-up, sucked a tiny bit less, morphed into RockGirl, didn't really suck; got knocked up and gave it up. Started writing my novel, optioned a music reality show to Telepictures; was a writer and performed in "Hollywood Anonymous," a live pilot for Comedy Central in 2006, co-starring Robert Shimmel & Andy Kindler, is featured in the HenryJaglom film, "The 'M' Word," starring Michael Imperioli, is readying my fictionalized memoir, "Don't Jump," for publication, writes for the HuffPo, The Fix, and Reimagine, conducts writing & promotion workshops and coaches privately or on the interweb, while producing, hosting, reading and feasting in my monthly, celebrity-driven literary salon, "Vicki Abelson's Women Who Write," and readying to launch it W I D E! Ya hear me?!? I'm talking W I D E. Like my ass. 
Bragging rights
I can curse in two languages.
Education
  • University of Arizona
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Gender
Female
Birthday
October 29
Other names
Keats, Katz, RockGirl