WestportWRITES: Author Jon Chattman and "Moving Foreword"

Friday, May 10, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


This month, WestportWRITES teams up with Aw Yeah Comics in Harrison, NY, for a special evening welcoming author Jon Chattman.

He'll be signing Moving Foreword, a collection of forewords to books that don't actually exist! Jon will then be joined by New York Times writer and editor George Gene Gustines for a conversation about the book, the publishing industry, and the state of comics. 

Join us for a fun discussion, a signing, and some refreshments!

WestportWRITES is a robust, year-long series designed to take your writing to the next level. Designed to create a support structure along the path to publication, the monthly mini-conferences and workshop-based programming will culminate with a writers’ conference.

Jon Chattman has jokingly told Tom Cruise to stop hitting on his wife, enjoyed a Reuben sandwich with Randy “Macho Man” Savage, and somehow ignited Snoop Dogg to sing Dean Martin’s “That’s Amore.” Those are just some highlights in this writer/author, marketing expert, online entertainment host, talent buyer, blogger, and man-of-many-hats’s career. Chattman, who is currently chief creative officer and president of Moving Forward Consulting, has an extensive background in the entertainment field, specializing in interviewing and writing about those in the music, film, and television worlds.

He has covered various red carpets—from the Academy Awards to the Indie Spirits to the Tony Awards—and interviewed an eclectic mix of celebrities, including Courtney Love, Alice Cooper, Javier Bardem, Aaron Sorkin, Hulk Hogan, and Tracy Morgan. In August 2011, he launched an online music and entertainment series, A-Sides, which featured established and on-the-rise musicians performing a song or two and taking part in an informal conversation afterwards. It debuted on thisisasides.com and has appeared on the Huffington Post, Inked magazine, and USAtoday.com.

Chattman has authored many pop culture, sports, and wrestling centric books, including How the Red Sox Explain New England (Triumph Books, 2013), Superfly: The Jimmy Snuka Story (Triumph, 2012), and Sweet Stache (Adams Media, 2009.) He resides in Westchester County, New York, with his wife, Alison, and three young children. His hobbies include binge watching Netflix shows, going to the movies, Star Wars, the beach, listening to Bon Iver and pre–Everything Now Arcade Fire, and he is trying desperately to sever his phone from his hand.  
George Gene Gustines is a senior editor at The New York Times. He began writing about the comic book industry in 2002.

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