“Time to Go Home”


David Masello

WritersReadOnline.com is a live series in which writers read their essays aloud at the Cell Theater on West 23rd Street in New York City. Founded by Ed McCann, himself a writer and editor, the series recently included ten featured writers who were selected (by an editorial board) to read works aloud on the theme of “At the Bar.”

Hearing of this theme, I felt compelled to write an essay about the life of gay bars in New York when I was a young man here, and my perspective on them now. My piece is titled “Time to Go Home” and describes the rich array of clubs and discos for gay men that continued to rock and roll through the 1980s and beyond.

The reading took place on Sunday, October 11. Log on to the site to see the submissions policy for the next reading.