An enthusiatic crowd enjoys another spirited Salon. Photo by Alexandra Jakstas.

The IAW&A Salons, the brainchild of Malachy McCourt, began in June of 2011. At the monthly meetings, IAW&A member artists gave presentations of up to ten minutes in any genre. A plethora of talented novelists, poets, musicians, filmmakers, painters, and theatre artists beat a path to the Bar Thalia on the first Tuesday of every month. After a few months, the Salons grew so popular and artistically successful that the IAW&A added a second evening at the Cell Theatre on the third Tuesday of every month.

We are putting together a team of people to take turns acting as Salon hosts and assembling blog posts that summarize each Salon. If you would like to be on the Salon team, send an email to


Bar Thalia
2537 Broadway
New York, NY 10025
(At 95th Street)
Cell Theatre

338 W. 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
(Between 8th and 9th Aves.)


If you are a member and would like to give a presentation of up to ten minutes at a Salon, sign up for a slot here, or send an email to John Kearns at

2017/2018 Salon Schedule

Bar Thalia salons take place on the first Thursday of every month.  Cell salons take place on the third Tuesday of every month.  You can sign up for salons here:

All salons begin at 7pm unless otherwise noted.

10/26 Cell Theatre 7PM
11/2 Bar Thalia 7PM
11/21 Cell Theatre 7PM
12/7 Bar Thalia 7PM
12/19 Cell Theatre 7PM


1/4 Bar Thalia 7PM
1/16 Cell Theatre 7PM
2/6 St. Pat’s Bar, 3rd floor

22 W. 46th St.

2/20 Cell Theatre 7PM
3/1 Bar Thalia 7PM
3/20 Cell Theatre 7PM
4/5 Bar Thalia 7PM
4/17 Cell Theater 7PM
5/3 Bar Thalia 7PM
5/15 Cell Theatre 7PM
 6/7  Bar Thalia 7PM
6/19 Cell Theatre 7PM
7/5 Bar Thalia 7PM
7/17 Cell Theatre 7PM
8/2 Bar Thalia 7PM
8/21 Cell Theatre 7PM
9/6 Bar Thalia 7PM
9/18 Cell Theatre 7PM
10/4 Bar Thalia 7PM
10/16 Cell Theatre 7PM
11/1 Bar Thalia 7PM
11/20 Cell Theatre 7PM
12/6 Bar Thalia 7PM
12/18 Cell Theatre 7PM