Showing posts with label Writing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Writing. Show all posts

Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Writers Room

Dylan Thomas was a patron here.Other rooms to write in: NYC, other cities, or in your own: writers' rooms. "Built in 1880 and beginning life as a workingman and sailor's pub (lots of docks down there then) a wood-frame building looking pretty much as it always did--it is most famous for a period in the '50s and '60s when it was an bohemian (term used loosely) hangout. The first Dylan, Thomas, hung out there whenever in New York; on the night before he died, he had 18 drinks with dinner, went outside, collapsed and died a while later. On the anniversary of the event, the White Horse serves what was his last meal.

In the '60s, the other Dylan would go there to hear the Clancy Brothers sing. Lots of writers used to hang out there: Mailer, Bourjilay, Delmore Schwartz..."