2017 Agents & Editors Conference

Keynote Cocktail Reception

Featuring Acclaimed Memoirist and Storyteller

Jamie Brickhouse



"A blisteringly funny, wrenching account of wrestling way too close to―and later loose from―booze, sex and drugs and his adorable, infuriating mother. Bravo!"


―Mary Karr, New York Times bestselling author of The Liars' Club



“Glamorously tragic and howlingly funny in equal measure.”

Entertainment Weekly


Saturday, July 1, 2017

5:30 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Austin

Admission is FREE to all Conference Registrants

Light refreshments provided. Cash bar.


We couldn't be more excited to welcome acclaimed author Jamie Brickhouse to this year's Agents & Editors Conference as our Saturday Keynote Cocktail speaker. We've long admired Jamie's candid writing and hilarious storytelling.

All attendees of the cocktail reception will receive a copy of Jamie's book Dangerous When Wet: A Memoir of Booze, Sex, and My Mother and a signing opportunity will follow his talk.

About Jamie Brickhouse:

Jamie is the author of the critically acclaimed Dangerous When Wet: A Memoir of Booze, Sex, and My Mother. It’s “Required Reading” in Mary Karr’s The Art of Memoir, and received stellar reviews from numerous publications, including Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, Interview, The Washington Post, and Texas Monthly. A comedic storyteller, Brickhouse performs Dangerous When Wet: Booze, Sex, and My Mother, a solo show based on his memoir and directed by Obie Award-winning David Drake. It won the off-off-Broadway 2017 Frigid Festival “Audience Choice Award” and was called "a mighty piece masquerading as a small one-man show” by NY Theater Guide. Jamieis a two-time Moth StorySLAM winner, a Literary Death Match champion, and has performed at countless live storytelling shows in New York City and across the country. He has also performed stand-up comedy and recorded voice-overs for the legendary cartoon TV show Beavis and Butthead.

Jamie spent over two decades in the publishing industry, most recently at two major houses as head of their publicity and lecture divisions. He is founder and CEO of redBrick Agency, a lecture bureau for authors. A native of Beaumont, Texas, he is a graduate of Trinity University and the Radcliffe Publishing Course (now the Columbia Publishing Course). Brickhouse lives in New York City with his common- law husband Michael. He is at work on two new books: a memoir about his father Earl, I Favor My Daddy; and a gay YA novel, Golden Triangle Summer.