The New York Songwriters Circle 2009 Songwriting Contest finals will feature 12 of the hottest up and coming songwriters, chosen from thousands of submissions from all over the world. Special Guest on November 19th - The legendary John Oates! For over 19 years, the New York Songwriters' Circle has been producing and directing bimonthly shows at the legendary Bitter End club, in New York City's West Village. The Circle has launched the careers of notable artists such as Norah Jones, Jesse Harris, Lisa Loeb, Vanessa Carlton, Gavin DeGraw, NYSC songwriting contest winner and regular on "One Tree Hill" Kate Voegele, Company of Thieves and Chris Barron. The Circle is one of the most popular music events in Manhattan, attracting the best up and coming songwriting talent from around the world and top music industry executives looking to discover "the next big thing." Doors open at 7:00pm, 18+ show, please bring valid photo ID with you.