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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Reading Today

posted by on June 29 at 10:00 AM


An open mic at the Little Red Studio and two other great-looking events going on today.

At Town Hall, there is a new edition of Short Stories Live, which is an event where actors read short stories to the audience. This is a special Roaring Twenties edition, and it should be pretty awesome. I don’t know who the actors are, but the stories are by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dorothy Parker, and P.G. Wodehouse. A Wodehouse story read aloud by a capable person should be wildly entertaining, and a Fitzgerald story is always great, but, Dorothy Parker is of course something special. Anyone who knows that my column is named Constant Reader should understand that she’s a hero of mine. So this is highly recommended.

At Elliott Bay Book Company, Erick Lyle, who used to be known in zine circles as “Iggy Scam,” reads from his new book On the Lower Frequencies: A Secret History of the City. I regret not reading this one for review, because it looks really neat. It’s about fighting gentrification, and it’s a collection of essays, memoir, and a manual for creative resistance. Local legend Chris Estey suggests this reading, and so do I.

Lyle is at 2 and Short Stories Live is at 4. You can probably do both.

The full readings calendar, including the next week or so, is over here.

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Dorothy Parker! The best! I went to NYC last summer and spent an entire day at the Algonquin. Brunch at the Round Table, Prosecco in the bar...

Posted by M | June 29, 2008 1:14 PM

Dorothy Parker once put a sign that said "MEN" on her office door, because she was lonely.

I kind of love her.

Posted by Sara | June 30, 2008 9:37 AM

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