Mark your calendars: Next Friday night, the Hugo House presents The Importance of Being Genius, a showcase featuring the work and actual human presence of this year's nominees for the Stranger Genius Award in Literature. As host Paul Constant writes:
The three nominees for this year’s Genius Award in literature—Ed Skoog, Kary Wayson, and Ellen Forney—come together for a group reading and Q&A to show off their genius-level work. What kind of weird stuff will two poets and a cartoonist discuss? They have a lot in common; they’ve all made their bones in short work, they’re all beloved members of Seattle’s artistic community, and they’re all obsessed with nonprose communication methods. Plus: booze!