There’s something delightfully awkward about mixing bars and literature, as I learned from last week’s event— the reading at Franklin Park by Electric Literature authors. Upon walking into the bar – which was surprisingly packed and infused with that certain wild, uncoordinated energy – I looked at the little table and mic where the reading would apparently be happening and silently bid good luck to the author. How would he command that energy? But I judged wrong. The crowd actually proved a very generous audience and it turned out to be pretty damn lovely to have something as intimate as a storytelling session with such a large crowd.
This is why I am taking another chance on a reading. The winners of the Flannery O’Connor Award will share and discuss their short stories at KGB Bar (a cozy dive tucked away in the upstairs of an East Village building—must warn, not so divy prices). So let’s gather as comrades and listen to the voice of Amerrica (rolled R’s).
FREE Reading at KGB Bar
Sunday, November 20th (7pm)
85 East 4th Street (Between 2nd and 3rd Avenue)
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