My favorite lit journal, Gigantic Sequins, is throwing a storyslam contest / reading and fundraiser at The Stonewall Inn in New York City next Sunday, hosted by my bestgoodfriends, Ian and Kim. And it’s going to be so so good. The evite, with all of the information, is here, and it’s very exciting.
First of all, tumblr, you’ll be thrilled to know that one of the judges is our very own Dan Wilbur, of Better Book Titles fame. He has a book–How Not to Read: Harnessing the Power of a Literature-Free Life. It is a funny book. I’m really freakin’ excited to meet/be judged by him.
Lauren Grodstein will also be judging. She’s an outstanding author, whose books I’ve read and loved. A Friend of the Family is her most recent, and it’s aboslutely incredible, but you don’t need me to tell you that. A Friend of the Family was a Washington Post Book of the Year, a New York Times Editor’s Pick, an Amazon.com Best Book of the Month…the list goes on and on. She’s also smart and funny and looks just like Kim, from Matt & Kim.
I’m not sure who the third judge is going to be, but I’m sure it will be someone awesome as well.
Anyone who wants to enter can email Gigantic Sequins at giganticsequins[AT]gmail[DOT]com. There’s a $100 prize for first place, as well as prizes from The Museum of Sex for all finalists.
$5 for audience members. $10 entry fee for readers. Plus, “There will also be an entertaining Shakespeare reading during intermission, lead by the fabulous Ariel Sinclair! It will be worth the entry fee alone!" I’ve never seen Ariel perform, but I believe she’ll be hilarious.
Anyway. I basically just stole all of that information from here. Go check it out. Enter. Come to the thing. It runs from 4 until 7:30 on November 4th, and it’s going to be so so so fun.
OH. A portion of the proceeds will benefit an LGBTQ charity. SO. YAY!