Events

  • 08/05/2014 - 7:30pm
       On May 27, 1963, Dr. Timothy Leary and Dr. Richard Alpert were dismissed from Harvard University’s Psychology Department -- a watershed event marking the moment when psychedelic drugs were publicly demonized and driven underground. Today, little is known about the period in the early 1960s when LSD and psilocybin were not only legal but also actively researched at universities. Presenting...
  • 08/07/2014 - 7:00pm
        Your memories of August Shipwreck will be a source of wisdom, but also pain. In honor of the film, we're taking on Lois Lowry's The Giver.  Good theatre for bad literature? Marital aid for book nerds? A literary erotic fanfiction competition for the ages?  Shipwreck is all of these things. Six Great Writers will destroy one Great Book, one Great Character at a time, in...
  • 08/12/2014 - 7:30pm
       An evening of interactive memory exercises   Has your mind ever gone blank on a person’s name within seconds of being introduced? Do you wish you were better at remembering people in general? Good news—you’ve come to the right book! Learn surefire techniques to free up your imagination and dramatically improve your ability to recall names and faces. Engage in lively exercises that will...
  • 08/13/2014 - 7:30pm
         In 2012, Christina Nichol won the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award for a piece of fiction hailed “big hearted, intelligent, highly comedic, bravely ambitious, and brilliantly written” -- the very novel celebrated this evening. Truly inventive in its ability to weave a politically savvy tale of capitalism and corruption with a hysterical and uplifting character perspective WAITING...
  • 08/15/2014 - 7:00pm
       Word/Play is a book & lit-themed game show for nerds like you. Six writers, two teams, three rounds. Points awarded on the basis of wit, whimsy, & audience favoritism. Ten US dollars for an open bar, plenty of second-hand embarrassment, & two hours of putting your B.A. in English to good use. Teams TBA. Tickets $10 (includes drinks) available in the store or at Brown Paper...