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
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.
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
An evening of interactive
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
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...
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.
Tickets $10 (includes drinks) available in the store or at Brown Paper...