Opium Is the Literary Events of the Masses

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02/03/2009 10:00 AM |

For obvious reasons The L is a great fan of literary events which encourage drinking, backtalk, and, on very special occasions, laser tag. So we quite like Opium Magazine (“the magazine that tells you how long it will take to read each story it publishes”), for running events like the Literary Upstart-like Literary Death Match. And, apparently, Opium Live, a new interview series featuring roundtable discussion and then an after-party in which writers are cruelly forced to DJ.

So tonight, there’s that, for the first time, at Happy Ending — featuring, among others, the ubiquitous Ben Greenman, Literary Upstart’s Distinguished Spokesjudge and, apparently, patron saint of small lit organizations trying to attract attention via quirky stuntlike events — plus an after- and after-after-party, for the sake of literacy.