Your Monthly Literary Upstart/Dollar Beer Reminder

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06/19/2009 12:40 PM |

What: The third and final semifinal of The L Magazine’s Literary Upstart: The Search for Pocket Fiction Competition.

What? You know: five readers of previously unpublished short fiction read their stories for a discerning panel of judges, vying for a spot in the finals, and perhaps a giant novelty check and publication in the L. Plus: our infamous New York City Literary Trivia competition, giveaways for all, and boozy literary camaraderie.

Where: The friendly confines of The Slipper Room, 167 Orchard Street on the Lower East Side.

When: This coming Monday, June 22nd. (Finals on July 9th, incidentally.) RSVP, if you want, via the Lit Up facebook presence.

When: Doors at 7pm. Show part of the show reasonably shortly thereafter.

Who: Various drunken L Mag staffers, new friends of yours, and our judges, led by our Distinguished Spokesjudge Ben Greenman.

Why: Well. There’s bottles of Thomas Hooker beer on sale for the low low price of one dollar apiece. So, there’s that. Also, you like short fiction by promising writers, right? Pretend you like that nearly as much as you like absurdly cheap beer, please? Just this once.