Friday September 20, 2013
Tickets available here: http://www.litquake.org/calendar-of-events/get-lit-get-lucky
Come to Get Lit – Get Lucky! and Date a Hot Writer
Crushing on Lisbeth Salander? Aching for Mr. Darcy? Obsessing over Katniss Everdeen? Fantasizing about Jay Gatsby?
Join Litquake for our first-ever literary singles night! Yes, this is a rare night to meet your fellow word nerds. Bring your buddy (for a $5 discount) and make a new friend— we guarantee you’ll go home with a fun prize, a date, or at least a good story!
Featuring a line up of bookish guests including Alia Volz, former host/producer of Literary Death Match, Litquake brings together the sexiest dorks in the Bay Area for your opportunities to meet a brainy girl in a wool cardigan or a cute boy in horn-rimmed glasses. We’ll provide excellent icebreakers, specialty cocktails, and most importantly, other unmarried folks who share your love of the written word.
The highlight of the evening will be our own spin on the Dating Game (let’s call it the Literary Dating Game), in which lucky contestants vie for a date with one of six hot authors of various ages and preferences. See our list of hotties below, and if you’d like to be a contestant (whether you’re straight, gay, or lesbian), email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet the Hot Writers
Chris Cole is a novelist (Such Great Heights) and board member of Quiet Lightning, and has been published in several anthologies, magazines, journals, websites and bathroom walls. He runs the West Coast office for a killer User Experience Agency called EffectiveUI and he coaches West Marin Little League games like nobody’s business. And, he is nice to animals. Chris is also co-founder of Pints and Prose, the Fairfax-based reading series founded by the Tuesday Night Writers. He writes daily verse and prose under the name Disembodied Poetics.
Evan Karp’s first hero and alter-ego was He-Man. During recess he and his friends played make-believe on the playground and he never let anyone else be He-Man. Eventually he realized this was wrong and tried to give everyone a proper turn. Playing sidekick made him feel better than being a tyrant and he started to collaborate with others. Since then he’s been kind of a people person. He enjoys bike rides through Marin County, the monthly miracle that is Quiet Lightning, and the conversations he has as a result of Litseen.com. He knows it’s sappy, but he never imagined living the dream would be half this righteous.
Wendy Merrill was the tall scrawny late bloomer on the sidelines of the seventh grade dance who turned into the sweet-sixteen-never- been-kissed good girl yearning to be bad. Ph.D.s were the norm in her family, yet she aspired to be comfortable on any barstool in the world. In college, she took a class called “Dating and Marriage” — and got an F. Wendy has spent a lifetime conducting undercover operations in the arena of dating and mating, earning her a rich body of data. As a recovering perfectionist, alcoholic and dater, Wendy explores the contradictions of being a woman, and writes about her imperfections with honesty, humor and style, in her memoir, Falling Into Manholes.
Alvin Orloff is the author of three novels: I Married an Earthling, Gutter Boys, and Why Aren’t You Smiling? and is currently working on a memoir that will utterly disgrace his reputation forever.
Meghan Thornton is a poet, short-story author, and aspiring novelist. She serves on the board of Quiet Lightning and volunteers for many other Bay Area literary organizations (including Litquake!). She ticks multiple geek boxes, smiles at dogs, and once convinced a woman on a bus in Cannes to swap shoes with her using only pantomime.