On Saturday, July 30th, Abe’s Penny contributor Jake Goldman squares off against writer-readers from Slice magazine, Red Lemonade/Joyland, Smallwork, and Sadie magazine–along with special guests–at DuckDuck in Williamsburg to decide who eats the crust and who cleans the plate.
Saturday, July 30, 5:30 p.m.
161 Montrose Ave, btw Graham & Humboldt
For this, the fifth of Slice’s Piethos reading series (and the last before organizer C.A.B. Fredericks flees across the Mason-Dixon line) the various organizations–each representing a facet of the Brooklyn independent publishing world–have issued each other literary challenges, and nominated writer-readers to meet said challenges. On the night of the reading, each newly-written piece will be presented, and the audience will vote on which one best entertained and met the challenge. The winning story’s reader and organization will win a fresh-baked pear pie courtesy the renegade bakers at Fat & Flour.
The current challenges will be revealed on the day of the event. Past challenges have included:
Look at your email inbox and write down the subject lines of the ten most recent emails you’ve received. Use all of those words, in any order, in your piece.
Write a piece in which a character’s eyeballs literally fall out of his/her/its head at a pivotal life moment.
Drink a can of Four Loko and then immediately write about a horrible holiday experience.
Have a conversation with a friend using text message. Incorporate the texts and use them as the foundation for your piece.
The readers for “Piethos V: Good Pie to All That”:
From Red Lemonade/Joyland, Brian Joseph Davis
From Abe’s Penny, Jake Goldman.
From Sadie magazine, Jesse Sposato.
From Slice magazine, Sean Jones.
From Smallwork, the defending Piethos champion, Andrew Eisenman.
++ Special Guests!