Recap of my Litquake adventures last night (10-13-12)
Lit Crawl 2012 phase 1 - Casanova Lounge for “Saturday Night Special, an East Bay Open Mic, Invades the City”
@zaevans The final reader who spoke was…. LYRICS BORN. Yeah, the rapper. Apparently he has just written his first book, “Yes, Bay Area.”
My favorite quote of the night?: “Dude buying crack in a Prius? Yes, Bay Area.”
Lit Crawl 2012 phase 2 - Clarion Alley for “The Muni Diaries Presents…The Muni Haiku Battle”
Refereed by the (monthly Oakland spoken word show) Tourettes Without Regrets host Jamie Dewolf (slam poet extrordinaire and the reason I chose this event), three writers were pitted agaist Caitlin Gill, the nine-time Dirty Hairku champpion of TWR.
…I made another fantastic choice. #winning
Lit Crawl 2012 phase 3 - Viracoccha for “McSweeney’s Presents… Matthew Zapruder, Amelia Gray, and Daniel Handler”
The reason I chose this event was because Daniel Handler is actually Lemony Snicket, and of course I read every single “Series of Unfortunate Events” books growing up AND listened to them on audiobook, which is in fact narrated by the author himself, so it was so weird and awesome to hear his voice in real life after all these years. The two readers who spoke were wonderful—definitely check out Amelia Gray.