I thought this was interesting because it had two things we've covered in class: spelling and James Frey, author of A Little Million Pieces.
Tuesday, October 26th, 2010
Diane von Furstenberg Studio
440 W 14th Street, NYC
7:00pm Canapes 'n Cocktails
Buzzless Bidding Silent Auction
Ben Greenman returns to defend the coveted aluminum foil
crown against a swarm of usurping spellers.
Brave Spelling Bees so far:
Jonathan Burnham (Publisher, HarperCollins) Sloane Crosley (HOW DID YOU GET THIS NUMBER) Nancy Franklin (The New Yorker) James Frey (BRIGHT SHINY MORNING) Ben Greenman (WHAT HE'S POISED TO DO) Tyehimba Jess (LEADBELLY) Tayari Jones(THE UNTELLING) Dave King (THE HA-HA) Philip Lopate (NOTES ON SONTAG) Patrick McGrath (TRAUMA) Bernice McFadden (GLORIOUS) Jay McInerney (HOW IT ENDED) Rick Moody (THE FOUR FINGERS OF DEATH) Michael Musto (LA DOLCE MUSTO, The Village Voice) Francine Prose (ANNE FRANK: THE BOOK, THE LIFE, THE AFTERLIFE) Tiphanie Yanique (HOW TO ESCAPE FROM A LEPER COLONY) And More!
Emcee: Bob Morris (ASSISTED LOVING)
Judge: Jesse Sheidlower (Editor-at-Large, OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY)