This Thursday, at Superchief Gallery in Brooklyn, MAKE Magazine and PGP are sponsoring what is sure to be one of the footballest readings ever. Two teams of four readers, with their coaches, will square off on the gridiron to read poetry and fiction against each other.
Aside from the action-packed, potentially too-violent reading, there will be all the tailgating amenities: brats and beer and footballs to toss around. Cornhole or whatever? (After the reading, your New York Giants will take on the Carolina Panthers in a real football match.) Facebook Info Facebook Info Facebook Info.
One team (the Pedantic Panthers?) will feature:
Melissa Broder (quarterback), who is the author most recently of Meat Heart as well as a Twitter genie. Follow her @melissabroder.
Kendra Grant Malone (quarterback), whose most recent book is Morocco, written with Matthew Savoca, also does nails.
Steve Roggenbuck (quarterback), whose sports prowess was recently discussed on the Other People Podcast and whose writing was featured at the New York Times. Live His Lief.
Paige Taggart (quarterback) wrote Digital Macramé and Polaroid Parade and her handmade jewelry might complement KGM’s nails: you decide.
Sasha Fletcher will be coaching the squad, calling plays and making substitutions and throwing his headset. Sasha is the author of a book called something like When All Our Days Are Numbered Marching Bands Will Fill Up the Street and We’ll Be Watching Football in St. Cloud.
They will square off against their hated rivals (the Literary Giants?—including Arthur Jones, Molly Tolsky, Jay Boss Rubin and more), reading for a couple minutes each as dictated by their coaches. Arbitrary rules will abound. Come out to Williamsburg at 6pm on Thursday. Here’s the Facebook info again. Party.
Tom Roberge will officiate. He is the Publicity & Marketing Director at New Directions.
Sarah Dodson, who runs MAKE Magazine, and I will be the commentators.