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What The Spell!? 2010

Spelling is for the bees…

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

8:00pm Bee

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)

Posted on September 18, 2010 by Editor

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