Now here is a fail-proof event with a pretty self-explanatory title. Dan Misener is back once again with Grownups Read Things They Wrote As Kids, demanding you dig through your parents’ basement and uproot the comedy gold that is your grade school Hilroy cahier.
This popular open-mic reading series lures folks out to read excerpts from old book reports, journals, camp letters, and pretty much whatever other embarrassingly earnest/confusing/hilarious childhood document they can unearth, to a room full of strangers. So prepare for copious giggles and aww’s, sort of in the vein of Amy’s Diary (“narrated by experts to preserve the essence of the third grade gestalt”). And unlike previous versions of the event, there will be drinks, since the new upstairs bar at the Victory Cafe will be open. No more worrying about heading to the downstairs bar and missing someone’s sweet acrostic poem about Ferdinand Magellan.
The only rules for this night of juvenilia are:
1. You have to be the one who wrote it, as a kid
2. You have to be the one who reads it, as an adult
3. It has to be short (under 5 minutes-ish)
So bring your cuteness to the Victory on Monday. 8 p.m., zero dollars. Cheap!
Photo courtesy of Dan Misener.