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Leather Bound

By Jess D'Amico in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 4, 2008 8:22PM

2008_03_bottlecap.jpgWe've always wanted to have a Russian Writers Party, wherein everyone has a typewriter, a shot glass, and a bottle of vodka. We still think it's a good idea, but have decided it's best left unrealized.

Unlike our ill-conceived notion of mixing books and booze, the folks at Reading Under the Influence (RUI) got it right. Hosted every first Wednesday of the month, a group of writers and drinkers get together to read short pieces of fiction, down shots, and play trivia games. The readings contain both original works and published material and you can submit your own writing for future readings.

If you've never been to an RUI, this month would be a good introduction. The literary darling turns three tomorrow, an eternity compared to the lifespan of most reading series and upstart literary zines. And to celebrate their leather anniversary (kinky), all the regulars will read some of their favorites from previous years and food will be on hand to help you soak up your booze. We might still bring our typewriter.

Reading Under the Influence. Tomorrow, March 5, 7p.m.-10p.m. Sheffields. $3 cover.

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