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The Literary Roast
May 12, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm$10 – $25
Did school assignments about Edgar Allan Poe make your midnights dreary? Do you wish you could em-dash Emily Dickinson? Have you always wanted to pop Ernest Hemingway in the jaw? Do you objectively despise Ayn Rand? Weird Love Productions has hired a crack team of artists to knock these authors and many more down a peg with words, music, comedy, booze, and tits at The Literary Roast, Monday, May 12th, at Oberon!
Starring the talents of:
*Johnny Blazes dragging down Edgar Allan Poe
*Daniel Nester, editor of The Incredible Sestina Anthology (Write Bloody 2013), harpooning Herman Melville
*Stephen Burt, Harvard Professor and poet, taking on Robert Frost
*Burlesque icon Madge of Honor defaming C.S. Lewis
*Janaka Stucky, poet and founder of Black Ocean Press, dissing Emily Dickinson
*Comedian Wes Hazard sending J.R.R. Tolkien to the Grey Havens
*Dan Chelotti, author of x (McSweeney’s 2014) singing of Walt Whitman
*Drag/burlesque darling Allix Mortis alluding to James Joyce
*Musicians and filmmakers Michael J. Epstein & Sophia Cacciola showing Charles Dickens the worst of times
*Sarah Oktay, biologist and head of the UMass Boston Outpost on Nantucket, disproving Hemingway’s manliness using SCIENCE
*Drag innovator Aquanette Jones tenderly buttoning Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas
*Dancer Jane Doe fighting and clubbing Chuck Palahniuk
*Poet Krysten Hill eating Sylvia Plath like air
*Busty Keaton, head of Rogue Burlesque, single-handedly knocking Ayn Rand
*Edrie from Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys spoofing Neil Gaiman’s famous Twitter feed
*Writer Sam Cha infinitely jesting David Foster Wallace
*hosted by Jade Sylvan, author of Kissing Oscar Wilde (Write Bloody 2013)
Join these renowned writers, burlesque artists, musicians, and comics as they join forces to pull literary heroes down from godlike high with mighty fists of sarcasm!
THE LITERARY ROAST is Monday, May 12th, at Oberon at 2 Arrow St., Cambridge. Doors at 7:30, show at 8PM. 18+ Tickets range from $10-25.
Weird Love Productions is a joint project of writer/performer Jade Sylvan (https://jadesylvan.com), visual artist/designer Eowyn Evans (https://.etsy.com/shop/HolyCrowArt), and musician/playwright Meff. Its mission is to create and make space for new art, spread weird love, and change the world.