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Writers in the Hot Seat

Thanks to former editor Marianne Amoss for her succinct, enticing writeup of The Lit Show in this month's Urbanite:

Have you ever wanted to ask a writer about the story behind the story—why she killed off your favorite character, how he comes up with new story ideas? And have you dreamed about doing it in front of a live audience? Local writer Jen Michalski did, so she conjured up an event where she could do just that.

Called the Lit Show, it combines a literary reading with a late night variety program like The Late Show with David Letterman or The Tonight Show. The guests will be local and national writers or folks with literary bents; they'll give a reading or performance, then get interviewed live onstage by event Michalski and fellow event organizer and local writer Betsy Boyd...

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