YES: Francis Heaney, author of Holy Tango of Literature
NO: J.R. Taylor, of New York Press
MODERATOR: Richard Ryan, of Verse Theatre Manhattan
DATE/TIME: 8pm, this **Tuesday**, May 3
(NOTE: NOT THE USUAL WEDNESDAY THIS MONTH BUT **TUESDAY**–AND PROMPTLY, SO ONE OF OUR DEBATERS CAN ESCAPE QUICKLY AFTERWARDS)
PLACE: downstairs at Lolita bar, northeast corner of Broome and Allen St. on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, one block south and three west of the Delancey Street stop on the F train (free admission, cash bar)
To bridge the gap between the eras of print and electronic media, I, your host, Jinx Rational Agent Todd Seavey, will also do a reading from three of the Star Wars films’ opening scrolls.
For still more Star Wars, JOIN ME at 6pm on Thur., May 19, outside the Regal Union Square theatre in Manhattan, for the 7pm show of the final Star Wars movie, REVENGE OF THE SITH — tickets are already on sale on Fandango for that date, and I already got mine.
I also just saw an advance screening of the swell Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the story of an ordinary man whose troubles begin when he discovers his best friend is not just a normal person from Guilford but in fact a space alien, so I recommend that, too — and on May 3 will also read aloud the bad poem used to torture the film’s heroes in one memorable scene.
For those who can’t make it, the poem is here:
(NOTE: The above was sent as a mass e-mail in the days prior to the debate and was posted on this blog retroactively in April 2007. Click here for other Debates at Lolita Bar.)