(1.28) We knew he couldn’t stay away. Spelling is much like the Mafia. Just when you think you’ve gotten out, it’ll just keep pulling you back in.
Bee Maestro and Word-Knower Nonpareil, Matthew Lawrence, sent out this invitation via his weekly ‘Law & Order Party’ email blast (which you should get).
I’m hosting the Providence Community Library Spelling Bee at AS220 on Saturday. The event starts at 7pm and anyone – well, the first 30 people to sign up – can spell. (Even if you don’t spell, though, it’s a really fun event.) Tickets are $5 each – it’s $10 more if you’d like to compete – and all proceeds go to Providence Community Library, the city’s system of nine neighborhood libraries. Without going on a whole big rant, public libraries are always vital but even more so during trying political times, and Providence’s non-profit library systems rely on people like you to succeed.
It costs $10 to compete, just $5 to get in. Just think, you could be crowned Best Speller of the Year! And it’s a surprisingly entertaining spectator sport. You are in a bar after all. Having said that, I like to keep a clear head so I can properly handicap the spellers while the window is still open. (Look to see who goes up to the microphone holding their beer.)
For info contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (860) 550-0745.
Admission $5, 7pm to 10pm, Saturday, January 28, AS220, 115 Empire Street, (directions)