Launched in March 2012, H.I.P. Lit is hosted by Erin Harris, Brittney Inman, & Kim Perel, in New York City. This is not your mother’s reading series. This is an event. Not only do we support emerging and celebrated literary voices, but we also like to throw an awesome party (like, with an aerialist, a short film, or a live band). We bring interesting people together to think, drink, eat, talk, dance, play, and some people smoke outside. Our past readers include: Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar, New York Times bestselling author Téa Obreht, and National Book Critics Circle award winner Joyce Johnson. For a full list of our talented readers check out our H.I.P. Readers page. Thanks for stopping by our Tumblr. Hope to see your face at one of our events!
For our two-year anniversary, we’re excited to host an evening of mingling with YOU - our readers, performers, friends, followers, and dreamers of H.I.P. past and future - at 7pm at Pouring Ribbons on Thursday, March 20th. We want to show our gratitude for all of your support over the past couple of years! How will we do that, exactly? With cheap champagne. And cake. And an awards ceremony that’s not to be missed. See you on the red carpet!
If you haven’t already received a Paperless Post invitation and would like to attend, send your name and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you so very much to everyone who came out last night to H.I.P. Reading Series: Prohibition Edition! It was wonderful to see both new and familiar faces there. And a special thanks to our incredibly engaging and charming readers Teddy Wayne, Scott Cheshire, and Alex Morris, as well as to our very talented saxophonist Daniel Bennett. Y’all are the bee’s knees.
Giving out prohibition-themed prizes in THE LUCK OF THE DRAW.
When I sell liquor, it’s called bootlegging; when my patrons serve it on Lake Shore Drive, it’s called hospitality.
We intend on showing you a lot of hospitality tomorrow night for our Prohibition Edition, folks. See you at 6:30pm at 225 Avenue B, second floor. Listen up for the password that might get you a little somethin’ special.
Dear World, Friends, Family, and Those Who Owe Me Money - come see me read (please) with the irreverent superstar Teddy Wayne at the lit-fantasy that is the H.I.P. Reading Series on Friday November 8. There will be booze…
A drink Joaquin characterizes as an “incongruous cocktail,” the Action Bronson consists of rose-infused Clontarf whiskey and a Hungarian liqueur called Unicum Plum, as well as grapefruit and lime juices. Oh, and beets. “That earthy sweetness of beets is what I was really after.”