Movable Type is a literary mixer designed to get people talking. In fact, I first heard about Movable Type as a way to break past the dreaded Seattle Freeze. How does it work?
Movable Type is a mixer with a bewitchingly simple premise: Bring the book you’re reading to the bar. Buy a drink. Talk to a stranger about the book they brought. Be ready to talk about the book you brought… How often in Seattle do you get a chance to be in a space that gives you permission to strike up a conversation with a total stranger based on the book they’re carrying? –The Stranger
So I went to Movable Type…and it was great! I got a recommendation for a book that turned out to be my favorite of the year, I met some new people, and I got to gab about an author I love. I was hooked.
UW is the perfect place for the next Movable Type event. It’s an excuse to get out of our departments and break the ice with other book lovers. Bring the book you’re currently reading, an old favorite, or even a book you wrote—hardcover, paperback, and yes, we’ll even let you in with a Kindle. There will be a cash bar and information on Literary Source, a non-profit that’s working to build a literate community. Space is limited, so put this in your calendar and register now:
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
4 – 6 p.m.
University of Washington Club
Thanks to Movable Type founder Amy Levenson for giving us the green light to have a UW Movable Type and to the UW Club for hosting.
Hope to see you there! You’ll find me with a glass of red and a Richard Brautigan book.