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Nonfiction Readers March Meetup (Special Edition!)
For February, we're doing something special — we'll be reading and discussing four longform nonfiction articles, but nothing about crime, shootings, war, politics, tragedy, or looming trends that threaten the future of humanity. I couldn't find four stories about puppies and unicorns but found a quartet of promising stories that will be a change of pace: "My Magical Quest to Destroy Tom Brady and Win a Philadelphia Eagles Mini-Fridge at Super Bowl LII" https://www.gq.com/story/the-great-super-bowl-scavenger-hunt by Caity Waver, GQ, February 6, 2018 Pennsylvania native Caity Weaver went on the Great Super Bowl Scavenger Hunt—and what transpired involved dark magic, hot dogs, and white devils. "Paying a Price for 8 Days of Flying in America" (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/09/business/what-its-like-to-fly-for-a-week-straight.html) by Sarah Lyall, The New York Times, June 9, 2017 Viral videos of travelers being dragged. Fights over strollers. To understand the forces shaping air travel today, Sarah Lyall spent a week aloft. "The Trippy, High-Speed World of Drone Racing" (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/02/05/the-trippy-high-speed-world-of-drone-racing) by Ian Frazier, The New Yorker, February 5, 2018 There is no slacker component to the new generation of talented young pilots who like to fool around with quadcopters. "Deep Intellect" (https://orionmagazine.org/article/deep-intellect/) by Sy Montgomery, Orion Magazine, October 2011 A man meets an Octopus.

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    If you enjoy long-form nonfiction feature writing in the New Yorker, The Atlantic, or Esquire... or books by authors like Laura Hillenbrand, Rebecca Skloot, Bill Bryson, David Sedaris, Malcolm Gladwell, or Gay Talese, this is a meetup for you.

    We hold monthly meetups to read and discuss great nonfiction. Sometimes we'll read and discuss an three or four articles; every once in a while, a nonfiction book. We explore why some stories work, why others don't, and what it takes to deliver powerful, compelling nonfiction.

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