The sociopolitical apocalypse draws nigh. We need spiritual havens in order to endure. Two escapes emerge right away: booze and books.
If you are a progressive-minded person looking to read, talk about awesome literary works, and meet cool, smart, funny, sexy, strange, inebriated people (while denying the inferno exists), then you have arrived.
We foster a diverse crowd - no matter your race, age, gender identity, religion, affinity for midget porn, or even if you drink white zinfandel, we want you. We don't care if you come sober and solo, or with your polyamorous family and a "show pony." We draw the line at neo-fascist white supremacist affiliated cretins. You voted for hell on earth, so go live there while we book club instead.
Get Lit will meet once or twice a month. One event will just be a social hangout with a cool destination and a stop-off at a restaurant. Bring a friend.
Whether or not we do a social in a given month, we'll definitely meet to discuss a book.
Members take turns hosting. Attendees bring a side dish related to the theme, and a bottle of wine or a six pack of beer or whatever. Showtime is always 6:00. We eat at 6:30 and then have some healthy debate about the book. Afterward, every attendee nominates a book for the next meet. Past reads include: Tranny by the lead singer of Against Me!; Jazz by Toni Morrison; A Confederacy of Dunces; A Thousand Splendid Suns; The Prophet; Kafka on the Shore; Invitation to a Beheading; and See What I Have Done. We’ll vote on the book democratically (direct representation - no electoral college bullshit here), then determine the next host, food theme, and date.
After that, we empty every bottle in the house while laughing our asses off.