Happy Reading Hour: Free Meal to Whomever tells the Best Story (An Ode to Chaucer)

(General Event)

Apr 17,2015, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Pirate Supply Store
Seriously. Here's a translation of a line from Chaucer's Prologue to the Cantebury Tales explaining the story-telling contest that inspires the tales: Whoever tells the best story, "with the best sentence and moost solaas" (line 798) is to be given a free meal. First things first, we probably need to translate "solaas" - is it like chutzpa or more along the lines of lyricality or what? But seriously. Free meal. Just come tell us a good story. Ideally in verse but we're flexible.

If you've missed our previous Happy Reading Hours, here's the idea: from 5pm – 7pm, we (you and us, 826 Valencia, plus our friends from Vouched Books) gather in the Pirate Supply Store and fill the space with our melodic or not so melodic voices (you know who you are, but it's okay, we take all types here) reading from our student's publications. You may choose to read a piece aloud or, for a more introspective evening, write your own. Drinks and nibbles are always available and honestly, we can't think of a better way to start a Friday night.