Featuring contestants from The New Yorker, The Paris Review & more drinking and spelling.
The First Annual Airship Spelling BeeFontana's Bar (105 Eldridge St, New York, New York 10002-4405) Map it Free
The Airship and Black Balloon Publishing invite you to an evening of boozing and misspelling as five contestants from New York's literary world stumble through the hardest words in the English language one drunken letter at a time. The winner will receive a $300 dinner at The Breslin, a 3D-printed trophy from 3D NYC Lab and, undoubtedly, a vicious hangover.
-Justin Alvarez, The Paris Review
-Julie Buntin, Council of Literary Magazines and Presses
-Arvind Dilawar, The Airship
-Rachel Fershleiser, Tumblr's #lit guru
-Ben Greenman, The New Yorker
-Gavin McInnes, Rooster/Street Carnage/ex-VICE