Bare-Knuckled Lit: The Best of WRITE CLUB by Ian BelknapBare-Knuckled Lit: The Best of WRITE CLUB by Ian Belknap

Bare-Knuckled Lit: The Best of WRITE CLUB

EditorIan Belknap, Lindsay MuscatoForeword bySamantha Irby

Paperback | December 26, 2014

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Bare-Knuckled Lit is a collection of some of the funniest, most persuasive, and deliciously pugnacious essays from the live lit phenomenon WRITE CLUB. At the vanguard of the nation's burgeoning live lit scene, WRITE CLUB features compelling performers reading their own riveting prose in a growing number of shows in cities across the continent. Founded in Chicago in 2010 by the perennially irritable Ian Belknap, WRITE CLUB is monthly literary smackdown that pits writers against each other to defend opposing ideas: Light vs. Dark, Fate vs. Free Will, Vampires vs.Bare-Knuckled Lit comprises some 30 essays by a variety of writers from WRITE CLUB shows across the continent, arranged in head to head bouts. The pieces are necessarily short and tackle a variety of topics, from feather- to heavy-weight. Some of the country's funniest, most thoughtful, and deeply irreverent writers are represented here: Samantha Irby, Daniel Shapiro, Josh Zagoren, Dave Stinton, Nick Tecosky, Myke Johns, Casey Childers, Steven Westdahl, and others.
Ian Belknap is a former actor and comedian. He is author of the solo showsWide Open Beaver Shot of My Heart: A Comedy With a Body Count; Terminal Ferocity; Uncle Dad Is Rip-Shit, You Guys; andBring Me the Head of James Franco, That I May Prepare a Savory Goulash in the Narrow and Misshapen Pot of His Skull. He is Founder and Overlord o...
Title:Bare-Knuckled Lit: The Best of WRITE CLUBFormat:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.45 inPublished:December 26, 2014Publisher:Agate PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0981564380

ISBN - 13:9780981564388


Editorial Reviews

Praise forBare-Knuckled Lit: The Best of WRITE CLUB:Carefully crafted, wildly creative." -Chicago Reader"The writing in Bare-Knuckled Lit is crisp, daring. . . " -Stanford Arts Review"In the best pieces, the author's voice steps right into your living room and the energy of the live performance comes through." -Newcity Lit"A collection of the best essays that have knocked heads at Write Club events in Chicago, Atlanta, and San Francisco." -Bo Emerson,Atlanta Journal-Constitution"A damn good book." -Literary Chicago"The book is inspiration and motivation for writers who like to perform their work and a great night in for readers everywhere. . . . the energy is infectious. The book really captures the 'velocity and punch' of a show. It's plain to see why the book has been so well received; it's new and exciting." -Halfstack"An anthology of pieces created for Ian Belknap's groundbreaking competitive 'live lit' show." -Kerry Reid,Chicago Tribune"Bare-Knuckled-Lit takes an impermanent moment, takes a fleeting moment and pins it down, turns it into a concrete piece of history. The Write Club anthology does more than just exist as another medium to deliver its brain punchery. It's a new take on a classic idea.""It's no secret that WRITE CLUB has added some life to Atlanta's literary scene. Luckily for us, some of the group's best works have been compiled to createBare-Knuckled Lit: The Best of Write Club." -Kate Douds,Creative Loafing "