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So U Think U Can Spell!? 2nd Annual Adult Spelling Bee in Conjunction with Politics & Prose Bookstore

May 28, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Our first event was such a success that we’re doing it again — six months later.

Join Merriam-Webster lexicographer Peter Sokolowski (in town for the Scripps Spelling Bee) author and emcee Stefan Fatsis, and Cary Umhau and Joey Katona of SPACIOUS as we mix it up at Politics & Prose, one of the preeminent independent bookstores in the world.

We’ll spell, laugh and find out the wisdom of not relying on spell-check. We’ll see who can top the great finishes last time when Melissa Block of NPR beat David Plotz of Slate, and Suzanne Griffin (a SPACIOUS doctor) came in third, with crowd favorite Walter (Walter, we don’t know your last name!) took fourth.

At 7 p.m. we’ll begin collecting names of those who want a chance to compete. About 7:15, we’ll gather, do a bit of meeting and greeting, and then draw names to see who will have a chance at spelling glory and get started with the bee around 7:30.

Raffle prizes, drinks, fun. Come compete or watch.

We’ll have a blast, and you have to be there.


May 28, 2013
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Avenue
Washington, DC United States
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