Inspired by 18th century salons — intimate, informal gatherings where people would come together to exchange literary and philosophical ideas under the roof of an educated host — Get Lit is a night of spirited conversation and literary culture every first Thursday at Valley Bar (130 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004) from 7 to 8 p.m.
Every month, a local writer, professor or other member of the community speaks for three to five minutes on a topic of their choice before opening the conversation up to the room. Topics range from literary craft and aesthetic concerns to politics, pop culture, social issues and more, and have included: literary artifacts; the difference between poetry and prose; gender bias, sexuality and taboo; the relationship between poetry and performance; spirituality and literature; comic books and geek culture; identity politics and representation; interdisciplinary collaboration; climate change; capitalism; Rupi Kaur; and readings.
Guests must be 18 or older. Guests who are under 21 must be accompanied by a guardian. As space is extremely limited, we recommend arriving early to secure your seat. Seating is first-come, first-served. You do not need to RSVP to attend. All salons are open to the public and free.
Have something you'd like to talk about? Know someone who does? Nominate yourself or someone else to host today!