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Short Story Thursdays at The Explorers Club: Literary Carpetbaggers

This event will be streamed live. Please visit our Live Stream page at 7pm on the evening of the event to view the lecture for free.

Short Story Thursdays is a non-profit literature initiative that provides members all over the world with a single email per week, containing a classic short story, with an introduction by best-selling author Jacob Tomsky. Since its inception, the goal of SST has always been to coerce people into getting just a bit more literature into their life, once a week, in the most entertaining and accessible way possible.

“Short Story Thursdays at The Explorers Club: Literary Carpetbaggers” will be the first official event for this literary organization. Additionally, it will be the first time SST has ever presented a non-fiction selection, Charles Lindbergh’s “A Leap in the Dark,” which can be found in the publication As Told at the Explorers Club.

The event will be an unparalleled look at the link between exploring the world physically and exploring it through literature.

Jacob Tomsky, who has appeared on Good Morning America, Anderson Live and even survived a one-on-one interview with Barbara Walters, will be hosting the event and regaling those present with rapid fire tales from his own extensive exploration – eating a raw cobra’s heart in Vietnam, sailing ten days over the Atlantic on a container ship, and running from a hippo in Africa.

The event will begin with drinks in the library and adjacent terrace. A tour of the club will be offered for those who are interested. Tomsky will then take the mic in the historic Clark Room and lay out the origins of SST, and how it has arrived at this pivotal moment in its history. Tomsky will also invite members of his organization, world travelers themselves, to present single sentence stories to the gathered audience, allowing others the opportunity to share tales gleaned from their lifetime of adventures. Following a brief intermission, including a toast, Tomsky will read the text of the Charles Lindbergh story “A Leap in the Dark,” just as Lindbergh himself did in 1931. The reading, only a short seven minutes, will be followed by an extended reception and a chance for all those in attendance to celebrate this perfectly wonderful partnership between Short Story Thursdays and The Explorers Club.

It will be a night of great adventure. An unforgettable event.

Join us.

Date: June 4th, 2015

Time: 6:00 - 10:00 pm

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 East 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Reservation Notes:

Tickets are free for Explorers Club Members, $5 for Members of Short Story Thursdays (password required), and $20 for the General Public.

Reservations are allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis. To secure a reservation, please call us a 212.628.8383 or email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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