485 Dean Street
Brooklyn, New York 11217

It's time again for Cringe, the reading series that New York Magazine says "invites a sometimes packed crowd to cringe in sympathy at material normally confined to boxes in the parents' basement: Bad break-up poems, diary excerpts about first kisses and junior high-school dances, letters to Aaron Spelling outlining 90210 plot ideas, and countless other crimes against the humanities."

This month we expect several new readers as more and more of us "grownups" dust off our teen diaries and old love letters and share the laughs at Freddy's Back Room in Brooklyn, where the drinks are always cheap, the admission always free, and the shared adolescence angst much less expensive than therapy.

Funny people reading from their old diaries, letters, songs, poems, and other general representations of the crushing misery of their humiliating adolescence, but it's okay because they're totally cool and well-adjusted and super attractive now:

Cringe Reading Night
Wednesday, May 3, 8:30 pm
Freddy's Bar & Backroom
Dean & 6th Ave.
2/3 to Bergen, any train to Atlantic/Flatbush
More directions at http://www.freddysbackroom.com/directions.html
Cost: as always, free dollars

To contact Cringe's co-hosts, please email Sarah Brown
([email protected]) or Liz Schroeter ([email protected]).

Official Website: http://www.queserasera.org/cringe.html

Added by Schroeter on April 23, 2006

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