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Portland, Oregon 97214

Welcome to the inaugural What the Shit Dramatic Twitter Reading Series. I started What the Shit 40 years ago in internet time (Monday) as a way for Twitter users to tap into latent performance desires and let the world celebrate the beauty and anguish, the light and dark, the cacophony and symphony of communicating in 140 characters. Let us join together and experience the poetry of Twitter.

And because I believe humor needs structure, as does lingerie and post-modernism (if you must know), there are rules to What the Shit. Check 'em.

Rules of What the Shit

Readers will sign up at Beer and Blog fifteen minutes prior to start time and readers will read in order of signing up. There will be an actual piece of paper and pen for the sign up. A writer will be on hand to help anyone with this technology.

What the Shit will last for 40 minutes. If you don't get a chance, then sign up sooner next time.

Each reader reads a maximum of six tweets in his/her best dramatic tone and/or poetry voice.

All emoticons must be spelled out. LOL can be pronounced. Hashtags are to be be identified as pound sign [text].

The author of the post must be credited at the end.

All posts are fair game.

Repeats of tweets are fine and, in certain cases, encouraged.

Be mindful of the narrative arc of your reading.

If one of your tweets is read, this is a compliment. Remember, there's no crying in Twitter dramatic readings. Chest beating and keening are okay.

You must have an active Twitter presence to take part in What the Shit.

Any and all internet documentation of What the Shit is encouraged, and the hashtag #whattheshit has been reserved.

Official Website: http://portland.beerandblog.com/

Added by Melissa Lion on May 20, 2009



I think we should get to use the hashtag sign as designated on StrangeLoveLive.

Melissa Lion

Ooooh, is it a finger thing?


Are we given tweets to read or do we select them?

Melissa Lion

You pick tweets on your own. Whatever you please.


This sounds like it's going to be awesomeness!