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Get Lit Salon Series

Every first Thursday at Valley Bar

Inspired by 17th century salons, Get Lit is a night of spirited conversation and literary culture every first Thursday at Valley Bar in the Reading Room (130 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Each month, a local writer, professor, or other community member speaks for three to five minutes on a topic of their choice before opening up the conversation. Guests must be 21 or over. You do not need to RSVP to attend. All salons are open to the public and free.

To view this month's salon, keep reading. You can also meet this month's host.

Have something you'd like to talk about? Know someone who does? Nominate yourself or someone else to host today!

Upcoming Salons

Get Lit: A Robot Helped Me Write This with Andrew Dana Hudson
Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 7:00pm

What is the promise and peril of artificial intelligence for the literary arts? Tools built on OpenAI's GPT-3 technology can generate convincing and semi-coherent original prose. How can writers use these tools to get themselves inspired or unstuck? What kinds of novelty and can we find using these tools? What does AI mean for the future of authorship and the future of the writing profession?