On Wednesday, the Happy Ending Music and Reading Series celebrated its 2-year anniversary of being held at the New York City venue, Joe’s Pub. After reading a short story, author A.M. Homes (pictured) conducted a 5-minute round of speed-dating with some audience members.
Four potential dates volunteered; two men and two women were asked a series of funny questions to determine compatibility. The audience voted by cheering on who they felt should go on a coffee date with Homes. The winner (pictured), was asked whether or not she would make a good stalker. She answered “yes.”
At Happy Ending events, authors are required to do two things. First, they must give a 10-minute reading. Then they must perform a risk on stage–hence Homes’ choice to speed-date.
Other readers of the night included poet Nelly Reifler and novelist Michael Cunningham. Sam Amidon and Doveman played music and artist Michael Arthur provided live drawing.