Nerd Jeopardy Success!

It was a thoroughly Trebekian night in Soho, with a packed house and lots (and lots) of wine. (Thanks Moët Hennessy!) Round one featured a surprise guest appearance by Colson Whitehead, and Emma Straub, our intrepid field correspondent, reported from California in her round two Video Daily Double.

The Categories for Round One

Thanks Michele Filgate and everyone at McNally Jackson, too! It was a smashing success, and it was great to see so many friends in the audience. And of course, congrats to [we have no name], the winning team. (The MVP award goes to Toby.) Ladies Who Brunch and We Just Came for the Wine performed admirably as well.

From "Fighting Words"

My favorite moment in the night was during Final Jeopardy, when the entire room yelled out “William Carlos Williams!” How often do you hear a hundred people cheerily yelling out a poet’s name in a bookstore? (Probably not as often as we’d like, but still.)

Will there be another one? Certainly. Nerd Jeopardy will return for the Lit Crawl later this summer and again at McNally Jackson in November. As always, Work in Progress subscribers will be the first to know.

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