“I’d rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy,” so said Dorothy Parker or maybe Tom Waits. This spoonerism, or the switcheroo of sounds, might hold some wisdom for writers. A recent study examining the connection between alcohol and creativity showed a 30% increase in creative problem solving after 40 young men drank vodka cranberry. Researchers hypothesize that alcohol lowers the “executive functioning” of the frontal lobe or that it makes you think less (um, yeah), which in turn may help the brain make creative associations.
While we don’t advocate alcohol as a cure for Writer’s Block, next month we’ll be getting creative with a Pub & Prompt Happy Hour at the Village Pourhouse as part of our kick-off celebration for the 7th Annual NYWC Write-a-Thon. What is the Write-a-Thon you ask? New York’s only all day writing marathon. Come to the Pub & Prompt Happy Hour to get inspired for the Write-a-Thon or stop by and cheer Write-a-Thoners as they prepare for the big event June 24. Bring a writing prompt and receive a free drink. RSVP here.
NYWC Write-a-Thon Kickoff Pub & Prompt Happy Hour
Wednesday, June 13 @ 7 PM