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Masquerade of the Red Death: 2 Red 2 Dead

"The external world could take care of itself. In the meantime it was folly to grieve or to think. The prince had provided all the appliances of pleasure." –Edgar Allan Poe, "The Masque of the Red Death"

"The most important thing in life will always be the people in this room. Right here, right now." –Dom Toretto, Fast Five


Early bird tickets to the Masquerade of the Red Death: 2 Red 2 Dead are now on sale! A $35 ticket includes a mask, a complimentary cocktail courtesy of our beverage partner Sipsmith Gin, and 2 additional drink tickets. The price increases to $50 on October 1, so get your tickets today!

The Masquerade of the Red Death: 2 Red 2 Dead

Thursday, October 24, 2019
8:00 PM
635 Sackett St.
Brooklyn, NY 11217


Dress Code: Red and Black Festive Attire
Music by DJ Colleen Crumbcake
Book Giveaways

Wondering what to wear—or how hard you have to work to be the best-dressed person there? Check out our photos from last year's party.


Can’t make it to Brooklyn for the event? You can still support our mission of making literature more exciting, relevant, and inclusive with a charitable donation. Everything Electric Lit publishes is free to readers, and we pay every one of our writers. Each gift of $50 sponsors one of our writers to attend the Masquerade for free so we can celebrate them as guests of honor.


Patrons giving at the $100 level and above will be acknowledged at the Masquerade.


Electric Literature is one of the premier outlets for promoting new titles. Excerpts in Recommended Reading, reviews, interviews, and creative content like lists and essays connect authors directly with our engaged and enthusiastic readers. We believe in a lively, thriving marketplace for books where great writing is valued and easily discovered. To learn more about our sponsorship opportunities, email calvin@electricliterature.com.

Electric Literature is grateful for the support of our generous sponsors:

Lead Sponsor

Marquee Sponsor



Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Bloomsbury Academic

Beverage Partner

Writers' Patrons

Nicole Cliffe
Jennifer Egan
Terry McDonell
Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

Electric Lit, Inc. is 501(c)3 non-profit, and your ticket purchase is tax-deductible minus the cost of goods and services.