Be our Guest for Masquerade of the Red Death: Redder and Deader… If You Dare!

Early bird tickets are sale now

“And now was acknowledged the presence of the Red Death. He had come like a thief in the night. And one by one dropped the revelers in the blood-bedewed halls of their revel, and died each in the despairing posture of his fall.” —Edgar Allan Poe, “The Masque of the Red Death”

Early bird tickets to the Masquerade of the Red Death: Redder and Deader are now on sale for just $35! Tickets include a mask, unlimited beer and wine, and a specialty cocktail for the first hour. The price increases to $50 on October 1, so get your tickets today!

The Masquerade of the Red Death
Thursday, October 25, 2018
8:00 PM
635 Sackett St.
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Last year, we packed the house at Littlefield with hundreds of revelers who sipped “Red Death” cocktails and danced the night away. This year, Electric Literature’s fundraiser will take the Edgar Allan Poe theme to the next level, with “Masquerade of the Red Death: Redder and Deader.” Guests are again encouraged to wear red or black, and masks will be provided. But unlike last year, not everyone may survive the night…

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

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

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

Marquee Sponsor

Electric Literature is also grateful for the support of our generous patrons who have sponsored tickets for our contributing writers to attend the Masquerade:

Terry McDonell
Meredith Talusan
Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

Become a Patron

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 will be acknowledged at the Masquerade on

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