Four Stories is an award-winning literary series founded in 2005 by the writer Tracy Slater to bridge Greater Boston’s nightlife and arts communities. Each event takes place in a club, bar, or lounge, and features some of the most acclaimed authors in the nation, all reading their work under a unified theme. In 2006, the series expanded to Japan, with events in both Tokyo and Osaka.
The idea: to bring writers and readers, intellectuals and club-goers, friends and interested people together in a more upscale environment than a bookstore, to think, drink, eat, talk, laugh, hear stories, trade tales. It's simple, amusing, thought-provoking, free for entry, and open to the public.
The experience: like a 19th-Century salon, only 150 years later―same socializing, same witty banter, corsets optional.
The Four Stories style of literary investigation: ask the best question; win a free drink!