Monday, May 20, 2024


Jon Papernick

Jon Papernick, senior writer-in-residence at Emerson College, is one of six featured storytellers and audience members duking it out at Thursday’s “Story Club.” (Photo: BIMA)

Jefferson Bites


Story Club – a monthly literary event that operates like a poetry slam – returns Thursday with three slots for audience members and three featured performers: Jon Papernick, senior writer-in-residence at Emerson College; Jefferson Bites, host of “Bare: True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance”; and Jill Jaracz, writer and official with the Boston Derby Dames Roller Derby League.

Torontonian Papernick has an alter-ego: Papernick the Book Peddler, who sells his wares in farmers markets from a fluorescent pushcart and has been featured in The Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, The Jewish Week, Poets and Writers and elsewhere. His latest work is “XYXX,” a print-on-demand limited-edition anthology of erotic short fiction – putting him in good company with Bites, a New Yorker whose racy storytelling event began December at the Middle East.

Jill Jaracz


Jaracz, a Chicago resident who relocated recently to Boston, is a consumer goods researcher and  freelance writer who’s recent work includes every thing from “Bling Management” to “Match-On-Card Biometrics.”

The three audience members are chosen by raffle. The audience votes for the night’s best story.

Story Club Boston is at 6:30 p.m Thursday (there’s a 6 p.m. signup) at ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St., Central Square. Tickets are $12, or $10 for students, at the door or online.