Drunk Literary Series Needs Host | Slog:
Nobody asked me, but here's what I think a great literary series host should do: Very little. A good host is brief above all else. (In fact, a good host should almost disappear. The only times I've ever left a readings series talking about the host was when the host fucked up: Got too drunk, was too insulting, talked way too much.) Then, from most important to least important, the necessary qualities are: Informative, funny, charismatic, humble, and imaginative.