Calling all grammar nerds and punctuation junkies! Does it drive you up the wall when someone misuses their, there, or they’re? Can you spot a misplaced apostrophe from a mile away? If so, STET!, based on the New York Times bestseller Dreyer’s English, is the game for you. There are 100 entertaining sentences waiting for you, the copyeditor, to correct—or, alternatively, to STET (a copyeditor’s term that means “let it stand”). The first person to spot the error, or call out “STET!” if there is no error, gets the card. The person with the most cards at the end of the game wins!
Join us on Wednesday, August 12 at 8PM ET on Zoom to watch four famous brainiacs battle it out: Connie Schultz (author of Daughters of Erietown), Amy Bloom (author of White Houses), Lisa Lucas (publisher at Pantheon and Schocken Books), and Preet Bharara (former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and author of Doing Justice). The game will be hosted and refereed by none other than Random House’s copy chief himself, Benjamin Dreyer (author of Dreyer’s English).
The competition will be fierce, the sentences will be ugly . . . and you, the members of the audience, might even have a chance to get pulled up onto the virtual stage to play the game, too.
Sign up to attend on Eventbrite. May the strictest grammarian win!