Bookstore People: Scrabblers and Playwrites

This is part three in my series of cool bookstore people.  Links to the other installments can be found below.

Megan Iurilli

Megan is one of the most competitive Scrabble players at Classics’ Friday nights and is the 2011-2012 Trenton Club Grand Champion.   

Megan is fun.  For her birthday, she had business cards printed up that announced it was her birthday and handed them out to friends and strangers alike.   She always has interesting stories that turn everyday occurrences like dropping her bottle of soda under her car into hysterical monologues that sound like Greek tragedies on crack.  And then there is her infectious, breath-catching laugh.  Click here to experience it:

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My favorite Megan quote “Dear Bartender, Last time I checked the main liquor in a whiskey sour is indeed whiskey, not amaretto. On a side note, you make a mean amaretto sour.”

David White

David is the Associate Artistic Director of Community Programming at Passage Theatre.  He runs their youth theatre programs and coordinates the playwriters workshops, as well as writing and acting. 

Bookwise, David is a fan of turn-of-the-century mysteries.  All the contemporaries of Sherlock Holmes you haven’t heard of, David has.  He particularly likes the sociopathic killer, Fantomas and is the author of Fantomas in America, where the master of terror continues his one man crime wave.

Because David’s FaceBook statuses are like a Steven Wright marathon, it’s impossible to pick a favorite.  Here’s a sample: “Just got back from a Fall festival where families were making their own scarecrows. Nick was a little disconcerted. Perhaps because to a two-year old it kind of looks like dozens of crazy, laughing families attacking people while they’re sleeping and stuffing them with straw.”

Earlier installments of Bookstore People

Poets and Lawyers:

Scientists and Photographers:

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