The folks behind the late, lamented Pilot Books have created an independent literature festival named APRIL, which, because lit people are terrible at advertising, runs for the last nine days of March. Of the many scheduled APRIL events, this adventure in “competitive storytelling” looks to be a highlight. Local indie publisher Debra Di Blasi (whose Jaded Ibis Press produces beautiful multimedia books) will somehow compete with beloved drag artiste Jackie Hell and Noah Benezra of Washington Ensemble Theatre. Who wins this competition, and how? Who knows? But you can bet someone will get drunk trying. (Sorrento Fireside Room, 900 Madison St,, 8 pm, $7)