1st Sunday Readings Resume; Planning Ahead for Halloween 2015

The Bloomington Writer’s Guild First Sunday Prose Readings (cf. December 8, et al.) began its 2015 season under new coordinator Joan Hawkins, with its first scheduled reading by Gwenette Gaddis, currently working on two novels, with a portrait of life in a small Southern town circa 1979.  As was pointed out in her introduction, when not writing she also bakes brownies, a pan of which were available on the refreshment table.  Then she was followed by Writers Guild veteran Eric Rensberger who, while primarily a poet, read from essays he has on his website as part of a continuing poetry series under the title ACCOUNT OF MY DAYS.

One new feature for this month (and to be repeated next month as well) was that in addition to the normal 3-minute open mike readings to close the session, a few “walk-ons” were to be allowed extra time, up to 10 to 12 minutes.  Mine was last among seven YearsEndCover-Updatedreadings at varying lengths, generally alternating from long to short and vice versa, following my last month’s Christmas tale with one for New Years, “Appointment in Time,” originally published in Untreed Reads’s YEAR’S END:  14 TALES OF HOLIDAY HORROR anthology (cf. December 30, et al.).  This was one of the longer ones.

More information on the First Sunday series as well as the Writers Guild in general can be found here.

Then for those of us who like to make our Halloween sartorial plans early, DREAD CENTRAL has come to the rescue via HALLOWEEN FOREVERMORE (see December 3, September 30, et al.) with “39 Vintage Halloween Costumes that Define Creepy.”  And yes, they do, most of them anyway, as you can see by pressing here.


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