Why let children have all the Halloween fun? Come listen to dramatic readings of eerie fiction classics and modern favorites at an interactive story time for grown ups. The literary fright fest begins with our resident bard strumming his Anglo-Saxon lyre and reciting the battles of Beowulf against ferocious monsters. Edgar Allan Poe’s psychological profile of a murderous, but careful, maniac comes to life in the “The Tell-Tale Heart.” You haven’t experienced best-loved stories by Washington Irving (of Sleepy-Hollow fame), W.W. Jacobs and local Providence author H.P. Lovecraft until you have heard them read aloud by flickering candlelight. Attendees may join in on the readings if they choose. We have super creepy, super short-short stories that give everyone who wishes a chance to participate. Beer and wine available for purchase at the event.
ABOUT THE HOSTS:
We are The Convivia, and we set the table for banquets of the mind. We are English teachers, professors, editors, writers, actors, directors, and generally friendly people who love literature and heritage forms of storytelling. Doors open for meet and greet at 6:30. The program will start at 7 pm, on the Second Story.