Fright Night

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. 

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.

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
An Unlikely Story (Second Story)
Edgar Allen Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart Cover Image
ISBN: 9780368695247
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Blurb - May 1st, 2020

Level 3: The Black Cat and Other Stories (Penguin Readers: Level 3) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781405876629
Availability: Out of Print - Cannot be Ordered
Published: Pearson Education ESL - March 14th, 2008

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Tales (Word Cloud Classics) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781626864672
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Canterbury Classics - October 1st, 2015

Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales (Leather-bound Classics) Cover Image
By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, Ken Mondschein (Introduction by), Margaret Hunt (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781607103134
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Canterbury Classics - November 1st, 2011

The Complete Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft (Chartwell Classics) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780785834205
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Chartwell Books - July 1st, 2016

Signed Copies

Due to the nature of virtual events, signed copies may not always be available. Information about signed copies will be included in the event description.

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