Monday, May 21, 2007

The Preemption of Surge: Act III (Life in the Strange Lane: A Camera Goes Bad) by the NO LIMITS 12 Hour Read-A-Thon, Part 3 (The Library)

After my depressing story, some of the audience wandered off to the bridge and jumped. Some threw themselves into oncoming traffic. Some thought … well, maybe we can brighten our spirits with the Kids Only readings at the Fredericton Public Library. So those still living, set off to the Library.

As you can see from the smiling faces, this was a crowd with hope.

BTMG member John was up first. He read from his forthcoming book, Poems for Naughty Young Children.

His poems about rutabaga soup and bogie men were so scary that several people peed their pants. I did. It was … warm.

Old Skull was up next reading a story about magnificent animals and, oddly, wine. I think. Or was that another time?

The highlight of the event was hearing Sam’s story. He was the only reader in the entire 12 hours of the read-a-thon to recite his story from memory. He told it with his voice and he told it with his hands. He knows how to tell a story.

Next: We go to Ingrid Meuller’s Art+Concepts to raise hell and havoc.


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