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Much to my pleasure, we had a full house last night at Wayward Coffeehouse. Every seat, that I could see, was taken and the audience appeared to enjoy the readings by one and all. Cat Rambo's fiction about a sentient coffeemaker was a huge hit, as was Angela Korra'ti's excerpt from her novel. Nate Crowder is always a crowd pleaser with his Cobalt City series. R. Schuyler Devin and Jeremy Zimmerman did very well in their reading debuts (Rigor Amortis story and an unpublished fiction, respectively). My own Rigor Amortis story was the most blatant, in-your-face reading of the evening, while Steve Scarce's Rigor Amortis story was sweet and sincere. Last, but not least, Keffy's reading was the one that touched heartstrings and emotions of the audience the most, I think.

This reading was so successful that I am pondering a quarterly "An Evening of Authors" event at Wayward. Perhaps something involving 4 authors for the evening with 25 minute time slots for each, allowing the audience to get into a serious chunk of each local author's work.

Must ponder this idea more and talk to Broenwynn about it.

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inkedhistorian
Aug. 22nd, 2010 04:38 pm (UTC)
I think it's a great idea. It gives writers a chance to regularly connect with their audience and gives the Wayward a chance to make themselves a destination for readers.
slweippert
Aug. 23rd, 2010 06:29 am (UTC)
I said this over at your facebook post about this, but wanted to post here so other LJ people can chime in too.

Please do regular readings, I enjoyed every one I was at.
sheistheweather
Aug. 24th, 2010 05:26 am (UTC)
I vote yes on this plan.
torreybird
Aug. 25th, 2010 12:23 am (UTC)
I think this is a great idea. As mentioned above, it gives the Wayward a chance to be a reader destination - it's already a destination for authors.

Broenwynn has made noises in the past about wanting more regular/dependable author gatherings - and you certainly got the troops in line! Kudos to you for marshalling this lineup and keeping the evening on track.

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