Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Monday Night at the Old Stone House: 808 Union Writing Group's Tenth Anniversary Reading

This was posted to Richard Grayson's MySpace blog on Tuesday, June 12, 2007:

I enjoyed last night's reading at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, celebrating the tenth anniversary of the 808 Union Writing Group. It featured:

Kevin McPartland reading a novel about pre-gentrified Park Slope gangs and all by someone who lived it;

Marian Fontana reading from her hilarious new memoir about dating as a 9/11 widow;

Louise Crawford, reading a short story called "Halloween Blonde," about Upper West Side high school girls in the 70s;

Mary Crowley reading a beautiful set of poems;

Wendy Ponte reading from novel about a woman in search of her Portugese identity;

Barbara Ensor, reading from her forthcoming kids' book, Thumbelia, Runaway Tiny Bride;

and playwright Rosemary Moore presenting scenes from a new play with actors.

This writing group all have different voices, work in different genres, but each of their selections was well worth listening to.

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