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.