Spineless Wonders Presents ... a short evening of tall stories
|For your ears only|
I'm soooo excited about this! Short stories penned by Australian writers, read in a pub by Adelaide actors. We did a couple of these readings last year, to test the water, see if there was a demand for the old oral story telling. Turns out, there is! People love being read to. It seems to happen less and less as we get older so this is a real treat. And extra special, I think, when trained actors do the reading. These men and women know how to read well.
As I got interested in writing short stories, naturally I began to read more, and in doing so I discovered a wealth of talent in short fiction writers in Australia. Who knew? Now I love reading stories by Jennifer Mills, Nam Le, Paddy O'Reilly, AS Patric, Tricia Dearborn, Julie Chevalier, Josephine Rowe, Susan McCreery, Tom Cho, Ryan O'Neill, Kim Westwood, Irma Gold ... and that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Just a week to go until our first night of readings in 2012. It's at The Wheatsheaf Hotel in Thebarton. Most Adelaidians would know it but for those who don't, it's a beautiful old pub that's been lovingly renovated. The readings will take place in the back room, an area that's undercover but is also open in one section so you can feel the breeze and see the stars. Fairy lights make the stage area sweet as; there are couches and old style tables and chairs where the punters sit. In short, it's a relaxing joint that makes a great live venue. (Thanks to Leah and The Wheaty for their support - they're letting us use the space free of charge. How great is that?!)
I'm really proud of what Spineless Wonders Presents has become in such a short time. I hope it will continue to grow.
What about you? Is there anything like this happening in your town/city? I'd love to hear from you.