Friday, November 06, 2009

Dead (Poe)ts & Writers Halloween Party a Success!

A very big thanks to the nearly 100 people who showed up to help the Loft Literary Center and Kieran's celebrate Halloween in style and to raise awareness about the great literature and art in our community.

This year we saw costumes of Jack London, Edgard Allan Poe, Calliope, Kurt Vonnegut, the Great White Hunter, an imprisoned Muse, Dorothy Parker, Mary Shelly, Anais Nin and many more imaginative figures, including the 2009 winner for most scary costume, Ann Coulter!

We heard readings from Bob Subiaga, Ardie Medina, Lorena Duarte, Eric Heideman, zombie F. Scott Fitzgerald, David Zander, and many others, offering delightful readings of Poe, Lovecraft, Shelly, and many other personal favorites and some original work as well. Although I had considered reading some Vogon poetry for the evening, a reading of the Jabberwocky by a barefoot pirate filled our quota for nonsense verse quite nicely. In the spirit of Casablanca, this looks like the start of a beautiful tradition.

You can catch a few videos up on youtube including these:

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