Tuesday, July 03, 2007

litcritters open

It's an open session for the LitCritters this Saturday at A Different Bookstore over at Serendra. Be there at 4PM and see why reading and discussing stories is something we can't get enough of.

This week (July 7 - Open)

Don Ysidro by Bruce Holland Rogers
At Merienda by Maryanne Moll
The Remember by Aimee Bender
A Siege of Cranes by Benjamin Rosenbaum


Next week:

The Way We Live Now by Susan Sontag
Horsing Around by Vincent Diamond
The Flood by Jed Hartman
Red Riding Hood's Child by N.K. Jemisin


Last week

The Spellweaver's Tale by Michael Jones
The Black Phone by Joe Hill
When the Dragon Falls by Patrick Samphire
The Woman in Schrodinger's Wave Equations by Eugene Mirabelli


Three of last week's stories were amazing, but the best of the bunch was the Mirabelli, which has so much going for it in terms of tone, characterization and structure. And while most of the LitCritters voted for the Samphire as #2, I could not help but vote for the Hill - because good horror is rare.


**The LitCritters is a reading and writing group based in Manila, as well as in Dumaguete. Every week, we read and discuss several pieces of short fiction from various genres from different writers with the goal of expanding our reading horizons, improving our ability to critique, and learning how to write from the good texts. In addition to speculative fiction, we read Philippine literature in English, as well as world literature.

For those who'd like to join us: first, sign up for the LitCritter mailing list so you can access the archives of readings. Next, read all the stories for the week. Then, join one of our open sessions at A Different Bookstore at Serendra, Bonifacio High Street every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.

We'd love to have you there.

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