Monday, June 25, 2007

litcritters open

We held the first open LitCritters session at A Different Bookstore at Serendra last Saturday. Thanks to everyone who joined us - Nina, AR, Maryanne, Zarah, Elyss, Miggy, and Kyu.

We had a great time talking about the stories and writing and, as with the best conversations, we spun talk across different topics and issues. It's important to me that we do more than just write - that we talk and interact as readers and writers. While writing is done in isolation, the writing life need not be so solitary. We grow with the insight of other readers and writers, after all. The LitCritters will be there again in the first and third weeks of July (that's July 7 and 21) - so join us and bring a friend or two.

This 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

Next week (LitCritters open at A Different Bookstore) - July 7, 2007

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

Last week:

The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich
Impossible Dreams by Tim Pratt
L'Alchimista by N.K. Jemisin
The Butler Didn't Do It by Maria Lima

**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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