Here’s the schedule – you know where to find me!
10am – Elder Priestman – “The Onion Feast” from Zion‘s Cause by Jim Peyton – Set in the corn fields and on the porch of a general store in a backwater Kentucky hamlet, this lyrical first novel describes an unexpected world of poetry and heroism. In a series of vignettes that loosely document the folk history of the town ofZions Cause during the three decades following 1920, the commonplace is inextricably entwined with the epic and miraculous.
11am – Rune Draegonne with Irish Fairy Tales
Magic and lore from the homeland of mystery and intrigue. “The Giants Stairs” by T. Crofton Croker, and other short Irish Fairy tales.
11:30am – SL Clemens with The Adventures of Huck Finn
Chapter 31 from “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”: possibly the most significant chapter in the book as Huck faces the moral dilemma of stealing Jim back from a farmer the duke had sold him to. Dialiect and some offensive language.
Noon – Lycanthia Wolfhunter with Angela Carter’s The Lady of the House of Love.
The story begins in an abandoned Romanian village on the eve of the First World War, where the Countess, “queen of the vampires,” lives. Ghosts live with her in the castle, but she keeps herself alone in a dusty, rotting and lightless suite. Until…..
1:00pm – Wolfgang Glinka withOriginal Poetry and Flash Fiction
1:30pm – Break
Introducing the Nac Mac Feegle- blue-skinned, red-haired, tattooed Pictsies, they wear kilts, carry BIG swords, and enjoy creating mayhem. Storyfest is being held on Nac Mac Feegle territory so we couldn’t keep them out!
3:00pm – Derry McMahon with “The Good, The Bad, and The Fae – ofScotland.”
Gyro brings his refines sense fo Sci-Fi literarure to this series of short stories including: “The Game of the Name” by Alice Laurance; “Down the Digestive Track” by Robert Sheckley; “Dog Star” by Mack Reynolds; and “Nightmare in Time” by Fredrick Pohl. 30 minutes, 6 stories, no waiting!
Two classics from Joseph Jacobs’ collections of Irish Myths and Legends: “Guleesh” and “Connla and the Fairy Maiden.” All about love found, denied and sometimes lost, and eventually regained though not without some toil in the bargain.
4:30pm – Crap Mariner with 100 Word Stories
Always unpredictable and irreverent, no subject is too sacred, no cow too holy for Crap not to pull it out, examine it, and bang it on the table a few times before putting it back where he found it – albeit slightly crumpled. Long ago, he swore an oath to write a 100 word story every day until the day he died. He’s not dead yet. And no, he NEVER has opinions! http://firstlife.isfullofcrap.com/
5:00pm – Freda Frostbite with A Work In Progress
Freda Frostbite (aka author Stephanie Mesler) shares excerpts from her current work in progress. http://apoetsprogrogress.blogspot.com/