Monday, September 10, 2012

Bringing Penny Dreadfuls To Life via CCLaP


Delicious drama, thrills, and cliff hangers...what better way to celebrate literature as fall approaches? 

The Chicago Center For Literature and Photography is hosting a new 12-part serial audio anthology to run every Monday in September, October and November; entitled "CCLaP's Podcast Dreadful," inspired by old Victorian "pennydreadful" publications, and features cliffhangers to every chapter and a dark, strange tone throughout, featuring around a dozen writers over the entire course of the run. 

 
On Friday, September 21st, there will be performances of episode 4 in front of a live audience at Quimby's in Wicker Park, featuring not just four local authors but a crew doing real-time radio-style sound effects. (The total list of participating authors includes Kate Cullan, Jason Fisk, Kevin Haworth, Jacob Knabb, Keith McCleary and Sophia G. Starmack, John Reed, Jason Riley, Jim Ruland, Davis Schneiderman, Ben Tanzer and Karl Wolff, with music by Ken Kase and hosted by professional voice artist Christopher Sullivan; the specific performers at the 9/21 Quimby's show includes Davis Schneiderman, Jacob Knabb, Jason Fisk and another performers still to be announced.)

Listen to the podcasts here, and experience literature old-school style. 

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