Halloween Reading #2 | Episode 35

Happy Halloween!

We really love scary stories here at Lit & Bruised and to celebrate our favorite holiday we welcomed some of Atlanta’s best writers to share in the fun and read some truly eerie tales. Just like our inaugural Halloween reading all music in this episode was provided by Crispin Wah. All stems used to create the loops are from the sessions that made up Crispin Wah’s newest album Lemon Pepper. Make sure to check it out. They are psychedelic magicians.

Reading Times:

Stephanie Roman: 17:21

Winston Blake Wheeler Ward: 40:41

Christeene Alcosiba: 1:01

Myke Johns: 1:30

Conversation topics included:

  • Getting curses lifted

  • Candy metaphors

  • First song, side one of a Halloween mix tape

  • The forthcoming Infinite Worlds Zine 

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Stephanie Roman is a flash fiction writer from New Orleans. Her ongoing creative writing project, Flash Noir, explores the darker side of flash fiction, and her short stories have been featured in Loose Change Magazine, The Five Hundred, Transgression: Mass Hysteria, The Molotov Cocktail (Portland), and Flash Flood (UK). Whether she’s writing mysteries, crime fiction, psychological thrillers, sci-fi, or a combination of these, Stephanie enjoys putting her own signature twist on conventional genre fiction.

A fiction and essay writer living in Atlanta, Georgia, Winston Blake Wheeler Ward is the author of over 100 short stories. He is the founder and curator of The Five Hundred, an online, monthly writing challenge started in February of 2011. He is the host of the monthly reading and discussion series Case Studies. His book of short stories There Appeared a Sadness was published by DeerBearWolf Press in 2014. He is also the founder and editor of Infinite Worlds a science fiction zine, the first issue of which will be available in spring of 2019.

Christeene Alcosiba is a poet, technologist, and writer for ArtsATL. Her poems and articles have been published or forthcoming in Rattle, New York Quarterly, Forklift, OH, and English Journal, among others. Her first chapbook, Little Earthquakes, was the winner of the 2010 New York Book Festival Poetry Prize.

Myke Johns is a public radio producer in Atlanta, where he covers arts and culture. He is co-founder of the WRITE CLUB Atlanta live lit series and the sole proprietor of the band Meaning of Everything. His Venmo handle is @Myke-Johns.

We hope you enjoy the episode, but also don’t forget to check out the After Party Lit & Bruised is hosting at The Letters Fest on November 9th @10pm at The Highland Ballroom with Sabrina Orah Mark, Meredith Blankinship, and Jared Yates Sexton.