Wordsomnia: The 24 Hour Reading, 6pm to 6pm

 

 

 

Greensboro, NC – Scuppernong Books will be hosting “Wordsomnia,” a 24-hour marathon reading of poetry and prose starting on Friday, April 4th at 6 p.m. and ending Saturday, April 5th at 6 p.m.  The store will remain open throughout the night and the entire performance will be live-streamed via Twitch.com, an internet-streaming source.  Scuppernong Books is located at 304 S. Elm St., Greensboro, NC.

Each reader will be given a ten-minute time slot in which to read original work with five readers per hour leaving one ten-minute break each hour.  Both published and unpublished writers are welcome to sign up.  There are no stipulations as to what can be read, other than that it must be an original work.  The entirety of the event will be live-streamed to the internet via Twitch.com, so the reading can be enjoyed by anyone in the world with access to a computer.

       This event, which serves to unite a burgeoning community of readers and writers in Greensboro, will be the first of its kind at the new bookstore.  The aim of this event is to showcase the variety and breadth of the literary scene not just in Greensboro, but the entire Triad area.  An independent bookstore should be the hub for cultural cohesion and intellectual activity in the community, and this event hopes to make good on that notion by giving everyone a chance to stand up and read their own work.  125 readers will share the stage over the course of 24-hours, and the amount of planning, coordination, and participation required from both the readers and the organizers of an event such as this is a testament to the unity of the community as a whole.

       Readings have been a common occurrence since opening night at Scuppernong Books late in December, yet never before have so many people been invited to participate in an event of this size and scope.  Wordsomnia promises to be an exciting, invigorating, exhausting evening.  Food will be served until 10 p.m.  Alcohol will be served until 2 a.m.  Coffee will be free from 2 a.m. until 7 a.m.  Street parking is available, as well as in the city lot across the street from Natty Greene’s. 

       An updated press release with a list of noteworthy readers, more details about food, and information about live-stream specifics is forthcoming.

 

Scuppernong Books: 24-Hour Reading

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6:00

Steve Mitchell

 

7:40

Jim Carmichael

 

6:10

Lee Zacharias

 

7:50

Break

 

6:20

Drew Perry

 

8:00

John York

 

6:30

Michael Parker

 

8:10

Val Nieman

 

6:40

Terry Kennedy

 

8:20

Michael Gaspeny

 

6:50

Break

 

8:30

Skip Anderson

 

7:00

Brian Lampkin

 

8:40

Veronica Grossi

 

      7:10

Samantha Spurlock

 

8:50

Break

 

7:20

Eric Oakley

 

9:00

Leanna Spead           

 

7:30

Kira Larson

 

9:10

Aaron DiMattia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9:20

Ashley Lumpkin

 

11:00

Chloe Campbell

QPOCC

9:30

Greg Shenkowitz

 

UNCG MFA

11:10

Jim Whiteside

 

9:40

Clifford Parody

 

11:20

Lauren Smothers

 

9:50

Break

 

11:30

April Parker

 

10:00

Cory MacPherson

 

11:40

Mike Pontacolon

 

10:10

Julian Aaron

 

11:50

Break

 

10:20

Dalea Reichgott

 

12:00

Rachel Strayer

 

10:30

Courtney Hartnett

 

12:10

Cristina Dominguez

 

10:40

Shawn Delgado

 

12:20

Sabrina Boyer

 

10:50

Break

 

12:30

Mark Wingfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12:40

Pamela Garland

 

2:20

Macy Holadia

 

12:50

Break

 

2:30

Dylan Edwards

 

1:00 am

Samantha Shepard

 

2:40

Craig Supples

 

1:10

Matty Sheets

 

2:50

Break

 

1:20

Brandon Haffner

 

3:00

Meredith Meede

 

1:30

Catherine Cliffton

 

3:10

Dillon Keene

 

1:40

Sarah Starnes

 

3:20

 

 

1:50

Break

 

3:30

Kasey Moorhouse

 

2:00

John Chenoweth

 

3:40

 

 

2:10

Jeff Laughlin

 

4:00

Paula Latham

 

                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4:10

 

 

5:50

Break

 

4:20

Devin Lenahan

 

6:00

  Greg Grieve

 

4:30

Karylle Abella

 

6:10

 

 

4:40

Connor Higgins

 

6:20

 

 

4:50

Break

 

6:30

 

 

5:00am

Jonathan Williams

 

6:40

 

 

 

5:10

Robert Creeley

 

6:50

Break

 

     5:20

Hilda Morley

 

7:00

Ambien Mitchell

 

5:30

Joel Oppenheimer

 

7:10

Celebrate the Dawn

 

5:40

Charles Olson

 

7:20

Dean Julius

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7:30

Ashley Anne Masters

 

9:10

Kara Thomas

 

 

7:40

Kesha Graves

 

9:20

Jessica Quah

 

7:50

Break

 

9:30

 

 

8:00

Jill Bender

 

9:40

Rhett Trull

 

8:10

Adam Winkel

 

9:50

Break

 

8:20

Sarah Krive

 

10:00

Alson

 

8:30

Don Morgan

 

10:10

Connor Huntwork

 

8:40

Susan Ladd

 

10:20

 

 

8:50

Break

 

10:30

Elizabeth C Stratea

 

9:00

Wendy Hayton

 

10:40

Pete Schroth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10:50

Break

 

12:30

Ray Morrison

 

11:00

Thessa Pickett

 

12:40

Cynthia Marts

 

11:10

Kayla Lewis

 

12:50

Break

 

11:20

Brian Crean

 

1:00

Cybelle McFadden

 

11:30

Mary Flinn

 

1:10

Brooke Kreitinger

 

11:40

Laura Wharton

 

1:20

Jeff Jones

 

11:50

Break

 

1:30

John P Carillo

 

12:00p

Kip Reynolds

 

1:40

Eva Engebietson

 

12:10

Frances Morris

 

1:50

Break

 

12:20

Harry Brown

 

2:00

Dominique Marshall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2:10

Jeff Sykes

 

 

3:50

Break

 

2:20

Steve Cushman

 

4:00

Kara Dahlheimer

 

2:30

Aleks Babic

 

4:10

Shelia Robinson

 

2:40

Tom Hardin

 

4:20

Linda Beatrice Brown

 

2:50

Break

 

4:30

Tony Cuda

 

3:00

Michelle Esquillo

 

4:40

 

 

3:10

Jenny Maness

 

4:50

Break

 

3:20

Clement Mallory

 

5:00

 

 

3:30

Jim Zola

 

5:10

Janine Jones

 

3:40

Joe Mills

 

5:20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5:30

Brian Lampkin

 

 

5:40

Steve Mitchell

 

 

5:50

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