September 21st, 2010

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Halloween read-aloud party: Dracula?

For past Halloweens, as you may recall, I had lots of you read spooky lines aloud from "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" or "The Raven," and spliced them together into little audio projects. Anyone interested in doing the same this year for Dracula? If so, which passage should we choose? Something sort of early on, from Jonathan Harker's journal? The increasingly terror-driven ship's log of the doomed vessel that brings Dracula to England? Vamp Lucy getting dispatched? Or what?

I do also like the idea of reading the poem "The Gashlycrumb Tinies," but it's not really long enough to accommodate all the readers who are likely to want a pair of lines. And two lines each would be best, given those short little couplets. So, perhaps Stoker.

The official sign-up will come within the next couple of weeks, and you'd get assigned a line or two each. Recording them on your computer's microphone makes for the best sound quality, but phone posts are all right too. Bring your family and friends. All accents and ages welcome, as a wide variety of voices makes for the most fun.