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The stress of planning and executing a family vacation to Las Vegas leaves the narrator of Vaughn M. Watson’s story with a need to escape, resulting in a low-key cannabis caper.
From the first half of our “Crafty” show performed live at The Astoria Bookshop, whoosh of the nearby N train and all, here is Marianthy Karantzes reading “Getting Crafty at the Dispensary.” Directed by Erika Iverson.
Top left: Marianthy Karantzes, right: Vaughn M. Watson
Switching it up, the familiar of rhythms of vacation life on the coast of the Ionian sea lull the protagonist of our next story into a sense of security, until the clues that something may be amiss become too hard to ignore.
Vaughn M. Watson reads “Her Own Personal Ithaca” by Marianthy Karantzes. Directed by Mike Dressel.
Stories were performed live on 2/27/19. Podcast episode narrated by Mike Dressel.
No, YOU Tell It! “Crafty” was made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Packed house for our “Crafty” show at The Astoria Bookshop last night! Stories were swapped, prizes won, books signed.
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Ruthy Kirwan, Rebecca Chace, Vaughn M. Watson, Marianthy Karantzes
Our “Crafty” show is in two weeks, 2/27 at The Astoria Bookshop! Click here for more info and to RSVP.
Our storytellers met each other for the first time last week when they read each other’s feedback aloud and provided feedback. Now they are off to revise before we meet again as a full group on the 20th. Who are these four “Crafty” storytellers? So happy you asked. First up, meet Vaughn M. Watson:
Vaughn M. Watson is a New York-based emerging writer. He has appeared on NPR and has work published in Flying South and Newtown Literary, among other publications. He was the winner of the 2016 Winston-Salem Writer’s Flying South competition and his short story, A Capon, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He is currently working on his first short story collection, Payaos.
Wonderful first story meeting last night for our upcoming “Crafty” show featuring swapped stories from:
Rebecca Chace (Leaving Rock Harbor, June Sparrow and The Million Dollar Penny)
Marianthy Karantzes (New York City DOE Special Education Teacher)
Ruthy Kirwan (visit percolatekitchen.com)
Vaughn M. Watson (Queens Writers’ Lab)
They read each other’s first drafts aloud, feedback was given, laughs exchanged, and now they are off to revise!!
See you on 2/27 at The Astoria Bookshop. Click here to RSVP via Facebook.