Washington Park Hosts Wednesday Night Reading of Spooky Female-Centric Campfire Classics

Warlock Vorobok, a reference librarian at the downtown Main Library, will host dramatic readings every Wednesday through Halloween of works written by women authors from the 19th to 21st centuries

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There will not be a fire like this at Washington Park — you'll have to use your imagination

In the lead-up to Halloween, Washington Park is once again hosting its Campfire Classics adult storytime” series.

While in previous years, the series — hosted by Warlock Vorobok, a reference librarian at the downtown Main Library — has featured dramatic readings of spooky pieces of literature by the likes of Bram Stoker, Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft, this year’s program will focus on works written by women authors from the 19th to 21st centuries.

The campfire readings take place at 8 p.m. the last three Wednesdays of October and will be read around the park’s “warming table campfires.”

  • Wednesday’s readings include 19th-century works “Was It an Illusion?” by Amelia B. Edwards and “Man-Size in Marble” by Edith Nesbit.
  • Oct. 23 will include 20th-century pieces "The Follower" by Lady Cynthia Asquith, "The Doll House" by Hester Gorst and "The Ghost" by Catherine Wells.
  • Oct. 30 will include 21st-century works "Horror Story" by Carmen Maria Machado and "How to Get Back to the Forest" by Sofia Samatar. 

8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16. Free. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, washingtonpark.org. 

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