Washington Park to Share Spooky Stories By Women Authors Around the Campfire This Fall

October's "adult storytime" series Campfire Classics this year will feature readings of supernatural tales by women writers from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries

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Timothy Meinberg

In the lead-up to Halloween, Washington Park will once again host 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 October's program will focus on works written by women authors from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.

click to enlarge Lady Cynthia Asquith
Lady Cynthia Asquith

The campfire readings will take place on the last three Wednesdays of October beginning at 8 p.m. The stories are read around the park's "warming table campfires" and there will be discussions following the readings.

Check the scheduled stories below and visit the Campfire Classics events page on Facebook for more info.

October 16:

19th Century/Victorian

"Was It an Illusion?" by Amelia B. Edwards

"Man-Size in Marble" by Edith Nesbit

October 23:

Early 20th Century

"The Follower" by Lady Cynthia Asquith

"The Doll House" by Hester Gorst

"The Ghost" by Catherine Wells

October 30:

21st Century

"Horror Story" by Carmen Maria Machado 

"How to Get Back to the Forest" by Sofia Samatar

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