Published on December 14th, 2013 | by Editorial Staff


The annual Post Defiance Winter Reading, 2013

The Post Defiance team was delighted to once again host our Winter Reading on December 13, 2013. This time, the Raisl family opened their very festive home to a group of nearly 30.

Now in it’s second year, our annual reading has begun to establish some traditions: namely, Post Defiance contributors and readers love all kinds of literature. Again this year we enjoyed selected readings of everything from the heartbreaking to the heartwarming, with moments of comedy and horror in between. Our overarching theme of winter had, this year, a distinct undercurrent of consumption – lots of the 2013 stories included punctuated moments of mastication and digestion. Just like the holidays!

Perhaps you joined us that night and enjoyed our stories and poems but if you missed it, check out what was read and we hope to see you next year.

Excerpt from Tonguecat by Peter Verhelst

Excerpt from The Rebel Angels by Robertson Davies

Christmas Day in the Morning by Pearl S. Buck

Dust of Snow by Robert Frost

“Mrs. Chang” from Possible Side Effects by Augusten Burroughs

Except from You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas by Augusten Burroughs

A PSTD Christmas Eve by Brian Hagenbuch (to be published December 2014 in Post Defiance)

A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles M. Schulz

Babies buying Babies by Elna Baker

The Holly & the Ivy by Timothy Thomas McNeely

The Festival by H.P. Lovecraft

What I would be thinking about if I were Billy Joel driving toward a holiday party where I knew there was going to be a piano”┬áby Michael Ian Black (a favorite back again)

Christmas by Joan Baez

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