You may have noticed that there are more readings this year. That's because I've decided to expand the series and I've enlisted the help of the new "Cooked and Eaten Cutting Board of Directors."
We're now going to have readings on the first Monday of every month. Because of the popularity of the venue, we're going to stage the regular readings at the Gordon Best Theatre again this year. We'll be holding special events at other locations, so if you have an event or location in mind, let us know.
Six writers will be chosen to compete in this inaugural event that will test their mettle.
As the audience comes in, they will be encouraged to write an inspiring sentence on a slip of paper. The sentences will be gathered in a hat as they are created. Once the six writers are introduced, one sentence will be pulled from the hat and read aloud. The writers will then be given twenty minutes to write up a storm using that sentence at some point in their piece. The audience will be encouraged to write as well, if they wish.
After the twenty minutes are up, the writers stop. They then present their work to the audience. After the works are read, the audience will be asked to pick a winner by a show of applause. The winner will receive a small prize that is yet to be determined - suggestions are welcome.
After the winner is chosen the evening will then be opened up to the audience to read their creations at the post show open mic.
This should be an exciting and challenging event. You won't want to miss it. If you are interested in participating as one of the six readers, let me know ASAP