March was a big show for the Prose Bowl. It started off with our host railing against St. Patrick’s turning into a green Santa Con, before reciting some slightly twisted Yeats.
Then our storied artist-in-residence, Christopher Green, dropped the big news about the Super Prose Bowl coming up June 19th, and the Podcast going out all over the world, and the big Kickstarter to fund them both! Take a look. There’s awesome stuff in there.
Prose Bowl stalwart, Jordan Zolan, was joined on the panel by Kaitlyn Greenidge who’s new novel, We Love You, Charlie Freeman, came out just last week. It’s really phenomenal, and you all should take a look!!
We kicked off the evening with Heather who read a story aptly named, “Good Reads,” about a woman having an extremely neutral evening. Johanna read “Hide and Seek,” continuing the trend of very accurately named stories, since hers put us back in the mind of a youngling curled into a corner, waiting for their cousins to find them. In the second half Dana read “Untitled,” breaking the naming trend right open. Dana introduced us to Meryl who might need a nurses help with her pants, but still wants her KOOLS. Hundreds, please. Andrew decided to adhere to the earlier meme with “Love Letter From A Catarpillar To His Butterfly” about that exact thing. Extra points for using the term pulchritudinous.
We had one extra reader this time around. Tim Coover read at the first Prose Bowl, and has been a big friend of the show ever since. He’s moving out to Taiwan, but he had one more story for us. Tim read “Date Night,” and sang his way through the end of his story.
Our illustrious panel sweated over their choice but it came down to Heather and Dana in the Lightning Round. These two gave in all in short, sweet, succinct stories, and when the dust had settled Dana took down the prize for the night. A hooded ducky towel. I’m going to say that again. Dana won a hooded ducky towel.
Dana even mentioned that her story came together waiting at the DMV earlier that day. Think about that, ladies and gentlemen. You too might be able to turn wasted hours waiting for updated plates, into a hooded ducky towel of glory!!
We can’t wait to see you guys around next time, Bowlers! Until then, check out the Kickstarter, and keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook. We’ll have announcements and fun stuff for you guys all month! See ya’ll soon!
…and seriously…Kickstarter. Totebags are awesome.