David Dudley offered his thoughts on what American will miss about the Mercury. (The car, that is. The nonfiction reading series looks better than ever.) Stephen Janis gaves us a first-hand look at what makes killers kill people (on videocamera). Ann Hughes read from her memoir about hunting down a daughter she had given up for adoption. And Bonnie Schupp, complete with lights and a witch’s hat, looked back at a childhood in a city with close neighborhoods and sharp divisions. Here’s a photo compilation courtesy of the always-punctual Bill Hughes. Even though it took us (me) a week to put it up, we appreciate it.
And here’s a great slideshow, also courtesy of Bill.
New Mercury will be taking a two month break now, in realistic recognition of Thanksgiving and Christmas, but we’ll be back to begin another year. Somehow, the readings get more interesting as time passes. Thanks, everyone! And thanks to the Windup Space for the venue. Hope to see old readers come back and new ones sign up. Tell your friends. See you in January, more information as soon as it’s available.
Here are links to the videos, taken by David Ettlin.