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Keep Christmas weird in Seattle: Listen to 'A Rogue's Christmas'

For the past eleven years the crew of Town Hall Seattle’s "Short Stories Live" series has presented a celebration of storytelling they call "A Rogue’s Christmas."

Curator Jean Sherrard chooses seasonally-appropriate readings. It’s always a festive, thought-provoking and slightly devious gathering — just the thing to keep Christmas weird in Seattle.

This year’s readings include “The Fruitcake Theory” and “Christmas in Qatar” by Calvin Trillin, “You Better Not Cry” by Augusten Burroughs, “Christmas Every Day” by William Dean Howells, “A Christmas Spectacle” by Robert Benchley, “Three Wise Guys,” by Sandra Cisneros, and “Christmas Cracker” by Jeanette Winterson.

Taproot Theatre hosted the event on December 10. Sonya Harris recorded the proceedings. The readers include Paul Dorpat, Jean Sherrard, Kurt Beattie, Bill Ontiveros and Marianne Owen.

From all of us at Speakers Forum, best wishes for happy holidays and a healthy and prosperous 2018.

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