December 2015 Open Reading Review
Bringing to a close 2015, a busy year for the Nagoya Writes. Twelve Open Readings. Some meetings attracting as much as 11 presenters as well as a few guests. We can enjoy a crowd but that is not what makes a good ‘reading’. It is the mood that is created. It is the sparks that shine, when members bring to share what their imagination have been working on, alone at their table.
With each presentation, our writings can improve. We share to expose, rather than to impress. Feedback from listeners, lets us know what is clicking and what off beat. I have been to various Open Readings venues. Some are punctuated by readers that strive to impress with their shock and awe, then leave without a care for those who follow.
I am thankful we are a circle that supports and cares for each of our creations. We all have a chance to shine.
Shoichi Miyamura ( Japan )
~ “Boku (Me)” ~
It is me on the inside who is not seeing anything at all
~ “Marui Senaka (Curved back)” ~
With no voices to break their quietness
~ “Soshiki no Renshu (Funeral Exercise)” by Kiyoko Ogawa ~
In order not to be upset / By the death of my parents / I have been practicing a funeral
Tokie Takahashi ( Japan )
~ “The Doorman’s Holiday Nemesis” ~ Deliveries by Alina Dizik
Bring a white glove experiment to residents who are getting more boxes than ever.
Albert Sussler ( USA )
~ “Winter Haiku” ~
Dark calls then silence / Hundreds perched on high tree limbs / Funeral of crow.
~ “The Playboy” ~
I enjoyed the tug of morality and curiosity, that unique tension.
~ “In / Out” ~
Out really didn’t want to go out but because mother pulled his tail, Out had to go out to find In.
Isabelle Dunnet ( UK )
~ “Charcoal” ~
Only an idiot tells his form.
January 24th: Sunday
Open Reading: from 3:00 ~ 5:00 P.M.
At Space Sakura in Shin-Sakae
Map to the venue: Click here.
(It is on the northeastern corner of the block facing a bigger street,
next to “Haruru” Cafe.)
Help to spread the word.