Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Reading with Jamie Horton

Christmas is a season for traditions, and this is one of mine. Jamie Horton was an actor with the Denver Center Theater Company; he now teaches at Dartmouth. About thirteen years ago The Tattered Cover had another actor do a Christmas reading for them. It was a hit, but the actor could not do not the second year, so Jamie took up the challenge. I was not there for that event, but he read the complete Christmas Carol. It took over two hours, but was a hit again. The next year it was limited to an hour, which has been the format since then.

I discovered this happening eight years ago, and have tried to get to them each year. I think I have missed one, because the weather turned bad.

This years reading included Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, an excerpt from Dylan Thomas, another short story, and several poems, including one by Jamie. It was nice evening, and it was free.

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