“Reading was my escape and my comfort, my consolation, my stimulant of choice: reading for the pure pleasure of it, for the beautiful stillness that surrounds you when you hear an author’s words reverberating in your head.” ― Paul Auster, The Brooklyn Follies

For readers, there is nothing quite as magical as hearing a story or poem told in the author’s own voice, to have those words ‘reverberate in your head’, allowing the listener to gain some insight into the writer’s intent for a character or understanding of the intended pacing and atmosphere. There is a chance to ask questions about the author’s inspiration, to offer feedback, or get your copy of the book signed. For writers, reading from our work is not only an important skill, it offers a great chance to interact with readers.

At StokerCon™ 2021, we will make reading slots available to attending authors. Please check back later in 2020 to find out how to apply for a reading time.