Storytime for the Apocalypse
Storytime for the Apocalypse is a virtual storytime for grown-ups, on Zoom, weekly through April and May 2020, and monthly thereafter. It´s curated to be a hopeful, frank, uplifting and nurturing hour for people to read beautiful published writing (not their own) out loud to one another.
You can read all about it at
Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, prose, and the broadest interpretation of the theme apocalypse (remember, it means to remove the veil). Readings will be 3-7 minutes, timed. You can propose reading anything, as long as it's published and you didn't write it yourself!
Currently extra-interested in readers and readings from people of color, Black and Indigenous folks, bilingual readings, and works by women-identifying authors...but the doors are wide open for all.
If you'd like to read please complete the form below. You can also recommend readings that you'd like voiced by someone else - do that by emailing
or by mentioning us anywhere on social media.
Dr Tilly Hinton is curating this event in response to the current pandemic, because she knows that stories and community are powerful ballast when life get rough.
Do you consent to the session being recorded and potentially shared in whole or in part online?
Your name (include pronunciation notes as needed)
Your phone number (country code if outside of the USA)
Tell us about you. If you have a bio you can paste it in here. Include links to any articles or websites that about you.
Any social media links you'd like to share with the audience?
Just my name
What would you like to read and (in brief) why? Remember 5-7 minutes. e.g. I plan to read from Anne Lamott's book Bird by Bird, a section of the chapter called Short Assignments. I chose it because she talks about her father's advice to tackle difficult things one small piece at a time, and, truth be told, that advice is what keeping me afloat right now.
Please share the extract that you plan to read, either as a file or a series of scans/photos. You can email it to
or add a link directly here.
Please send a photo of yourself for use in promotional materials to
. Choose a photo in which you're looking directly at the camera and there's not much else happening in the background. This photo is all about you! If a photographer needs crediting, you can tell me their name here, or in the email.
When you read the piece out loud, how many minutes does it run?
In what town or city will you be?
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