Monday, October 24, 2011

October Castalia Recap

On October 17th we kicked off the Castalia season with some great readings: first year prose writer, Darren Davis meditated on woodpeckers and heartbreak; first year poet Rich Smith gave us a few laughs along moments of insight with his musings on fathers; and second year prose writer Paul Vega's fisherman's tale carried us all away to Alaska. Visiting alum Daniel Orozco read from his collection of stories, giving us a wonderful interpretation of a blind date and an ethical dilemma, and UW's own Maya Sonenberg allowed the audience to participate in choosing her readings. She read a linked haiku and a five paragraph essay, featuring the themes of nature, motherhood and the motifs of fairytales.