Sunday, August 19, 2012


"People have wanted to narrate since first we banged rocks together & wondered about fire.  There'll be tellings as long as there are any of us here, until the stars disappear one by one like turned-out lights.

   Some such stories are themselves about the telling of others.  An odd pastime.  Seemingly redundant, or easy to get lost in, like a picture that contains a smaller picture of itself, which in turn contains--& so on.  Such phenomena have a pleasing foreign name: they are mise-en-abymes.

  We have just had a story of a story.  Tell it yourself, again, & story of a story in a story will be born, & you will be en route to that abyme.  Which is an abyss."

Friday, August 10, 2012

Fall is coming

The new Parks and Recreation Program Guide is out.
On its cover - there we are!
This is last year's Festival of Ghost Stories as photographed by Scott Higgins.

Inside the Guide you'll find the first official announcement for this year's Festival.

Time to start planning!