KGB reading: recorded

The reading went quite well. We had a full house, which was a relief. I was afraid no one would come and besides our friends, there were even people that we didn’t know there. We sold copies of the anthology!

Matt McHugh and M. M. De Voe were both very good readers and hearing their stories out loud added a lot to both.

Best of all, Matt hooked set up his mic and recorded the evening. I present to you my story, The Shocking Affair of the Dutch Steamship Friesland.

[audio:Kowal_KGB.mp3]

For me, one of the most annoying things is that I’ve been recording so much lately that I’ve developed some bad live reading habits. I’ve trained myself to listen for minor stumbles — things that no one would notice live, but which are unacceptable in recorded form — and to pause, then restart the line, which is totally wrong when reading live. In any case, it should be interesting for you to hear the difference between me reading live after hearing me read for recordings.

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9 thoughts on “KGB reading: recorded”

  1. Erin Underwood

    Congrats! It sounds like it was a terrific night. I wish I could have gotten away from Boston in order to attend, but work was not that kind.

    Is there any chance you’ll be going to the reading on August 20th?

      1. Erin Underwood

        Great! I’m planning to attend on Aug 20 with a few friends. I look forward to seeing you there.

  2. That was a lovely reading, despite the bobbles. Thanks so much for posting it, especially after having posted the teaser of the opening before your reading.

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