As I’m sure all of you know, our beloved teacher Ray held a reading for his upcoming book, Special Powers and Abilities at the Vault of Midnight last night. It turned into a great night for those of us who went. We were able to get together outside of class and reflect on the Gateway Course (which we agreed was a great class for all of us this semester!) in addition to listening to Ray in his natural element.
While I could go on about the class itself, I thought I’d just write about the book reading itself. I’d never been to one before and I admit I had no idea what to expect. Although most book readings are probably not held in the basement of comic book stores, it created a very informal and fun atmosphere. There were more people there than I expected, an eclectic mix of students, teachers, and random people who all seemed to know Ray one way or the other. And, as one who admittedly is not a huge fan of poetry, even I could appreciate the depth to poems written about super heroes. I just wish I knew more about the The Legion of Super-Heroes so that I could better understand the characters/poems! Otherwise, it was a great night and something I’m glad I went to. Does anybody have any other comments about their experience last night or experiences from other book readings they’ve been to?
P.S. Thanks for a great semester everyone!