For Steve's Eyes Only
Regarding the contest
Hey, Steve, thanks for the suggestion about a panel of writers judging the next iteration of Story Nights.
For this first year I really wanted to put faces with names, and for people to rub elbows. In the early years of my writing career I only knew people over the telephone. Here I wanted to see and hear as many writers as possible. And for those writers to “meet” each other. Everything is an experiment.
Not every experiment is a big success. For the Rant tour I shipped six-foot, very heavy rubber boa constrictors to each event. But when I threw them into the audience the snakes clotheslined people around the neck and knocked them to the floor. Not a great look, beating people with boa constrictors. We live and learn.