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Grren and Bare It 3/16/13

Posted in Salons with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 18, 2013 by ngrboston

This was the last Naked Girls Reading in Boston as the new management has decided not to renew our chapter’s license. No, we don’t really understand why.

Because of the proximity to St. Patrick’s Day, we had an Irish theme to the readings. The Naked Girls were long time reader Vikki Likkerish, Jena Kitten, the newest Naked Girl, Lady Grey, and myself, Miss Mina.

We had so much fine that last time we read a Choose You Own Adventure with audience participation, we tried it again with The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles #8: The Irish Rebellion, April 1916. Sadly, it was not as successful — to much history lesson and tedious detail, not enough choice.

Cutting that short, Lady Grey entertained us with “The Furze Witch”, a traditional story from More Irish Fairy Tales by Sinéad de Valera.

I read 3 poems from W. B. Yeats, “Sailing to Byzantium”, “He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven”, and his magnificent “The Second Coming”.

Jena read of Oscar Wilde and his bad behavior from Literary Rogues: A Scandalous History of Wayward Authors, the second book by Andrew Shaffer that we have featured. (It’s very entertaining and educational; you should read it.)

Vikki closed out the first half with the first part of Oscar Wilde’s depressing fairy tale, “The Fisherman and his Soul”.

After a short break, Vikki resumed reading “The Fisherman and his Soul”.

Jena then read 2 of C. S. Lewis’ letters from The Screwtape Letters.

Lest we ignore one of the most famous Irish writers, Lady Grey read a short section from the end of Ulysses, a piece of stream of consciousness writing that is practically poetry.

I finished the evening with a passage from Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes on how his family lost a room in their home and were evicted for it. His writing is so good and so funny, you might forget the misery of his subject matter.

On behalf of all the Naked Girls in the 3+ years we’ve been active, thank you so much for all your support. We really enjoyed presenting these salons for you. If you think Boston deserves to keep its Naked girls Reading chapter, please write to the new managers, Elly & A.J., at nakedgirlsreading@gmail.com. Maybe with a large enough show of support we can get our license back.

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Memory Lane 7/1/12

Posted in Salons with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 2, 2012 by ngrboston

Our theme for this salon was books we Naked Girls enjoyed as children. Our readers were Miss Mina (myself), Fonda Feeling (the once and future Naked Girl), and Lady Grey (first time Naked Girl). Sadly Jena Kitten fell victim to the heat and was unable to join us.

We began with By Balloon to the Sahara, a Choose Your Own Adventure book. When we got to a choice, the audience voted, and the book passed to the next Naked Girl. It was an awful lot of fun and I suspect we’ll be doing it again.

Lady Grey started off with the beloved Boston classic Make Way for Ducklings.

Fonda Feeling read a few poems about childhood from Now We Are Six by A. A. Milne, the creator of Winnie the Pooh.

One of my favorite books was The House With a Clock In Its Walls by John Bellairs. I fiendishly did not read a passage that explained why there was a clock in the walls of the house.

Fonda Feeling is a mere stripling compared to the rest of us and the Harry Potter books came out when she was just a kid. She read the passage from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban where Harry receives the Marauders’ Map.

Lady Grey read a chapter from Roald Dahl’s Matilda about how the tiny girl devours every children’s book in the library and moves on to Dickens and Hemmingway, at the age of four.

We really could not have a reading of childhood books without including Where the Wild Things Are. I’m thrilled that I got to be the one to share how Max made mischief of one kind and another.

We finished out the evening by sharing Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book to wish everyone a good night.

Our next salon, Tall Tails, will be on Saturday, September 22nd at midnight at the Coolidge Corner Theatre.