The Lawrence Memorial Library will present “Creepy Classics”, an hour of spooky stories for adults, on Thursday, October 27th, at 7pm. The reader will be Jim Stapleton, a trustee of the Library. The presentation will be part of the Library’s year-long celebration of its hundredth birthday, “A Century of Stories”. The Library is located at 40 North Street, 2 blocks north of the traffic light in Bristol. The presentation is free and refreshments will be served.
Stapleton will read bone-chilling tales, tidbits, and poems from a variety of nightmarish sources, some well known, some not. His authors will include Edgar Allan Poe, Franz Kafka, William Shakespeare, and Walter de la Mare. He has promised to introduce his listeners to a “mystery author” by reading one of his tales.
Jim Stapleton moved to Bristol 2 years ago with his wife, Diana Bigelow, from the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. He and Diana have performed locally in various contexts, including his own play “Henry & Emily, The Muses in Massachusetts” at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury, as well as “The Importance of Being Earnest” and the recent Talent Show/Fundraiser, both at Holley Hall in Bristol.