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"A Christmas Carol" reading today in a pop-up theatre at 5 East Gravers Lane in Chestnut Hill, 1-2 pm.

I'm reading "A Christmas Carol" today in a pop-up theatre (aka empty storefront) at 5 East Gravers Lane in Chestnut Hill, 1-2 pm.

I'll be reading from the same prompt book Charles Dickens wrote for himself when he did readings of "A Christmas Carol." I've heard it said he never did it the same way twice; perhaps he did it the same way I'm doing it. Just the once.

I will be accompanied by a harpist. She will be very confused. Come and watch her face.

The reading is part of a day of Christmas events in Chestnut Hill, including a parade, other readings, other music, and possibly a Christmas Schmitter.

Interesting piece on Pottermore.com on how the animation illustrations were conceived for the movie.

J.K. Rowling included the "Tale of the Three Brothers" as an important plot point in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" presumably because there weren't enough plot threads to untangle in the big fat seventh-and-final book of the series. She later published "The Tales of the Beadle of Bard" separately for a charity benefit, and it holds up quite well as a separate, light read.

Interesting piece on Pottermore.com on how the animation illustrations were conceived for the movie.