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Originally published Friday, December 14, 2012 at 5:01 AM

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‘Short Stories Live’ brings a Christmas twist to Town Hall

Town Hall’s holiday edition of “Short Stories Live” this Sunday is a worthy antidote to the relentless cascade of holiday cheer.

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’Tis the season for just about everything but author appearances — at this festive time, Seattle’s bookstores mostly concentrate on getting their wares into the hands of eager patrons.

There is one literary event to tout, a worthy inoculation against another 10 days of relentless Christmas music. At 4 p.m. Sunday at Town Hall Seattle, the “Short Stories Live” series features “Another Rogue’s Christmas,” an afternoon of unconventional holiday stories, poems and music.

Actors Frank Corrado and Megan Cole, as well as historians Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard (who directs) will read from Chekhov’s “The Shoemaker and the Devil”; British writer Jane Gardam’s “The Zoo at Christmas” (Gardam wrote the wonderful novel “Old Filth”); O’Henry’s “Christmas by Injunction” and the classic “Reginald’s Christmas Revil” by Saki. Music by Pineola (Leslie Braly, John Owen and Josh Woods.)

Tickets are $15/$13 at the door. Town Hall: 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle (206-652-4255 or

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