Monday, March 5, 2012

Call for Submissions: Spoofing 'Goodnight Moon' at Hollins

On Monday April 2 at 7 p.m. in the Green Drawing Room on quad at Hollins University, you're going to be part of a whole series of belly laughs if you're there for the Margaret Wise Brown Festival. I'm going to read three spoofs on her classic children's book Goodnight Moon and about five authors from our region will read their newly-minted spoofs.

Deadline for submission is 5 p.m. March 27.

The books I'm reading are Goodnight George Bush, Goodnight Keith Moon and Goodnight iPad. MWB was a 1932 graduate of Hollins and one of its first internationally-recognized authors. Goodnight Moon has been universally beloved for many years and recently Hollins presented a marvelous play based on the book.

This post is serving as a call for spoofs from the region's writers. If you don't know the story, here it is (read to you by Susan Sarandon). The book has a perfect construction to invite inventive spoofs (can't wait to see the almost obligatory Goodnight, Rush and if somebody doesn't turn it in, I have one half finished).

The guidelines are simple: stick to the book's plot; keep it within the PG range and make it funny. Send your submissions to me at and I'll get them to the group of Hollins people (and me) who will select the submissions that will be read. I hope you will all come to this. It's guaranteed to be a hoot.

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