On August 19, Writing Without Walls took their show to The Subterranean Arthouse in Berkeley, consistent with their goal of “addressing the Bay Bridge mingling gap.” With co-conspirator Jeff Von Ward on a travel adventure, Gina Goldblatt and Rey-Phil Genaldo hosted the third installment of this series, themed “Subterranean.” With excellent organization and a firm curatorial hand, “Writing Without Walls” continues to realize its promise as a welcome addition to the Bay Area scene.
In “Nobody’s Dragging ME Under” Roberta D’Alois decribes a teenaged girl’s desperate efforts to fit in with the cool kids until something goes terribly wrong.
Jeff Gibson’s “Max” describes a young man’s disturbing confrontation with a friend’s descent into madness.
The shattering effects of war on a child who endures the bombing of Panama are explored in Teresa Walsh‘s “Jose and the Hemisphere.”
In Matthew Gordan’s humorous take on the vampire fad (“From Bathurst to Transylvania”), a hapless fan attends a showing of “Nosferatu” under extremely odd circumstances.
Lastly, Charles Kruger (yes, yours truly) shares some “Classroom Vignettes At The Juvenile Hall” that might be more true-to-life than we’d like to imagine.