Listening in The Dark 2020 FlyerListening in The Dark VII: (From a Safe Distance)

Tracy Adkins
Bob Deck
Eddie Whitlock
Candace Wiggins

Athens-Clarke County Library
2025 Baxter Street
Athens, Georgia
706 613 3650

Premiere: Thursday, October 29, 2020

It’s not easy coming up with a program scarier than everyday life, but if you’d like a distraction from the pandemic, please tune into our seventh annual Halloween Storytelling for Grownups (From a Safe Distance) beginning on Thursday, October 29!

Athens author Candace Wiggins tells her original rural southern ghost story “Haint;” Tracy Adkins will read a selection from her book, Ghosts of Athens: History and Haunting of Athens, Georgia; ACCL Library Store Manager Eddie Whitlock will tell a spooky original tale; and Bob Deck from the Bogart Library tells “Ave Maria,” the story of a disembodied soprano.

This year we be online only, with the program accessible from the Reflecting, Sharing, Learning web page. We’ll also be posting videos from the last two years’ Offerings, Listening in The Dark VI: Revenge of The Creeps, and Listening in The Dark on Haunted Hill.


Tracy L. Adkins is the author of Ghosts of Athens: History and Haunting of Athens, Georgia (2016). She is currently working on a sequel, More Ghosts of Athens, as well as the upcoming book, Ghosts of Asheville (2020). She is an enthusiastic member of the board of the Friends of the Winterville Library. Other hobbies include writing narrative fiction, poetry, screenplays, and software instructions.

Bob Deck is a native Georgian but he also was career US Navy, moving 11 times in 20 years, living in Greece, Italy and Diego Garcia. He enjoys reading, exercise, and working at the Bogart Library.

Eddie Whitlock manages the Library Store and coordinates volunteers for the Athens-Clarke County Library. He is the author of two books: Evil is Always Human (2012) and POTUS of the Living Dead (2014). He is currently working on a sequel to his first novel.

Candace Wiggins first published in the online crime zine, “Hardluck Stories”; while writing art and movie columns for various newspapers and working at CNN, TBS and Reuters. She has stories in anthologies from Planet X Publications, including “The Phantasmagorical Promenade”; “Strange Stories From the Sea”; “Test Patterns: Weird Westerns”; and many others. She’s had stories published in The AWA Collective straight outta Athens, Georgia and co-wrote a script, “Eidolon”.

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