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Listening in The Dark VIII: Plague of The Lousy Arachnids

Evan Michael Bush • Bob Deck • Joy Ovington • Eddie Whitlock • Candace Wiggins

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

If you haven’t already been creeped out enough by the Jorospiderfestation in your yard, please tune into our eighth annual Halloween Storytelling for Grownups (From a Safe Distance). You’ll be treated to the scariest tales, some original, by Listening in The Dark veterans Evan Michael Bush, Bob Deck, Joy Ovington, Eddie Whitlock, and Can Wiggins.

Watch the video on YouTube.


Evan Michael Bush has lived in Athens for over 16 years as a librarian, storyteller, musician, artist and collector of midnight tales. He was the creator of October Country, an evening of supernatural horror and suspense, and was the chair and organizer of the Stitching Stars Storytelling Festival here in Athens.

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.

Joy Ovington has enjoyed a lifetime of working in all aspects of performing and holds an MFA from the Florida State University / Asolo Conservatory for Professional Actor Training. Favorite roles include Witch #3 in MacBeth and Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. She enjoys choir singing and working with theatre companies around town.

Eddie Whitlock recently retired from Athens-Clarke County Library, where he managed the Library Store and coordinated volunteers. 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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