Haunted Christmas Tales

In this episode, we discuss the age-old tradition of reading ghost stories on Christmas! Here are the books we discuss in this episode:

The Green Room by Walter de la Mare

Christmas Eve on a Haunted Hulk by Frank Cowper

The Diary of Mr. Poynter by M. R. James

The Night Before Christmas by Nikolai Gogol

This is the last episode of Season 1, and we want to thank you for listening from the bottom of our hearts. 

For season two of The Host Dispatch, we want to connect more with our community and to get your voices in the mix! We plan to read listener stories, poems and experiences on air. To that end, I’d like to put out a call for submissions for the beginning of season 2:

"2020 has been such a difficult year for so many of us, in ways we never could have imagined. There has been so much suffering and loss due to the pandemic, so much social upheaval in pursuit of justice for black lives, and the bipoc community, and the conversation won’t end here. As a community of book lovers, I feel we’ve learned that books are not only an escape from reality, but can be tools we use to cope with and better understand our reality. I know I’ve learned just how powerful a book can be in helping to change the minds and hearts of those who are willing to listen. To that end, we want to hear from you: Tell us What book has helped you cope this year? What book feels like the most important book for the year 2020? What should we be reading to carry us into the new year, to face whatever challenges may come in 2021?

We want to hear about your experience with these books, and to create a powerful reading list to share with our listeners and our community to kick off 2021 in the best way possible! All genres welcome!"

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