Reading of “The Four Senses”

10288762_10204404392332815_4941618668333392283_nYou are invited to attend a read-through of the first 50,000 words of my novel-in-progress, The Four Senses. RSVP right away on the facebook event page if you would like to read a part!


Reading of The Four Senses

Sunday, October 12senses
1:00pm – 9:00pm
Lehigh Valley Presbyterian Church
31 S 13th St, Allentown, Pennsylvania 18102

1. a digital device from which to read the text (I’ll email it)
2. food, lots of food: at least two meals to share potluck-style
3. maybe something comfy to sit on, as it’s all metal folding chairs in there

Here is a (cheesy) description of the book:

If you were forced to choose, would you rather be blind or deaf? This is the question that Cassandra Woods, adjunct professor of English and angst-ridden emerging adult, thinks she faces throughout The Four Senses: a 104,000-word piece of new-adult literary fiction that is part road novel, part dystopian literature. As Winston Smith anticipates the bullet to the back of the head throughout George Orwell’s 1984, so Cass knows that her first step towards investigating a possible government conspiracy is the first step towards sensory deprivation. But meanwhile, she is a confused girl struggling to pay the bills, carve out a career path, and manage relationships. Following a series of mysterious blog posts, she sets out on a road trip across the United States that is also the American twenty-something’s emotional journey towards adulthood. Her story is punctuated by philosophical musings on the nature of narrative, of sensory perception, and of the human mind.


About Sørina Higgins

Sørina Higgins is a PhD student in English and Presidential Scholar at Baylor University. She also serves as Chair of the Language and Literature Department at Signum University, online. Her latest publication is an academic essay collection on "The Inklings and King Arthur" (Apocryphile Press, December 2017). Her interests include British Modernism, the Inklings, Arthuriana, theatre, and magic. She holds an M.A. from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English. Sørina blogs about British poet Charles Williams at The Oddest Inkling, wrote the introduction to a new edition of Williams’s "Taliessin through Logres" (Apocryphile, 2016), and edited Williams’s "The Chapel of the Thorn" (Apocryphile, 2014). As a creative writer, Sørina has published two books of poetry, "The Significance of Swans" (2007) and "Caduceus" (2012).

One thought on “Reading of “The Four Senses”

  1. Sharon Gerdes says:

    Hello Sorina! This is exciting. I will definitely be there. Were you planning on starting the read right at one? Or were you going to eat first?

    Love, Sharon

    Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:16:05 +0000 To:

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