Jillian Weise read from her novel The Colony about a woman at a genetic engineering camp who receives visions of Charles Darwin. Alvin Orloff read a scene from Gutterboys about a nebbish and a hustler in a back room. Anne Raeff gave the first ever reading from Winter Kept Us Warm, a haunting novel set in Berlin after the War. Jesus Angel Garcia read from the baddest part of badbadbad. Aimee Valentine read a scene about a tattoo artist, the Duchess of Touchless, from a work in progress.