Gauntlet Reading Club: Every Heart a Doorway/Monsterhearts (Saturdays in March and April)

Note: Session one includes more seats than the rest of the run, as it’s the discussion group. Feel free to join us and take part in the discussion, but be aware that taking part in this session does not guarantee that you have a seat in the rest of the series

For the months of March and April, the Gauntlet Reading Club will be reading Every Heart a Doorway, the first book of Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Children series, paired with Monsterhearts by Avery Alder…

Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere… else.

But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children.

Nancy tumbled once, but now she’s back. The things she’s experienced… they change a person. The children under Miss West’s care understand all too well. And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world.

But Nancy’s arrival marks a change at the Home. There’s a darkness just around each corner, and when tragedy strikes, it’s up to Nancy and her new-found schoolmates to get to the heart of things.

No matter the cost.

We’ll be drawing on the thematic inspiration of Every Heart a Doorway rather than specific plot points, and will have a discussion on tone and content before play, as well as establishing Lines & Veils to provide a comfortable play experience.

We’ll be using Streamyard to discuss and play, but the sessions will only be recorded and posted publicly with everyone’s enthusiastic consent to each.

This game will take place under the Gauntlet Community Code of Conduct and the safety tools Script Change and X-Card will be in use. I will aim to get in touch with participants through either the Gauntlet Slack or email a week in advance of the game to confirm attendance and provide play materials. One seat is being reserved for Sabine.

Content Warnings for Every Heart a Doorway: References to transphobia, graphic descriptions of mutilation, harm to and death of teens

Saturday, March 5, 2022 7:00 PMSaturday, March 5, 2022 10:00 PM Session 1
Saturday, March 12, 2022 7:00 PMSaturday, March 12, 2022 10:00 PM Session 2
Saturday, March 19, 2022 6:00 PMSaturday, March 19, 2022 9:00 PM Session 3
Saturday, March 26, 2022 6:00 PMSaturday, March 26, 2022 9:00 PM Session 4
Saturday, April 2, 2022 6:00 PMSaturday, April 2, 2022 9:00 PM Session 5
Saturday, April 9, 2022 6:00 PMSaturday, April 9, 2022 9:00 PM Session 6
Saturday, April 16, 2022 6:00 PMSaturday, April 16, 2022 9:00 PM Session 7
Saturday, March 26, 2022 6:00 PMSaturday, March 26, 2022 9:00 PM Session 8