Do not be a hog at readings. If you have ten minutes to read, take the ten minutes . . . or less. Last night someone read for close to 20 minutes, despite the 10-minute allotment. That is asking a lot of the audience and it is not fair to the other writers who work within the allotted time.... We all love our work and the sound of our words and voices, but remember.. . a reading is a gift, not a right.