Love books that go bump in the night? Come fill your goodie bag with sweet literary tricks and treats doled out by a group of six ghoulishly giddy authors and their boiling broth of best friends. This Halloween Extravaganza happens at the Englewood Library on October 30th at 1 p.m. in cooperation with the Denver Writers Meetup Group. It’s free and open to the public.
Organizer Mike Hance describes the event as, “Festive. Sort of Mardi Gras in October feel. Costumes are not required, but prizes will be award for those deemed best-dressed. We’ll start off with introductions from each author, then go into an open panel discussion, some trivia, and then close with team writing exercises lead by our guests that should be engaging both to writers and readers.”
Authors in the panel include Mario Acevedo (THE NYMPHOS OF ROCKY FLATS), Jeanne Stein (The Anna Strong series), Stephen Graham Jones (Demon Theory), Ed Hickok (BLOOD NATION – The White Vampire), E.C. Stacy (Devil Music), and Betsy Dornbusch (Quencher).
The individual author websites are:
Mario Acevedo: http://www.marioacevedo.com/
Jeanne Stein: http://www.jeannestein.com/
Stephen Graham Jones: http://www.demontheory.net/
Ed Hickok: http://bloodnation.webstarts.com/
E.C. Stacy: http://www.myspace.com/ecameronstacy
Betsy Dornbusch: http://sexscenesatstarbucks.blogspot.com/
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The Denver Writers Meetup is an open writing critique group that meets on alternate Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons (plus book signings, workshops and events). They communicate and organize meetings and events through meetup.com and are sponsored by Create Space and Integrated Writer Services.
We asked Mike Hence more about Denver Writers Meetup. He explained, “We meet at Fireside Books and coffee on Thursdays and our own room in the Englewood Public Library on Saturdays. The general mood is laid back while taking the writing seriously. Anyone may submit up to 5 double-spaced pages that are fiction or non-fiction in any genre for review. We typically go out for drinks afterwards.”
Hence continued, “I don’t think people realize the level of strong support they have in Denver for creating the written word. “
He describes himself as, “A 40 something writer working on a suite of interconnected pulpy Horror short stories called “5 Silver Bullets and a Tumble of Scotch” for publication around the holidays. I also helped organize last year’s Denver ComicFest. I am also working on a musical/ operetta on ice called “The Mighty Seed”.
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