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Friday, June 16 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Monstrous Mothers and the Women Who Write Them

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Often, in horror films and literature, mothers are either given little to no character development, or are painted as villainesses. This panel will seek to explore why motherhood in horror is such a scapegoat for villainy, and the panelists, some of whom are mothers themselves, will discuss the tensions that can arise within the dynamic of motherhood, and the complex emotions that it can invoke, which is where some of our most truly interesting tales of horror stem from.

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Christa Carmen

writer, CLB Creative, LLC
Author bio: Christa Carmen lives in Rhode Island and is the Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of the short story collection Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked. She has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA from Boston College, and an MFA from the University of Southern... Read More →

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K.P. Kulski

K.P. KULSKI is a Hawaii-born Korean-American author, historian, and career vampire of patriarchal tears. Channeling a lifelong obsession with history and the morose she’s managed to birth the gothic horror novel, Fairest Flesh, and novella, House of Pungsu. She bartered nine years... Read More →
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Zoje Stage

Zoje Stage is the author of BABY TEETH, WONDERLAND, GETAWAY, THE GIRL WHO OUTGREW THE WORLD, and MOTHERED. She lives in Pittsburgh, PA.
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Katrina Monroe

Katrina Monroe is the author of THEY DROWN OUR DAUGHTERS and GRAVEYARD OF LOST CHILDREN. She lives in Minneapolis with her wife, where she is a private investigator by day and mom to Very Hungry Teenagers the rest of the time. Her short work has previously been published at Great... Read More →
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Willow Becker

Weird Little Worlds Press
Willow Dawn Becker is the CEO and Editor-In-Chief for Weird Little Worlds Press. She likes eating blueberries and looking at butterflies when ah is not reading scary stories and watching (or making) scary movies. She lives in Utah with her daughters, husband, dogs and ghosts.
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Stephanie M. Wytovich

Stephanie M. Wytovich is an American poet, novelist, and essayist. Her work has been showcased in numerous magazines and anthologies such as Weird Tales, Nightmare Magazine, Southwest Review, Year's Best Hardcore Horror: Volume 2, The Best Horror of the Year: Volume 8 & 15, as well... Read More →

Friday June 16, 2023 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
Ellwood I-II