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Friday, June 16 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Into the Woods: Rural Horror

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A rural setting in horror can make for a great, unnerving location, but it can also lure writers into overused stereotypes. Join panelists to discuss what makes these settings so effective, how to avoid or refresh certain tropes, and much more.

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Sam Rebelein

Sam Rebelein holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College, with a focus in horror and memoir. Sam's work has recently appeared in Bourbon Penn, Coffin Bell Journal, Press Pause Press, Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year, and elsewhere. HarperCollins' horror and crime... Read More →

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John Langan

John Langan is the author of two novels and five collections of stories.  For his fiction, he has received the Bram Stoker and the This Is Horror awards.  With Paul Tremblay, he co-edited Creatures: Thirty Years of Monsters (2011).  He is one of the founders of the Shirley Jackson... Read More →
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Timothy G. Huguenin

Hillbilly writer of the strange and spooky, living in the dark Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia. Author of LITTLE ONE, WHEN THE WATCHER SHAKES, and UNKNOWING, I SINK. Short fiction in VASTARIEN, DIM SHORES PRESENTS VOL. 2, and THE SATURDAY EVENING POST. Get a free ebook at tg... Read More →
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C.W. Briar

Author, C.W. Briar
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Sonora Taylor

Sonora Taylor is the award-winning author of several books and short stories. Her books include Seeing Things, Little Paranoias: Stories, Without Condition, The Crow’s Gift and Other Tales, and Wither and Other Stories.  She also co-edited Diet Riot: A Fatterpunk Anthology with... Read More →
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Erin E. Adams

Erin E. Adams is a first-generation Haitian American writer and theater artist. Her debut novel, Jackal, was a finalist for the Edgar Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the Lefty Award. It was also named one of the best books of the year by Esquire, Vulture, PopSugar, Paste, and Publishers... Read More →

Friday June 16, 2023 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
Brighton III-IV