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Upcoming Events

Launch Party
August 28, 2018

"Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked" Launch Party
Savoy Bookshop & Café, Westerly, RI
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Northeastern Writers' Conference
July 19-22, 2018

NECON, Northeastern Writers' Conference
The Roger Williams University Baypoint Inn and Conference Center
Portsmouth, RI
July 12-15, 2018

Readercon, Quincy Marriott
Quincy, MA

The New American Bizarrerie: A Reading From Gothic to Gilded, from Latinx Sci-Fi to Weird Americana, from the Icarus-altitudes of the Surreal to the depths of the Dark Fantastic, readers C. S. E. Cooney, Julia Rios, Carlos Hernandez, Jessica P. Wick, Patty Templeton, and Christa Carmen will regale you with a glorious gallimaufry of contemporary spec-fic.

Past Events

March 1-4, 2018

Providence Biltmore, Providence, RI

Panel: The Vital Importance of Tone, Saturday, March 3, 2018, 11:00 am.
Moderator: Jason Parent; Additional Speakers: Donna Lynch, Gregory Bastianelli, Matt Bechtel.
Description: Sometimes the line difference between horrific and hysterical lies only in the delivery. Horror straddles the absurd, the laughable, and the terrifying, often all in the same work. How does tone affect works of horror both in print and on screen? When does humor work with horror? What tonal elements contribute to successful horror/comedy/parody, and what tonal elements can be used to intensify the fright factor?
Borderlands Press Writers Boot Camp
January 26-28, 2018

Borderlands Press Writers Boot Camp
Towson University Marriott Conference Hotel
Towson, MD

Workshopped: 85,000 word horror/crime thriller, Coming Down Fast; 900 word flash fiction piece, “Crash.”
Read “Terror at Towson University Marriott: 2018 Borderlands Writers Boot Camp” blog post here.
An Evening with Stephen King + Owen King, authors of SLEEPING BEAUTIES
September 28, 2017

An Evening with Stephen King + Owen King, authors of SLEEPING BEAUTIES
Newtonville Books presents an evening with Stephen King and his son, Owen King, authors of SLEEPING BEAUTIES. Attended with Robin and Samara Amstutz, Stacey and David Thibeault, and Dave and LeAnn Rhone Hinchberger, of the Overlook Connection Bookstore & Press.

Read Christa Carmen’s review of Sleeping Beauties here.
Northeastern Writers' Conference
July 11-14, 2017

NECON, Northeastern Writers' Conference
The Roger Williams University Baypoint Inn and Conference Center
Portsmouth, RI
March 17, 2017

Ghosts, Saints, & Faeries,
Artists' Cooperative Gallery of Westerly
Westerly, RI

A night of stories, poems and songs featuring the hallowed and uncanny.
HISTORY: An Irish woman hanged as a witch for speaking Gaelic.
FICTION: A girl whose addiction turns her into a ghost even before she dies.
POETRY: A man asks his dead abuela to return and tell her own story after a lifetime of hearing other people tell it.
SONG: Banshees and haunted rose gardens, oh my!
DISCUSSION: How is a saint like a superhero? AND SO MUCH MORE!
Performances by Faye Ringel, C. S. E. Cooney, Carlos Hernandez, Patty Templeton, Christa Carmen, Jessica Wick, and Amber Longanchor.
First Fridays
First Fridays

Maize n Manna Whole Foods
Westerly, RI

Spoken word open mic for all ages from 6-7pm on the first Friday of each month. All forms of poetry, prose, essay or stories welcome. Original work encouraged!
Writers Digest Annual Conference
August 11-14, 2016

Writers Digest Annual Conference
Hilton New York Midtown
New York, NY
  • Fireside Magazine is a finalist for the 2018 Best Semiprozine Hugo Award! Fireside is edited by Brian White and Julia Rios; managing editor Elsa Sjunneson-Henry; special feature editor Mikki Kendall; publisher & art director Pablo Defendini. They’ve published a list of their 2017 contributors, including Christa Carmen, here.
  • Sci-Fi & Scary reviews Outpost 28 #2, edited by Dean Kuhta: “I was pulled in from the first story: ‘Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge,’ by Christa Carmen. It was also one of my favorites and I have to say that the title gave me a dark chuckle when paired with the band mentioned in the story.”
  • Unnerving 2018 Sale Announcement
    Preorder the 2018 Unnerving publishing schedule at a bulk price: 2018 Unnerving eBook Bundle: $40, includes Christa Carmen's "Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked." Add a four-issue subscription to Unnerving Magazine: $50, includes Christa Carmen's "Red Room," featured in Unnerving Issue #5.
  • The Grim Reader reviews Unnerving Magazine Issue #5: "Christa Carmen’s 'Red Room' is a different beast altogether. This story has some wicked imagery, a sinister and brooding atmosphere and a terrific ending. I’d go as far to say that this is one of the best short stories Unnerving has published in the magazine."


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  • Jiffy-pop and Horror Blogcast
    Unnerving publisher Eddie Generous talks to Christa Carmen about books, Rocky, and the Stanley Hotel.
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  • Gwendolyn Kiste’s Blog
    In the Red: Interview with Christa Carmen
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  • Grim Reader Reviews
    Calvin Demmer Talks to Christa Carmen
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