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Rhode Island Author Expo 2018
December 1, 2018

Rhode Island Author Expo 2018
10 AM - 4 PM
Rhodes on the Pawtuxet Cranston, RI
WADK Author Interview Series: Christa Carmen
November 23, 2018

WADK Author Interview Series: Christa Carmen
10:30 AM
1540 WADK Newport
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Rhode Island Comic Con
November 2-4, 2018

Rhode Island Comic Con
Friday: 3PM-9PM • Saturday: 10AM-7PM • Sunday: 10AM-5PM
Rhode Island Convention Center & Dunkin Donuts Center
Saugatuck StoryFest Guest
October 12-14, 2018

Saugatuck StoryFest Guest

Westport Library
20 Jesup Rd
Westport, CT 06880

Panel, Saturday, October 13, 2018, 12 pm: The Female Voice in Horror – Christa Carmen, Gwendolyn Kiste, & Chavisa Woods. Three rising voices in horror will engage Saugatuck StoryFest guests in a conversation about the future of horror and the role of the female voice in shaping that future.
Beans & Books’ Featured Author
October 6, 2018

Beans & Books' Featured Author

7:00 - 9:00 PM
Bean Barn
599 Tiogue Ave
Coventry, RI 02816
Savoy Launch Party
August 28, 2018

"Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked" Launch Party
Savoy Bookshop & Café, Westerly, RI
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A Night of Horror!
July 28th, 2018 at 7:00 PM

A Night of Horror!
Books on the Square 471 Angell St, Providence, Rhode Island 02906

Books on the Square and the New England Horror Writers present A Night of Horror! Hosted by Scott Goudsward and featuring authors Christa Carmen, Jason Parent, Matt Bechtell, Catherine Grant, and Kenneth Vaughan.
July 19-22, 2018

NECON 38, Northeastern Writers' Conference
The Roger Williams University Baypoint Inn and Conference Center
Portsmouth, RI

Panel, Friday, July 20th, 2 pm
The Spark: What Inspires a Great Short Story?: It's the question all short fiction writers hate - "Where do your stories come from?" And since most Necon Campers are too old to believe that old wives’ tale about a stork, we've gathered some of the best in speculative short fiction—Christa Carmen, Meghan Arcuri-Moran, Toni L.P. Kelner, Ed Kurtz, Helen Marshall, and moderator Nicholas Kaufmann—to give us a glimpse into their creative process.
July 12-15, 2018

Readercon, Quincy Marriott
Quincy, MA

Group Reading, Friday, July 13th, 2 pm
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 Christa Carmen, C.S.E. Cooney, Carlos Hernandez, Julia Rios, Patty Templeton, and Jessica Wick will regale you with a glorious gallimaufry of contemporary spec-fic.
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
  • “Through the Looking Glass and Straight into Hell,” from Orphans of Bliss: Tales of Addiction Horror (Wicked Run Press), has been nominated for the 2022 Bram Stoker Award® for Superior Achievement in Long Fiction!
  • We Are Providence: Tales of Horror from the Ocean State (Weird House Press) has been nominated for the 2022 Aurealis Award for Best Anthology!
  • COVER REVEAL THE DAUGHTERS OF BLOCK ISLAND, Christa Carmen’s “ingenious and subversive twist on the classic gothic novel,” in which the mysterious past of an island mansion lures two sisters into a spiderweb of scandal, secrets, and murder, is available for pre-order now (and will be released on October 10th)! The book’s page is also live at Goodreads, and can be added to readers’ ‘want to read’ lists. A huge thank-you to designer Caroline Johnson at Thomas & Mercer for the gorgeous artwork.


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