Nov 20, 2022
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Rhode Island Horror
Rarities Books & Bindery
Join Christa Carmen, Joshua Rex, Aron Beauregard, and
Gage Greenwood at Rarities Vintage Bookstore for an
afternoon of coffee and horror.
Oct 23, 2022
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Little Pop Up Shop of Horrors Part 2
Join Christa Carmen, Curtis M. Lawson, Jason Parent,
Brennan LaFaro, and Aron Beauregard at Buttonwoods Brewery.
Entrance and parking is in the back of the building. The
tasting room will be open for the duration of the event.
Beers will be available for purchase from both Buttonwoods
Brewery and Origin Beer Project. Vendors inside and
out - rain or shine.
Oct 20, 2022
Author Talk ft. the contributors to We Are Providence
Savoy Bookshop & Café
Savoy Bookshop & Café presents a talk and Q&A with the authors of
We Are Providence: Tales of Horror from the Ocean State. Please join
us in welcoming: Christa Carmen, Mary Robles, Steven Belanger,
Joshua Rex, Jason Parent, Paul Magnan, Aron Beauregard, Curtis
Lawson, and K.H. Vaughan.
Oct 5, 2022
Terry Brooks in Conversation w/ Christa Carmen
The United Theater
Watch Hill, RI
Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café present an author talk
at The United Theatre with Terry Brooks in conversation with Christa
Carmen for the new book, Daughter of Darkness. Purchase tickets
Sep 25, 2022
11:30 – 1:30 am
The Ocean House
Watch Hill, RI
Thriller Panel with Christa Carmen, Luanne Rice, Stuart O’Nan, and John
David Mann and moderated by Deborah Goodrich Royce. Register
Please note, tickets purchased for this event are non-refundable. Books will be
available for purchase onsite through Savoy Bookshop & Cafe.
Aug 29, 2022
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Gothic Literature and the Supernatural in New England
Otis Library presents a hybrid event offering a celebration of two
new books and a chance to learn more about the supernatural in New
England. Faye Ringle, PhD. is launching her second book on the New
England Gothic; Dr. Ringel will be speaking via Zoom. Horror writer
Christa Carmen of Westerly will be present at Otis Library to speak
about her research into Rhode Island's Gothic history. She is the
editor, along with Lauren Elise Daniels, of We Are Providence: Tales
of Horror from the Ocean State; Daniels will be joining the discussion
via Zoom from Brisbane, Australia. We Are Providence features twenty
stories and poems by writers who live—or have lived—in Rhode Island.
Many of the authors will be joining the discussion in person and via
Zoom. Copies of the anthology and The Gothic Literature and History
of New England: Secrets of the Restless Dead will be available for
sale in the Community Room.
Aug 28, 2022
1:00 – 4:00 pm
”Double Play” Book Signing
Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
Christa Carmen joins fellow RI author Mike Squatrito for an
afternoon of Grey Sail beverages and books!
August 19 - 21, 2022
Graduate & Omni Hotels
Friday – 2-3:15pm
Under Conditions of Absolute Reality: Shirley
Jackson’s Life and Legacy – Waterplace Ballroom, Omni
Hotel, 2nd floor
From the publication of her then-controversial short “The
Lottery” until her untimely death at the age of forty-eight,
Shirley Jackson produced an enduring body of novels and
short stories that still resonate today. Our panelists discuss
the life and enduring legacy of one of the masters of American
Panelists: Christa Carmen, Carrie Laben, Sean Moreland (M),
Saturday – 3:30-4:45pm
AUTHOR READINGS – Narragansett Bayview Room, Graduate
Hotel, 17th floor
Craig L. Gidney, Daniel Braum, Christa Carmen, K.H. Vaughan
The Weird on a Small Color Screen – Waterplace
Ballroom, Omni Hotel, 2nd floor
Fire up the color console and adjust your antenna! Our
panelists from 2019’s The Weird on a Black and White Screen
return to continue their discussion on the weird television
shows from the 70s and 80s, taking the legacies of the classic
anthology series of the black and white era and tracing the
broadcast weird to when cable and cheap VHS tapes forever
changed the content available in our living rooms.
Panelists: Inanna Arthen, Christa Carmen, F. Brett Cox,
Nicholas Kaufmann (M), Joseph Zannella
Weird House Press book release party – We Are
Providence – Ocean State Suite A, Graduate Hotel, 2nd
Please join the contributors and co-editors of We Are
Providence: Tales of Horror from the Ocean State for a launch
party in honor of their “haunting, scary, and delightful”
(Gene Flynn) new anthology from Weird House Press. Join Joshua
Rex, John Lynch, Christa Carmen, Mary Robles, Jason Parent,
Victoria Dalpe, L. E. Daniels, Mary Robles, Mr. Michael Squid,
Paul Magnan, Barry Dejasu, H. Y. Hsu, K. H. Vaughan, Curtis
M. Lawson, and Steven E. Belanger as they mingle/hang-out,
share some short teaser-readings and camaraderie, sign copies,
and maybe sell some cool merch.
Sunday – 11am-12:15pm
The Weird Has Always Been Female: The women’s canon
of weird fiction – Biltmore Ballroom, Graduate Hotel, 17th
Recent scholarship shines an increasing light on the women
founders and pioneers of weird fiction who have been there
since the beginning of the genre. Sometimes sidelined,
sometimes writing under pseudonyms, sometimes celebrated. Our
panelists trace the history of the weirdwomen who shaped the
genre, identify those overlooked or forgotten, and discuss the
influence of women writers from Mary Shelley to the modern
Panelists: Christa Carmen, Nicole Givens Kurtz, Elena
Tchougounova-Paulson, Zin E. Rocklyn, Ann VanderMeer
July 10, 2022
1:00 - 6:00 PM
PVD Horror Presents
DARK ARTS FESTIVAL
Artists - Writers - Filmmakers
And So Much More!
530 Wellington Ave #22, Cranston, RI 02910
Join RI Chapter members Christa Carmen, Joshua Rex, Victoria
Dalpe, Curtis M. Lawson, Barry Lee Dejasu, Paul Magnan, and
Aron Beauregard at Buttonwoods Brewery. Entrance and parking
is in the back of the building. The tasting room will be open
for the duration of the event. Beers will be available for
purchase from both Buttonwoods Brewery and Origin Beer Project.
Vendors inside and out - rain or shine.
May 12 - 15, 2022
Christa Carmen will be participating in several events as
part of the HWA's virtual convention:
“Writing Workshops,” moderated by Brian Matthews and
featuring Christa Carmen, Brian Keene, Mary SanGiovanni,
Meghan Arcuri, Tim Waggoner, and Tracy Cross, and “The
Origins of Monsters,” moderated by James Aquilone and
featuring Christa Carmen, Philip Fracassi, and Terrie
October 30, 2021
HWA RI – Halloween Eve Readings
Join HWA RI chapter members Steven Belanger, Christa
Carmen, Lauren Elise Daniels, Curtis M. Lawson, and
Joshua Rex for an evening of short, spooky readings,
steaming live on Oct. 30th at 8 pm!
May 20 - 23, 2021
Christa Carmen will be participating in four different events as
part of the HWA's 1st virtual convention:
American Female Gothic Panel
Christa Carmen moderates a panel on the American Female Gothic
with Jewelle Gomez, Jo Kaplan, Gwendolyn Kiste, Lisa Kröger, Cynthia
Pelayo, and Sarah Read.
Reinventing the Classics Panel: How Modern Horror Is Transforming the Tropes
Gwendolyn Kiste moderates alongside panelists Christa Carmen, L. Marie
Wood, Gordon B. White, Naching Kassa, Lee Murray, Rhonda Garcia, and Carina
Bissett as we talk all about our favorite classic horror monsters and how
those monsters are being reinvented in the 21st century.
HWA Chapters: What They Do and How to Start One
James Chambers moderates a discussion on HWA chapters with panelists
Christa Carmen, Kevin Wetmore, Carina Bissett, Neil D'Silva, Shawnna
Deresch, Carol Gyzander, Kenneth Cain, & Rami Ungar.
United In the Dark - Part 2: Gothic Horror w/ Christa Carmen
It's October! That might mean a lot of different things to
different people, but for cinephiles and genre fans alike, it's
a month for horror. Throughout the month we'll be sharing our
horror recommendations to help you program your own October haunts.
In this edition, horror author Christa Carmen shares her thoughts
on the romanticized terrors of Netflix's The Haunting of Bly Manor
and The Haunting of Hill House, and offers a few gothic book
suggestions worth a read this Halloween season and beyond.
Salem Horror Fest
Reading: "What Are Little Girls Made Of?" Christa Carmen
Feb 22, 2020
Noir at the Bar
115 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
Featuring Christa Carmen, Evelyn Archer, Christine Lajewski, Vanessa Lillie, Jenna
Moquin, & Trisha Wooldridge.
Feb 20, 2020
Savoy Bookshop & Cafe
10 Canal Street
Westerly, RI 02891
Book talk and signing featuring Kelly Braffet for her new novel The Unwilling, in conversation
with local author Christa Carmen.
Dec 19, 2019
PVD Speculative Presents: An Evening of Dark Fiction
50 Exchange Terrace, Providence, RI 02903
Welcome to an evening of dark fiction readings by Christa Carmen, Curtis M. Lawson,
Errick Nunnally, Barry Lee Dejasu, and Joshua Rex.
Nov 4, 2019
Tapped Apple Winery Reading
37 High Street
Westerly, RI 02891