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PVD Speculative Presents: An Evening of Dark Fiction
Dec 19, 2019

PVD Speculative Presents: An Evening of Dark Fiction
6-8 PM
Koto Providence
50 Exchange Terrace, Providence, RI 02903
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Welcome to an evening of dark fiction readings by Christa Carmen, Curtis M. Lawson, Errick Nunnally, Barry Lee Dejasu, and Joshua Rex.

Past Events

Nov 4, 2019

Tapped Apple Winery Reading
6:30 PM
37 High Street
Westerly, RI 02891
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Rhode Island Comic Con
Nov 1-2, 2019

Rhode Island Comic Con
Friday: 3PM-9PM and Saturday: 10AM-7PM
Rhode Island Convention Center & Dunkin Donuts Center
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Teen & Adult Halloween Book Reading
Oct 30, 2019

Teen & Adult Halloween Book Reading
7 PM
Savoy Bookshop & Cafe
10 Canal Street
Westerly, RI 02891
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Halloween-themed book reading for teens and adults featuring Christa Carmen (Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked) and Coral Isabella Aurora (The Teenager's Guide to Surviving a Horror Film).
Saugatuck StoryFest
Sep 27-28, 2019

Saugatuck StoryFest
Westport Library
20 Jesup Rd
Westport, CT 06880
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Aug 21-25, 2019

NecronomiCon 2019
Biltmore Hotel
11 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI 02903
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Pre-Party Readings, Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.: A special author reading event at the Black Box at AS220, 95 Empire Street in Providence, Rhode Island. Authors will share 7-10 minutes each of their work.

Panel, Friday, August 23, 2019, 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.: SONGS THE SANDMAN SINGS: THE LEGACY AND INFLUENCE OF E.T.A. HOFFMANN – Newport-Washington, Omni 3rd Floor. German Romantic and polymath E.T.A. Hoffmann (1776 – 1822) was an early pioneer in science fiction and fantasy, with macabre sensibilities that influenced Poe, Kafka, and Hitchcock. Perhaps best known for his stories The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, The Sandman, and Automata, his work and ideas connected fantasy, mesmerism, dreams, and machine culture in ways sometimes overlooked today. Panelists Christa Carmen, Michael Dirda, Sean Moreland (M), Sonya Taaffe, & L.C. von Hessen discuss his work and illuminate his enduring influence on weird fiction.

Panel, Sunday, August 25, 2019, 3:00 – 4:15 p.m.: THE DREAMLANDS AND DREAM NARRATIVE IN HPL – Washington-Newport Room, Omni 3rd Floor. Dreams figure prominently in the work of Lovecraft, both in his Dream Cycle stories and in other work. Our panelists explore the geography and denizens of the Dreamlands, and his use of dreams in general in fiction and poetry. What were the major influences on his dream writing and how did his own dreams invade his waking life? How have writers expanded on or modified his ideas since? Close your eyes and find out! Panelists: Christa Carmen, Pete Rawlik (M), Jason Bradley Thompson, Peter Cannon, James Chambers.
Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Horror Reading Event
May 2, 2019

Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Horror Reading Event
Time TBD
Lovecraft Arts & Sciences
65 Weybosset St, Providence, RI
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Warwick Public Library Author Meet & Greet
March 30, 2019

Warwick Public Library Author Meet & Greet
10 AM – 3 PM
Warwick Public Library
600 Sandy Ln, Warwick, RI
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Rhode Island Author Expo 2018
March 23, 2019

Noir at the Bar
6 PM
Hosted by Noir At the Bar PVD
115 Empire Street, Providence, RI
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Wyrd: A Horror Reading Event
March 14, 2019

Wyrd: A Horror Reading Event
7 PM - 9 PM
Koto Sushi & Grill
90 Washington St, Salem, MA
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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
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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
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Saugatuck StoryFest Guest
October 12-14, 2018

Saugatuck StoryFest Guest

Westport Library
20 Jesup Rd
Westport, CT 06880
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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
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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.
StokerCon
March 1-4, 2018

StokerCon
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
  • Massive Dark Fiction Book Bundle! Sign up for these twenty-four authors’ mailing lists (with one click!) and win twenty-four print copies of each author’s latest release!
  • Unnerving Women Book Bundle! Get 7 paperbacks for $70 + free shipping to CA, US, & UK: Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked by Christa Carmen, Fountain Dead by Theresa Braun, The Maiden Voyage and Other Departures by Jessica McHugh, Licking the Devil's Horn by Renee Miller, Breathe. Breathe. by Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi and includes pre-orders of Howl by Renee Miller and To Be Devoured by Sara Tantlinger.
  • The Elvelon Press Team welcomes a new head of Media Relations, Helena! You can read more about Helena in Issue #2 of Outpost 28 via Christa Carmen’s short story "Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge," but just to give you a taste for who Helena is, this restless spirit enjoys terrorizing adolescents through the medium of a Ouija board, shape-shifting, and speaking in tongues. Let's give Helena a nice, warm human heart, err, welcome to Elvelon Press!!!

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