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Friday, May 10 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
How to Start a Regional HWA Chapter

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Being part of a supportive, like-minded community of writers is one of the many benefits of the HWA. But what happens after StokerCon? How can we continue to be active members of the horror-writing community throughout the year, and what are the benefits of doing so? In this panel, members of the HWA’s newly formed Atlanta Chapter will discuss the process, challenges, and rewards of setting up a regional chapter of the organization.

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Andy Davidson

Andy Davidson is the author of IN THE VALLEY OF THE SUN, which was nominated for the 2017 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel, This is Horror's Novel of the Year, and the 2018 Edinburgh International Book Festival's First Book Award. His second novel, THE BOATMAN’S... Read More →

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David Powell

I've placed six stories in the past year--hard-boiled crime, dark fantasy, sci-fi, and literary spec. My problem is I don't want to be restricted to one style. I'd love to talk with anyone who has struggled with this issue.
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Jeff Strand

Four-time Bram Stoker Award nominee. Zero-time Bram Stoker Award winner. Ten-time (!) Bram Stoker Award Master of Ceremonies.Author of plentiful books for your reading pleasure, including Pressure, Dweller, My Pretties, Graverobbers Wanted (No Experience Necessary), Clowns Vs. Spiders... Read More →
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Crystal O'Leary-Davidson

Professor of English, Middle Georgia State University
Talk to me about the Gothic, horror films from the '70s on, role-playing games like Vampire: the Masquerade or Dungeons and Dragons, and women in horror. I write on film and comics, the Gothic, and I write fiction under the name C. O. Davidson. I'm a founding member of the Atlanta... Read More →
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Brian Kirk

Hi. My name is Brian Kirk, and I write strange, often scary stories.My debut novel, We Are Monsters, was a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award in the first novel category. And my short fiction has been published in several notable magazines and anthologies, such as Gutted: Beautiful... Read More →

Friday May 10, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Berkey Room