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Saturday, May 11 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Clive Barker's Books of Blood — 35 years on

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When Clive Barker published The Books of Blood in 1984, horror fiction readers took to its storytelling power, diversity of setting and character, and astonishing gore. As 2019 marks the 35th anniversary of The Books, their power and relevance persist. What are some of your choice stories? What do you think of some of their adaptation to film? What might explain Barker's path from theater to horror fiction to film directing? Do you have any technical/craft issues with some of the stories? What from them inspires you? What do The Books suggest about life during the Thatcher/Reagan era? Barker was one of the first dark/fantasy fiction authors to come out as gay before it was fully above-ground in mainstream Western culture--did you see his work in a different light than other writers?

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Larissa Glasser

Librarian, Broad Universe
Larissa's work at The Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library since 2008 includes reference and technical services, cataloging monographs and serials, digitization projects, archival processing, and website design. She previously worked as Curatorial Assisstant at Woodberry Poetry... Read More →

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Rena Mason

Awards Co-Chair/Guest Liaison/Pitch Sessions Organizer, Horror Writers Association
Guests of Honor contact for travel/hotel information.Please direct questions regarding the Bram Stoker Awards to stokerchair@horror.org
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John Edward Lawson

Co-Founder: Raw Dog Screaming Press
John Edward Lawson’s novels, short fiction, and poetry have garnered nominations for many awards, including the Stoker and Wonderland Awards. In addition to being a founder of Raw Dog Screaming Press and former editor-in-chief of The Dream People he currently serves as vice president... Read More →

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Saturday May 11, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Emerald Room