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Saturday, May 11 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
When Your Life Becomes the Horror Story: Writing Through Personal Tragedy

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Life is terrible sometimes. Loved ones die. Disease threatens. Disasters tear a stable, productive life to rags. How do we, as writers, approach our craft in times of personal crisis? Is it even possible to write when you’re in the middle of a catastrophe? Hear from writers who have been through life’s ringer about how they handled hardship and writing, and how they came through on the other side.

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KM Hammond

Writer. Cancer survivor. I'm sure I'll come up with something witty or impressive to put here later. :)

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Mary Turzillo

Mary Turzillo won the 2000 Nebula for novella with "Mars Is No Place for Children." Her poetry collection, Lovers & Killers, won the 2013 Elgin Award. She has been on the British SF Association, Pushcart, Stoker, Dwarf Stars, and Rhysling ballots. Sweet Poison, written with... Read More →
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Brian Keene

Award-Winning Author
BRIAN KEENE writes novels, comic books, short stories, and nonfiction. He is the author of over fifty books, mostly in the horror, crime, and fantasy genres. They have been translated into over a dozen different languages and have won numerous awards (see below).His 2003 novel, The... Read More →
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Stephanie M. Wytovich

Stephanie M. Wytovich is an American poet, novelist, and essayist. Her work has been showcased in numerous anthologies such as Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories, Fantastic Tales of Terror, Year's Best Hardcore Horror: Volume 2, The Best Horror of the Year: Volume 8, as well as many... Read More →
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Cynthia Pelayo

Guest of Honor
Cynthia “Cina” Pelayo is an International Latino Book Award winning and three-time Bram Stoker Awards® nominated poet and author.She is the author of LOTERIA, SANTA MUERTE, THE MISSING, and POEMS OF MY NIGHT, all of which have been nominated for International Latino Book Awards... Read More →

Saturday May 11, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Grand View Room B-C