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Saturday, April 18 • TBA
Murders, Monsters, and Marriage: Writing and Stretching Genre Fiction

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Some people call it “genre” writing, but publishers call it gold. Horror, crime, sci-fi, romance, and noir have always been popular, but what challenges do they present for writers? Novelists will discuss their own experiences writing and being published in these genres, as well as tips on how to creatively engage genre expectations, establish your own distinct voice, create suspense, and more.

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Dave Ring

dave ring is a writer, counselor and dilettante living in Washington, DC.  He is the chair of the OutWrite LGBTQ Book Festival and an active member of the Speculative Wordsmiths.  He is also the publisher and managing editor of Neon Hemlock Press.  He has two speculative anthologies... Read More →
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Tara Campbell

Tara Campbell is a writer, teacher, Kimbilio Fellow, and fiction co-editor at Barrelhouse. She received her MFA from American University. Previous publication credits include SmokeLong Quarterly, Masters Review, Wigleaf, Booth, Jellyfish Review, Strange Horizons, and CRAFT Literary... Read More →
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Tara Laskowski

TARA LASKOWSKI’s debut suspense novel One Night Gone won the Agatha Award, Macavity Award, and the Anthony Award. She also wrote two short story collections, Modern Manners for Your Inner Demons and Bystanders. She has won the Agatha Award and Thriller Award for her short fiction... Read More →
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Kelly Maher

Kelly Maher is the author of contemporary romances that feature smart heroines, witty heroes, and settings that make you feel like you’re living there. Kelly has been published since 2006 and has had stories selected to be part of anthologies from Cleis Press and Black Lace Books... Read More →
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E. A. Aymar

Of E.A. Aymar’s The Unrepentant, Publisher’s Weekly wrote, “gut-wrenching…readers who appreciate depth of character alongside gritty nonstop action will be rewarded.” His past thrillers include the novel-in-stories The Night of the Flood (in which he served as co-editor... Read More →

Saturday April 18, 2020 TBA