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Denver, Colorado

Defy Your Demons

Sip wine while enjoying an evening with local horror authors discussing the demons that drive their work and those beyond their control.

There are those who don’t simply hunt their demons down, but gleefully grab them by the throats, squeeze the life out of them, and dip their pens in the blood to chronicle the tale—we call them horror fiction writers.  

This October, celebrate Halloween season by confronting the demon on your chest with Atlas Obscura and six horror authors. Gathered together at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop, authors will unveil their psyches, recount the battles they’ve waged against their own personal demons, and share the stories these clashes inspired. 

Drinking tickets include a selection of white and red wine.

Authors

  • Award-winning author Stephen Graham Jones (Mongrels, Mapping the Interior)
  • Novelist, short-story writer and two-time honorable mention in Ellen Datlow’s Year’s Best Horror, DeAnna Knippling (Alice’s Adventures in Underland, A Murder of Crows)
  • Horror Writers Association and Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America member Chris Phillips (IGMS, Apex Magazine, Penumbra eMag, Sci Phi Journal)
  • Thomas C. Mavroudis, MFA (Turn to Ash, Terror in 16-BitsYear’s Best Body Horror, Weirdbook)
  • Dark fantasy writer Linnea Linton (Denver Horror Writers)
  • Ghost story aficionado Effie Rose (Denver Horror Writers)

A Q&A panel will follow the reading wherein you’ll be granted full creative license to poke and prod our dark scribes to your heart’s content, followed by an opportunity to purchase signed copies of their works, as well as plenty of time to mingle with your fellow guests over a glass of wine.

This event was created by Josh Schlossberg in partnership with Atlas Obscura. Josh is an investigative journalist and horror fiction writer living in Denver.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

  • Alcohol is available for attendees with a valid 21+ ID.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes early to check-in. Follow signs downstairs to the "grotto."
  • Event will run rain or shine.
  • This event is suitable for ages 12+.
  • ADA: This event is taking place in an old home that is not wheelchair accessible. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please contact james.oneill@atlasobscura.com for additional accessibility information/questions.
  • A small lot is adjacent to the building and street parking is available. Please read signs carefully and carpool when possible.

QUESTIONS?

Email James O'Neill at james.oneill@atlasobscura.com.

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