Opening Remarks & Clay McLeod Chapman performs "Late Bloomer"
Clay McLeod Chapman is the author of novels Ghost Eaters, Whisper Down the Lane, The Remaking, and miss corpus, story collections nothing untoward, commencement and rest area, as well as The Tribe middlegrade series: Homeroom Headhunters, Camp Cannibal and Academic Assassins. His new novel, What Kind of Mother, was released on September 12, 2023.
Chapman is the creator of the rigorous storytelling session The Pumpkin Pie Show. In the twenty years of its existence, it has performed internationally at numerous festival including the Romanian Theatre Festival of Sibiu, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, New York International Fringe Festival, and many many more.
Other projects include writing for comics, podcasting, and performing. You can listen to Quiet Part Loud, a 12-part horror podcast series from Jordan Peele and Monkeypaw Productions, written by Chapman and Mac Rogers, on Spotify. Chapman’s story "Late Bloomer" was adapted into a short film, directed by Craig William Macneill. An official selection at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, the short won Best Short at the Lake Placid Film Festival and the Brown Jenkin Award at the 12th Annual H .P. Lovecraft Film Festival.
Chapman was educated at the North Carolina School of the Arts for Drama, the Burren College of Art, and Sarah Lawrence College. He currently teaches writing at The Actors Studio MFA Program at Pace University.
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