Join us at 9:30 pm for Author Readings from some of the most notable authors writing in the cosmic horror and Weird tale genre! Seating is limited.
Christopher Burke’s fiction has appeared in Nightscript, The Yellow Booke, and on The NoSleep Podcast. He is a regular contributor at weirdfictionreview.com, and other nonfiction is available in Thinking Horror, Vol. 2. Christopher grew up in Kentucky and now lives in Rhode Island with his fiancée, Cassandra. More information can be found at www.christopherburkewords.com.
Fiona Maeve Geist resides in WXXT country with her cat and many partners. She has written academic work in Trans Studies Quarterly, along with work on neglected women in genre fiction for Lamplight Quarterly. She also has contributed to MOTHERSHIP: a Science Horror RPG along with other projects under wraps. She also has several pieces of fiction forthcoming. She edited Larissa Glasser’s debut novella "F4" along with several pieces of short fiction and would like someone to try to break that 100% placement streak. Finally, she is an occasional contributor to CLASH Media.
Victoria Dalpe is an artist and writer based out of Providence, RI where she lives with her husband, filmmaker and writer Philip Gelatt, and their son. Her dark short fiction has appeared in over twenty-five anthologies and her first novel, Parasite Life came out in 2018 through ChiZIne Publications and will be re-released in 2022 through Nightscape Press. Her short story collection, Les Femmes Grotesques, will be out with Clash Books in 2022. She is a member of the HWA and the New England Horror Writers. Victoria also co-edited the Necronomicon 2019 Memento Book with Justin Steele.
Matthew M. Bartlett is the author of several short story collections including Gateways to Abomination, its sequel Creeping Waves, and Where Night Cowers. His new short novel is entitled The Obsecration. He has recorded several spoken word records and has stories published in a variety of anthologies and journals. In late 2020 he joined the Great Resignation, immediately launching his current ongoing project, now in its third year: a subscription service for monthly illustrated chapbooks, entitled the WXXT Program Guide. He lives in Western Massachusetts with his wife Katie Saulnier (whose art graces the cover of Gateways to Abomination) and their cats Peachpie and Larry.
Livia Llewellyn is a writer of dark fantasy, horror, and erotica, whose short fiction has appeared in over forty anthologies and magazines and has been reprinted in multiple best-of anthologies, including Ellen Datlow’s The Best Horror of the Year series, Years Best Weird Fiction, and The Mammoth Book of Best Erotica. Her first collection, Engines of Desire: Tales of Love & Other Horrors (2011, Lethe Press), received two Shirley Jackson Award nominations, for Best Collection, and for Best Novelette (for "Omphalos"). Her story "Furnace" received a 2013 Shirley Jackson Award nomination for Best Short Story. Her second collection, Furnace (2016, Word Horde Press), received a Shirley Jackson Award nomination for Best Collection and won the 2016 This is Horror Award for Best Collection—an Italian edition will be published by Independent Legions in October. You can find her online at liviallewellyn.com, and on Instagram and Twitter.