My StokerCon 2019 Schedule

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This week I’ll be driving up to Grand Rapids, Michigan to participate in the Horror Writers Association’s annual StokerCon event (May 9-12). I’m teaching a workshop, appearing on a couple of panels, giving a reading, and signing books.

Here are the specifics:

Thursday May 9

7:00-8:00 p.m. Emerald Room Panel: “Whatever Walked There, Walked Alone”: Bad Places in Contemporary Horror

Friday May 10

8:00-10:00 a.m. Heritage Hill Room. Horror University Workshop (Beyond Branding: Discovering the Writer You’re Meant to Be)

Note: Horror University workshops are paid events not included in convention registration. For my class, you’ll need to be registered no later 9 p.m. Thursday night. Visit the Horror University section of the StokerCon website for more information.

4:00-5:00 p.m. Winchester Room. Reading Block 12. I’ll be reading alongside Sarah Hans and Usman Malik

5:00-6:30 p.m. Crown Foyer. Mass Autograph Session and Ice Cream Social  A good opportunity to get your books signed. (Although, feel free to ask for autographs at other times during the con, too. Usually I can spare a moment in the hallway for a quick signature!)

Saturday May 11

12:00-1:00 p.m. Grand View Room A, Panel: Bloody or Creepy: Can It Ever Be Too Much?

Cushing’s Bookshelf Episodes 11&12

Episode 11: an enthusiastic look at The New Annotated Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (edited and with a foreword and notes by Leslie S. Klinger)

 

Episode 12: a mixed review of Annie Dillard’s The Writing Life

Cushing’s Bookshelf, Ep 10: Smells Like Teen Spirit

This week on Cushing’s Bookshelf, I take a look at Arthur Rimbaud’s A Season in Hell.

Cushing’s Bookshelf, Ep. 9: MIDNIGHT COWBOY

This week on Cushing’s Bookself, I take a look at a transgressive classic. Midnight Cowboy by James Leo Herlihy.

 

Named as a Special “Imaginator” Guest at Imaginarium 2019 (October)

Here’s the full press release from the folks who run the convention!

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Online Horror Writing Classes Available

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Online horror writing classes are now officially in session at The Nightmare Institute! The full video of Lesson #1 is now up on Patreon for my $15 backers. Other goodies are available at the $1 and $5 levels, too.

Check out the link?   https://www.patreon.com/nicolecushing

Cushing’s Bookshelf, Ep.8: The Profit Monster

This week, I discuss the best book about the publishing industry I’ve ever read: André Schiffrin’s memoir, The Business of Books. A highly recommended read for writers and aspiring writers who want to know how the proverbial Big Five sausage gets made.

The Nightmare Institute: Lesson #1 (A Free Excerpt)

I’m  looking forward to launching my series of horror writing instructional videos, The Nightmare Institute. The full video for Lesson #1 drops on Wednesday April 17, for Patreon Super-Patrons. In the meantime, here’s a free excerpt available to all.

Cushing’s Bookshelf, Ep. 7: Nosedive

Despite my recent softball injury, I’m back this week to discuss Ahmed Bouanani’s The Hospital. It’s a book marinated in bleakness, foulness, and oneiric energy, and it was one of my favorite reads of 2018.

The Nightmare Institute: A Free Introduction

The first horror writing video course I’ll be offering through The Nightmare Institute is called “Poe and the Building Blocks of Horror”. A practical, hands-on look at the “engine” of horror fiction, how to build it, and when it needs repair

Here’s a video in which I provide more information.