received_10206459772433177.jpegSaints and Sinners Literary Festival 2016.

Saturday April 2nd, 1 PM – CREATURES OF THE NIGHT

If writers are supposed to “write what you know”—how do you create supernatural beings like vampires and werewolves and witches, oh my? Can you make up your own rules, or do you have to follow in the footsteps of those who have gone before? Once considered a “low” genre, horror has redefined itself over the last few decades, expanding in many different directions, and has taken on topics and themes once considered the purview of “high literature.” Join us as we talk about redefining the field of paranormal fiction, and the difficulties LGBTQ writers face as they work to get their voices heard.

Panelists: N.S. Beranek, ‘Nathan Burgoine, Mary Griggs, Jerry Rabushka, and Jeffrey Ricker. Moderator: Candice Huber. Hotel Monteleone, Royal Salon C.