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Constructing Dread in Horror Writing with Bloomsbury Institute

September 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Step inside Bloomsbury Publishing as we collaborate with London Horror Festival on the art of constructing dread in the Horror genre and writing scary stories that terrify on the page and the stage.

Join us as three writers of truly terrifying stories chat to us about how they devise characters, scenes and settings that instil dread in their readers and viewers. We marvel at the way they seek to terrorise and entertain in equal measure.

Our panel for this horrifying discussion includes Laura Purcell, author of gothic horror novels for Raven Books (see: Bone China), Carrie Thompson, one half of Hermetic Arts and writer of folk horror plays: BADD, Unburied and April, and Sasha Wilson, Artistic Director of the award-winning Out Of The Forest Theatre and author of plays: Bury the Hatchet about Lizzie Borden and Call Me Fury about the Salem Witch Trials.

Their discussion will be chaired by Joe Willis, horror writer/producer and co-producer of London Horror Festival with Katy Danbury.

We hope you’re free to join us.

Date: Tuesday, September 3rd
Timing: Doors open for our free drinks reception at 6:00pm. Event starts at 6:30pm prompt, followed by audience Q&A and book signing. Event concludes at 8:00pm.
Venue: Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square, WC1B 3DP
Nearest station: Tottenham Court Road
Tickets: £20 for Adults / £15 Concessions. Adult tickets include a copy of Bone China by Laura Purcell

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September 3, 2019
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Event Category:


London Horror Festival


Bloomsbury Publishing
50 Bedford Square
London, WC1B 3DP United Kingdom
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