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Librarians Day at StokerCon 2022

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The Curtis Denver - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

1405 Curtis Street

Denver, CO 80202

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The Horror Writers Association presents our annual Librarians Day at StokerCon 2022, with programming by and for librarians.

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May 13, 2022

Curtis Hotel

8:45am - 4:45pm

$65 by 3/15, $75 after

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9-9:50am: Genre Blending in Horror: moderated by librarian and HWA Volunteer Coordinator, Lila Denning and featuring Gabino Iglesias, Alma Katsu, Clay McLeod Chapman, and Cynthia Pelayo:

Our current Horror renaissance is drawing new readers to the genre, but it is also inspiring many Horror authors to push at the edges, weaving elements of other popular genres into their works.

10-10:50am: Promoting Collections through Horror Programming: moderated by HWA Library Committee Co-Chair, Konrad Stump and featuring Ben Rubin from the University of Pittsburgh’s Horror Studies Archive, Hillary Dodge from Pikes Peak Library District, Michael Allen Rose from the Oak Park Public Library, and librarians from the Denver Public Library

Listen to our panel of experts share their wide variety of successes at their different libraries from across the country. We hope they inspire you to try more Horror programming at your library.

11-11:50am: Meet the Current HWA Diversity Grant Scholarship Recipients -- moderated by Diversity Grant selection committee members Larissa Glasser and V. Castro and featuring our current recipients.

The HWA Diversity Grant Recipients introduce themselves and discuss their work in this hybrid conference panel..

12-1:15pm: Buffet Lunch

Grab a plate of delicious food and join your fellow attendees and presenters in casual conversation.

1:15-1:30pm: HWA Chapters and You

HWA National Chapter Co-Coordinator Shawnna Deresch and local Chapter Coordinators, Carina Bissett and Hillary Dodge explain how library workers can join the HWA and their local chapter.

1:30- 2:20pm: Horror Press Roundtable: moderated by TorNightfire Blog Coordinator Emily Hughes and featuring representatives from Burial Day Books, Raw Dog Screaming Press, Off Limits Press and Black Spot Books among others.

The vibrant Horror independent press community features many publishers whose books are a great fit with most public library collections. Meet some of the representatives of our favorite small presses and learn about their upcoming titles. Electronic access to some of those titles will be made available to attendees.

2:30- 3:20pm: Middle Grade Horror: moderated by HWA Library Committee Co-Chair Becky Spratford and featuring Daniel Kraus, Fleur Bradley and Josh Roberts from Spooky MIddle Grade, as well as, Cat Scully and more.

With the announcement of the MIddle Grade Bram Stoker Award category for 2022, it’s time to learn more about the very best spooky books for grade schoolers.

3:30-4:45pm: Different Paths to Horror Success: Moderated by HWA Trustee and Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Linda Addison and featuring StokerCon 2022 Guests of Honor, Brian Keene and John Edward Lawson, as well as Stephen Graham Jones and Lisa Kroger.

To end the day join us for a lively and honest conversation about what it means to be successful in Horror.

Special thanks to our Librarians' Day volunteers from the HWA's Colorado Springs and Chicago Chapters

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The Curtis Denver - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

1405 Curtis Street

Denver, CO 80202

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Organizer Horror Writers Association

Organizer of Librarians Day at StokerCon 2022

THE HORROR WRITERS ASSOCIATION (HWA) is a nonprofit organization of writers and publishing professionals around the world, dedicated to promoting dark literature and the interests of those who write it. HWA was formed in the late 1980’s with the help of many of the field’s greats, including Dean Koontz, Robert McCammon, and Joe Lansdale. Today——with over 1800 members in countries such as Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark, Germany, Honduras, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Russia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad, United Kingdom and the United States——it is the oldest and most respected professional organization for the much-loved writers who have brought you the most enjoyable sleepless nights of your life.

One of HWA’s missions is to encourage public interest in and foster an appreciation of good Horror and Dark Fantasy literature. To that end, we offer the public areas of this web site, we sponsor or take part in occasional public readings and lectures, we publish a blog and produce other materials for booksellers and librarians, we facilitate readings and signings by horror writers, and we maintain an official presence at the major fan-based horror and fantasy conventions.

HWA is also dedicated to recognizing and promoting diversity in the horror genre, and practices a strict anti-harassment policy at all of its events.

As part of our core mission, we sponsor the annual Bram Stoker Awards® for superior achievement in horror literature. Named in honor of the author of the seminal horror novel Dracula, the Bram Stoker Awards® are presented for superior writing in eleven categories including traditional fiction of various lengths, poetry, screenwriting, graphic novels, young adult, and non-fiction. In addition, HWA presents an annual Lifetime Achievement Award to a living person who has made significant contributions to the writing of Horror and Dark Fantasy over the course of a lifetime.

For more information, please visit www.horror.org.

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