Summer Frights - 6-week Horror Writing School

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Summer Frights - 6-week Horror Writing School

The fourth installment of the horror writing school, presented by Alex Davis events and featuring guest workshops, feedback and much more.

By Alex Davis Events

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June 8 · 10:30am - July 18 · 12:30pm PDT



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Online Horror Writing School, June/July 2023

Guest Workshops x6: Thursday 8th June through to Thursday 13th July, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Feedback sessions x6: Tuesday 13th June through to Tuesday 18th July, 6:30pm-8:30pm

After three successful runnings so far, come and join us for some scares in the sun with SUMMER FRIGHTS! With a range of ticket packages available, you can take you pick from guest workshops, feedback sessions, one-to-ones and more.


Dave Jeffery (A Quiet Apocalypse series, Frostbite, Finding Jericho)

Maura McHugh (The Boughs Withered, Judges: Psyche)

Alison Moore (The Retreat, Eastmouth, The Lighthouse)

Teika Marija Smits (The Forgotten and the Fantastical series, Russian Doll)

Ashley Stokes (Gigantic)

Simon Kurt Unsworth (The Devil's Detective, The Devil's Evidence)


Thursday 8th June - Dave Jeffery: Mind your language: Reducing mental health stigma in horror and speculative fiction

Thursday 15th June - Simon Kurt Unsworth: Using History, Geography and Facts to Improve Your Story

Thursday 22nd June - Maura McHugh: Taking it Eerie: Writing Unsettling Scenes

Thursday 29th June - Ashley Stokes: A Glimpse in the Darkness: Developing Stories from Paranormal YouTube.

Thursday 6th July: Alison Moore: Bring Out Your Dread

Thursday 13th July: Teika Marija Smits: Unleashing the Monster Within

All six guest workshops are included in the silver package for the event.

The gold package includes all six guest workshops plus the six Thursday night group feedback sessions.

The gold plus package all workshops and feedback sessions plus feedback on up to 20k words of your fiction.

The platinum package includes all workshops and feedback session, feedback on 20k words of writing and two one-to-one sessions.

All feedback sessions, written feedback and one-to-ones will be provided by Creative Writing Lecturer, tutor and writer Alex Davis.

For any enquiries, email

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Alex Davis Events

Alex Davis is an established organiser of horror, fantasy and science-fiction events. He established and co-ordinates the popular Edge-Lit and Sledge-Lit events in Derby, with Edge-Lit now entering its eighth year. He also chaired the FantasyCon 2016 event in Scarborough, where Guest of Honour took in Joe Hill, Scott Lynch, Frances Hardinge, Derek Landy, Mike/MR Carey and Adam Nevill.

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