Praise for Twisted Tales Events

'In the past few years Twisted Tales has become a major force in the promotion and appreciation of horror fiction. As well as putting on author readings and signings at bookshops it has expanded into organising larger events, bringing authors and critics together for discussions of the field. I've been involved in quite a few of both and have found them hugely enjoyable and stimulating - I believe the audiences did as well. May Twisted Tales continue to grow and prosper! If you love the field, support them! I do.' - Ramsey Campbell

‘Twisted Tales consistently produce well-organised events for writers and readers of horror. What really distinguishes Twisted Tales for me is the intelligent themes and investigations they pursue, and the high quality of the discussions they always stimulate. As an author I've been invited to three of their events and have been pleasantly startled, to near shocked, by the attendance levels - two out of three were even sold out. I salute anyone who contributes so much to the literary and cultural life of horror fiction.’- Adam Nevill

'Twisted Tales events are wonderful... a great way of promoting 21st century horror fiction. Supported by Waterstone's Liverpool One and really well organised, Twisted Tales brings together established names in the genre as well as new voices and of course readers. Looking forward to much more to come...' - Alison J. Littlewood

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Twisted Tales #2

Friday 26th November was our second Twisted Tales event. Obviously we knew that we had a hard act to follow with the great show and attendance of the last event. However, we were not to be disappointed. We had great attendance which is a brilliant result given that the first one had the advantage of being associated with Halloween. As for the performance, we can't praise our three authors (Simon Kurt Unsworth, Paul Finch, and Graham Joyce) enough - they provided the varied, entertaining and spirited readings we want to show off at Twisted Tales and were a joy to have in Liverpool. Initial feedback from the audience was also overwhelmingly positive and TTA Press seemed to get a good night of it too with a reasonable number of magazine sales and subscriptions taken out.

Overall it went really well and we'd  love to get your feedback on the night. Below are some of the photos taken:

Simon Kurt Unsworth reading his pirate horror tale "An Afternoon with Danny"

Simon Kurt Unsworth

Paul Finch reading "Elderly Lady, Lives Alone"

Paul Finch who got the best post story "Ooooo" from the audience

Graham Joyce at work

Graham Joyce

Graham Joyce reading a very moving section of new novel The Silent Land


  1. Hey
    I had a great time there last night, three great readings and a great pleasure to meet Graham Joyce and bask in the presence of Ramsay Campbell.
    We're running a fledgling reading group over in Chester, for which we have a Wordpress page. I'm going to put a Twisted Tales link on there so that our members know all about forthcoming events. I'd really appreciate it if you could put our link on your page as we are hungry for new members:

  2. Thanks for you comments. I've added a link to your group, sounds good. I might look in on it myself in the future.


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