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

Monday, 21 May 2012

The Return of Twisted Tales

When we announced in January that we would have to end Twisted Tales, this was because we both had significantly heavier workloads and felt that we could not sustain the project to the level it had reached. Several months of reflection and conversations with friends and colleagues have allowed us to find solutions to our time constraints, meaning that we can bring Twisted Tales back in a sustainable form. The first is that we will organize far fewer events, but will work to make them all the more special. The second, and most exciting, development is that we will be expanding the Twisted Tales blog team to include other horror experts and enthusiasts, who will edit and grow their respective sections. Our first new additions to the team are:

Lorna Jowett: Television Editor
Lorna Jowett is a Reader in Television Studies at the University of Northampton, UK, where she teaches some of her favourite things, including horror, science fiction, and television, sometimes all at once. She is the co-author with Stacey Abbott of TV Horror: Investigating the Darker Side of the Small Screen (2012) and the author of Sex and the Slayer: A Gender Studies Primer for the Buffy Fan (2005). Published articles cover a wide range of genre television, film and popular culture, and she is on the editorial board of Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association.

Tim Franklin: Games Editor
Tim has recently arrived in the Black Country and is setting up as a freelance literature project coordinator. He has completed a course in playwriting at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre, and a collection of reviews and mad railings at the government can be found at his blog, Unsuitable for Adults. He's a gamer, and that's where his interest in horror is most keenly focused. He has contributed a co-authored article with Pete Wolfendale, ‘Kant on the Borderlands’, for the collection Dungeons and Dragons and Philosophy (forthcoming Autumn 2012).

We look forward to bringing you more of the best of 21st horror and having a great time doing it.

David McWilliam and Glyn Morgan

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