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
Monday, 7 October 2013
NEW EVENT: Twisted Tales of Gothic Manchester
Twisted Tales of Gothic Manchester, a collaboration with Dr Linnie Blake and Dr Xavier Aldana-Reyes of the newly formed Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University, is now a FREE event. Join us for readings by and conversation with award-winning writers Ramsey Campbell and Conrad Williams and new talent Stephen McGeagh as we explore why they decided to use Manchester as the backdrop for some of their most horrific stories.
6-7.30pm Sunday 27th October 2013
International Anthony Burgess Foundation
3 Cambridge Street
Tickets are now going fast, so make sure you book yours here.
Ramsey Campbell is Britain’s most respected living horror writer, according to the Oxford Companion to English Literature. He is author of, among many others novels, The Nameless (1981), adapted to film in 1999, The Hungry Moon (1986), The Darkest Part of the Woods (2003) and, more recently, Ghosts Know (2011) and The Last Revelation of Gla’aki (2013). Ramsey is based in Liverpool, but has written about Manchester and the North West more generally. His multiple awards for short stories and novels can be found here.
Conrad Williams is a horror writer from Warrington. He is the author of seven novels, four novellas and a collection of short stories. Conrad won the August Derleth award for Best Novel with One (British Fantasy Awards 2010) and his The Unblemished won the International Horror Guild Award for Best Novel in 2007. He has also won the British Fantasy Award for Best Newcomer (1993) and a British Fantasy Award for Best Novella with The Scalding Rooms (2008). In 2009, he was Guest of Honour at the World Horror Convention.
Stephen McGeagh is a horror writer and former MMU student. His debut novel Habit was published in 2012 by Salt and takes place in contemporary Manchester. It has been praised by writers such as Ramsey Campbell and Nicholas Royle, and has been selected for the first term of the Contemporary Gothic Reading Group at MMU. Stephen is currently writing a new novel, a horror tale set in Salford.