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

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

NEW EVENT: Twisted Tales of the Weird West

Our next event is a tie-in with P.S. Publishing's new anthology of Weird West stories, Gutshot. Here's the blurb for the book:

The place of the cowboy in fiction is wrapped up in violence and elegiac beauty. Their stories are underpinned by misery and threat. But in among the guns, knives and blood, there was love and hope and glory. The 20 tales between these covers offer a bizarre take on the myths of the Old West. You are as likely to meet a villain from the 21st century as a varmint from the 19th. There are monsters, real and imagined. There are ghosts and gangsters, masked men and marauders. There are showdowns and final sunsets. Above all there is the kind of awe that we all yearn for in our stories. Gutshot is a Smith & Wesson gripped by a skeletal fist, chambers loaded with alien ice, muzzle pointed at your heart . . .

And here's the beautiful poster designed for us by P.S. Publishing based on Gutshot's own superb cover (original art by Caniglia).

So, the details in full:

Friday 25th November, 6-8pm Waterstone's Liverpool One
Tickets are FREE (please reserve in store or on 0151 709 9820)
Introduction from Gutshot's editor, Conrad Williams
Readings from three of the contributors:
Gary McMahon
Joel Lane
Amanda Hemingway
-Plus- a £3 on-the-night-only discount on Gutshot (r.r.p £20)


Official Facebook Event: HERE


  1. Excellent stuff. I've missed the last couple at the eleventh hour for various reasons, but this looks great!

  2. Sounds like another brilliant event!


Comments on this blog are moderated. We will have them posted up as soon as possible, thank you for your patience.