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, 28 November 2011

Twisted Tales of the Weird West: Event Round-up

What's better than an event round-up? A Wild West event round-up. Better yet, a *Weird* West event round-up. You braved the Liverpudlian gales to be with us on Friday and hear three great readings from Joel Lane, Amanda Hemingway and Gary McMahon as they delighted us with their stories from P.S. Publishing's new release the anthology Gutshot. Each story was introduced, as was the event as a whole, by Gutshot's editor, and a Twisted Tales favourite, Conrad Williams. You were then spoilt even further when yet another of the anthology's contributors Simon Bestwick joined the table to take part in an enlightening and spirited discussion of the Wild and Weird Wests.

Thanks to everyone who came out on such a wild and windy day, and also thank you to Joel, Amanda, Gary and Conrad. Here are some photos from the event which was decorated more in-line with the idea of Winter Wonderland than Wild West (yes, folks who attended the event, I'm not above using the same quip twice):

Conrad Williams introducing the night's entertainment.

Joel Lane reading his story "Those Who Remember".

Amanda Hemingway reading her story "Ghosts".
Gary McMahon lends his voice to his story "El Camino de Rojo".
Finally, the full assembly during the Q+A. From L to R: Gary McMahon, Conrad Williams, Amanda Hemingway, Joel Lane and Simon Bestwick.

Twisted Tales will return in January 2012. Keep an eye on the blog for further information about upcoming events.

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