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Books Around the Corner: Horror Book Club (REMOTE)

We will meet on Thursday July 22nd at 6:30pm and discuss Paradise Club by Tim Meyer. About the book: Welcome to Paradise. Sandy beaches. Crystalline waters. An all-inclusive resort with virtually everything you can think of. A true idyllic paradise. An event is taking place at Paradise Club that wasn’t on the brochure: a dangerous game pitting the hotel’s guests against a gang of bloodthirsty maniacs. Elliot Harper—family man and FBI agent—is about to find out how fast heaven can become hell when every single vacationer is forced to become a ruthless killer in order to survive. A team of killers have been unleashed, and they won’t stop until every single guest is dead. Let the mayhem begin . . . TO ATTEND: 1) Purchase the book club…

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Books Around the Corner: No Shelf Control Book Club (REMOTE)

Join us for No Shelf Control Book Club. This book club features books from a wide range of genres including contemporary fiction, young adult, mysteries, thrillers, science fiction, historical fiction,  fantasy, and more. We will meet second Thursdays. Our July meeting of the No Shelf Control Book Club will be on July 8th at 6:30pm. We will discuss The Library of the Dead by T. L. Huchu. About the Book: Sixth Sense meets Stranger Things in this sharp contemporary fantasy following a precocious and cynical teen as she explores the shadowy magical underside of modern Edinburgh. WHEN GHOSTS TALK SHE WILL LISTEN Ropa dropped out of school to become a ghostalker – and they sure do love to talk. Now she speaks to Edinburgh’s dead, carrying messages to those they left behind. A girl’s…

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Horror Book Club (REMOTE)

We will meet on Thursday June 24th at 6:30pm and discuss Wytches by Scott Snyder. About the book: Everything you thought you knew about witches is wrong. They are much darker, and they are much more horrifying. Wytches takes the mythology of witches to a far creepier, bone-chilling place than readers have dared venture before. When the Rooks family moves to the remote town of Litchfield, NH to escape a haunting trauma, they’re hopeful about starting over. But something evil is waiting for them in the woods just beyond town. Watching from the trees. Ancient – and hungry. TO ATTEND: 1) Purchase the book club book to support our shop. If you already own the book you may purchase a gift certificate or sponsor a stack for $15…

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Horror Book Club (Remote)

We will meet on Thursday May 27th at 6:30pm and discuss High Moor by Graeme Reynolds. About the book: When John Simpson hears of a bizarre animal attack in his old home town of High Moor, it stirs memories of a long forgotten horror. John knows the truth. A werewolf stalks the town once more, and on the night of the next full moon, the killing will begin again. He should know. He survived a werewolf attack in 1986, during the worst year of his life. It’s 1986 and the town is gripped in terror after the mutilated corpse of a young boy is found in the woods. When Sergeant Steven Wilkinson begins an investigation, with the help of a specialist hunter, he soon realises…

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Delve Readers Seminar: The Madwoman in the Attic and the Monstrous Feminine

The “mad woman in the attic” is a common trope in gothic literature, but who is she? And how did she end up there? Integral to the gothic genre are stories of madness and haunting, which often serve as metaphors for social violence, race, gender and class warfare, and the abject. Stereotypically, the female protagonist in gothic literature plays the role of victim, but what about when she participates in her own monstrosity? In this seminar, we will explore some lesser known gothic novels with female protagonists who became “monstrous”, and explore the intersections between horror, mental illness, psychoanalysis, sexual repression, and gender identity in these female authored 20th century gothic works. Texts: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson Wide Sargasso…

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Books Around the Corner: Horror Book Club (Remote)

We will meet on Thursday April 22nd at 6:30pm and discuss Later by Stephen King. About the book: SOMETIMES GROWING UP MEANS FACING YOUR DEMONS The son of a struggling single mother, Jamie Conklin just wants an ordinary childhood. But Jamie is no ordinary child. Born with an unnatural ability his mom urges him to keep secret, Jamie can see what no one else can see and learn what no one else can learn. But the cost of using this ability is higher than Jamie can imagine – as he discovers when an NYPD detective draws him into the pursuit of a killer who has threatened to strike from beyond the grave. LATER is Stephen King at his finest, a terrifying and touching story of…

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IPRC: Horrorshow: A Creative Writing Workshop

Expectation, tension, and catharsis– these are states of being that horror films excel in representing. In this class, we will examine horror films and their associated imagery to discuss and write through our fears, nightmares, and hidden desires. Designed for poets but suitable for all writers and horror-buffs, this class is for those who want to identify and battle the monsters under their beds. Taught by Eva Bertoglio $15-30 sliding scale Register here and Zoom link will be sent on the day of the workshop

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Horror Book Club (Remote)

We will meet on Thursday March 25th at 6:30pm and discuss Dead Lake by Darcy Coates. About the book: She’s battling artist’s block ahead of a major gallery exhibition. Staying at the lake house is her final, desperate attempt to paint the collection that could save her floundering career. It seems perfect: no neighbors, no phone, no distractions. But the dream retreat disintegrates into a nightmare when Sam sees a stranger by the lake. A tall, mysterious man stands on the edge of her dock, staring intently into the swirling waters below. He starts to follow her. He disables her car. He destroys her only way to communicate with the outside world. And something about the man seems… unnatural. Soon Sam suspects he’s responsible for…

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Horror Book Club (Remote)

We will discuss The Lesser Dead by Christopher Buehlman. About the book: The secret is, vampires are real and I am one. The secret is, I’m stealing from you what is most truly yours and I’m not sorry… New York City in 1978 is a dirty, dangerous place to live. And die. Joey Peacock knows this as well as anybody–he has spent the last forty years as an adolescent vampire, perfecting the routine he now enjoys: womanizing in punk clubs and discotheques, feeding by night, and sleeping by day with others of his kind in the macabre labyrinth under the city’s sidewalks. The subways are his playground and his highway, shuttling him throughout Manhattan to bleed the unsuspecting in the Sheep Meadow of Central Park…

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Horror Book Club (Remote)

TO ATTEND: 1) Purchase the book club book to support our shop. If you already own the book you may purchase a gift certificate or sponsor a stack for $15 or $25 dollars depending on if the book club book is paperback or hardcover. 2) Email us after your purchase that you plan on attending and we’ll provide the password. The Books Around the Corner Horror Book Club is led by the owner/librarian, Stephanie Rose, and meets monthly on the fourth Thursday of every month at 6:30PM. We would like to extend an invitation to all of our horror loving customers . Our book discussions aim to bring people together to talk about books in a safe and inviting atmosphere. Come and enjoy a lively…

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