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CAA/SFC Webinar: Writing Modern Gothic Horror – Canadian Edition
July 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Gothic horror literature was born of the Dark Romanticism movement of the late eighteenth century and, like all literature, has adapted and evolved to reflect changing times and cultures. The constant elements include dread, isolation, insanity, decay, the grotesque and the speculative. Gothic stories rely heavily on atmosphere and setting; they delve into the shadows and uncover horrors. KT Wagner will provide an overview of modern gothic writing, including the growing subgenre of Northern Gothic (further defined by our vast and varied Canadian landscapes, peoples, histories, and traditions) as well as ideas and tools for writing your own gothic tale.
As a result of participating in this webinar, attendees will have an overview of the modern gothic horror genre and some tools and ideas for creating their own gothic horror stories.
Presenter: KT Wagner
Length: 90 minutes (including Q&A)
Level: Basic and Intermediate
COST: This series is free due to COVID-19’s impact on the writing community; space in the live event is limited to the first 100.
About the Presenter
Surrounded by gnomes, gargoyles and poisonous plants, KT Wagner writes Gothic horror and op/ed pieces in the garden of her Maple Ridge home. She teaches writing-related workshops and helps create literary community including write-ins, an annual ghost story writing retreat and co-organizing Golden Ears Writers. KT graduated from Simon Fraser University’s Writers Studio in 2015 (Southbank 2013). She is an active member of The Horror Writers Association of America (HWA) and SF Canada and is on the Federation of BC and Yukon Writers (FBCW) board. Her short stories are published and podcast in magazines and anthologies. She is currently working on a novel.
Can’t attend on that particular date? No problem — as long as you’re registered, we’ll send you a link to the recording within 48 hours of the live webinar.