Bringing the Weird and Dead to Life

By Melody Giles

On Oct. 18, FRCC, the English Department, Student Life, and the Westminster Public Library put on the second annual Bringing the Weird and Dead to Life Author Panel. For the event local authors Mario Acevedo, Stephen Graham Jones, Molly Tanzer, and Carrie Vaughn came and answered questions about their books and writing styles, giving aspiring authors an idea of what to do and what to expect.

As you walked into the Cafe Rotunda, there were balloons, Halloween decorations and candy spread out across each table. Off to the side, Boulder Book Store sold books from each author, and in the back there was food.

After the Q&A, audience members had the opportunity to meet the authors and get books signed.

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“I loved this event because it gave me a chance to socialize and hear from other authors,” said student Elizabeth Loos.

“It’s a good outreach and a little bit of paying it forward, getting to talk to other writers,” said Author Carrie Vaughn. “When I was an up-and-coming writer, it was important to meet writers and know it was a possible thing to do. So that’s something I like to do, is come out and talk to writer and people who are interested in writing.”

20181018_195532Photos by Lindsey Brand

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