True Crime – Call For Papers

True Crime: Fact, Fiction, Ideology is an interdisciplinary conference seeking to explore this genre in its myriad incarnations. Proposals are sought for 20 minute papers.

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Impossible Spaces Launch Party

FREE EVENT, with wine reception from 7pm. Readings from Ramsey Campbell, Simon Bestwick, Douglas Thompson, Rachel Yelding, Tracy Fahey, Jeanette Greaves, Tej Turner, Nancy Schumann, and Jessica George. There’s also a LAUNCH PARTY DISCOUNT on book sales and competition/giveaways! Friday 19th July 2013 19:00 to 21:00 (BST) International Anthony Burgess Foundation 3 Cambridge Street Manchester […]

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Cannibalism Competition

Following on from the Twisted Tales of Cannibalism event in April, we have SIGNED copies of three fantastic novels to give away! Enter via Rafflecopter at the bottom of the page (international entry welcome). Blonde on a Stick, by Conrad Williams An extraordinary killer, the Four-Year-Old, has arrived in London, and is hell-bent on destruction. No sooner has PI Joel […]

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North City Library

Monday 17th June 6-7:30pm North City Library Rochdale Road Harpurhey M9 4AF Whitefield author Toby Stone will be reading from his debut novel Aimee and the Bear. Admission is free, but please note due to the content of the book this is only suitable for persons over the age of 16. “Stone is a superb […]

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Prestwich Book Festival

Hic Dragones presents… A Night of Strange and Dark Fictions as part of Prestwich Book Festival Monday 27th May, 7.30pm Prestwich British Legion (near Heaton Park tram station) 225 Bury Old Road Prestwich M25 1JE Tickets £5 (+ booking fee) in advance from the festival’s Eventbrite shop Come and listen to some of the finest […]

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Twisted Tales of Cannibalism

Wednesday, 24 April 2013 – A night of dark horror fiction with Conrad Williams (Blonde on a Stick, One, The Unblemished), Stephen McGeagh (Habit) and Harry Whitehead (The Cannibal Spirit), presented by Hic Dragones and Twisted Tales.

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Cannibals: Cannibalism, Consumption and Culture

Thursday 25th & Friday 26th April 2013 – From contemporary horror film to medieval Eucharistic devotions, from Freudian theory to science fiction, cannibals and cannibalism continue to repel and intrigue us in equal measure. This two-day interdisciplinary conference will explore humanity’s relationships with, and attitudes towards, cannibalism, whether fascination, horror or purely practical considerations.

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Returning to Oz: The Afterlife of Dorothy

Thursday 7th February 2013 Manchester, United Kingdom Papers are sought for a one-day conference in Manchester on representations and interpretations of Dorothy and Oz in popular culture. This conference seeks to address the perennial popularity of L. Frank Baum’s creations, and to explore their most recent incarnations. Please click here to see the CONFERENCE PROGRAMME. […]

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