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Upcoming Events

Launch Party
August 28, 2018

"Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked" Launch Party
Savoy Bookshop & Café
Westerly, RI
Northeastern Writers' Conference
July 19-22, 2018

http://campnecon.com/, Northeastern Writers' Conference
The Roger Williams University Baypoint Inn and Conference Center
Portsmouth, RI
Readercon
July 12-15, 2018

Readercon, Quincy Marriott
Quincy, Massachusetts

Past Events

StokerCon
March 1-4, 2018

StokerCon
Providence Biltmore, Providence, RI

Panel: The Vital Importance of Tone, Saturday, March 3, 2018, 11:00 am.
Moderator: Jason Parent; Additional Speakers: Donna Lynch, Gregory Bastianelli, Matt Bechtel.
Description: Sometimes the line difference between horrific and hysterical lies only in the delivery. Horror straddles the absurd, the laughable, and the terrifying, often all in the same work. How does tone affect works of horror both in print and on screen? When does humor work with horror? What tonal elements contribute to successful horror/comedy/parody, and what tonal elements can be used to intensify the fright factor?
Borderlands Press Writers Boot Camp
January 26-28, 2018

Borderlands Press Writers Boot Camp
Towson University Marriott Conference Hotel
Towson, MD

Workshopped: 85,000 word horror/crime thriller, Coming Down Fast; 900 word flash fiction piece, “Crash.”
Northeastern Writers' Conference
July 11-14, 2017

http://campnecon.com/, Northeastern Writers' Conference
The Roger Williams University Baypoint Inn and Conference Center
Portsmouth, RI
March 17, 2017

Ghosts, Saints, & Faeries,
Artists' Cooperative Gallery of Westerly
Westerly, RI

A night of stories, poems and songs featuring the hallowed and uncanny.
HISTORY: An Irish woman hanged as a witch for speaking Gaelic.
FICTION: A girl whose addiction turns her into a ghost even before she dies.
POETRY: A man asks his dead abuela to return and tell her own story after a lifetime of hearing other people tell it.
SONG: Banshees and haunted rose gardens, oh my!
DISCUSSION: How is a saint like a superhero? AND SO MUCH MORE!
Performances by Faye Ringel, C. S. E. Cooney, Carlos Hernandez, Patty Templeton, Christa Carmen, Jessica Wick, and Amber Longanchor.
First Fridays
First Fridays

Maize n Manna Whole Foods
Westerly, RI

Spoken word open mic for all ages from 6-7pm on the first Friday of each month. All forms of poetry, prose, essay or stories welcome. Original work encouraged!
Writers Digest Annual Conference
August 11-14, 2016

Writers Digest Annual Conference
Hilton New York Midtown
New York, NY
  • Unnerving 2018 Sale Announcement
    Preorder the 2018 Unnerving publishing schedule at a bulk price: 2018 Unnerving eBook Bundle: $40, includes Christa Carmen's "Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked." Add a four-issue subscription to Unnerving Magazine: $50, includes Christa Carmen's "Red Room," featured in Unnerving Issue #5.
  • The Grim Reader reviews Unnerving Magazine Issue #5: "Christa Carmen’s 'Red Room' is a different beast altogether. This story has some wicked imagery, a sinister and brooding atmosphere and a terrific ending. I’d go as far to say that this is one of the best short stories Unnerving has published in the magazine."
  • Peculiar Publications Perusal: Ben Walker reviews Unnerving Magazine Issue #5
  • Charles Payseur reviewed October's Fireside Fiction offerings at his website, Quick Sips Reviews, including “Banshee” by Cherrelle Shelton, “Geppetto” by Carlos Hernandez, “Discovery” and “Storm” (Fisher of Bones, chapters 6 & 7) by Sarah Gailey, “River Boy” by Innocent Chizaram Ilo, “H&D Plumbing” by Courtney Floyd, and "Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked" by Christa Carmen.

Interviews

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  • Gwendolyn Kiste’s Blog
    In the Red: Interview with Christa Carmen
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  • Grim Reader Reviews
    Calvin Demmer Talks to Christa Carmen
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  • The Westerly Sun
    "In the Easy Chair with...Christa Quattromani Beauchamp"
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