November 1st, 2019 and the UK is still in the EU (for now!), but for the world of Horror, we had a mini-brexit of our own as one Welshman did leave this island after an incredible week for readers and writers of Horror Fiction here in Dublin.
Last Wednesday saw the official launch of the Horror Writers Association Ireland Chapter with a very special author event. We teamed up with the Artist Podcast and the oldest bookstore in Ireland; Hodges Figgis to bring you an Evening of Horror...
The evening began with a short introduction and reading from Weeping Season by yours truly. This was followed by Matt Hayward reading the opening chapter from his latest novel A Penny For Your Thoughts (Co-wrote with Robert Ford).
After the crowd was warmed up, the main event began with our guest of honor, Tim Lebbon sitting down in conversation with David Merriman. In a very engaging discussion, Lebbon provided insights to his career as a Horror writer, his recent success with his novel The Silence being adapted for Netflix and writing for franchises such as Alien and Star Wars, with the event wrapping up with a Q&A with the audience.
For those who missed the event, fear not, as it was recorded for the Artist Podcast and will appear online shortly.
In addition to the event, a limited edition chapbook, Nameless Reveries, was available for free for all who attended. It features three short Horror tales by Tim Lebbon, Matt Hayward and Seán O'Connor. If you are interested, there are a few copies leftover, feel free to get in touch about getting one.
A huge thanks goes to Stephen & Lucy in Hodges Figgis for hosting the event. David Merriman, Matt Hayward, Tim Lebbon and everyone who came along to a great evening.
More updates on HWA Ireland will be announced in the coming weeks.