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Tue, Sep 29, 2020

StoryFest 2020 continues with a panel of some of today's top YA authors discussing identity and storytelling: Mintie Das, Coco Ma, Natasha Diaz, Jenny Lee and Tobly McSmith.

Tue, Sep 29, 2020

StoryFest continues with a panel of middle grade authors sharing their thoughts about the power of reading, and on how books can teach young readers about the world and themselves, specifically with regard to discussing stories of empathy, courage, adventure, and heart: Mintie Das, Coco Ma, Natasha Diaz, Jenny Lee and Tobly McSmith.

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

StoryFest concludes with a panel dedicated to the nightmares of the silver screen. Legendary genre editor Ellen Datlow leads the discussion on her anthology, Final Cuts: New Tales of Hollywood Horror and Other Spectacles. She is joined by an all-star lineup of authors included in the anthology: Laird Barron, Christopher Golden, John Langan, Stephen Graham Jones, Josh Malerman, A.C. Wise

Wed, Sep 23, 2020

StoryFest continues with some of science fiction, fantasy and horror's finest writers discussing the urgency and necessity of genre fiction in today's world. The panel is moderated by bestselling author and "Reading Glasses" podcast host, Mallory O'Meara: Charlie Jane Anders, Sarah Gailey, Stephen Graham Jones, Tochi Onyebuchi, and Paul Tremblay.

Tue, Sep 22, 2020

Welcome to StoryFest 2020 and Our Next Issue panel: Comics and the New Worlds in the Page.These comics creators are expanding the kinds of stories comics tell and are creating exciting new visual worlds for those stories to inhabit: Rob Guillory, Sina Grace, Sara Richard.

Tue, Sep 22, 2020

Welcome to StoryFest 2020 and our Then and Now - How History Shapes Stories for the Present Panel. What can the past tell us about the present? These writers, across several genres, use history as a place to ground their stories: Kelli Jo Ford, Jessica Guess, Alma Katsu, Martha Hall Kelly, Nina Sankovitch, Lauren Willig.

Mon, Sep 21, 2020

Welcome to StoryFest 2020 and our How The Story Tells Itself Panel: The Unexpected Narrative. These writers, across their genres, subvert our expectations of storytelling to give us unforgettable narratives that move us, shock us, and delight us: Clay McLeod Chapman, Kate Racculia, Abby L. Vandiver.

Fri, Sep 18, 2020

Welcome to StoryFest 2020 and our What the Dark Teaches Us panel. Horror. Crime fiction. Thrillers. These genres peek into the shadows and dig up truths about who we are. These writers aren't afraid of the dark, and their explorations of it shed light on who we are and where we are headed: Emma J. Gibbon, Rachel Harrison, Benjamin Percy, Errick Nunnally, Dennis E. Staples.

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

International bestselling thriller writers Wendy Walker and L. C. Shaw (aka Lynne Constantine) join StoryFest 2020 for a discussion about crafting thrillers in celebration of their new releases "Don't Look For Me" and "The Silent Conspiracy."

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Welcome to StoryFest 2020 and our Displays of Affection Panel: How Love Stories Reflect the World. These writers take love stories seriously, and the ways in which they choose to tell these stories shed light on the world we live in. Featuring Alexis Daria, Adriana Herrera, Sarah MacLean, Kennedy Ryan, Joanna Shupe, and Nikki Woolfolk. Moderated by Stephanie Klose.

Wed, Sep 16, 2020

Welcome to StoryFest 2020 and our Beyond Stoker: Contemporary Visions of Vampires panel. These three writers will discuss their own bold takes on the vampire story and explore what vampire fiction can tell us about the world we inhabit today: Gwendolyn Kiste, L. Marie Wood

Sun, Sep 13, 2020

Recorded in June 2020, four of the year's top horror writers (Jessica Guess, Rachel Harrison, Alma Katsu and Paul Tremblay) discuss their 2020 releases, the challenge of writing during a pandemic, and the role of horror in a tumultuous year.

Wed, Jan 16, 2019

This wearable book exhibit was a part of a three-day celebration of writing that combined a town-wide multidisciplinary literary festival with a craft-focused, workshop-based writers conference that occurred October 12-14, 2018.

Mon, Jan 7, 2019

The inaugural Saugatuck StoryFest was a three-day celebration of writing that combines a town-wide multidisciplinary literary festival with a craft-focused, workshop-based writers conference that occured October 12-14, 2018.

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