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Scary Stories to Tell in a Bar

Horror sits on the edge of expectation: the space between what people are comfortable with and what will surprise them. Cozy up with three of Seattle's best horror writers, Jarret Middleton, Chavisa Woods, Ramon Isao, and host Christina Montilla for a night of spooky fiction.

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Jarret Middleton is the author of Darkansas and the novella, An Dantomine Eerly. He was the founding editor of Seattle’s Dark Coast Press and the classics library Pharos Editions, an imprint of Counterpoint/Soft Skull. His fiction, essays, and reviews have appeared in Shelf Awareness, The Quarterly Conversation, The Weeklings, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Collagist, SmokeLong Quarterly, and HTMLGIANT. He teaches a novel bootcamp and a class on literary horror at Richard Hugo House.

Chavisa Woods is the author of 100 Times (A Memoir of Sexism), the short story collection, Things To Do When You’re Goth in the Country, and two other books. Woods is a MacDowell Fellow and the recipient of the Shirley Jackson Award, the Kathy Acker Award in writing, the Cobalt Fiction Prize, and was a three time Lambda Literary Award finalist. She has appeared on The Young Turks, NPR’s 1A, and as a featured performer at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Her writing has appeared in Tin House, LitHub, Electric Lit, The Brooklyn Rail, The Evergreen Review, New York Quarterly, and many other publications.

Ramon Isao is a recipient of The Tim McGinnis Award for Fiction, as well as fellowships from Artist Trust and Jack Straw Cultural Center. His work appears in The Iowa Review, Ninth Letter, Hobart, The American Reader, and what have you. His screenplay credits include Zombies of Mass Destruction, Dead Body, and Grow Op (in which he co-stars). He is the assistant fiction editor at New Orleans Review, and teaches writing classes at Hugo House.

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