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May 13, 2022


Curtis Hotel, Denver, Colorado


8:45am - 4:45pm


$65 by 3/15/2022

$75 starting 3/16/2022

8:45am-9:00am:  Sign In


9-9:50am:  Genre Blending in Horror: moderated by librarian and  HWA Volunteer Coordinator Lila Denning, and featuring Andy Davidson, Gabino Iglesias, Alma Katsu, Clay McLeod Chapman, and Cynthia Pelayo.


Our current Horror renaissance is drawing new readers to the genre, but it is also inspiring many Horror authors to push at the edges, weaving elements of other popular genres into their works.



10-10:50am:  Promoting Collections through Horror Programming: moderated by HWA Library Committee Co-Chair Konrad Stump, and featuring Ben Rubin from the University of Pittsburgh’s Horror Studies Archive, Hillary Dodge, Librarian and HWA COS Chapter Coordinator, Yaika Sabat from NoveList, Michael Allen Rose from the Oak Park Public Library, and Nadia Rendon and Erin Sladen from the Denver Public Library.


Listen to our panel of experts share their wide variety of successes at their different libraries from across the country. We hope they inspire you to try more Horror programming at your library.


11-11:50am:  Meet the Current HWA Diversity Grant Scholarship Recipients : moderated by Diversity Grant selection committee members Larissa Glasser and V. Castro, and featuring our current recipients.


The HWA Diversity Grant Recipients introduce themselves and discuss their work in this hybrid conference panel.


12-1:15pm: Buffet Lunch


Grab a plate of delicious food and join your fellow attendees and presenters in casual conversation. 



1:15-1:30pm: HWA Chapters and You


HWA National Chapter Co-Coordinator Shawnna Deresch and local Chapter Coordinator Hillary Dodge, explain how library workers can join the HWA and their local chapter.



1:30- 2:20pm: Horror Press Roundtable: moderated by TorNightfire Blog Coordinator Emily Hughes, and featuring representatives from Burial Day Books, Raw Dog Screaming Press, Off Limits Press and Black Spot Books, CLASH Books, among others. 


The vibrant Horror independent press community features many publishers whose books are a great fit with most public library collections. Meet some of the representatives of our favorite small presses and learn about their upcoming titles. Electronic access to some of those titles will be made available to attendees.



2:30- 3:20pm: Middle Grade Horror: moderated by HWA Library Committee Co-Chair Becky Spratford, and featuring Daniel Kraus, Fleur Bradley, Cat Scully, and Ally Russell.


With the announcement of the Middle Grade Bram Stoker Award category for 2022, it’s time to learn more about the very best spooky books for grade schoolers. 



3:30-4:45pm: Different Paths to Horror Success: Moderated by HWA Trustee and Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Linda Addison, and featuring StokerCon 2022 Guests of Honor, Brian Keene and John Edward Lawson, as well as Stephen Graham Jones, Lisa Kroger, and Thomas Olde Heuvelt.


To end the day join us for a lively and honest conversation about what it means to be successful in Horror. 

All registrants will have access to ARCs, both in print and links to e-books, as well as swag from our sponsors and participating publishers.



 Special thanks to our Librarians' Day volunteers from the HWA's Colorado Springs and Chicago Chapters.

To Register for Librarians' Day, please click here.





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