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November 4, 2023
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Framingham Public Library

49 Lexington St
Framingham, MA 01702
11.4.2023 Women in Horror Comics collage
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Women in Horror Comics Mini Horror Book Festival @ The Framingham Library!

Saturday, November 4, 2023

This time, we're meeting at the lovely Framingham Public Library to celebrate Women in Horror Comics! We are thrilled to welcome horror authors Alex de Campi, Erica Henderson and Marjorie M. Liu for this day of fun and conversation! The day will include a panel discussion (which will be recorded so, if you can't make it in person, you can watch later!), small group conversations, and a book sale/signing. It's also a book birthday to celebrate Alex and Erica's recent release of "Parasocial". So, so, so exciting!

Books for the book sale will be provided by Aesop's Fable. You can PREORDER books by any of our authors and Aesop's will bring your books to the Fest - easy peasy and no worries that they'll sell out! 

Walk-ins are welcome, but we're also requesting registration so we know how many chairs to have out (and you'll receive reminders). Please REGISTER HERE.

We are pleased to be partnering with the Framingham Public Library for this event! 

Schedule of events (subject to change):

12:00-1:00pm - Panel with all authors

1:00-1:30pm - Dedicated book sale/signing

1:30-2:30 - Discussion and Q&A with the authors

2:30-3:00pm - Dedicated book sale/signing

About our authors:

Alex de Campi:

Alex de Campi has a magpie heart, which is a polite way of saying she could never pick a lane and stay in it. She writes graphic novels (the Eisner-nominated noir Bad Girls; the critically acclaimed pulp horror Dracula, Motherf**ker!, so many more), prose novels (medieval thriller The Scottish Boy; paranormal thriller Heartbreak Incorporated), film and TV (Blade Runner: Black Lotus), and sometimes poetry. Recently she and director Duncan Jones collaborated on the sci-fi thriller Madi: Once Upon A Time in the Future, and she and writer-editor Khai Krumbhaar produced True War Stories, an anthology of soldiers’ deployment tales. She once snuck across the Russian border, and later she explored the mountains of North Vietnam in a jeep armed only with a cassette tape of Boney M’s greatest hits. She had also sailed across the South China Sea a few times. She has lived in Hong Kong, London, Manila, briefly in Mexico, and one or two more places in between, but at present she resides in Manhattan with her daughter, a pair of elderly pit bulls, and a cat.

Erica Henderson:

Erica Henderson is a multiple Eisner winning comic artist known for her original graphic novel at Image, DRACULA, MOTHERF**KER (co-created with Alex De Campi) and her miniseries with Image/Skybound, ASSASSIN NATION (co-created with Kyle Starks). She’s also known for rebooting The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl and Jughead series. Henderson has not lived in New York for a decade but still has very strong opinions on bagels.

Marjorie M. Liu:

Marjorie M. Liu is an American New York Times best-selling author and comic book writer. She is acclaimed for her horror fantasy comic Monstress, and her paranormal romance and urban fantasy novels including The Hunter Kiss and Tiger Eye series. Her work for Marvel Comics includes NYX, X-23, Dark Wolverine, and Astonishing X-Men. In 2015 Image Comics debuted her creator-owned series Monstress, for which she was nominated for an Eisner Award for Best New Series. In 2017 she won a Hugo Award for the first Monstress trade paperback collection. In July 2018 she became the first woman in the 30-year history of the Eisner Awards to win the Eisner Award for Best Writer for her work on Monstress.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.

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