AUGUST 07 – 14, 2016


Richard Thomas writers workshop

THE HORROR WRITER’S WORKSHOP, TRANSYLVANIA is honoured to invite Brian Evenson as guest instructor for the seven day workshop and retreat in Transylvania, Romania from August 07-14, 2016. The workshop will take place in the a quaint, award-winning hotel situated in the mountains of Bran, overlooking Bran village and Dracula’s castle. Along with daily lectures and workshops, you will be given personal attention to your writing, including one-on-one tutorials and comprehensive critiques by our guest.

BRIAN EVENSON is the author of a dozen books of fiction, including the story collection Windeye (Coffee House Press 2012) and the novel Immobility (Tor 2012), both of which were finalists for a Shirley Jackson Award. His novel Last Days won the American Library Association’s award for Best Horror Novel of 2009. His novel The Open Curtain (Coffee House Press) was a finalist for an Edgar Award and an International Horror Guild Award. Other books include The Wavering Knife (which won the IHG Award for best story collection), Dark Property, and Altmann’s Tongue. His collection A Collapse of Horses: Stories is forthcoming in 2016. Evenson has also translated work by Christian Gailly, Jean Frémon, Claro, Jacques Jouet, Eric Chevillard, Antoine Volodine, Manuela Draeger, David B., and others. He is the recipient of three O. Henry Prizes as well as an NEA fellowship. His work has been translated into French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Slovenian. From 2003 to 2015, he was Royce Professor of Teaching Excellence in Brown University’s Literary Arts Department but has accepted a new position to teach at CalArts in Valencia, California in 2016. 

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On Brian Evenson’s Work

There is not a more intense, prolific, or apocalyptic writer of fiction in America than Brian Evenson.”

– George Saunders

“…one of his generation’s most arresting, invigorating and, yes, frightening writers.”

Time Out Chicago

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Besides writing fiction and publishing translations, Evenson has worked extensively in the classroom transferring his knowledge and skills through his teaching. For over a decade, his work and dedication at Brown University distinguished him as Royce Professor of Teaching Excellence. Under his mentorship, you’ll learn to master the mechanics of writing innovative horror fiction that will stay with you throughout your writing career.

Join us for this once in a life-time opportunity to study under a master of the craft.

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