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Beyond the Tropes: Latinx Terror with Marc L. Abbott


4 Monthly Sessions

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Sundays, 1:00 pm EDT - 2:30 pm EDT September 18 to December 18, 2022

Online via Zoom

Meeting Dates:
9/18, 10/23, 11/20, 12/18

This fall, we step into the world of speculative fiction with terrifying works written by Latinx authors. In this session, we will read and dissect four novels by Bram Stoker-nominated and award-winning authors whose stylish and haunting writing take us beyond the tropes of traditional horror and into a nightmarish world filled with ancient evils, urban legends, and stories steeped in noir. Each novel is unique in its own right and we will cover multiple facets of horror in their work from mythology to folklore and the supernatural.


Led by

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    Marc L. Abbott

    Marc L. Abbott

    Marc L. Abbott is the author of the YA novel The Hooky Party and the children’s book Etienne and the Stardust Express. His short stories “Welcome to Brooklyn, Gabe” and “A Marked Man” are featured in the Bram Stoker-nominated horror anthology New York State of Fright and the Hell’s Heart horror anthology. He is the co-author of Hell at the Way Station, the two-time African American Literary Award-winning horror anthology with award winning author Steven Van Patten. He is also a contributing writer of the book The Cocktail Guide to the Galaxy. Abbott is a 2015 Moth Story Slam and Grand Slam Storyteller winner. He is the writer and performer of the storytelling solo shows Love African American Style and Of Cats and Men: A Storytellers Journey. He is the host of the monthly storytelling show Maaan, You’ve Got to Hear This! in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Abbott is one of the hosts for the podcast “Beef, Wine and Shenanigans” and an active member of the HWA New York Chapter and Gamma Xi Phi Fraternity.