Writing Horror

5th March 2009

British journalist and writer Kim Newman will be speaking on the subject of Writing Horror for IPSG members, and their friends, in Room 3 on the second floor of Filmbase, in Temple Bar, Dublin 2, on Thursday the 26th of March at 7pm.

Kim Newman is a contributing editor at Empire Magazine, and one of the UK’s best-known critics, especially of horror cinema. He has served on international film juries, and is a regular contributor on British radio and television programmes about the history and tradition of genre work in the media. He has written and edited a number of non-fiction guides to the field, including the BFI ’s Companion to Horror, Nightmare Movies (a new edition is forthcoming), and Millennium Movies: End of the World Cinema. Kim has also written award-winning horror novels, short stories, and plays, and his new science fiction radio play “Cry Babies” will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 9 March 2009.

Kim will explore the tradition of horror in relation to filmmaking, and will discuss the advantages and difficulties of writing successfully within this genre. The format will be a question and answer conversation with Guild webmaster Maura McHugh, and questions will be opened to attendees for the final part of the meeting.

If you wish to attend please RSVP the Guild, and inform us if you are bringing along a friend, at: info@script.ie.

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