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Friday, June 3 • 8:00pm - 8:55pm
The Burden of Years

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Readers love vampires and immortals, but how can a mortal writer truly express the awful weight of time on a character who just won't die? Are love stories between centuries-old deathless creatures and modern teenagers remotely believable? Are there stories that have adequately covered the emotional struggle of such characters? 

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J. Matthew Saunders

Literary Guest
J. Matthew Saunders, a native of Greenville, South Carolina, is the author of the Daughters of Shadow and Blood trilogy about the Brides of Dracula and numerous fantasy and horror short stories. He received a B.A. in history from Vanderbilt University and a master's degree from the... Read More →

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Faith Hunter

Author, Writing
New York Times bestselling author Faith Hunter has written the Jane Yellowrock series and the Rogue Mage series, as well as the Rogue Mage Role Playing Game. The Soulwood series will be a paranormal crime solving trilogy featuring Nell Nicholson Ingram. Under the pen name Gwen Hunter... Read More →
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Emily Leverett

Author, Writing
Emily Lavin Leverett is a writer, an editor, a medievalist, and an English professor. Her historical romance series, Marie de France and the Knightly Werewolf, combines her love of urban fantasy and medieval literature. The first novella, The Gentleman in Wolf’s Clothing, debuted... Read More →
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Gail Z. Martin

Author, Writing
Gail Z. Martin is the author of Scourge: A Darkhurst Novel, from Solaris Books. Gail is also the author of Vendetta: A Deadly Curiosities Novel and Trifles and Folly 1: A Deadly Curiosities Collection, the latest in her urban fantasy series set in Charleston, SC; Shadow and Flame is the fourth... Read More →


Friday June 3, 2016 8:00pm - 8:55pm EDT
Carolina A/B