Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

ScarifyersSo, March’s lion didn’t turn into much of a lamb, and now we’re entering April, “the cruelest month.”

May as well make the most of it with some events, right?

We’ve got three dark events lined up for this “cruelest month” happening right here, at 65 James Street in Worcester, MA.

Saturday, April 13, 11:00AM – 9:00PM

A Dark Carnival of Authors & Remembering Rick Hautala

Join Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester for a day-long event of horror and dark fantasy authors sharing from their own work and honoring award-winning horror author Rick Hautala, who passed away this March. Stop in to hear some amazing, chilling writing, chat with authors, and remember the kind and talented Rick.

Confirmed authors include: Eric Dimbleby, Morven Westfield, Frank Raymond Michaels

K.A. Laity, Errick Nunnally, Inanna Arthen, Kristi Petersen Schoonover, TJ May, Rose Mambert, and Jessie Olson.

Keep an eye on our website and blog for more information and author additions!

Friday, April 19, 7:00PM – 9:00PM

An Evening of Horror Poetry

ABSW invites a collection of horror poets to read from 7PM-9PM on Friday night. Listen to the beautiful andisturbing, the musical and fearsome, and get to meet the authors who explore fear through the art of the poem.

Confirmed poets include: Victor Infante, Kurt Newton, K.A. Laity, Dave Macpherson, and Trisha Wooldridge.

Friday, April 26, 7:00PM-8:30PM

Worcester Storytellers

Worcester Storytellers return to host their Open Mic night. This coming event will feature Michael Fisher, author of Wolf Spider. Readers of all genres, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, are welcome to share at this regular event happening on the fourth Friday of every month.

Every Wednesday! Starting at 7:00PM

Spinning Yarns

At our Spinning Yarns evenings, crafty readers are invited to stop in to knit, crochet, or work on your craft while listening to an audiobook or audio drama! Currently, we’re listening to The Scarifyers: The Curse of the Black Comet, a horror comedy featuring Nicholas Courtney, Terry Molloy and Brian Blessed…. imagine Ghostbusters set in 1930’s England.

So, regardless of what the weather is doing, let’s make the most of the cruel month of April with books, events, booky events, and eventy books.

May your world be filled with wonderful words!

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