Dark Silo Gets “Schooled”

Posted: February 13, 2015 in Dark Silo Event

brian at polaris 2Polaris Expeditionary School in Fort Collins, Colorado held its annual “Zombie Week” – integrated learning centered around a theme of the living dead. Author Brian Kaufman represented Dark Silo Press in a discussion about writing, zombies, a career in letters and general mayhem.

Each student in the class received a copy of Eric S. Brown’s novelette “The Taint” (illustrated by Jack Larson). The discussion ranged from H.P. Lovecraft to Bigfoot, and from the writing process to the political implications of the zombie metaphor.

As in previous visits, Kaufman was stunned by the energy and creativity of the class. “I had an opportunity to speak with some of the students after the presentation,” Kaufman said. “I found myself wondering which of the students I talked to would be genre superstars a decade from now.”

Students in the class were required to produce a zombie self-portrait, a short story (some of which will be published on the Dark Silo Site) and additional materials during the week. Look to upcoming posts to get an advanced look at the horror writers of the future…

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