Get Your Scream On: Why Horror Stories Are Here to Stay

Horror stories live long after Halloween. But what makes them so special? And why do audiences feel compelled to expose themselves to fear-inducing experiences? Eson Kim speaks with Lisa Morton, author and Vice President of the Horror Writers Association, to explore this often under-appreciated genre.

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About the Author

Eson Kim (she/her) serves as the Director of Community Engagement at GrubStreet, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. Her stories have appeared in Calyx Journal, Denver Quarterly, The Massachusetts Review, among others. She received a Writing Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and earned the David B. Saunders Award for creative nonfiction. She was also named to the Notable list of Best American Essays. She's appeared on Radio Boston's Summer Reads series and Stories from the Stage (WGBH). She loves any opportunity to talk about books for all ages, preferably while sipping on a tall glass of bubble tea.

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