When: Thu., Aug. 4, 7 p.m. 2016
Stephen King has a corner on literary horror. Say what you will about Satan dissolving into a puddle of snakes at the end of Paradise Lost: The freakiest circle of hell is populated by the likes of Pennywise the Clown, Cujo and Randall Flagg. The King has a knack for mind-bending terror and like a horror-genre lighthouse, is a beacon for would-be scribes of the scary. Also ushering authors to the darkside is local writer Diana Forgione, co-founder of the Death Rattle Writers Festival, who will conduct a horror fiction-writing workshop during First Thursday at Ming Studios (420 W. Sixth St.), where she'll explain creating atmosphere, important archetypes and honing creative instincts.