A Spectral Visions Launch Party

The Gothic is an ever-changing and popular genre which is still contributed to even now. Authors like Darren Shan and L.E Turner contribute to the genre with their children’s and urban fantasy stories, and the genre has continued evolving. Now there is a new anthology of Gothic fiction available to fans.

Spectral Visions: The Collection is an anthology of original Gothic pieces written by students, academics and authors alike. The collection was edited by the University of Sunderland’s head of English and Creative Writing, Colin Younger. Spectral Visions: The Collection is now on sale on Amazon. Boasting a range of poetry and prose from all kinds of creative talent, Spectral Visions: The Collection promises to be a must-have anthology for anyone interested in the creative side of the Gothic.

Edited by Colin Younger; Cover by David Newton

Edited by Colin Younger; Cover by David Newton

We will be featuring a review of the collection on the blog very soon, but it is a worthy investment for anyone who wants to be entertained by tales of murder, mysticism and macabre. There is prose and poetry in abundance from academics and enthusiasts alike. The anthology also features a foreword from Professor William Hughes, who says the collection:

“[S]its squarely – and honourably – within the great tradition of Gothic anthologising.”

To celebrate the launch, Spectral Visions is hosting a party on Friday 26th January at The Canny Space in Sunderland. The Canny Space is the new cultural heritage site in Sunderland, converting the Holy Trinity church in to a centre for performance and learning, and is not far from Sunderland City Centre.

We would like to extend an invitation to you, our readers. The launch party begins at 6pm, and we will be having live performances from the contributors, entertainment and drinks on sale. Come along and meet fellow Gothic fans and be inspired to write your own Gothic fiction.

Dress to impress, and we hope to see you there!

About spectralvisions

Spectral Visions is an annual Gothic conference hosted by the University of Sunderland. It explores the dark, the decadent and the terrifying aspects of Gothic literature and language. This blog is a student-run initiative, where Visionaries showcase their creative talents and learning in short stories, poems and essays on the Gothic. You can follow us on Twitter at @spectralvisi0ns or like us on Facebook at facebook.com/uosgothic
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