The Great American Read is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels. We are hosting a series of panel discussions based on the five themes in the series: What We Do For Love, Heroes, Other Worlds, Who Am I?, and Villains.
Meeting Room B.
- Villains & Monsters
November 8, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
- OVERARCHING QUESTION: What do our favorite books about villains, monsters, and evil forces tell us about ourselves and our darkest desires?
On the panel:
- J.T. Ellison, author of Tear Me Apart
- Grady Hendrix, author of Paperbacks from Hell.
- Mary Kubica, author of When the Lights Go Out
- A.J. Tata, author of Direct Fire
Perhaps we choose stories featuring villains and monsters because they allow us to experience our fears safely, and put them down again when we need to get away. Whatever form they take, our fears have much to teach us, and from Shelley to Rowling the experience of reading these books is cathartic, and quite often, wicked fun.