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Plagued Company & to be haunted with Aigner Loren Wilson

October 29, 2021 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT


Gather ‘round the spooky virtual campfire on Friday, Oct 29 at 5pm on Zoom as local spec fic writer Aigner Loren Wilson reads from her two new releases: Plagued Company & Other Stories and to be haunted. A collection of short stories and a collection of poems.

Plagued Company:
Hopeful, strange, and, at times, funny, the speculative stories in Plagued Company & Other Stories cover themes of home and the pain it can sometimes bring and the dire situations our desires can get us into. Readers can find queer relationships and queer people throughout the entire collection—both good and bad and some that exist in the in-between. Inside this debut short story collection, there’s a science fiction short story that deals with the ways of love and self in the future; a fantasy about a woman who must return home to take over her family’s magical hair salon; a fairy tale about a person who slowly turns into stone before their abusive and unsupportive family; and a fantasy about a child of the road finding home in an unlikely place. There is also a fantasy novelette included about a sentient body of armor and the occupant who resides within them.

Featuring a wide range of themes and genres, Plagued Company & Other Stories takes readers through the sprawled and knotted woods where the uncanny meets the real.

to be haunted:
to be haunted
 by Aigner Loren Wilson is a horror poetry collection that speaks of the darkness lurking beneath, above, and all around. Focusing on her youth and moments in her life that have truly scared her, Wilson writes of home, race, beauty, loss, growth, and remembrance. Each poem a love letter to her shadows, demons, and the things that leave scars inside and out. It’s a collection both personal and scary, touching and frightening.

Wilson’s debut horror poetry collection rumbles quietly from the screen, daring—no, asking readers to take her apart. Dissect what they see and make of it what they will. There is a dark fantasy, a haunting mirage lurking in the white spaces between words and lines. Aigner wants you to meet her there.

Aigner Loren Wilson is a queer Black speculative fiction, poetry, game, and nonfiction writer whose work visits themes of family, love, and friendship. She is a senior fiction editor for Strange Horizons and an associate editor with the horror podcast NIGHTLIGHT. She’s also served as a guest editor for Fireside Magazine’s Winter 2022 Issues and Apparition Literary’s July 2021 Contamination Special Issue. Aigner writes regularly for Tordotcom, Tor Nightfire, and Discover Pods. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Lightspeed Magazine, WIRED, FIYAH, and many more. To check out her books, games, and courses visit her website.


October 29, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT
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