Monday, September 9, 2013

Childlit GSA Forum: The Paranormal and Supernatural this Friday the 13th!

First ChildLit GSA Forum of Fall 2013 

When: Friday, September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Living Room Cafe @ 5900 El Cajon Blvd 
Topic of the Night: "Paranormal and Supernatural in Children's Lit"

The GSA Discussion Forums reconvene for the new school year, hoping to bring an energetic community together for lively and fright-filled discussions on spooky spirits, spine-chilling species, and more.
The GSA Forums are a chance to engage with like-minded folks on all realms and levels of Children's Lit. This month we feel like starting off with a journey into unsettling and haunting territory, and what better day then Friday (September) the 13th to do that! We hope to dive into such topics as the popular Goosebumps series, Paranormal YA's strange success, myth/folklore/legends, the influence and longevity of Frankenstein and Dracula, issues of spirituality (angels and demons galore) and yes, even the star-crossed combo of Werewolves and Vampires. We could even spend the evening talking Neil Gaiman: Coraline, Good Omens, and The Graveyard Book pretty much cover all the spook and spirits for me, that's for sure. If you're a fan of horror, come and share with us your insights on the genre or why B-rated horror films attract so many kids. Love the recent spooky kids' films like Paranorman or Frankenweenie? Come by and tell us why!

In fact, feel free to bring anything to share, whether on or off topic--the forum is meant to be a welcoming and casual gathering. But don't worry! The GSA officers will come prepared with topics too, as well as a of fun activities... and who knows, maybe another prize cupcake or more.

This Forum is open to all folks interested. That means faculty, grad students, undergrads, and you! So whether you have tons to discuss or you just feel like listening in, please drop by! It also provides an excellent opportunity to meet like-minded peers and scholars of the field.

We'll be holding the event at The Living Room Cafe from 7 pm to about 9 pm, so stop by any time and stay for as long as you like.

Looking forward to meeting up, hanging out, and exploring the paranormal with you.

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