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John Hornor Jacobs

Classic In Context - The Shining

John Hornor Jacobs is the award-winning author of Southern Gods, This Dark Earth, the Incarcerado series, the Incorruptibles trilogy, Murder Ballads and Other Horrific Tales, and A Lush and Seething Hell: Two Tales of Cosmic Horror. He’s been shortlisted for the World Fantasy Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and others. His fiction and essays have appeared in Playboy magazine, the Southwest Review, Cemetery Dance Magazine, and other outlets. 

John will be discussing Stanley Kubrick's 1980 masterpiece, The Shining. Film screening will follow.

Sponsored by Dr. Elizabeth Fletcher Dishongh Charitable Trust

October 30, 4pm, Sunday

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Classic in Context: Discussion with John Hornor Jacobs

Chosen by Fest attendees this past year, Stephen King’s The Shining closes the 2022 Fest and gets you in the mood for Halloween. Horror writer John Hornor Jacobs—who has been a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award, the World Fantasy Award, and the Bram Stoker Award—gives some interesting background on King’s popular book. Following that, watch Stanley Kubrick’s classic film adaptation. Make sure you vote for the 2023 Classic in Context.

Sponsored by Dr. Elizabeth Fletcher Dishongh Charitable Trust. 

Sunday, Oct. 30, Discussion with John Hornor Jacobs, Rob Robinson Theater, 4pm

Sunday, Oct. 30, The Shining screening, Ron Robinson Theater, 6:30pm

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