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The 21st Century Scop @ SHU

April 12th, 2013
Flashing the Veins sign: students in Michael A. Arnzen’s Horror Writing class welcome the 21st Century Scop to Seton Hill University.

Flashing the Veins sign: students in Michael A. Arnzen’s Horror Writing class welcome the 21st-Century Scop to Seton Hill University. What a blast!

This week the 21st-Century Scop visited Seton Hill University, where four-time Bram Stoker Award winning author Michael A. Arnzen teaches an undergraduate class in horror writing. The students are currently working on horror-related media projects, and Michael invited me to drop by to talk about plugging-in the ancient art of storytelling.

It was a great time.

After a brief  summary of Scop 101, I presented live readings of “Step on a Crack” and “Echoes.”

For “Echoes,” I incorporated projected stills from the Rodney Altman film adaptation of the story. And of course, since it was a 21st-Century Scop presentation, both readings incorporated musical cues.

The students and I also talked about Veins: The Soundtrack and the Voices book trailer, which features the art of World-Fantasy Award nominee Jason Zerrillo (one of my favorite fantasy artists).

But the highlight for me was fielding some terrific questions about writing and media . . . and even getting a chance to pose a few questions of my own.

It was a great time.

The next Scop Stop will be in Morgantown, West Virginia, where I’ll be presenting at the Monongalia Arts Center, 107 High Street, on April 18. The stories begin at 7:00 PM. Hope to see you there!