Greetings from Utah.
This year started slowly, but we’re now entering a much quicker-paced schedule.
14-16 February 2019: The chapter participated in The Life, The Universe, And Everything Writing Conference held in Provo, Utah. This event kicks off our year with a bang, after a post-holiday break. It is our primary event to recruit new members, and we are hoping to see a lot of new faces in the next couple months.
14 March: The chapter attended a book reading at the King’s English bookstore in Salt Lake City. Alma Katsu presented her book The Hunger, a historical fiction based on the Donner Party.
April bodes to be quite busy for us.
Not only is it National Poetry-Writing Month for the poets in the group, but we have two conventions.
19-20 April is the FANX Spring 2019 (Comic Convention) in Salt Lake City.
27 April is the League of Utah Writers Spring Convention in Taylorsville, Utah.
Our 2019 anthology, Peaks of Madness, has finished the editing stage, and we expect to release it in April 2019.
One of our authors, T.J. Tranchell, has started the year with a bang with the story, “Print Error,” appearing in the anthology Don’t Cry to Mama from Jolly Horror Press in January and the essay, “Brenda and the Boomtown Rats,” appearing in the Volney Road Review in March.
Scott Forman, Cody Langille, and Daniel K. Godard have all made it into BYU’s 21st Century collection of Mormon writers.
We have opened up submissions for our 2020 anthology They Walk Among Us. It is open for all Utah-associated authors. Info can be found on our Facebook @UtahHorrorWriters.
The Utah HWA currently meets on the second Thursday of every month.
Our April meeting will be held 7-9 p.m. (MDT) on April 11 at the West Jordan City Hall (8000 S. Redwood Rd., West Jordan, UT).
Please check our Facebook @UtahHorrorWriters for future meetings as we also participate in book releases and other events as a part of our meetings, when available.