Pick up your next J-horror read with my list at Unbound Worlds

My first piece for Unbound Worlds is an installment in their So You Want to Read series:

Ghost stories have been part of Japanese literature since the Heian period, from 794 to 1185, and modern Japanese horror is more accessible for English-language readers than ever before. Focusing on psychological horror and frequently incorporating folk religion elements including Shinto-style exorcisms, supernatural phenomena, and yokai, J-Horror titles are hair-raising stories that stick with the reader long after the book has been closed.

You can read the full article here to find your Halloween read. (But don’t say I didn’t warn you: some of these titles are incredibly terrifying.)

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UTWG Halloween Party on Oct. 28

The University of Toledo Writer’s Guild will host a Halloween party Friday, Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. in the Student Union Room 2562.

The officers of UTWG will host the event, which will include plenty of fun stuff for you to enjoy:

  • Light snacks & drinks – pop, water, and some salty snacks
  • Music for dancing
  • Book Swap with other UTWG members – you can take one book for each you bring
  • Horror story reading
  • Giveaways of free stuff!

We’ll have other fun things available as well, so do join in!  All members are encouraged to attend.

This is a plus-one event (or plus-more if you’ve got more to bring!), but we do ask that you let us know how many people you plan to bring so we have enough snacks and drinks to go around.

The original invitation is extended to members of the UT Writer’s Guild and staff members of The Mill literary magazine.

We hope to see you there!  Questions, membership inquiries, and requests for music or short stories go to Feliza Casano at feliza [dot] casano [at] rockets [dot] utoledo [dot] edu.