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An Evening with R. L. Stine

Date(s): First Friday, November 1, 2019, 6:30 p.m. 
Location: 
Orpheum Theatre, 203 W Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Type(s): 
Talk
Genre and Form(s): Fiction, Genre Fiction, Horror, Middle Grade, Young Adult Literature
Cost: Free

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About this Event

Before there was J. K. Rowling, before there was Stephanie Meyer or Suzanne Collins, there was R.L. Stine. Witty, creepy, and compulsively readable: his books defined horror for a generation of young readers— readers who have now come of age. As recognized by USA Today, R.L. Stine was the best-selling author in America for three years in a row (1993- 95). The Guinness Book of World Records cited him as the best-selling series author in history.

In a legendary partnership the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, Phoenix Fan Fusion, Changing Hands Bookstore and Burton Barr Central Library present a talk with iconic children's horror author R.L. Stine on Friday, November 1, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Orpheum Theater (203 W Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85003).

Please note that, as this event is free and open to the public, seating is first-come, first-served. Given the strong amount of interest in this event, we recommend arriving early to secure your seat. Overflow seating cannot be accommodated. This venue has a capacity of 1,100 seats. Doors to the building will open at 5:30 p.m. Doors to the theater will open at 6:15 p.m. Books will be available for purchase before and after the event in the lobby. There is no book signing.

 

 

About the Author

Photograph of R. L. Stine

Stine’s Goosebumps series for young people has sold over 300 million copies in this country alone and has become a publishing phenomenon in 32 languages around the world. 2012 marks the twentieth anniversary of Goosebumps, which means that he has frightened several generations of kids. Many of his original readers are now in their twenties and thirties and have been demanding that he write something for them. Other popular children’s book series include Fear Street, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room, and Rotten School.

Stine’s anthology TV series of horror stories for the whole family, R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour, is beginning its third season on The Hub TV Network. The original Goosebumps TV series is also being shown daily by the same network.

Now Stine sets his sights on adults with a terrifying new horror novel centered on a town in the grip of a sinister revolt. In Red Rain, Stine uses his unerring knack for creating terror to tap into some very grownup fears. Travel writer Lea Sutter finds herself on a small island off the coast of South Carolina, the wrong place at the wrong time. A merciless, unanticipated hurricane cuts a path of destruction through the island and Lea barely escapes with her life.

Stine’s previous novels for adults include Superstitious, The Sitter, and Eye Candy. Stine lives in New York City with his wife Jane, an editor and publisher.

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