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An Evening with R. L. Stine

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

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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.



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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.

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