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Get Lit: It's Alive. It's Alive! with Emily Zarka

Date(s): Thursday, October 1, 2020, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Arizona time
Genre and Form(s): Horror, Mixed Genre
Cost: Free

About this Event

Spirited Conversation. Literary Culture. Normally every 1st Thursday at Valley Bar. Online During COVID-19.

This Month: It's Alive. It's Alive! with Emily Zarka

What draws us to horror as a genre? Why do we like being scared? How do we produce ‘good’ horror? What function do monsters serve? And why do we seem to be fascinated by them? 

Join Gothic scholar and host of PBS's Monstrum series Emily Zarka for a Halloween-inspired edition of Get Lit, Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 7 pm Arizona Time. (Costumes encouraged but not required.)

Please note: while this event is free and open to the public, you must register through Eventbrite to receive the Zoom link. Space is first-come, first-served. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Attendance may be capped at 30 guests in order to allow everyone the opportunity to speak. Registrations do not guarantee or reserve seats. The Zoom link will be sent two days and two hours before the meeting. If you have any questions or require different forms of access, please reach out to Marketing and Outreach Specialist Jake Friedman at

About the Author

Photograph of Emily Zarka

Emily Zarka holds a Ph. D. in British Romantic Literature with an emphasis on the Gothic. Her research explores the roles of desire and knowledge dissemination in portrayals of undead characters produced during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Zarka has taught literature, film and media, and writing classes at Arizona State University. She writes and hosts a show called Monstrum for PBS Digital Studios.