Summer Dark 7/28

We'll have to keep an eye on the skies this week...

If the weather is good then we are in for a treat with two terrific writers: Steven Van Patten and Marc Abbott.

Steven Van Patten is a celebrated writer and Brooklyn native.  When he’s not creating scary stories, he can often be found stage managing television shows. His TV work includes various MTV, VH-1 and FUSE shows over the last twenty years as well as Comedy Central vehicles, The President Show and The Nightly Show w/ Larry Wilmore. He also fills-in occasionally at ABC’s The View.

He has penned four novels; The Brookwater’s Curse trilogy is about an 1860s Georgia plantation slave who becomes a vampire, and Killer Genius: She Kills Because She Cares, features a hyper intelligent black woman who becomes a serial killer with a unique socio-political agenda. His short horror fiction is popping up everywhere, including Hell’s Kitties, a horror anthology edited by April Grey. He’s also developing a children’s book series based on the childhood of the human son of vampire Christian Brookwater, the main character in the Brookwater’s Curse series. Steven, or SVP can be found on Facebook and under @svpthinks on Twitter and Instagram. He also serves as one of three hosts of the Beef, Wine and Shenanigans podcast, an internet radio show that comically explores the African-American perspective of the horror, science-fiction and superhero genres.

Marc L Abbott is the author of the YA novel The Hooky Party and the children’s book Etienne and the Stardust Express. He is the director of the horror short SNAP and the online horror series Anthorrorgy. A two-time nominated actor, a 2015 Moth StorySlam and GrandSlam winner. He is the host of the monthly open mic Maaan, You’ve got to hear this! at Precious Metal in Bushwick, Brooklyn. He has written and performed two one man shows; Of Cats and Men: A Storytellers Journey and Love: African-American Style which was featured at the EATS festival at the TADA Theatre. He is also co-host of the podcast Beef, Wine and Shenanigans which airs twice a month and a member of the HWA.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, he still calls the borough his home. Visit his website for more on his work and future appearances.

Summer Dark is a free, outdoor event. Check back often to see who will be reading during August.