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Monsters and Mayhem in the Mountain State
April 17, 2014

On Thursday, April 17, 2014, Michael Knost, editor and novelist who has been recognized by the Bram Stoker Awards and Black Quill Awards, will present “Monsters and Mayhem in the Mountain State” in the Archives and History Library in the Culture Center in Charleston. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Knost will be talking about Mountain State ghosts, legends, and the people who passed them down. Among the topics will be the origins of the dreaded, red-eyed Mothman, a winged creature first seen in late 1966 in Mason County.

Michael Knost is an author, editor, and columnist of science fiction, fantasy, thrillers, and horror. He has written many books in various genres, helmed anthologies such as the Legends of the Mountain State series. His Writers Workshop of Horror won the Black Quill and Bram Stoker Awards for superior achievement in nonfiction. Knost edited the critically acclaimed Writers Workshop of Science Fiction & Fantasy in early 2013. He has served as ghostwriter for several projects with the Discovery Channel and Lionsgate Media. He recently released his first novel entitled Return of the Mothman.

For planning purposes, participants are encouraged to register for the lecture, but advance registration is not required to attend. To register in advance, contact Robert Taylor, library manager, by e-mail or at (304) 558-0230, ext. 163. Participants interested in registering by e-mail should send their name, telephone number and the name and date of the session. For additional information, contact the Archives and History Library at (304) 558-0230.

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