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San Fernando (Zoom): Stoker on Stoker: The Mysteries Behind the Writing of Dracula
December 3, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
December 3rd – Dacre Stoker
Stoker on Stoker: The Mysteries Behind the Writing of Dracula
The San Fernando Valley Branch of the California Writers Club is pleased to welcome bestselling author Dacre Stoker as the keynote speaker on Saturday, December 3rd at 1:00 pm via Zoom, with a presentation titled “Stoker on Stoker: The Mysteries Behind the Writing of Dracula.”
Dacre Stoker is the great grand-nephew of Bram Stoker and the international best-selling co-author of Dracula the Un-Dead, the official Stoker family endorsed sequel to Dracula. Dacre is also the co-editor (with Elizabeth Miller) of The Lost Journal of Bram Stoker: The Dublin Years. Released in October of 2018, Dracul, a prequel to Dracula, co-authored with JD Barker, was the UK’s # 1 Bestselling Hardcover Novel in Horror and Supernatural in 2018, and a top 5 finalist by the Horror Writers Association for the Bram Stoker Award® for Superior Achievement in a Novel. Film rights for Dracul have beenoptioned by Paramount Studios.
Dacre’s recent work includes Dracula’s Bedlam(2021) with Chris McAuley and John Peel and The Virgins Embrace (2021) with Chris McAuley, a graphic novel adaptation of Bram Stoker’s short story The Squaw (1893). Additionally, short stories with Leverett Butts, Last Days, appeared in Weird Tales Magazine January 2021, The Tired Captain, featured in FX Sherlock Holmes Anthology, and Enter the Dragon in Classic Monsters Unleashed Anthology January 2022 and upcoming The Lost Warrior,in Dracula UnFanged Anthology coming out in the Fall of 2022.
Dacre has consulted and appeared in many recent film documentaries about vampires in literature and popular culture. He hosts tours to the U.K. to visit places where Bram Stoker lived, was educated, worked, researched, and wrote Dracula. He also leads groups to Transylvania to explore both the life and times of the historic Vlad Dracula lll and also the locations where Bram Stoker set his famous novel.
Dacre Stoker’s compelling and informative Keynote presentation weaves together the details of Dracula’s history with Stoker family lore, and Bram Stoker’s life in Dublin and London, then separates fact from popular fiction, revealing the truth about all things Stoker and Dracula. Stoker on Stoker has fascinated audiences around the world, exploring the issues behind the mysteries that have baffled Dracula scholars and fans since the book’s publication in 1897. Illustrated with Dacre’s collection of never before published, and seldom-seen historic images, Stoker on Stoker is a glimpse behind the scenes of the life and the writing of one of the least known authors and one of the world’s most famous books.
Visit http://www.dacrestoker.com for more information on this remarkable speaker.
This presentation will be from 60-80 minutes with a Q & A to follow, and will not be recorded. Please note that all members of the CWC-SFV will receive a Zoom invitation to this presentation. Members of other CWC branches and guests should contact Pat Avery by noon on December 2nd at firstname.lastname@example.org for an invitation.