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Thriller novelists Nikitas, Renfroe visit Bowers Writers House

Elizabethtown College cultural venue hosts writers

Thriller novelists visit BowersFiction writers and friends S. Craig Renfroe and Derek Nikitas present a joint workshop/craft talk about their experiences in the publishing world and their personal strategies for creation and revision at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at Bowers Writers House. At 8 p.m. the writers present a reading and book signing. Admission to the events is free; seating is first-come first-served. It is suggested to arrive at least a half hour early.

Thriller novelists visit BowersNikitas is the author of two literary thriller novels published by St. Martin's Minotaur. "Pyres," was an Edgar Award nominee, and "The Long Division," was a Washington Post "Best Books of 2009" selection. His short fiction has appeared in The Ontario Review, Chelsea, New South and Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. Nikitas is a faculty member in the MFA program at Eastern Kentucky University. Currently, Nikitas is working on a semi-historical horror/fantasy novel about W.B. Yeats, Aleister Crowley and H.P. Lovecraft.

Renfroe, assistant professor at Queens University of Charlotte, is the author of "You Should Get That Looked At," a short story collection from Main Street Rag Publishing Co. His writing was in final running for the Novello Literary Award and the Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Renfroe's story "Stick" was a Million Writers Award Notable Story. His work has appeared online on McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Cemetery Dance, Night Train, Hobart and 3:AM Magazine.

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