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Giles Teaches Horror Writing Class in Moultrie October 26

TIFTON—Dr. Sandra Giles, professor of literature and language at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, will teach “Thriller 101”, a horror-writing class at the Moultrie-Colquitt County Public Library from 1-3 p.m. on Oct. 26.  Registration is required because space is limited.  This workshop is free of charge.

“I had taught a memoir writing class at the library for the Sunbelt Writers Association prior to this so when I was asked to teach a horror-writing workshop it sounded like fun,” said Giles.  “I do enjoy Halloween and have even gone ghost hunting with a professional team of ghost hunters a few times.”

Giles wrote her first “novel” when she was in the seventh grade.

“It was about a monster that lived in the attic,” said Giles.  “I think that novel reached a grand total of 30 pages, handwritten in a spiral notebook.  One of my favorite horror stories is Shirley Jackson’s ‘The Haunting of Hill House’.”

Presently, Giles has a horror work published in the current edition of the Rose Red Review.  Her story is called “Rawhead and the Bloody Bones”.  The tale was inspired by all the stories her grandfather used to tell her when she was a little girl.

Giles received her A.A. in English from ABAC in 1987; her B.A. in English at Valdosta State University in 1989; her M.A. in English from Valdosta State University in 1991; and her Ph.D. in English from Florida State University in 2008.  Giles came to ABAC as a faculty member in 1997.  She serves as one of the faculty advisors for Pegasus, the college’s literary magazine.

For more information about “Thriller 101”, interested persons can contact the Moultrie-Colquitt County Public Library at (229) 985-6540 or email mccls@mccls.org.
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