Events Archive

10/13-10/14: James River Writers Conference

Since 2003, the James River Writers Conference has attracted award-winning authors and highly regarded editors and agents from around the country to share their wisdom about the craft and business of writing and publishing.

More than 300 people attend this multi-day event, known for its inspiring, collegial atmosphere, and Southern hospitality. We hope you’ll join us for our 16th annual conference, October 13-14, 2018. For more info, click here

Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 12:00am to Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 12:00pm


9/2-10/28: Pumpkin Pie Show presents: ONE-ON-ONES

The Pumpkin Pie Show Presents: One-on-Ones

Written and Performed by Clay McLeod Chapman

Clay McLeod Chapman will take one audience member at a time on a 20-minute dark ride through the domestic horrors of the everyday. Sometimes darkly humorous or sometimes strangely heartbreaking, this immersive storytelling experience is Edgar Allan Poe for the modern age; a heart-to-bleeding-heart with madmen, murderers and monsters all dying to tell their story. No fourth wall, no escape.

SIX SUNDAYS ONLY: SEPT 2nd-Oct 28th
UNDER ST. MARKS (94 St. Marks Place)

For tickets, click here. You MUST purchase a ticket to attend a performance.

Sunday, September 2, 2018 - 12:00pm to Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 3:00pm

Related: The Pumpkin Pie Show

8/5-8/10: Southern Gothic Retreat

Anybody wanna tell spooky stories in Savannah? Come on down for a southern gothic writers retreat with Daniel Wallace (Big Fish), Alex Dawson and me. Only 10 spots available. We'll tell ghost stories all night...

WHAT: SO GO in SAVANNAH! Stay in the "8th Most Haunted Hotel in the World" (USA Today) and Write/Workshop Southern Gothic/Speculative Fiction in "America's most haunted city" (Travel Channel) with "horror-drunk storytelling virtuoso" (Time Out New York) Clay Mcleod Chapman (The Pumpkin Pie Show), acclaimed author Daniel Wallace (Big Fish), and Rutgers University Creative Writing professor Alex Dawson (Deep in the Jeeps of Georgia). Daily workshops, topical talks, craft exercises, one-on-one mentoring sessions, nightly readings of participant work, and group excursions to evocative points of interest, like Colonial Cemetery aka "Paranormal Central," considered the most haunted location in Savannah.

WHEN: Aug 5 (arrive by late afternoon) - Aug 10 (depart early/mid-afternoon). Note: Daniel Wallace arrives evening of Aug 7.

LIMITED TO ONLY TEN PARTICIPANTS! If you're interested, e-mail Alex at raconteurbooks@gmail.com ASAP (w. the subject heading "So Go in Savannah!")

WHERE: Savannah, the oldest city in Georgia, and one of the most haunted cities in the country. We'll be staying/workshopping at the Marshall House, whose history as a hospital during the Civil War (and through two yellow fever epidemics) make it easy to believe the many rumors. Frequently featured on the Travel Channel's "Haunted Hotels," Marshall House has been named one of "11 of The South's Most Haunted Places" by Southern Living and the "8th most Haunted Hotel in the World" by USA Today. It was recently highlighted in the Huff Post article: "6 Hotels with Super Disturbing Pasts"

For more info, click here.

Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 12:00am to Friday, August 10, 2018 - 12:00pm

Related: Rest Area

7/31: Ink Stains hits the shelves!

The Ink Stains Anthology: volume 9 officially hits the shelves today! You can either pick up a paperback or eBook version wherever spooky books are sold. It features my short story "cyan, magenta, yellow and key."

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 12:00am to 12:00pm

Related: Ink Stains Anthology: volume 9

6/2: Rutgers University Writers Conference

On June 2 - 3, 2018, aspiring and established writers, agents, editors, and publishers will converge at the Rutgers Continuing Education Center for the 2nd Annual Rutgers–New Brunswick Writers' Conference! Enjoy keynote presentations from Alice Hoffman and Chris Bohjalian, choose from concurrent sessions across six tracks, meet individually with agents, editors, and publishers, join a panel discussion on publishing options, and attend an evening reading event featuring famous authors.

Clay McLeod Chapman will be leading two workshops:

ADAPTATION FOR STAGE/SCREEN: Sat 2, 2:50pm to 3:50pm

WRITING THRILLERS, CRIME NOVEL: Sat 2, 10:10am to 11:10am

For more info on workshops and the conference, click here. 

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 12:00am to 12:00pm


5/25: Write to Read Day

I'm gonna be the keynote speaker at the 2018 Write to Read Day! W2R Day is a conference-style event for middle schoolers to celebrate literacy, story telling, and self-expression. Held each May, Write to Read Day is now in its 6th year. The morning consists of a keynote presentation, opening ceremonies, and two break out sessions that students elect ahead of time.  Each student has a customized schedule according to his or her interests.  We hope Write to Read Day inspires our students to be curious, passionate readers, and that it helps them find creative modes of expression for their voices.

Author of the Tribe trilogy, Clay has published short story collections, novels, comics, screenplays, and the stage. His works have been adapted for the screen as shorts and a feature length film, and he created and wrote for the two decade long Pumpkin Pie Show storytelling sessions. Clay joins us courtesy of the Brooklyn Public Library to talk about his career behind the pen, and will run a creative writing workshop afterwards.

For more info, click here.

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 12:00am to 12:00pm

Related: The Tribe: Homeroom Headhunters

The Pumpkin Pie Show at OVERLOOK FILM FEST!

The Overlook proudly presents the 2018 special event lineup of Virtual Reality, Live Shows and exclusive immersive performances. Showtimes, schedule and tickets will be available in early April. For more info, click here.

THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW: NEW SKULDUGGERY
Live Show: Creator, Writer, Performer: Clay McLeod Chapman

Author Clay McLeod Chapman is bringing BRAND NEW STORIES to the Overlook! The Pumpkin Pie Show has remained a staple of the fest – and this year they’re offering an even sweeter treat: original tales that have never been inflicted upon an audience anywhere. Flesh-eating bacteria, killer baby carrots and haunted comic books are all on the menu. These new campfire stories will be sure send a shiver up your spine. Hear them first before they’re unleashed upon the rest of the world!

THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW: BEST OF SHOW
Live Show: Creator, Writer, Performer: Clay McLeod Chapman

Come join us for an encore presentation of the best Pumpkin Pie Show stories from over the last 20 years. Author Clay McLeod Chapman will lead the audience through the back-catalogue of his personal favorite tales, offering a view into the sordid lives of Southern Gothic monstrosities that explore the domestic horrors of the everyday, finding terror within our own households. This is Edgar Allan Poe for the modern age, people.

THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW: ONE-ON-ONES
Immersive Performance: Creator, Writer, Performer: Clay McLeod Chapman

A returning favorite from last year’s fest, please join author Clay McLeod Chapman as he takes one audience member at a time on a dark ride through this depraved, intimate storytelling experience. Think of it as a heart-to-bleeding-heart with madmen, murderers and monsters telling their own story. No fourth wall, no escape. First come, first serve. Sessions will last 20 minutes. Available exclusively for all-access pass holders.

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 12:00am to Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 12:00pm

Related: The Pumpkin Pie Show

1/31: LAZARETTO #5 hits the shelves!

Happy New Year! Ring in the end of the world with the fifth and final issue of the BOOM! mini-series LAZARETTO!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 12:00am to 12:00pm

Related: LAZARETTO #5

One Minute Play Festival: A 10-Year Retrospective

One Minute Play Festival: A 10-Year Retrospective & Party

December 20 – 21, 2017

Featuring Brand New One-Minute Plays by The 1MPF Alumni Company: Katharine Clark Gray, David Lawson, Adam Szymkowicz, Kristoffer Diaz, James Carter, David Grimm, Mallery Avidon, Clay McLeod Chapman, Judith Leora, Nilan Johnson, Callie Kimball, David Lee White, Mando Alvarado, Maggie Bofill, Eleanor Burgess, Daniel Talbott, Roger Nasser, Lynn Rosen, Matt Schatz, Gary Winter, Andrea Thome, Duncan Pflaster, Mike Daisey, Nambi E. Kelley, Emily Weiss, Kristina Poe, Caridad Svich, Matthew Paul, Olmos, Morgan Gould, Chisa Hutchinson, Ashlin Halfnight, Jona Tarlin, Nicole Pandolfo,Robin Rothchild, Natalie WIlson, & Libby Emmons

Directed by Caitlin Wees, West Hyler, Kyle Metzger, Michael Gardner, Pete Boisvert, Heather Cohn, Tim Errickson, & Nathaniel Claridad

Curated by: Caitlin Wees & Dominic D’Andrea

It’s 10 years since we founded 1MPF! We’ve been a lot of places. We’ve made a lot of tiny plays. We’ve learned a lot about the world. Now: we’re going back to where it all started: The Brick Theater! We’ve gathered some of our original playwrights, closest collaborators, and long-time friends to do a “throwback” 1MPF, where we make the plays down n’ dirty, drink a lot of beer, and have some good old school indie theatre fun.

The One-­Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) is America’s largest grass-roots community-engaged theatre festival, founded by Producing Artistic Director, Dominic D’Andrea. #1MPF is social barometer practice, which investigates local zeitgeist and narratives through dialogue, consensus building, and a performance of minute-long moments generated by each community. #1MPF works in partnership with traditional theatres, cultural institutions, and social justice institutions sharing educational, community-focused, or public service missions across the country. The aim is to create locally sourced community events, with the goal of promoting the spirit of radical inclusion. #1MPF includes participants of different points of age, race, culture, gender, socio-economic background, and stage of career. The work attempts to reflect the values, topics, trends, styles, ideas, and big conversations that bubble up to the surface in each community.

For more information visit: www.oneminuteplayfestival.com

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm


12/20: LAZARETTO #4 on shelves!

Merry Christmas! Work off that turkey and cranberry sauce with a puke-a-thon! Lazaretto #4 hits the shelves and it's a doooooozy.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 12:00am to 12:00pm

Related: LAZARETTO #4

11/21: Edge of Venomverse TPB!

Here's yet another thing you can give thanks for this Thanksgiving... The trade paperback edition of EDGE OF VENOMVERSE hits the shelves! This edition collects all five issues of the Venomverse prequel mini-series, including EoV #5, written by yours truly along with icky art by James Stokoe. It's a gross one! Available wherever comics are sold.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 12:00am to 12:00pm

Related: Edge of Venomverse

11/01: LAZARETTO #3!

Issue #3 of the 5-part mini-series LAZARETTO is now on the shelves! As the sickness takes a greater toll on the trapped students, Charles and Tamara attempt to break out of the quarantine.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 12:00am to 12:00pm

Related: LAZARETTO #3

10/25: SELF STORAGE TPB!

Read all six issues of this zom/rom/com in a brand new trade paperback! "Chris Smith has eked by in life hocking the auctioned-off junk from those people who no longer pay the rent on their self storage units. He spends his days hopping from one storage facility to the next, bidding on units sight-unseen, only to sell whatever’s inside to antique dealers and pawnshops for as much money as he can squeeze out of them. But Chris has never found anything like what’s waiting for him inside unit #83. Her name is Jessica."

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 12:00am to 12:00pm

Related: Self Storage Graphic Novel

10/14-10/28: Pumpkin Pie Show: BEST OF BLITZKRIEG

FRIGID NEW YORK @ HORSE TRADE PRESENTS
DEATH TO THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW

WRITTEN by CLAY MCLEOD CHAPMAN

THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY & FINAL SHOW EVER!
OCTOBER 12-28 @ UNDER ST. MARKS

After 20 years of bringing macabre tales of madness and murder to the East Village, writer Clay McLeod Chapman is driving a stake into the heart of his long-running storytelling staple The Pumpkin Pie Show. Join him and scene-stealer Hanna Cheek along with special guests for one final foray into the abyss with their favorite literary perversions from the last two decades.

BEST OF BLITZKRIEG
Written by Clay McLeod Chapman
Performances by Chapman, Hanna Cheek & Special Guests
Saturday, October 14, 21 & 28 at 8pm
20 years. Over 60 stories. Hanna and Clay celebrate their 20th anniversary of the Pumpkin Pie Show with a hand-selected roster of their favorite stories. Every story will be chosen at random each night onstage, guaranteeing each show will be completely different from the last. “Chapman uses the macabre to explore the humanity of his characters and reveal an almost spiritual side to the horrific.” -The New York Times

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Related: The Pumpkin Pie Show

10/13-10/27: Pumpkin Pie Show: SEASICK

FRIGID NEW YORK @ HORSE TRADE PRESENTS
DEATH TO THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW

WRITTEN by CLAY MCLEOD CHAPMAN

THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY & FINAL SHOW EVER!
OCTOBER 12-28 @ UNDER ST. MARKS

After 20 years of bringing macabre tales of madness and murder to the East Village, writer Clay McLeod Chapman is driving a stake into the heart of his long-running storytelling staple The Pumpkin Pie Show. Join him and scene-stealer Hanna Cheek along with special guests for one final foray into the abyss with their favorite literary perversions from the last two decades.

SEASICK
Written by Clay McLeod Chapman with Songs by Kyle Jarrow
Performances by Chapman, Hanna Cheek, Abe Goldfarb, Katie Hartman & Brian Silliman
Friday, October 13, 20 & 27 at 8pm
As an outbreak of norovirus spreads through a luxury cruise-liner, one family must fight for survival onboard this sun-and-blood soaked voyage into insanity. “Thoroughly marvelous, gross and peculiar, not to mention a cause for huge, unbecoming snorts of laughter.” -Time Out NY

(WARNING: Not for the weak-stomached. Paramedics were called during the original run for fainting audience members!)

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Related: The Pumpkin Pie Show

10/12-10/26: Pumpkin Pie Show: COMMENCEMENT

FRIGID NEW YORK @ HORSE TRADE PRESENTS
DEATH TO THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW

WRITTEN by CLAY MCLEOD CHAPMAN

THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY & FINAL SHOW EVER!
OCTOBER 12-28 @ UNDER ST. MARKS

After 20 years of bringing macabre tales of madness and murder to the East Village, writer Clay McLeod Chapman is driving a stake into the heart of his long-running storytelling staple The Pumpkin Pie Show. Join him and scene-stealer Hanna Cheek along with special guests for one final foray into the abyss with their favorite literary perversions from the last two decades.

COMMENCEMENT
Written by Clay McLeod Chapman
Performances by Hanna Cheek
Thursday, October 12, 19 & 26 at 8pm
Hanna Cheek plays three women drawn together in the grim aftermath of a high school shooting. "Will leave you wringing your hands in helpless empathy." -SEE Magazine

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Related: The Pumpkin Pie Show

10/12-10/28: DEATH TO THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW

FRIGID NEW YORK @ HORSE TRADE PRESENTS
DEATH TO THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW

WRITTEN by CLAY MCLEOD CHAPMAN

THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY & FINAL SHOW EVER!
OCTOBER 12-28 @ UNDER ST. MARKS

After 20 years of bringing macabre tales of madness and murder to the East Village, writer Clay McLeod Chapman is driving a stake into the heart of his long-running storytelling staple The Pumpkin Pie Show. Join him and scene-stealer Hanna Cheek along with special guests for one final foray into the abyss with their favorite literary perversions from the last two decades.

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present Clay McLeod Chapman’s DEATH TO THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) October 12-28 with performances Thursday through Saturday at 8pm. Tickets ($20) may be purchased in advance at http://www.horseTRADE.info.  See all Three Shows for the Price of Two!

To celebrate the passing of this downtown institution—along with the recent release of the story collection NOTHING UNTOWARD: TALES FROM THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW (Applause Books)—we have put together a Pumpkin Pie Show retrospective, cherry-picking a few of our favorite productions from the Pie’s past. See one, see them all; no two shows are the same:

COMMENCEMENT
Written by Clay McLeod Chapman
Performances by Hanna Cheek
Thursday, October 12, 19 & 26 at 8pm
Hanna Cheek plays three women drawn together in the grim aftermath of a high school shooting. "Will leave you wringing your hands in helpless empathy." -SEE Magazine

SEASICK
Written by Clay McLeod Chapman with Songs by Kyle Jarrow
Performances by Chapman, Hanna Cheek, Abe Goldfarb, Katie Hartman & Brian Silliman
Friday, October 13, 20 & 27 at 8pm
As an outbreak of norovirus spreads through a luxury cruise-liner, one family must fight for survival onboard this sun-and-blood soaked voyage into insanity. “Thoroughly marvelous, gross and peculiar, not to mention a cause for huge, unbecoming snorts of laughter.” -Time Out NY

(WARNING: Not for the weak-stomached. Paramedics were called during the original run for fainting audience members!)

BEST OF BLITZKRIEG
Written by Clay McLeod Chapman
Performances by Chapman, Hanna Cheek & Special Guests
Saturday, October 14, 21 & 28 at 8pm
20 years. Over 60 stories. Hanna and Clay celebrate their 20th anniversary of the Pumpkin Pie Show with a hand-selected roster of their favorite stories. Every story will be chosen at random each night onstage, guaranteeing each show will be completely different from the last. “Chapman uses the macabre to explore the humanity of his characters and reveal an almost spiritual side to the horrific.” -The New York Times

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 7:59pm to Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 9:30pm

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 7:59pm to Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 9:30pm

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 7:59pm to Monday, October 30, 2017 - 9:30pm

Related: The Pumpkin Pie Show

10/11: LAZARETTO #2!

Issue #2 of the 5-part mini-series LAZARETTO is now on the shelves! Classes have been cancelled and Pascal South is on lockdown to prevent the spread of contagions, but the infected students see it as a non-stop party.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 12:00am to 12:00pm

Related: LAZARETTO #2

10/4: NYCC: Forbidden Planet Signing!

Forbidden Planet has been running these jam events on the Wednesday before New York Comic-Con for a while now. Check out the creators who’ll be stopping by on October 4th (7pm). For more info click here.

James Tynion IV (writer, The Woods, Eugenic)
Eryk Donovan (artist, Cognetic, Eugenic)
Michael Dialynas (artist, The Woods)
Clay McLeod Chapman (writer, Lazaretto)
Alan Robert (writer/artist, Beauty of Horror, Life of Agony bassist)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Related: LAZARETTO #1

9/22-9/24: Baltimore Comic Con!

I'll be signing copies of LAZARETTO at Baltimore Comic Con as well as speaking on a panel. You should totally come out, Maryland. 

Saturday 9/23: 4:00-5:00 – BOOM! Studios: Discover Yours

There’s a comic at BOOM! Studios for everyone, from longtime fans to brand-new readers, and this is the panel to discover YOUR favorite new series! Join BOOM! Studios staff and creators as they explore the diverse imprints of the main BOOM! Studios line, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia with exclusive previews, news, and the information you need to discover your next obsession. Featuring James Tynion IV (Eugenic, The Backstagers), Hope Larson (Goldie Vance), Sean Rubin(Bolivar), Greg Pak (Mech Cadet Yu), Matt Kindt (Grass Kings), Anthony Burch(Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack), and Clay McLeod Chapman(Lazaretto). Moderated by Filip Sablik (President, Publishing & Marketing, BOOM! Studios).

For more info, click here. 

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 4:00pm to Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 7:00pm

Related: LAZARETTO #1

9/6: LAZARETTO #1 on shelves!

The premiere issue of LAZARETTO, a five-issue mini-series from BOOM! Studios, featuring artwork by Jey Levang, is finally on the shelves! Pick up your cop wherever fine comics are sold!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 12:00am to 12:00pm

Related: LAZARETTO #1

8/23: Edge of Venomverse #5 hits the shelves!

At long last! Edge of Venomverse #5, featuring the amazing artwork by James Stokoe, hits the shelves! Pick up your copy wherever fine comics are sold!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 12:00am to 12:00pm

Related: Edge of Venomverse #5

7/14: Fridays on Ice

Fridays on Ice at New Ohio Theatre presents

Katie Hartman has never seen The Bachelorette. She has never played Candy Crush. She can effortlessly eat over a dozen dumplings in one sitting and has never known love. She hates horror movies but prefers feeling fear to feeling bloated. She likes her shows like she likes her men: joyful, a little scared and maybe titties? Katie Hartman hates to learn knew things but demands that her friends take the time to teach her what they know because she understands it is good for her.

+ With guests Brett Davis, Charla Lauriston, Clay McLeod Chapman, Laura Von Holt and Sapphire Jones

Fridays on Ice is Ice Factory's late night performance salon, that includes artists creating work not usually seen in downtown theatre spaces, but more typically found performing in nightclubs, bars, and private apartments. Each evening is individually hosted by an impresario of this alternative storytelling community, and features cutting-edge micro-works by some of NYC’s cagiest short-form theater-makers.

@ New Ohio Theatre
154 Christopher Street, 1E, NYC, NY 10014
Fridays at 10:30 PM
Tickets $15 / $5 rush tickets with ticket to Ice Factory mainstage show that night
For tickets by phone: (866) 811-4111

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 10:30pm to 11:30pm


6/3: NYC: Nothing Untoward at BookCon!

Join Clay for a signing of and performance from his latest book: "Nothing Untoward: Stories from “The Pumpkin Pie Show" at BookCon 2017!

Jun 03, 2017, 1:30 - 2:30 PM
Booth #2225

Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan at 655 West 34th Street.

For more info, click here.

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Related: Nothing Untoward

5/28: NYC: The Evil One at Tilt

THE EVIL ONE reads at Tilt BK, featuring contributors Clay McLeod Chapman, David Gordon, Chad Luibl, Lauren Maas, Amira Pierce, Nate Waggoner and Andrew Blossom. Part of "The Tusk Presents" series of cultural events.

Free to attend. Karaoke follows.

THE EVIL ONE is a new anthology from Makeout Creek Books. Thirty-six stories. Thirty-six authors. Five years in the making. All inspired by one singular rock-n-roll album.

Sunday, May 28 at 8 PM - 9:30 PM
at Tilt BK: 248 McKibbin Street, Brooklyn, New York 11206

Makeout Creek Books: http://www.makeoutcreek.com/

The Tusk: http://www.tusk2.com/

Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Related: The Evil One: An Anthology

4/27: Pumpkin Pie at The Overlook Film Festival

Welcome to a brand new festival experience held at the historic Timberline Lodge, seen in Stanley Kubrick’s horror masterpiece THE SHINING as the location of the infamous Overlook hotel, located just over 60 miles east of Portland in Government Camp, Oregon on Mt. Hood. Presenting superior film programming with an expanded focus on experiential events, the festival showcases exciting new work in new and classic independent horror cinema alongside the latest in interactive and live shows for a fully immersive weekend. As a summer camp for genre fans, The Overlook is a community event bringing the best of horror in all its forms to an enthusiastic and appreciative audience within an intimate and inspirational environment.

“The Pumpkin Pie Show”
Director: Clay McLeod Chapman
Come join us for a special presentation of The Pumpkin Pie Show and get ready to get icky. For 20 years, author Clay McLeod Chapman and his rigorous storytelling session The Pumpkin Pie Show have offered a view into the lives of Southern Gothic monstrosities. Sometimes darkly humorous, sometimes strangely heartbreaking, these stories explore the domestic horrors of the everyday, finding terror within our own households. This one-of-a-kind performance delves deep into the depraved minds of those madmen and women who drift along the periphery of humankind. Priority entrance for badge holders.

“One-on-Ones Presented by The Pumpkin Pie Show”
Director: Clay McLeod Chapman
Author Clay McLeod Chapman will take one audience member at a time on a dark ride through depravity in this intimate storytelling experience. Think of it as a heart-to-bleeding-heart with madmen, murderers and monsters telling their own story. No fourth wall, no escape. Sessions will last between 5 to 20 minutes. Available exclusively for all-access badge holders.

For more info, click here.

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 12:00am to Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 12:00pm

Related: The Pumpkin Pie Show

NYC: 4/20: Reading/signing at Drama Book Shop!

The Drama Book Shop is delighted to welcome Clay McLeod Chapman of The Pumpkin Pie Show for a discussion and signing celebrating his new book NOTHING UNTOWARD. 

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 6:00pm
250 W40th Street
New York, NY 10018

For more info, click here.

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Related: Nothing Untoward

NYC: 3/24: Pumpkin Pie at Performeteria!

TDF's first-ever immersive festival features works from some of the most innovative Off-Off Broadway theatre and dance companies in New York City.  This two-night event, co-presented with Baruch Performing Arts Center, invites you to travel through multiple levels of theatres, nooks and hidden venues within the performing arts center to discover unique, site-specific works from 15 Off-Off Broadway theatre companies. Sample these 10-minute performances throughout the night; your timed ticket entitles you to new shows starting every fifteen minutes until closing.

Baruch Performing Arts Center: 55 Lexington Avenue @ 25th Street, New York, New York

Monday, March 20 and Friday, March 24
Four staggered entry times per night: 7:00pm, 7:45pm, 8:30pm and 9:30pm

For tix and more info, click here.

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Related: The Pumpkin Pie Show

NYC: 3/20: Pumpkin Pie at Performeteria!

TDF's first-ever immersive festival features works from some of the most innovative Off-Off Broadway theatre and dance companies in New York City.  This two-night event, co-presented with Baruch Performing Arts Center, invites you to travel through multiple levels of theatres, nooks and hidden venues within the performing arts center to discover unique, site-specific works from 15 Off-Off Broadway theatre companies. Sample these 10-minute performances throughout the night; your timed ticket entitles you to new shows starting every fifteen minutes until closing.

Baruch Performing Arts Center: 55 Lexington Avenue @ 25th Street, New York, New York

Monday, March 20 and Friday, March 24
Four staggered entry times per night: 7:00pm, 7:45pm, 8:30pm and 9:30pm

For tix and more info, click here.

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 6:00pm

Related: The Pumpkin Pie Show

NYC: 3/8: NOTHING UNTOWARD book release party

New York! Come raise a glass for the release of NOTHING UNTOWARD! I'll be reading at the KGB Bar's newly-minted prohibition era venue the Red Room... which just so happens to be the birth place of several of these stories. This is going to be a special night and I'd love for you to be there...

Wednesday, March 8th at 7 PM. FREE
KGB Bar's Red Room
85 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003
3rd floor
For more info, click here.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Related: Nothing Untoward

3/7: NOTHING UNTOWARD hits the shelves!

At long last, NOTHING UNTOWARD hits the shelves. Forty new short stories are all yours. Pick it up wherever books are sold these days. 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 12:00am to 12:00pm

Related: Nothing Untoward

RVA: 2/23-2/24: The Pumpkin Pie Show: 20th Anniversary

Co-produced by 5th Wall Theatre and the Modlin Center for the Arts. Celebrating his second decade of spinning macabre yarns, author/performer Clay McLeod Chapman returns to his hometown with The Pumpkin Pie Show - a rigorous storytelling session that Time Out NY guarantees "will send shivers down your spine."

This special anniversary presentation will include a cross-section of personal favorites (and frights) from the last twenty years of haunting audiences across the globe. 

Performances for The Pumpkin Pie Show at the Gottwald Playhouse, 600 E. Grace Street in RVA's Downtown. Talkbacks will follow select performances. Tickets are $20 (5th Wall Season Subscribers - $16) and can be purchased through the Modlin Center at www.modlin.richmond.edu/tickets

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30am

Related: The Pumpkin Pie Show

2/21: RVA: NOTHING UNTOWARD reading

In celebration of the release of the new book NOTHING UNTOWARD, I'll be doing a reading at my favorite hometown haunt Chop Suey Books. This will be a super-special celebration and I realy really really hope you can make it out. 

Copies of NOTHING UNTOWARD will be sold and signed. Punch and pie?

at Chop Suey Books (2913 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Related: Nothing Untoward

1/20: Evil One hits the shelves!

Thirty-six authors, thirty-six stories, five years in the making. All inspired by one singular rock-and-roll album. Featuring short fiction from X.C. Atkins, Tom Batten, John Beckman, Andrew Blossom, Belle Boggs, Brian Castleberry, Clay McLeod Chapman, Taryn Chesshire, Matthew C. Crady, Dennis Danvers, Tom De Haven, Phillip Feger, Katy Resch George, David Gordon, Smith Henderson, Julie Karr, Greg Koehler, Chad Luibl, Lauren Maas, Tyler Magill, Muki Mahan, Lauren Sullivan McCarty, J.W. Morison, Shannon O'Neill, Howard Owen, Conrad Ashley Persons, Amira Pierce, Hermine Pinson, Mike Powell, Sarah Elaine Smith, April Sopkin, Matthew Stuart, Rebecca Taylor, Merve Thomas, Rebecca Wadlinger and Nate Waggoner.

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 12:00am to 12:00pm

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“(Chapman is) a horror-drunk storytelling virtuoso master idiot. ”
— Time Out New York

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