11/17: LA: Reading/signing at Dark Delicacies!

Los Angeles! I’m bringing #TheRemaking to you! Come see me read/sign at the amazing Dark Delicacies on Sunday, November 17th 4 PM!

822 N. Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505

For more info, click here.

Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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10/29: NJ: Inside the Writers House

​I’ll be discussing The Remaking at Rutgers University in part of their Inside the Writers House! Free and open to the public. Come on out!

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

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NYC: 10/17-10/19: The Pumpkin Pie Show: THE REMAKING

THE REMAKING: Come sit around the campfire to hear Clay McLeod Chapman tell the true story of the Little Witch Girl of Pilot’s Creek. Accused of witchcraft in 1931, Ella Louise Ford and her daughter Jessica were burned at the stake. Jessica now has one of the most famous graves in the South: a steel-reinforced coffin wrapped in a fence of interconnected crosses.

Seating is extremely limited. Each audience member will receive a free copy of Chapman’s new novel THE REMAKING, from Quirk Books, on shelves October 8th.

SIX PERFORMANCES ONLY: THU 17 @ 7:00 || THU 17 @ 8:30 || FRI 18 @ 7:00 || FRI 18 @ 8:30 || SAT 19 @ 7:00 || SAT 19 @ 8:30

At Under St Marks Theater: 94 Saint Marks Place, New York, NY 10009

For more info and tix, click here.

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 7:00pm to Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 9:00pm

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10/15: NC: Reading/signing at Park City Books

​Book reading/signing for The Remaking at Park City Books: 4139 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00am

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10/14: NC: Reading/signing at Flyleaf Books

Clay McLeod Chapman brings campfire storytelling to Flyleaf with The Remaking

For over twenty years, Clay McLeod Chapman has been bringing his Poe-inspired first-person narratives to the stage with the hyperkinetic Pumpkin Pie Show. Now, with his new novel The Remaking, Chapman will bring that same performative energy to his readings, embracing the audience as if they were sitting around a campfire and listening to a ghost story. These electric readings will elevate the words on the page as Chapman takes on the persona of his narrators, until it feels like you are there…

Event date: Monday, October 14, 2019 - 7:00pm

Event address: Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Monday, October 14, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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10/11: RVA: Book Talk w/ Clay McLeod Chapman

In a culture long obsessed with stories of the macabre, what price do we pay for all this storytelling? That is the question performance artist, screenwriter, and author Clay McLeod Chapman brilliantly explores in The Remaking (Quirk Books; October 8, 2019; $19.99), a supernatural thriller about a true-crime tale that takes on a life of its own. Inspired by the urban legend of The Witch Girl of Pilot’s Knob, Chapman reimagines the story of a single mother and her daughter who were burned at the stake as witches in a small town in Kentucky in 1916. In Chapman’s version, these women become Ella Louise and Jessica Ford, the inspiration for storytellers who seek to put their own stamp on their story, from a campfire tale to a B-horror movie to a meta slasher flick to a true-crime podcast. Richmond native Clay McLeod Chapman returns to his hometown for a book talk at the Edgar Allan Poe Museum in partnership with Chop Suey Books.


Edgar Allan Poe Museum, Enchanted Garden
1914 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23223

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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10/8: NYC: The Remaking BOOK LAUNCH!

For over twenty years, Clay McLeod Chapman has been bringing his Poe-inspired first-person narratives to the stage with the hyperkinetic Pumpkin Pie Show. Now, with his new novel The Remaking, Chapman will bring that same performative energy to his readings, embracing the audience as if they were sitting around a campfire and listening to a ghost story. These electric readings will elevate the words on the page as Chapman takes on the persona of his narrators, until it feels like you are there…

Tuesday Oct 08, 2019: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway
28 Adams Street (Corner of Adams & Water Street @ the Archway)
Brooklyn , NY 11201

RSVP encouraged & appreciated: Please fill out the form by clicking here if you plan on attending. Facebook event found here.

PLEASE NOTE: Submitting an RSVP DOES NOT guarantee entrance. This is a free-access event. Entrance is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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10/4: NYCC: Making Friends with the Monster

Horror is more than gore and jump scares. Inside the books, comics, and movies that terrify us, there are often nuanced, heartfelt stories about the world we live in. Our panelists will discuss how they balance genuine scares and real emotion in their work, the horror titles that inspire and influence them, and more. Guests include Clay McLeod Chapman (The Remaking), Ivy Noelle Weir, Shawna Gore, Steenz Stewart and Vita Ayala.

Friday, October 4 9:00 pm-10:00 pm Room 1A18 - Javits Center

For more info, click here.

Friday, October 4, 2019 - 9:00pm to 10:00pm

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10/3: NYCC: What Scares the Scarer?

What was the first thing that truly scared you? On this panel, authors of horror, thrillers, and suspense will explore which terrifying books, movies, and experiences first made them fans for life, and how they have used that fear to craft their own chilling tales for all ages. With Kristin Thorsness (The Wicked Tree), Wesley Chu (The Walking Dead: Typhoon), Clay McLeod Chapman (The Remaking), Josh Malerman (Malorie), Sara Faring (The Tenth Girl) , and Rachel Harrison (The Return) share the scares with Brian Keene (The Horror Show with Brian Keene).

Thursday, October 3 1:30 pm-2:30 pm. Room 1A18 - Javits Center

For more info, click here.

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

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SDCC: Stories That Put Your Heart In Your Throat panel

Who’s going to San Diego Comic Con? I am!

Experience the chills and thrills of these authors’ works as they craft breathless prose that will have readers turning the pages at lightning speed. Get chilly with Katrina Leno (You Must Not Miss), James Murray (The Brink), Brendan Reichs (The Darkdeep), Ally Condie (The Darkdeep), Kali Wallace (Salvation Day), and Clay McLeod Chapman (The Remaking) in conversation with Maryelizabeth Yturralde (Mysterious Galaxy).

Thursday July 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm at the Horton Grand Theatre

For more info click here.

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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2019 ALA Annual Conference

I’ll be coming to DC for this year’s American Library Association’s 2019 Annual Conference to sign ARCs for The Remaking and speaking on some awesome panels! Come on down and say howdy…

Booth Signing with Clay McLeod Chapman (The Remaking, Quirk Books), 12:00pm – 12:30pm • Booth 1805

“Don’t Be Afraid of Horror” panel with Clay McLeod Chapman (The Remaking, Quirk Books) and Grady Hendrix (We Sold Our Souls, Quirk Books)

Location: Washington Convention Center, Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage

The horror genre contains a huge variety of stories, from the not-so-scary to the truly terrifying. At this panel, authors will discuss the many subgenres found in horror and ways to match readers with their next perfectly scary read.

For more info, please click here.

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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2019 Overlook Film Fest: ONE-ON-ONES

​ONE-ON-ONES is back at the Overlook Film Festival! For our next edition, we’ll return to America’s most haunted city, New Orleans, with new dates of May 30th–June 2nd.

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. Available exclusively for All-Access and Platinum Immersive Pass holders. For info, visit the Overlook site here.

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 12:00am to Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 12:00pm

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2019 Book Expo signing

​I’ll be signing ARCs for The Remaking at the Quirk Booths booth (#1239). Come on down!

“Headquartered on a quiet cobblestone street in Philadelphia, Quirk Books publishes just 25 books per year and every title is a labor of love. Some of our more popular recent titles include MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN, GEEKERELLA, and WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S STAR WARS — plus children’s books, art books, pop culture titles, and more.”

For more info, click here.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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4/14: Chattanooga Film Festival live performance

I’ll be performing at the 2019 Chattanooga Film Festival!

For over 20 years, author Clay McLeod Chapman and his rigorous storytelling session The Pumpkin Pie Show have offered a view into the minds of the most depraved Southern Gothic monstrosities. Sometimes darkly humorous, sometimes strangely heartbreaking, and most definitely always in-your-face, these tales of madness and macabre explore the domestic horrors of the everyday, finding terror within our very own households. This one-of-a-kind performance delves deep into the darkest recesses of those mad men and women who drift along the periphery of humankind. Still not sold? The Scotsman says, “Clay McLeod Chapman is like Stephen King transmogrified into a post-punk preacher poet.” We bet you’re in now.

Visit https://www.chattfilmfest.org/ for tickets and festival information.

Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 12:00am to 12:00pm

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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

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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 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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