Winter Haunts 2023

Winter Haunts 2023 – A Day of Ghost Stories and Gothic Fiction for Online Event


Winter Haunts runs for the second time in 2023, bringing together an exciting array of authors from the world of ghost stories, Gothic and supernatural fiction for a day of workshops, interviews and panels on the 11th November this year. A collaboration between Alex Davis Events and Writing Magazine, this year’s event looks a must-attend for writers and readers in the genre alike.

Authors taking part in the interview and panel thread on the day include Mariana Enriquez (Things We Lost in the Fire, The Dangers of Smoking in Bed), Catriona Ward (The Last House of Needless Street, Sundial) , Alix E Harrow (Starling House, The Once and Future Witches), Tananarive Due (The Reformatory, The Good House, My Soul to Keep), Stuart Turton (The Seven and a Half Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, The Devil and the Dark Water), Jess Kidd (The Night Ship, Things in Jars) and many more.

Joining us for workshops on the day will be Dan Coxon, Rachel Knightley, Anna Mazzola, Carly Reagon, AC Wise and Ally Wilkes, with topics including Writing Gothic Fiction, Generating Uncanny Stories, Researching Supernatural Historical Fiction and many more.

Stuart Turton Alix E Harrow Catriona Ward Mariana Enriquez

The event will be taking place online via Google Meet, giving attendees the opportunity to attend from anywhere in the world. Ticketholders will also have access to recordings of the sessions they have booked for after the event, giving them the chance to look back at events they attended or catch any activities they may have missed.

Alex Davis of Alex Davis Events said: ‘We had a fantastic time last year around with Winter Haunts, and our line-up of talent for this time around is every bit as exciting! If you’re an author or a lover of all things spooky in your fiction, then Winter Haunts is the ideal event for you this season.’

Tina Jackson, content editor of Writing Magazine said: ‘It’s really exciting to be pairing up with Alex, WM’s expert in all things horror and ghostly. for another outing of Winter Haunts. Anyone interested in writing their own supernatural fiction or adding a gothic flavour to it will be sure to come away with really useful advice and loads of inspiration that they can apply to their own work. They’ll in the safe (cold, dead) hands of some of the most exciting writers working with supernatural themes, and in for a day of spooky treats.’

Winter Haunts starts at 10am UK time and runs until 7:15pm UK time on Saturday 11th November. Tickets are £30 for the talk and interview thread, £32 for the workshop thread or £50 for a combined ticket giving access to both threads on the day. To book your tickets visit and for any queries email

WRITING MAGAZINE is the UK’s bestselling monthly magazine for writers from beginner to expert. Every issue is packed with creative writing masterclasses from leading authors and tutors, advice from inside the industry on how to write and sell your work, and creative inspiration to get you writing, as well as extensive up-to-date information about writing competitions and opportunities to get your work published. It features interviews with, and advice from, some of the most exciting writers currently at work across all genres. At the heart of Writing Magazine is a creative community, and it’s proud to showcase its subscribers’ own creative writing and their publishing success stories, and offer monthly competitions with generous prizes.

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