Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival Features 36 Artists

This story originally appeared Aug. 22.

Thirty-six authors and artists are gathering in October to present panel discussions on New England horror traditions, ghost stories and more.

River City Writers and Jabberwocky Bookshop present Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival 2016, Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main Street, Haverhill

Authors will be selling and autographing their books at this free event. Participating authors, artists, and filmmakers include Christopher Golden, Brian Keene, James A. Moore, Thomas E. Sniegoski, Josh Malerman, Paul Tremblay, Leigh Perry, Craig Shaw Gardner, John Langan, Kat Howard, Nicholas Kaufmann, Rio Youers, Toni L.P. Kelner, John M. McIlveen, Glenn Chadbourne, Jack Haringa, Jason Ciaramella, Hillary Monahan, E.J. Stevens, Bracken MacLeod, Errick Nunnally, Kristin Dearborn, Douglas Wynne, Christopher Irvin, Izzy Lee, Scott Goudsward, Tony Tremblay, Gardner Goldsmith, Jan Kozlowski, Daniel Braum, Gregory Bastianelli, Amber Fallon, Dan Padanova, Asher Ellis, Trisha Wooldridge and Philip Perron.