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Saturday, October 28 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Welcome to Night Vale: It Devours!

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Their wildly popular podcast, Welcome to Night Vale, has been described variously as Prairie Home Companion crossed with Twin Peaks, The Twilight Zone, or the works of H. P. Lovecraft. Creators Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor have proved that the peculiar happenings of the fictional desert town of Night Vale can play out on the book page as well. Their first Night Vale novel became an instant bestseller, and this fall, they’re publishing its eagerly awaited follow-up: It Devours! When an aspiring scientist and Night Vale newcomer investigates a religious sect on the outskirts of town, her growing attraction to one of the movement’s adherents sets off a personal and philosophical crisis, as they jointly investigate the intersections of faith and reason. In a starred review, Kirkus calls It Devours! “a compelling drama that shows people coming together in a world that feels like it’s coming apart—which isn’t the worst message to broadcast these days.” Leading the conversation with Fink and Cranor is journalist and fellow podcaster Virginia Prescott, who hosts Word of Mouth on New Hampshire Public Radio. Come with your own burning questions about podcasting, audio storytelling, and what’s next for the intrepid citizens of Night Vale.

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Virginia Prescott

Virginia Prescott is the host of Word of Mouth on New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR). Before she became a part of New Hampshire Public Radio, she was editor, producer, and director for NPR programs On Point and Here & Now and directed interactive media for New York Public Radio. She... Read More →

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Jeffrey Cranor

Jeffrey Cranor is one half, along with Joseph Fink, of the duo behind the popular podcast drama and accompanying novelizations of Welcome to Night Vale. In all its iterations, Welcome to Night Vale broadcasts the odd happenings from the fictional town of Night Vale. The podcast began... Read More →
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Joseph Fink

Joseph Fink is a virtuoso of fictional podcasting, as one half of the team behind Welcome to Night Vale, as well as a creator of Alice Isn’t Dead. Fink started the small press Commonplace Books when he was in his mid-twenties. Later, he met his Welcome to Night Vale partner, Jeffrey... Read More →

Saturday October 28, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Emmanuel Sanctuary