SRSU Offers Free Virtual Lecture

By Laura Nelson

Interested in fantasy literature and/or writing?

Plan to attend a Zoom meeting with award-winning British author Jared Shurin. He will be speaking to Dr. Audrey Taylor's Creative Writing class Tues., Sep. 8 from 6:00-7:00 pm and Dr. Taylor will make the class available to anyone who would like to attend.

Shurin is the editor of dozens of books including The Djinn Falls in Love, The Outcast Hours, and the Best of British Fantasy series. He also serves as an occasional critic and when he is not playing about with books, he is the head of strategy at M&C Saatchi's Social Impact Practice.

Jared has been a finalist for the World Fantasy Award (twice), Shirley Jackson Award (twice) and Hugo Awards (twice), and winner of the British Fantasy Award (also twice).

He is also co-creator of Jurassic Press and co-creator of The Kitschies, British literary prizes presented annually for "the year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining works that contain elements of the speculative or fantastic."

If you would like to attend the meeting, please email Dr. Taylor at