WOW: PiFi Scavenger Hunt with CCRE







WOW: PiFi Scavenger Hunt with CCRE


Aug 15 @ 12:00AM
Salmon Library






WOW: Stump the Librarians







WOW: Stump the Librarians


Aug 16 @ 1:00PM
Salmon Library






WOW: Escape the Library - Doom Wizard Challenge







WOW: Escape the Library - Doom Wizard Challenge


Aug 17 @ 1:00PM
Salmon Library



 theshortabsurdlifeofyouraverageclownpuppetslide

October 27. 7pm. Salmon Library 111. Thomas Ligotti is a highly influential writer of weird fiction whose short stories deal with themes of nihilism, humanism, anti-humanism, despair, creativity, and surrealism. His poetic prose and characters descending into chaos and madness has all the flair of a Samuel Beckett play, if Beckett wrote for the Grand Guignol. He has become one of the few living authors to be honored by a Penguins Classic collection and his older collected editions are now collector's items of some value. In this talk, Doug Bolden [doug.bolden@uah.edu] will look at some of Ligotti's most powerful tales, his impact on the genre [including some of the controversy about how his nihilism may have been an uncited source for the first season of True Detective], the works (both fiction and philosophy) that have influenced Ligotti, and how to find out more of his evocative darkness. Halloween treats will be provided. Mannequins are optional.

As a bonus, after the talk, there will be a complete showing of Jacob Cooney's short horror film, "The Frolic," based on one of Ligotti's first ever short stories!

This event is free and open to all!

It has always seemed to me that my existence consisted purely and exclusively of nothing but the most outrageous nonsense...At times I have been rendered breathless by the impeccable chaoticism, the absolutely perfect nonsense of some spectacle taking place outside myself, or, on the other hand, some spectacle of equally senseless outrageousness taking place within me. (Thomas Ligotti, "The Clown Puppet")