Author Stephen King coming to Charleston
By: Anna Sheets
Author Stephen King is celebrating the release of his new book End Of Watch by doing a 12-city book tour starting in New Jersey June 7 and spanning to Nevada June 18. June 10, King will be in Charleston, West Virginia. While independent bookstore Taylor Books is sponsoring King’s event in WV, the event will take place at the Clay Center.
“What an opportunity to see the author of my favorite horror novels,” said substitute teacher Jill Canter.
Doors will open at 5 PM, but show time is at 6 PM. Tickets are for sale on the Clay Center website and are $35 per person. Each ticket will include a first edition of End Of Watch, and King will be pre-signing 400 copies of End Of Watch and other first editions. These books will be distributed randomly to ticket holders at the event.
“I’m excited that we can bring an author of this caliber to this area; Stephen King is really interesting, and his quirky personality really comes across in his writing,” said English teacher Emily Okes.
Stephen King is a world-renowned author whose books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of which have been adapted to moves, TV shows, and comic books. King has published 54 novels, seven of which were under his pen name Richard Bachman. King has won Bram Stoker awards, World Fantasy awards, British Fantasy awards, and his novella The Way Station was nominated for the Nebula award. Some of King’s most famous books include “The Stand”, “The Shining”, “Carrie”, and “Misery”. Some of his most famous movie adaptations include “Stand By Me”, “It”, “The Mist”, and “The Shawshank Redemption”.
There will not be a book signing at the event, but the event will include a reading and talk, ending with a short Q&A with King.