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Beers Welcomes Donald Sidney-Fryer: Poet, Authority on Clark Ashton Smith

On Saturday, October 3rd, at 6PM Beers will host Mr. Sidney-Fryer for an hour-long discussion on Mr. Smith. Clark Ashton Smith (1893-1961) was a Californian author who helped to pioneer the horror genre and is mentioned often in the same breath as H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, and Edgar Allan Poe. Smith, a friend of Lovecraft, shocked his pulp-loving generation with his morbid and cosmic humor in the form of hundreds of works of fiction and poetry.

Sidney-Fryer, who has served as editor and compiler for many of Smith's posthumous publications, is in a unique position to share his un-equaled passion for Smith's works. In addition to being Smith's champion in print, Donald Sidney-Fryer is a very accomplished poet and performer in his own right, and is known for his dramatic recitations of Smith's works.

This event is not to be missed. We're ever-so-thrilled to share a direct link with the roots of horror and fantasy, and will have a selection of Sidney-Fryer's and Smith's works for sale.