Sundress Academy for the Arts Presents “What Follows in the Blood: Writing Generational Grief Through Pop Horror”

The Sundress Academy for the Arts is excited to present What Follows in the Blood; Writing Generational Grief Through Pop Horror, a workshop led by Kay E. Bancroft on October 12, 2022, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. This event will be held over Zoom. Participants can access the event at (password: safta).

When we think of the “final girl” we associate their survival with that of successfully defeating or evading the clutches of a killer, plague, or natural force. But what if their survival also hinges on their ability to evade and eviscerate the inherited mistakes of their family? In this 90-minute generative workshop, writers will investigate “final girls” from Sidney Prescott to Nancy Thompson who serve as visible icons of breaking familial cycles and write towards and through their traditions to explore generational grief. 

While there is no fee to participate in this workshop, those who are able and appreciative may make donations directly to Kay E. Bancroft via Venmo @Kay-E-Bancroft-9 or via CashApp $KayEBancroft9

Kay E. Bancroft (they/them) is a queer non-binary poet, educator, editor, and reviewer from Cincinnati, OH. They hold an MFA in Creative Writing: Poetry from Randolph College, and a BA from the University of Cincinnati. They serve as Poetry reader for Frontier Poetry and Poetry/Hybrid reader for Longleaf Review. You can find their writing in Voicemail Poems, Hooligan Magazine‘s “Spilled Ink,” Cotton Xenomorph, Longleaf Review, The Rumpus, Beyond Queer Words, and more. Explore their work at


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