The Kings are coming to campus — Stephen King and son, that is


No masks or blades, please.

New York Times bestselling author Stephen King and son Owen King will be visiting North Central at 7 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 29, to present their new book “Sleeping Beauties,” out tomorrow, Sept. 26. The event will be co-hosted by the college and Anderson’s Bookshop and is taking place in Res/Rec.

Along with King, Anderson’s Bookshop has also hosted authors like Chris Colfer from “Glee,” Kate Hudson and Kelly Osbourne.

Sleeping Beauties” focuses on a world where all women are under a sleeping curse, except for one woman. While the women typically become violent when they are awakened, Eve is immune to this curse. She is now stuck in an Appalachian town filled with men who are curious of her immunity, creating chaos. From the book overview, the content seems incredibly relevant in our current political climate.

In addition to “Sleeping Beauties,” King’s popular book “It” has also come back into the spotlight recently. A movie was recently released to re-vamp the 1990 TV miniseries.

While the $40 ticket gets you access to the event as well as a copy of the new book, there will be no book signing or photo ops. But King and his son will have a live question-and-answer session at the event.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at, with a limit of four per customer.


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