Making the Reader Squirm / Instructor: Michael ARNZEN

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Making the Reader Squirm / Instructor: Michael ARNZEN

30.00

1 class $30

4 classes for $100 - Make sure to enter the discount code HORRORU at checkout

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SATURDAY, May 11, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Heritage Hill Room

This two hour workshop will cover insider tricks and tactics for crafting horror imagery—not just by employing familiar horror tropes, but by making direct appeals to the reader's sensorium—and generate feelings that really hit readers in the guts. It will include a live writing activity with the aim of improving your description of a gory or scary scene. Open to novelists, poets, flash fiction writers… anyone looking to sharpen their writing skills, from the crafty suspense writer to anyone eager to "go for the gross out."

INSTRUCTOR:Amityville-born horror writer Michael Arnzen holds four Bram Stoker Awards® and an International Horror Guild Award for his often funny, always disturbing fiction and poetry. In addition to his creative books—like the novel, Grave Markings, or the short story collection, Proverbs for Monsters—he published a helpful collection of "story starters" for dark fiction authors called Instigation: Creative Prompts on the Dark Side and co-edited the anthology, Many Genres, One Craft: Lessons in Writing Popular Fiction. Arnzen holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Oregon and since 1999 has taught full-time at Seton Hill University, near Pittsburgh, in their MFA program in Writing Popular Fiction. Learn the latest at http://gorelets.com.