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Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid: Writing Stories to Scare Your Readers
October 28, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Warren Rochelle
$60 Members | $65 Non-members
Saturday, 10/28/17 | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
We like being scared and, admit it, scaring our readers. So, how do we do just that? What do we need to consider to produce a tale that has to be read with the lights on and, preferably, not alone? What keeps us reading when we are afraid? Watching yet another horror movie? We will ponder these questions, consider fear and terror and write some scary stuff.
Warren Rochelle is a Professor of English at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. His short fiction and poetry are published in such journals and collections as Aboriginal Science Fiction, Forbidden Lines, Crucible, The Charlotte Poetry Review, the Asheville Poetry Review, the North Carolina Literary Review, Romance and Beyond, Icarus, Empty Oaks,Collective Fallout, The Silver Gryphon, Secondhand Stories, Jaelle Her Book, Fae Wings and Hidden Things, and Queer Fish 2. A critical book, Communities of the Heart: the Rhetoric of Myth in the Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin, was published by Liverpool University Press in early 2001.
Golden Gryphon Press published his first novel, The Wild Boy, in the fall of 2001, and his second novel, Harvest of Changelings, in 2007. His third novel, The Called, also published by Golden Gryphon, was published in July 2010.
The Werewolf and His Boy, his fourth novel, was published by Samhain Publishing in September 2016.