This Workshop is Haunted! | Writing Workshop Begins
This 4 week workshop will be Sept. 27, Oct. 4, Oct. 11 and Oct. 18 from 7-9 p.m. at OSU-Tulsa.
Call them what you want—spirits, specters, apparitions, wraiths, or even haints—narratives about ghosts are one of the most popular genres in literature and film. But do all ghost stories have to be frightful? Is every ghost seeking revenge? Is the past itself a living, dead, or undead "thing"? Can you be haunted by your own memories?
In this workshop, we’ll ponder these questions and more while reading ghost stories and watching videos to deepen our understanding of craft, symbolism, and genre conventions. As participants, you’ll have the freedom to write stories, essays, or poems about ghosts (real or metaphorical), hauntings, or other supernatural phenomena. So, if you’ve had an unlikely encounter you’ve always wanted to transcribe but haven’t, an idea for a spooky story you’ve been putting off, or a desire to push the limits of what a good ghost story can do, this workshop is for you!
Scholarships are available for those with financial need. Apply here.
About the instructor
Eric Howerton earned his PhD in Fiction Writing and Literature from the University of Houston with an emphasis in Gothic and Southern Gothic literature. During much of his time in Houston, a DVD of The Shining played on a loop in his living room. In addition to writing and publishing stories and restaurant reviews, Eric also dabbles in composing strange sounds. He currently teaches technical writing and literature at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.