Workshop #17 Michael Arnzen: Making Readers Squirm

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Workshop #17 Michael Arnzen: Making Readers Squirm

40.00

1 class $40

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This two hour workshop will cover insider tricks and tactics for crafting horror imagery—not just icons of the genre, but direct appeals to the reader's sensorium— images that really hit readers in the guts. It will include a live writing activity with the aim of improving 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."

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. A 10th anniversary edition of his Stoker-award winning story collection, Proverbs for Monsters, was recently re-released by Dark Regions Press to celebrate its 10th Anniversary. Other recent Arnzen titles include his novel, Grave Markings (Raw Dog Screaming Press) a non-fiction study, The Popular Uncanny (Guide Dog Books), and a helpful collection of "story starters" for dark fiction authors called Instigation: Creative Prompts on the Dark Side (Mastication Publications).  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.  Always experimenting, Arnzen's work in the genre has appeared in everything from poetry magnets (Fridge of the Damned) to Palm Pilots (Gorelets) to playing cards (Play Dead) to moving pictures (Exquisite Corpse).  Learn the latest and sign up for his newsletter: http://gorelets.com