Writing Scary Stories (For Teens!)


Writing Scary Stories (For Teens!)


This one is for students who love a good fright. We’ll examine what makes good scary stories scary and practice different ways to scare our readers. Students will learn about suspense, world building, character creation, and creative word choice, all while having fun inventing spooky ghosts and monsters.

  • Instructor: Joe Kane

  • Length of workshop: One Hour

  • Date: Monday, June 24

  • Time: 3:00 pm

  • Location: Nashville Public Library — Madison Branch
    610 Gallatin Pike S, Madison, TN 37115

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About the Instructor:

J. Joseph Kane runs in the rain. He’s the Program Director of The Porch's youth programming arm, SLANT (Student Literary Artists of Nashville, TN). Before moving to Nashville, he taught creative writing in Detroit Public Schools through Inside Out Literary Arts Project. Joe’s poems and stories have found homes in a number of magazines, including RHINO, Elimae, theEEEL, Clapboard House, The Splinter Generation, Cricket Online Review, Psychic Meatloaf, Temenos, Right Hand Pointing, and Admit2.