CCWC Teen Program - Writing Horror, Weird, & Dark Fantasy Short Fiction
Join us for a keynote presentation by Jonathan Maberry and an all-levels short story workshop designed for teen writers interested in all types of horror fiction—from gothic to cosmic, psychological to slasher, and everything in between!
Led by speculative fiction author Nancy R. Lambert, attendees will explore key elements of writing horror, dark fantasy, and weird fiction, in an energizing and encouraging environment. We’ll discuss topics like developing compelling characters, using story structure to control pacing, and establishing tone with setting, dialogue, and word choice.
Expect brainstorming sessions, writing sprints, and opportunities to share our works-in-progress. By the end of this interactive workshop, attendees will have the tools they need to help them craft, revise, and complete a short story.
Registration includes the Keynote Presentation, Teen Writers Workshop, two short story collections, and one entry into the CCWC Teen Short Story Contest.
DATE: Saturday, September 25, 2021
TIME: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
- 9:00 - 10:00 am - Keynote Presentation by Jonathan Maberry
- 10:00 am - 1:00 pm - Teen Writers Workshop: Writing Horror, Weird, & Dark Fantasy Short Fiction with N.R. Lambert
MODE OF DELIVERY: Live Remote Instruction - Zoom
JONATHAN MABERRY is a New York Times bestselling author, 5-time Bram Stoker Award-winner, 3-time Scribe Award winner, Inkpot Award winner, and comic book writer. His vampire apocalypse book series, V-WARS, was a Netflix original series. He writes in multiple genres including suspense, thriller, horror, science fiction, fantasy, and action; for adults, teens and middle grade. His novels include the Joe Ledger thriller series, Bewilderness, Ink, Glimpse, the Pine Deep Trilogy, the Rot & Ruin series, the Dead of Night series, Mars One, Ghostwalkers: A Deadlands novel, and many others. He is the editor many anthologies including The X-Files, Aliens: Bug Hunt, Don’t Turn Out the Lights, Nights of the Living Dead, and others. His comics include Black Panther: DoomWar, Captain America, Pandemica, Highway to Hell, The Punisher and Bad Blood. He is a board member of the Horror Writers Association and the president of the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers. Visit him online at www.jonathanmaberry.com
Nancy R. Lambert is a speculative fiction author from New York City. As N.R. Lambert, her stories appear or are forthcoming in Vastarien, 99 Tiny Terrors, PseudoPod, Lovecraft Mythos, and Don’t Turn Out the Lights. She’s also written for Entertainment Weekly, TIME, and Tor.com. She was a 2019 U.S. National Park Service Artist-in-Residence at Fire Island National Seashore. In addition to her work as a pop culture author and freelance copywriter, she volunteers with Read Ahead and 826NYC, and teaches creative writing workshops for young people at The Center for Fiction. Find her online at nrlambert.com.