For Teens

Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP): Scary Stories To Tell In the Dark

Saturday, October 17th 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Remote! (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: Teens
Teen (13-18)
20 seats max

This class will be hosted remotely! You will be able to participate in class via Zoom videoconference from wherever you’re most comfortable. All you’ll need is a laptop or a phone! About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting via Zoom–no need to download anything or sign up for Zoom in advance! If you have questions about remote learning, please feel free to reach out to [email protected] for more information.

Class Description: What's better than a scary story in October? This class will explore all the terrifying, creepy, and fun aspects of writing scary stories. We’ll look at classics from Poe and Mary Shelley to modern writers such as Helen Oyeyemi and Alice Sola Kim. Through in class exercises, we’ll practice creating memorable monsters, unforgettable atmospheres, and suspenseful twists and turns in plot that are the hallmarks of the scary story. 

Takeaways: By the end of the day, writers will have a creaky attic full of creepy story beginnings to keep them occupied throughout the long dark winter months.

Who Should Register?
For writers ages 13 - 18 ONLY. Writing notebooks are available, but feel free to bring your own.

Remember, parents/guardians must also complete this permission form online before the start of the class. Otherwise, registrations could be voided and the cancellation policy will apply. If the student is 18, simply let us know at [email protected]

*If you are registering on behalf of your teen, add their email information in the “For a Friend or Child?” field on the right-hand side of the screen before you check out. This will send them a direct link and reminder to create their own profile with GrubStreet. 
(After adding the class to your cart, click "Checkout" and click “Add” next to “For a Friend or Child?” on the right-hand side to fill in their email. This is an easy way of linking the class to your child and encourages them to create their own account.)

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KL Pereira
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