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Newport: Multi-Media Storytelling with John Dover aka Johnny Scotch
April 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Multi-Media Storytelling with John Dover aka Johnny Scotch
This month’s meeting is a week early because of Easter.
“There’s more than one way to tell a story. At the April 14 meeting of Willamette Writers’ Coast Chapter, John Dover, creator and writer of the “Johnny Scotch” series of books and short stories, will discuss how he fuses music, comic books and other media to reach a wide range of readers. The free workshop takes place at 2 p.m. at the Newport Public Library. Because of Easter, this meeting is a week earlier than usual.
Says Dover, “Creating an interesting story is only part of the process. The larger job is finding your audience and delivering your vision to the broadest possible spectrum of readers. Sometimes that means reimagining what your story is.” In his multi-media presentation, he will show the various ways he approaches a story.”
About John Dover aka Johnny Scotch
John Dover, creator, and writer of the “Johnny Scotch” series of books and short stories have built his “jazz noir” world from the music he is immersed in on a daily basis and from his travels across the United States as a professional musician. He continues to build the “Johnny Scotch” library through short stories and his comic book collaboration with illustrator and storyboard artist Dan Schaefer. Dover’s musical world and his writing world also collide with the “Johnny Scotch Vignettes,” a series of musical pieces written by Thomas Barber that incorporate high energy fusion with the spoken word.
Since his release of the fourth and final installment in the Johnny Scotch comic book series and releasing his second Johnny Scotch novella, Dover has begun work on his first full-length novel, based on two short stories he wrote for “Tales from the Braided Pony.” He also continues to perform and teach as a clinician for Bach trumpets.
Outside of the Johnny Scotch world, Dover has published short stories in the horror genre in “Tales from the Braided Pony,” “Monsters ‘N’ Things,” “100 Word Horrors,” “Carnival Tales,” and the upcoming “Tenebrous Tales.” He has also been a regular contributor to Mythmachine.com as an entertainment writer.