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Portland: Young Willamette Writers

October 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Debby Dodds

Writing Scary with Debby Dodds

On October 3, the Young Willamette Writers will welcome author Debby Dodds for a seasonally appropriate workshop on “Writing Scary.”

About Debby Dodds

Debby Dodds

Debby is the author of the novel Amish Guys Don’t Call (Blue Moon, June 2017.) She hasstories in many anthologies and magazines and won Portland’s Wizard World 2017 Fiction Contest. She loves teaching and laughing (for her those go hand-in-hand.) As an actress she wrote and performed in stage shows at both Disneyland and Disney World, worked with Jerry Seinfeld, Felicia Day and Michael Jackson, and was known for her great screaming abilities in horror films.

Writing Scary

Scary/thriller/horror writing is a topic the Young Willamette Writers expressed interest in, and despite loving to laugh, Debby has much to say on this topic. Here’s how she describes her upcoming presentation:

Writing the macabre involves mixing up a strange brew of dread, the unnatural and revulsion. Psychological suspense is often scarier than just gory “blood and guts.” We’ll examine masters of communicating frightening ideas and learn techniques of horror writing.

The Young Willamette Writers meeting is free and welcoming to students in grades 5-10. There is no need to register – just show up!

Join Us!

We’ll see you at 7:00 at the Old Church in downtown Portland on Tuesday, October 3rd.


October 3, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Old Church, Portland
1422 SW 11th
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 222-2031

Teresa Klepinger

Teresa Klepinger is the Portland Young Willamette Writers Program Leader. This is a group of young people, ages 13-18, who are passionate about writing and want to learn from authors about developing their craft. Teresa loves working with kids. She is the “Storylady” at the Sherwood Library and conducts creative writing workshops for students. Contact her.