A two-hour session in which we will cover multiple approaches to writing dark fantasy/horror stories, techniques of invention, craft, revision, and the sale of short fiction. We will discuss what constitutes a Horror narrative, as opposed to other genres, and where the edges of that definition blur. During our time, writers will be guided through the discovery of a short story that can be worked out and finished once the class has ended.


This workshop is available to anyone aged 18 or older for a $55 fee.

Unless otherwise stated, all times listed are US Pacific Time.

We offer a limited number of scholarships for each class to Black and Indigenous writers and writers from other marginalized backgrounds on a first come, first served basis. Please email us at workshop@clarionwest.org with a one-paragraph statement about your scholarship interest and need. Please include the name of the class you would like to apply the scholarship to.

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