Scary Story Writing Workshop

Attention teens! We have partnered with Unwritten Roads to bring you an afternoon writing workshop full of chills and thrills! Write and illustrate an original horror story just in time for Halloween. Using costumes and props, students will create their own scary characters and bring them to life through writing and illustration. The workshop will culminate with a scary story hour where students will read their tales aloud. Stories will be recorded and hosted online for families and friends to listen.

The workshop will take place on Saturday, October 28 from 3:30-6:00 p.m. at the Main Library. Youth ages 10-18 are invited to register for this workshop in person at the Main Library, or by calling 767-7660 x 3.

About Unwritten Roads:

Kate Nicoll and Laura Cowie are the creative force behind Unwritten Roads, Maine’s newest creative writing workshop for young adults. Nicoll and Cowie hold BFAs in Creative Writing from the University of Maine and have facilitated writing and filmmaking workshops throughout New England and the U.S. Their current partners include Waynflete Flyers Summer Camp, the Portland Public Library, Cape Elizabeth Community Services, The Boys & Girls Club of Southern Maine, EqualityMaine, and Brunswick Arts Are Elementary, among many more. 

Kate Nicoll has years of experience in screenwriting and poetry starting at the Educational Center for the Arts in New Haven and a fellowship at the Breadloaf Conference at Middlebury College. She holds the Scholastic Golden key award for Poetry.

Laura Cowie has years of acting and theater experience both on and off stage including a playwriting residency with The Young Playwrights in New York City. She is a proud City Year Alumni.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the South Portland Public Library.

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