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WORKSHOP: It’s Alive! Dissecting Horror from the Gothic to Contemporary
Throughout this workshop, we will think about how we define horror, what makes something scary, and how language incites fear. This workshop strives to foster a better understanding of the genre, from its first “official” appearance in 1764, the evolution of the genre, all the way to the literature we currently consume, attempting to define what “horror” is (or isn’t). In seeking this, we’ll identify what is said and unsaid in the horror genre and explore some of the psychological and cultural interpretations of the genre as a way to understand how societal fears, anxieties, and pressures influenced the evolution of the genre.
This workshop will include a presentation on defining horror in the context of societal fears and anxieties, a round table discussion on writing and publishing, and creative writing exercises.
$20 – Tulsa NightWriters Members