Dark of Winter: Writing Scary Tales and Holiday Horror Stories

  • December 2, 2019 - 5:30pm
  • Springfield Public Library, 225 5th St, Springfield

The weather outside is perfect for creating frightful stories and terrifying tales! In the holiday tradition of writing ghost stories around the evening fire, to spinning bleak tales of terror in the darkest days of the year, award-winning author Eric Witchey will explore how to write horror and ghost stories. Polish up your story to submit into the Hult Center’s Horror Writing Contest for a chance to win tickets to Manual Cinema’s Frankenstein in February.


Eric Witchey has made a living as a freelance writer and communication consultant for over 20 years. In addition to producing many corporate non-fiction titles, he has sold more than 100 short stories and four novels. His stories have appeared in six genres on five continents, and he has received recognition from New Century Writers, Writers of the Future, Writer’s Digest, The Eric Hoffer Prose Award program, Short Story America, and other organizations. His how-to articles have appeared in The Writer Magazine, Writer’s Digest Magazine, and other print and online magazines. When not teaching or writing, he spends his time fly fishing or restoring antique, model locomotives.

These free workshops are brought to you by Springfield Public Library and Wordcrafters in Eugene. This event is presented in connection with The Hult Center’s presentation of Manual Cinema’s Frankenstein.


  • Start Date:December 2, 2019
  • Start Time:5:30pm
  • End Date:December 2, 2019
  • End Time:7:30pm
  • Location:Springfield Public Library, 225 5th St, Springfield