The Anatomy of the Thriller with John Reed

  • March 11, 2019 - 5:30pm
  • Springfield Public Library
Join us for this free Springfield Public Library Workshop and get thrilled!

Learn the anatomy of the thriller, explore the conventions of the genre, and uncover the secrets of grabbing the reader on page one. What are the elements that drive your manuscript forward? Work to define the core issue in your thriller with in-class exercises. Discover how to develop a fast-paced story where believable characters, facing a high-stakes confrontation, rush to a thrilling climax.
When: Monday, March 11 | 5:30-7:30 PM
Where: Springfield Public Library
About the Instructor:
John Reed’s years as an Army Intelligence officer have given him more than enough background for his four espionage novels: Thirteen Mountain, Dark Forest, Shadow White as Stone and The Kingfisher’s Call. His unforgettable characters and tension-filled plots are a testament to his skill as a master storyteller. He has a master’s degree in Communications and is a member of the International Thriller Writers. John lives and writes in Eugene Oregon.


  • Start Date:March 11, 2019
  • Start Time:5:30pm
  • End Date:June 10, 2023
  • End Time:7:30pm
  • Location:Springfield Public Library