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Date(s) - Sat Oct 24, 2015
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Driskill Hotel


WHAT:  The mysterious and the unexplained—that’s the focus of this workshop, which begins in the famously haunted Driskill Hotel. After taking a mini ghost-tour of the historic hotel, writers will settle down in the picturesque lobby to craft their own eerie ghost stories. The workshop ends at The Hideout, a dim little coffee shop, where we’ll read some spine-tingling snippets from Neil Gaiman and Roald Dahl, and craft suspenseful stories of our own.

WHERE: Driskill Hotel, front entrance by the 1886 Café.

WHO: Boys and girls, 6th–8th grade

WHEN: Saturday, October 24, 2015. 12:00pm-2:30pm.

COST* AND REGISTRATION: $95/student (includes cost of entry). Email workshop instructor Jaime at jdeblanc@grandecom.net!

*Sliding scale available by request.

WHAT TO BRING: Writing utensil, notebook, a couple dollars for a snack or drink at The Hideout.

INSTRUCTOR BIO: Jaime deBlanc-Knowles is a fiction writer who grew up obsessed with Roald Dahl, dragons, and poetry. For three years, she taught English and creative writing at the Khabele School, where she had the privilege of working with some of the most inspired and entertaining kids of all time. Her fiction has been published in Meridian and Post Road, and she has attended residencies at the MacDowell Colony and Lighthouse Works. She is currently completing a novel.

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