Writing Ghost Stories in the English Tradition


Writing Ghost Stories in the English Tradition

Learn the crucial elements of classic ghost stories and work on a terrifying tale of your own!


$90.00 (any noted materials fee included)


$120.00 (any noted materials fee included)

Tuition Assistance and Other Policies

Meeting Times
  1. Sat, 10/19/2024 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Sat, 10/19/2024

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Class, No Prerequisite

Writers' Studio

Fiction, Generative Writing, Writing Workshop and Critique


In this 3.5-hour workshop, you'll learn the key characteristics of classic English-style ghost stories, the history and evolution of such tales, and discuss their continued popularity as well as current marketplace venues in which they may be published. Examples will be shared by the instructor and discussed by the group, with an emphasis on examining the style, mood, and intent of the piece.

Then, you'll attempt, during an approximately one-hour period, to craft a tale of your own in a similar style. Finally, each author will share their work-in-progress with the group for initial feedback.

Class Policies

Ages 14 and up are welcome.

BARN Policies

  • View BARN's Cancellation and Refund Policy.
  • Tuition Assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. We try to make accommodations when requested; the earlier you contact us, the more likely we can help. Please email accessibility@bainbridgebarn.org to find out more or request an accommodation.
  • Sensory Statement: Makerspaces like BARN can be noisy and cluttered, smell strongly, and have bright or flickering lights.

Instructors or Guides

Luciano Marano

An award-winning writer and photographer, Luciano is the author of the werewolf novella trilogy "The Ambush Moon Cycle" and numerous works of short fiction that have appeared in anthologies such as Year’s Best Hardcore Horror, The Best New Weird Horror, Monsters, Movies & Mayhem (winner: Colorado Book Award), and Crash Code (nominee: Splatterpunk Award), Nightscript, Pseudopod, Chthonic Matter Quarterly, and Chilling Tales for Dark Nights. His written and photographic reporting has earned a number of industry accolades, and he was twice named a feature writer of the year by the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association. A U.S. Navy veteran originally from rural western Pennsylvania, he now lives near Seattle.

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