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Write ‘scary’ with local author

Workshop held at Astoria Library Oct. 14

Published on October 12, 2017 7:16AM

Author Melissa Eskue Ousley

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Author Melissa Eskue Ousley

ASTORIA — Just in time for Halloween, local author Melissa Eskue Ousley will share secrets to writing scary stories at a free workshop at the Astoria Library (450 10th St.) 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. The workshop is open to teens and adults.

In the “Writing Scary” workshop, Eskue Ousley will cover topics including sensory details, character-driven fiction, point of view and foreshadowing. Participants will learn techniques for writing spooky and suspenseful scenes and engaging readers.

Registration is recommended but not required. Contact library staff at 503-325-7323 or comments@astorialibrary.org to reserve a spot.

Eskue Ousley is the author of five novels, two of which — including her latest, “Pitcher Plant” — are set on the Oregon Coast and feature murder and restless spirits. Her short stories have appeared in Rain Magazine and The North Coast Squid. In addition to writing, Eskue Ousley enjoys mentoring new authors and leads Writers@Work, a group that meets monthly at the Seaside Public Library. Connect with her at MelissaEskueOusley.com.

The Astoria Library is a department of the City of Astoria, guided by the mission statement “Explore ideas, engage minds, excite imagination.” For more information about library programs and services, contact 503-325-7323 or visit astorialibrary.org.


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