Press Release
Posted October 21, 2021

Do you love Halloween? Want to learn how to write a scary story? Then join the Lorain County Community College Writing Center from 3:30-4:30 p.m., Wed., October 27 for “How to Tell a Scary Story” workshop. Kurt Fawver, LCCC faculty member and writer of horror, weird fiction, and literature, will read from his collection, offers tips for writers, and answers your questions about crafting a scary story.

Fawver’s stories have won and been nominated for the Shirley Jackson Award and the Bram Stoker Award. His previously published work appears in venues such as “Nightmare,” “Lightspeed,” “The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction,” “Weird Tales,” “Vastarien,” “Best New Horror,” and “Year’s Best Weird Fiction.” He has published three short story collections – “Forever,” “in Pieces,” “The Dissolution of Small Worlds,” and the forthcoming “We are Happy, We are Doomed” – as well as numerous chapbooks.

This session will include tips on how to develop mood and tone, as well as a discussion of character building and suspense. A question and answer session will follow.

The LCCC Writing Center is located in room 217 of the Stocker Arts Center. The workshop is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Josh Kesterson at