Free Writing Workshops at Rosemont College

Saturday, November 9, 2013 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Lawrence Auditorium

Sponsored by: Rosemont College MFA in Creative Writing 

Do you aspire to be the next J.R.R. Tolkien or maybe Stephen King? Then our November FREE workshops are for you. Come join us at Rosemont College. The day features 2 free workshops with experts in the craft of writing. Register Now

 Author's Event
 Author's Biography

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Gregory Frost





9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

A look at various aspects of world-building for different genres/modes of fiction: How much do you need to know, when do you need to know it, how much do you show?
Gregory Frost is the author of seven novels and over fifty short stories of the fantastic: dark thrillers, historical fantasy, and science fiction. His latest novel-length is the YA-crossover Shadowbridge duology (Del Rey/Random House), voted one of the best fantasy novels of the 2009 by the American Library Assn. His novella, "Vulpes," rounds out the science-fiction thriller anthology V-Wars, edited by Jonathan Maberry (IDW), and his short story "The Dingus" opens Supernatural Noir, edited by Ellen Datlow (Dark Horse Books). His latest short story, “No Others are Genuine” graces the Oct/Nov issue of Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine. Upcoming: a collaborative novella (with Jonathan Maberry) for the anthology Dark Duets, and a novelette in an anthology of stories based on the Rocketeer graphic novels. He is a contributor to The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature, edited by Edward James & Farah Mendlesohn (Cambridge University Press), and the fiction workshop director at Swarthmore College.

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Janice Gable Bashman

Horror Writing

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Great horror fiction grabs readers and doesn’t let go. It keeps readers turning the pages anxiously awaiting what comes next. The key to writing great horror is knowing the nuts and bolts about writing in this genre and connecting with readers. It’s easier than you think! Celebrated writer Janice Gable Bashman gives you expert advice on writing in the horror genre. Want to write great horror? Want to make your writing grab your readers and keep them hooked? This interactive workshop will show you how.

Janice Gable Bashman is the Bram Stoker nominated author (w/New York Times bestseller Jonathan Maberry) of Wanted Undead Or Alive (Citadel Press 2010) and Predator (Month9Books, coming 2014). She is managing editor of The Big Thrill (International Thriller Writers’ ezine).  Her short fiction has been published in various anthologies and magazines. She has written for Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market, The Writer, Writer’s Digest, Wild River Review, and many other publications.  She is a speaker and workshop leader at writers conferences, including ThrillerFest, Backspace, Pennwriters, The Write Stuff, Stoker weekend, and others. She is an active member of the International Thriller Writers, the Horror Writers Association, Mystery Writers of America, and The Liar’s Club. 

More Information

Carla Spataro

Director, MFA in Creative Writing
610.527.0200 x2346

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