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Halloween, Haunted Writing Workshop

Thursday, October 21, 2021
10:00 am12:00 pm

Don't be spooked by poetry! Create your own haunted writing at this event.
People recall and view Halloween fondly as a sugar binge. Others associate the holiday with ESP, psychic occurrences, or All Souls Day. The holiday is a natural source of spirited writing. Join author Dr. David B. Axelrod for this holiday-themed writing workshop. Get a writing lesson and then read your spontaneous writing to the group, or perhaps revise it for humor, something heart-rending or truly horrifying.

Please bring a notebook and something to write with/write on (there are no tables). Bench seating will be provided, but you are welcome to bring a folding chair if you’d like. This workshop will take place in OMAM’s Garden Gazebo. Please note the nearest public restroom is located at The Casements (one block away).

important details

DATE: Thursday, October 21, 2021
TIME: 10:00am - 12:00pm
LOCATION: OMAM’s Garden Gazebo
COST: $10 members; $11 future members

About the Instructor:

Dr. David B. Axelrod, of The Creative Happiness Institute, has written and sold jokes to magazines, published a humor magazine, worked on the set of the TV show Cheers, performed and emceed at numerous comedy clubs. Author of books like The Man Who Fell in Love with a Chicken, his career as a performance poet was built around making poetry entertaining for the mass public. Dr. Axelrod has also sold memoirs, stories and satire, and won both a playwriting award and a Gilman Fellowship in theater at The Johns Hopkins University. As an actor, he was Mr. Smith in Ionesco’s The Bald Soprano, and Thisbe in Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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