Make ’em Laugh; Make ’em Cry: Emotion-driven Fiction

Whether long or short, every good story’s success hinges on its ability to evoke emotion in the reader. Of course, if the reader is to feel because of the story, the characters in the story must demonstrate their emotions. Award winning author and celebrated teacher Eric Witchey will facilitate this hands-on workshop on finding and exploiting character emotion in order to create emotion-driven stories.
  • Monday, January 22, from 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Springfield Public Library, 225 5th Street
  • Free and open to the public (Limit 30 participants)
Eric Witchey is known for teaching clear, useful skills that allow students to create salable fiction. His classes draw from his experience teaching at two universities, a community college, countless conferences, and in many corporate and private settings. He has sold work in ten genres with over 140 short stories and six novels in national and international markets. His work has been honored by Writers of the Future, New Century Writers, Writers Digest, Short Story America, the Eric Hoffer Award Program, the Irish Aeon Awards, among others.
His articles have appeared in The Writer’s Magazine, Writer’s Digest, and other online and print magazines. Learn more about Eric here.

These free workshops are brought to you by Springfield Public Library and Wordcrafters in Eugene with support from the Springfield Library Foundation.