A Creative Writing Workshop Inspired by Lemony Snicket’s “The Composer is Dead”
Come write a “Whodunit” mystery story with Wordcrafters in Eugene and a Eugene Symphony musician!

This creative writing workshop will guide you through the process of creating a music-inspired mystery. You’ll explore crafty clues, daring detectives, and shady suspects to help you build a solid foundation for your story. We’ll also investigate tips and tools to polish and publish your story at Eugene Symphony’s upcoming concert “The Composer is Dead,” which is based on Lemony Snicket’s book by the same name! This workshop is open to youth ages 9-14. Free and open to the public. Visit the Eugene Symphony website for more information on this event.
Write Your Own Mystery! Writing Workshops:
March 10, 2018 | 1:00-3:30pm – Springfield Public Library
March 17, 2018 | 1:00-3:30pm – Eugene Public Library
April 7, 2018 | 1:00-3:30pm – Barnes & Nobles, Eugene
About the Eugene Symphony Event:
This workshop is presented in celebration of the Eugene Symphony’s Family Concert: “The Composer is Dead,” on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts. A “Whodunit” family-friendly concert based on the book by author Daniel Handler (better known by his pseudonym “Lemony Snicket” and A Series of Unfortunate Events) and featuring music by Nathaniel Stookey. Local actor William Hulings portrays a detective who interviews members of the audience and the orchestra as he investigates what happened to the composer.
About the Workshop Presenter:
Sallie Vandagrift is a literary fiction and nonfiction writer, teacher, and editor. Her short stories have appeared in The Sun, and Coffee Talk. She’s been teaching creative writing to K-12 students in Lane County for the past decade. Sallie’s instruction focuses on word play, storytelling, and attention to craft to help writers of all ages cultivate a deeper connection with the power of the written word.