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"The Horror (writing)! The Horror (writing)!" ONLINE with Owen Egerton

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5/19/2020 From 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

$49 for Members (sign in for member pricing; to become a member, click here.)
$109 for Non-Members

All registrants will have access to the class recording for one week.

The nightmares are creeping into every news update, every headline. It’s also a time when people
hunger for scary stories. New myths, old tales, fresh ways of looking at all that frightens the hell out us.

How does a story, novel, or screenplay thrill and chill us? What are the essential ingredients of terror? Moving through classic horror narratives to modern terror masterpieces, award winning filmmaker and novelist Owen Egerton takes you through the ins and outs of exploring fear and crafting fright. Whether you're interested in being the next Stephen King, penning a Blumhouse horror film, or just infusing your writing with a few good scares, this class promises to be entertaining, inspiring, and just a little creepy.


You're writing or are interested in writing horror. 

You're writing short stories, a novel, or a screenplay. 

You want to learn how to organically scare, thrill, or chill your readers.

You're looking to explore what terrifies us. 


"Owen did an outstanding job with this class. He covered a lot of material efficiently, gave good examples, got good class participation, was energetic in teaching the class and his knowledge and experience was invaluable information I can use."

"Owen is amazingly talented and extremely knowledgeable. His humor and energy made the learning process easy and fun. I would definitely attend his classes in the future."

"Owen Egerton's class was outstanding---funny, on target, full of useful information---in fact, I think he was the best instructor I have ever had!"


Owen Egerton is the writer/director of three feature films: Follow, Blood Fest, and Mercy Black which premiered on Netflix this past spring. As a screenwriter, Egerton has written for Fox, Disney, and Warner Brothers, and HBO. He’s written several novels including The Book of Harold the Illegitimate Son of God and Hollow which was named one of the Best Books of 2017 by NPR. Egerton is also one of the comics behind the Alamo Drafthouse’s Master Pancake Theater.




$49 members (sign in for member pricing)

$109 nonmembers

Before purchasing, please read all policies as noted below and on our Classes page.

Online registration will close at 5 p.m. CST on Tuesday, May 19. If your browser has difficulty with our website store, or if you prefer to mail in a check, click here for a class registration form. The document provides instructions on where to mail it.

Once a purchase has been made, tickets are not refundable and registration cannot be transferred to a different class or event. No exceptions will be made. If you purchase a ticket and then find you cannot attend, someone else can attend in your stead. Simply contact us at or 512-499-8914 and let us know so that we can update the class roster.


Our classes offer a combination of lecture and practical exercises, determined by the individual instructor, on focused aspects of the craft and business of writing. Your fellow participants will come from a range of writing experience, from beginners to people with MFA degrees and published books. WLT instructors, participants, and administrators all work together to create a welcoming, supportive environment.

If you haven't taken a class with us in recent years, feel free to give us a call at 512-499-8914 if you'd like to discuss whether our programming is the right fit for your needs.

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at

Writers' League of Texas classes and workshops are also funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts - Investing in a Creative Texas. For more information, go to

This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit