Celtic Junction Arts Center

Weaving the traditions of Dance, Music, Art & Language

836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN, 55104

Boo: The Art of the Ghost Story, Oct 28

10am - Noon. $24 per student. Located in the Eoin McKiernan Library (EML). Instructor: Jacqueline Hesse. Contact Jacqueline Hesse: jch68@comcast.net before October 27. Bring cash or check to the class. 

Ghouls, spirits, the Undead. What makes a story scary? In this two hour Celtic Junction Arts Center class, we will explore the history of the ghost story, the elements that make up a scary tale as well as writing prompts that will help you go deeper into what scares people.  

Jacqueline Hesse has an M.F.A. from Hamline University in children's and young adult literature. Her articles on craft have appeared in The Writer magazine, The Society For Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCWBI) Bulletin, The Storyteller's Inkpot and others. She has led masters level writing workshops at Hamline and writes ghost stories for Lerner/ Darby Creek. Her middle grade and young adult novels are represented by Pippin in NY. She worked as a reading, writing, and literature tutor for Minneapolis public schools and taught English as an adjunct professor at Normandale Community College. This class is the fourth class she will have taught at the Celtic Junction.