Writing the Ghost Story and Annual Meeting at Writers Night Out, October 19, 2022

What is more appropriate for October than learning to write a ghost story?

If you’d to like to learn more you’re invited to attend

Either in person at the Osterville Public Library, 42 Wianno Village Library

or on Zoom 

October 19, 2022 at 7:00 pm


The ghost story is one of the oldest and most powerful literary traditions—with the earliest depiction of a ghost dating back to a stone tablet from 1500 B.C.E. Babylon. What gives such stories such a powerful hold on readers? And what separates the successful ghost story that lingers in the readers’ minds from one that merely features rattling chains and bumps in the night? In this course, Peter Medeiros will explore a very brief history of the ghost story, discuss its conventions (and how writers have resisted such conventions), and practice writing micro-scenes that might serve for the start of your own work within this esteemed genre.

 Peter Medeiros  

Peter Medeiros teaches writing at Emerson College and the Boston non-profit GrubStreet, and Kung Fu at Davis Square Martial Arts. His work has appeared in over a dozen publications, most recently in Giganotosaurus Magazine and Utopia Science Fiction. He is particularly interested in SFF that explores issues of education and community. He is represented by Susan Valezquez at JABerwocky Literary Agency


This is also the CCWC’s annual meeting when we elect the 2022-2023 board of directors. They are: 

Barbara Struna, President

Madeline Holt

Hugh Blair-Smith

Judith Partelow

Robert Reece

Alyssa Metcalfe

Kathy Aspden

Kathleen Murphy

Michael Solomovitz

Katrina Valenzuela

Harris Thompson


If you’d like to attend please email writers@capecodwriterscenter.org with WNO October 19 in the cover line.

Please indicate that you will attend either in person or via Zoom.