Whitby Library hosts Dracula workshop and Stoker talk

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AS part of the 2012 Scarborough Literature Festival, which is funded by the Arts Council, Whitby Library is hosting two fringe events.

A Dracula workshop takes place on Tuesday (17 Apr) from 4.30-6.30pm.

If you are aged 13-18 and enjoy reading and writing tales of terror, then the workshop will look at what makes Dracula an enduring horror classic and how to develop your own characters, setting and plot to unleash your own creative powers to write your own horror masterpiece.

The Bram Stoker talk is also on Tuesday from 7-8.30pm and will discuss the famous author and his links with the Whitby area and trace the history of the vampire and its cultural significance.

Both events are courtesy of Dr Kevin Corstophine, from the University of Hull’s Scarborough Campus, who holds a PhD in American Gothic literature.

Tickets for the workshop are free but booking is essential as places are limited. Tickets for the talk cost £2.50.

Tickets for both events are available from Whitby Library.

Either call in to the library during opening hours, or telephone (0845) 300 6687.