February 10, 2020 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Whether you’re a seasoned writer or just starting out, you are welcome to join the Westbank Writing Workshop. Meet with other writers, and try your hand at some writing prompts. Topics for this year:

Jan. 13 — The Personal Essay

What stories do you like to tell about your life? Chances are, these stories would make terrific personal essays. Funny or touching, dramatic or ridiculous, these personal stories blend memoir with creative nonfiction, drawing on your own experiences as you write about something you’re the world’s foremost expert on — your own life!


Q&A with Author Alex Kiester — Author of the Audible Original psychological thriller In Her Skin, will be speaking candidly about the mystery and thriller genres, her writing process, and her non-traditional path to publication. Hear her firsthand insights about the writing and publishing process and ask your burning questions!


Learn an approach to mystery writing that focuses on characters and conflict rather than figuring out your plot in advance.

Bestselling author Sherry Thomas shares her secrets for building a well-paced, well-structured mystery organically, by drawing on what a writer already knows about storytelling and characters-in-conflict. There’s often an expectation that mysteries, because of their twists and turns, require a detailed outline, but this class will offer strategies for creating and finding conflicts as you go.