• Announcements,  Events,  Fiction

    Workshops for 2019

    Welcome to the new year, friends. We’ve just finalized our workshops for 2019, and we’re excited to announce something new: Fiction 101! Every month (save October—more about that in a minute), we’ll be discussing another element of fiction writing, from character to voice, from setting to dialogue. Don’t forget to bring a pen and paper, because we’ll be asking you to participate in writing exercises each session, too! Oh, and about October? The Haunted Inkwell will be back for its fourth frightening year! Check out all of our events—including dates, times, and locations*—in the Events calendar, linked at the top of the page. And, as always, you can RSVP to…

  • Fiction,  Literature,  Podcasts,  PYPL's Cardigans and Conversation,  Sharing

    All About Halloween

    Happy Halloween, everybody! Whether you’re celebrating by watching a monster movie, reading a spooky story, or handing out candy to the ghouls and goblins who appear at your door, we hope you’ll take some time to listen to the second episode of PYPL’s Cardigans and Conversations, which is (as you probably guessed) all about Halloween! In this episode, our host Alex and his guest Bethany talk about their favorite horror books, how much fun they had writing stories at The Haunted Inkwell 3, and things that scare them. Bethany shares one of her short stories, the spine-tingling “Three Times Fast,” and Alex gives us an insightful review of one of…

  • Fiction,  Sharing

    The Haunted Inkwell 3

    On Saturday, October 27th, the third annual Haunted Inkwell writing event took place at the Penn Yan Public Library. This year, we started by asking participants to tell us what they fear. We came up with a pretty impressive list: Next, we each picked a fear from the board and spent 5-7 minutes writing about it. We then shared our stories out loud, challenging our fellow writers to guess our fear(s). Check out a story from each of our Haunted Inkwell writers below… if you dare!   Close Encounter by Sally L. White I’ve always enjoyed cemeteries—even when I was young. I’d go for the poetry. But, really, only in…