Horror is more than just blood and guts. It is the slow creep of fear that makes you look over your shoulder at night; it is the feeling that something is watching you; it is not trusting the shadow on your bedroom wall. Good horror writing is the ability to turn an innocent noise in the attic into a terrifying wail from a paranormal plane.

Join acclaimed horror writer and winner of the 2023 Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement Lee Murray as she teaches the craft of writing horror beyond cop-out frights and cheap thrills. Guided

by one of the most prolific horror authors in Aotearoa, you will learn how to write suspenseful, unique and genuinely hair-raising horror, and you can guarantee that your next story will be one that scares.

Supported by University of Auckland, Faculty of Arts.

Also at Auckland Writers Festival 2024

$2 per hour to a max of $12 on weekends and a $12 flat rate for weekday evenings at The Civic car park. Find out more

Last updated: 12 March 2024