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Writing Audio Fiction with Alexander Danner

  • 267 Western Avenue Boston, MA, 02134 United States (map)

Do you want to tell a fictional story with sound?

This workshop will introduce students to the concepts and techniques of writing stories for audio drama across a range of styles, from monologue-driven series like Welcome to Night Vale to full-cast productions such as The Bright Sessions.

You will learn about writing for voice performance, conveying action through dialogue and sound, and the challenges of exposition and narrative clarity. Though you will be informed of techniques for using music and sound effects as narrative elements, this class will not cover recording techniques or other technical subjects.

We recommend this workshop for anyone who listens to audio fiction and wants to write a story of their own. If you are unfamiliar with audio fiction, please listen to several stories before signing up.



Alexander Danner is writer and sound designer of audio drama podcasts. He is co-creator Greater Boston (, lead sound designer of What's the Frequency? ( and has contributed as a guest writer and/or sound designer to the audio dramas Unwell, Our Fair City, arsParadoxica, and StarTripper!!. He teaches courses on writing, podcasting, and publishing at The Institute of Art and Design at New England College and Emerson College. He is the Director of PodTales, A Festival of Audio Drama and Fiction Podcasting, taking place October 20th in Cambridge, MA. He has also written two textbooks on the craft and history of comics and graphic novels.


The cost of this two-hour workshop is $50 for non-members and $40 for members of the Podcast Garage or members of the Harvard Ed Portal (i.e. any Allston-Brighton resident). Sign up below!

We're offering scholarships for this workshop. Learn more here

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