Grades 9-12 Youth Fiction Writing Workshop

INSTRUCTOR: Alison Preston
May 12 ~ 1:30-4:30
Cost: $28
Location: The Purple Cup Cafe

Does your teen love to write short stories? Fan fiction? Or maybe you have a budding novelist on your hands?

Bring your half-baked ideas, your works-in-progress, your piece that’s just not quite there, and we’ll use prompts, unconventional writing exercises, and a little critiquing to help you move your work forward and get you thinking in new ways about your writing.

Join us for a fun 3-hour workshop aimed at helping these future best-sellers move their writing further.

Students are to bring a notebook and something to write with.


  • Parents are welcome to hang out in the cafe while their child is participating in the workshop. There will be a 15-minute break halfway through the workshop.
  • No outside food or beverage is permitted in the The Purple Cup Cafe, but these items may be purchased in the cafe before the workshop or during the short intermission. 

For all questions, please contact Alison Preston: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Alison PrestonALISON PRESTON is a writer and writing teacher. She holds a BFA in writing & literature from Emerson College, and an MA in secondary English education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She has written a collection of stories based in northern Colorado, one of which was recently published, with the broader collection still looking for a home. Over the past few months, she finally mustered the courage to start her first novel, and is hard at work on that project. She teaches creative writing in Denver-area schools for Lighthouse Writers Workshop's Young Writers Program, but she lives in Fort Collins and is thrilled to be teaching youth classes for Northern Colorado Writers for the first time.

Event Properties

Event date 05-12-2018 1:30 pm
Event End Date 05-12-2018 4:30 pm
Capacity 15
Individual Price $28.00
The Purple Cup Cafe
1119 W Drake Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80526, USA
The Purple Cup Cafe
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