INSTRUCTOR: Alison Preston
May 12 ~ 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: The Purple Cup Cafe
Middle school is when most kids start to find their voices, often through writing and storytelling, and it's important they learn the necessary steps to crafting a compelling story.
In this three-hour workshop, we'll use unconventional materials—like puzzles, envelopes, and maps—to write a story in one class session. You'll learn about and practice the essential elements of a good story—strong characters, beginnings, endings, sense of place, strong images, to name a few. Then we'll use these parts to create a whole. You'll leave class with a completed short story, plus you'll get a list of publications where you can submit your piece once it's finished.
Do you have a 6th to 8th grader who would love to explore and expand their love of writing? Sign them up for this fun and interactive 3-hour workshop!
Students are to bring a notebook and something to write with.
ALISON 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 date||05-12-2018 10:00 am|
|Event End Date||05-12-2018 1:00 pm|
|Location||The Purple Cup Cafe|