Writing Ridgway: Place Writing with Tessa Cheek

August 5, 9:00 am-12:00 pm at Ridgway Town Park

This generative workshop combines accessible outdoor exploration and local history with observational, reflective and creative writing.

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We’ll meet at the park gazebo in downtown Ridgway and strike out from there. Participants will bring writing materials, as well as necessary outdoor materials (snacks, water, sunscreen, walking shoes, clothes for inclement weather). Tuition: $30.

Tessa Cheek is a writer, reporter and candlestick maker living in Ridgway, Colorado. She holds an MFA from Hollins University, where she served as a Teaching Fellow, Graduate Assistant and Assistant Poetry Editor of the Hollins Critic. She copy edits for the Groundhog Poetry Press and performs social media for the literary magazine Scoundrel Time. She was the 2014-2015 Alice Maxine Bowie Fiction Fellow at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, where she helped found the city-wide place writing project, Write Denver. In 2017, Tessa’s novel-in-progress won the Melanie Hook Rice Award in the Novel and her short story, “The Devil’s Terrible Nearness”, was nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology and a Pushcart Prize.


Classroom Locations

* It’s important to know that some classes may be held in other locations that may not be listed below. Locations will be specified accordingly in class descriptions.

610 Arts Collective

Primary staff office
610 Clinton Street
Ridgway, CO 81432
(970) 318-0150

The Sherbino Theater

604 Clinton Street
Ridgway, CO 81432

Wright Opera House

472 Main Street
Ouray, CO 81427

Montrose Field House

25 Colorado Ave. 
Montrose, CO 81401

Weehawken Ridgway

1075 Sherman St
Ridgway, CO 81432
(970) 318-0150