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.
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.