The Storytelling in Writing with Alissa Johnson

March 30, 10:00 am-1:00 pm at 610 Clinton St. in Ridgway

There’s nothing like a good story to create a real page-turner, whether you write short stories, essays, memoir or novels. But loving writing doesn’t always mean you feel clear about how to create a story. 

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In this workshop, we’ll look at how readers engage with story, what makes a story a story, and touch on elements that help bring one to life, including dialogue and description. Includes lecture, discussion, and time for writing. 

 Alissa Johnson is a nationally published and award winning writer whose work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Dirt Rag Magazine, and Mountain Gazette among other publications, including a short story forthcoming in The Master’s Review. She is associate editor at the Crested Butte News and holds an MFA from Western Connecticut State University (WCSU). She is also the founder of WritingStrides, which helps writers make more progress toward their goals and create meaningful stories.

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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.

Weehawken Ridgway

Primary staff office
1075 Sherman Street
Ridgway, CO 81432
(970) 318-0150

The Sherbino Theater

604 Clinton Street
Ridgway, CO 81432

Hypoxia Gym

1900 550 Uncompahgre National Forest
Ouray, CO 81432

Weehawken Montrose

310 S 9th Street
Montrose, CO 81401

Wright Opera House

472 Main Street
Ouray, CO 81427

Montrose Field House

25 Colorado Ave. 
Montrose, CO 81401