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Writing 101: The Elements of Good Storytelling

May 23, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Instructor: Lisa Ellison
Cost: $142 Members | $158 Non-members
6 Tuesdays, 5/23/17 – 6/27/17 | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Whether you’re interested in writing true stories or fiction, the elements of great storytelling are the same. Writers need to know how to develop interesting characters, establish a story’s central conflict, write engaging scenes, and use vivid sensory details. They also need to know how to give and receive supportive editorial feedback. During this six-week class, we’ll examine the elements of storytelling through exemplary fiction and nonfiction works, generate ideas for the stories you want to tell, and workshop pieces you have written. This class is perfect for anyone interested in mastering the foundations of storytelling, including new writers and those who haven’t taken a writing class in a while.

Lisa Ellison, Ed.S. is a freelance writer, editor, and writing coach with a background in mindfulness and mental health. She has an Ed.S in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from James Madison University and is an experienced teacher and facilitator. Her essays have been published in Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Rumpus, Streetlight, Gravel Literary Journal, and The Rusty Nail. Her short story “A Bit of Heaven” was the runner up in the 2015 C-Ville Weekly Fiction Contest. She is currently working on a memoir about growing up in The Rust Belt during the 1980s recession. Find out more by visiting www.lisacooperellison.com.

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May 23, 2017
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Gail Esterman


508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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