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Introductory/Intermediate | In this writing-intensive workshop, memoir author Ingrid Ricks will teach you the six key narrative writing techniques necessary to bring your memoir to life. These include openings that grab, character development, emotions, effective dialogue, active settings, sensory details, and general tips to show vs. tell your story. Bring your laptop or notebook and be prepared to tap into your creative juices.
Ingrid Ricks is an author, speaker and founder of Write It Out Loud, a program that fosters healing and empowerment through narrative writing. Her memoirs include the New York Times bestseller Hippie Boy and Focus, a memoir about her journey with the blinding eye disease Retinitis Pigmentosa. Her essays and stories have appeared on Salon and NPR. She lives in Ballard with her husband and two daughters. For more information, visit her website or her program website.