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Five-Week Personal Narrative Course

Do you have a story in you? One you need to tell, but don’t know how? One you have been holding inside, hoping it will go away, but it doesn’t? This intensive five-week workshop will help you identify that story and write it in the best way possible. New York Times Bestselling Author Ingrid Ricks will work one-on-one with you to identify the story you need to write, and structure that story so you know exactly how to tell it. From there, she will teach you how to bring your story to life through dialogue, description, character development, setting and other proven narrative writing techniques. The workshop will end with an intimate in-class reading.

For Teens: 

  • Cost: Free
  • Start Date: Thursday, October 18 (every Thursday through November 15th)
  • Time: 4:30 to 6:00 pm
  • Location: Ballard Coffee Works Conference Room
  • Size: Limited to seven participants, so if interested please email Ingrid at ingridricks@comcast.net

For Adults: 

  • Cost: $197
  • Start Date: Tuesday, October 23 (every Tuesday through November 22nd)
  • Time: 5:00 to 7:00 pm
  • Location: Ballard Coffee Works Conference Room
  • Size: Limited to seven participants, to register please email Ingrid at ingridricks@comcast.net


What People Are Saying:

“I wouldn’t have come up with how to tell my story without your help. Thank you.”


“Ingrid made it a lot easier to understand what I wanted to write about. She made it a lot clearer where to start the story at and to make sure to add a lot of detail. Meeting with her was great and I liked it.” – Deandra B.


“I was in your Hugo House class and absolutely loved hearing you speak. I could have listened to you for hours. I also found it very helpful to write that short little piece on conflict that you had us do, particularly in light of what you’d shared with us. Thank you!” –Marisol Trowbridge


“Shes awesome! I almost started crying cause she literally explained my sad story more than I could put into perspective myself.” – Kendra Phillips


“The course was amazing and created a very safe space for me to explore a very difficult time.”  – Bonnie Wakerman, middle school science teacher


“Thank you for pushing me to express my feelings both positive and negative through writing. This class has brought me a ton of joy and I didn’t view it as work but a joyful opportunity to grow and learn new writing techniques” – Ashley Greene


“Thank you for your inspiration and for pushing me to tell my story.” – Jose Saenz, high school Spanish teacher