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Ongoing Storytelling Workshop | GenPride

  • Start Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019
  • Time: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Where: GenPride Office | 401 Broadway E Suite 223, Seattle, WA 98102

Monthly writing workshop/literary open mic for seniors in the LGBTQ+ community, with the first workshop on Saturday, June 22, 2019. To learn more, CLICK HERE.


Hugo House: Structuring and Outlining Your Memoir

  • Date: Sunday, July 28, 2019
  • Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Where: Hugo House | 1021 Columbia St., Seattle, WA 98104

Do you have a personal story you need to write but aren’t sure how to tell it? NYT-bestselling memoir author/book coach Ingrid Ricks will delve into story arc and break down the three most commonly used story structures for both book and film. She’ll also teach you the simple book outlining technique she employs for every book project she takes on. Workshop includes exercises to help you nail down a structure for your memoir.


Hugo House: Six Narrative Techniques to Bring Your Story to Life

  • Date: Sunday, July 28, 2019
  • Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Where: Hugo House | 1021 Columbia St., Seattle, WA 98104

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.


Hugo House: Write Your Memoir — How to Structure, Outline, and Bring Your Story to Life

  • Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019
  • Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Where: Hugo House | 1021 Columbia St., Seattle, WA 98104

In this intensive crash-course, NYT-bestselling memoir author and book coach Ingrid Ricks will arm you with the tools you need to effectively dive into your memoir. She’ll start by teaching you the three most common story structure techniques, and then walk you through the simple outlining process she employs for every book project she takes on. From there, she’ll delve into the six powerful narrative writing techniques you need to bring your memoir to life. Be prepared to write! This class includes a lunch break.


ONGOING: Summer Institutes Online Independent CourseInstructor: Ingrid Ricks

  • What: Unleashing the Power of Personal Narrative
  • When: Ongoing – Online Independent Study Course for Educators or ANYONE interested in unleashing the power of personal narrative.
  • For More Information or to Register, CLICK HERE

Note: This is an intensive five-week course with video lessons and personal feedback on all writing assignments. The course, which can be completed in five weeks or on your own timeline, includes the submission of a 4-6 page story.