The Inqueery Story

Workshops

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In addition to Sensitivity / Authenticity Reading, I facilitate writing workshops for youth hosted through Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, CO. Keep reading for information about upcoming online and in-person workshops.

Writerships are available and no youth will be turned away for lack of funds. You can apply for financial aid through the linked workshop registration pages below.

WINTER / SPRING WRITING WORKSHOPS

 

Wild, Weird and Supernatural: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Writing Club

Ages: 10-14

Dates: First four Mondays each month 
Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm Mountain Time

Location: Online (Zoom)

Let’s see how far our imaginations can take us! This workshop is for students interested in the speculative fiction umbrella, which includes science fiction, fantasy, supernatural, horror, dystopian fiction, and surrealism. Together we'll learn craft elements like building magic and technology systems, writing superhuman and non-human characters, and constructing compelling themes like identity, justice, love, and friendship. We'll use prompts designed to build atypical characters and create inventive worlds. We'll study stories from master writers and apply their ideas to our own writing. No matter where you are in the writing process, you'll leave each session with new insights and most importantly, words on the page.

Register for monthly sessions using the links below:

January

February

March

April

Spring Break In-Person Workshops:

Map Making and Story Creation (Louisville, CO)

Ages: 8-12

Dates: Monday, March 21, 2022 - Friday, March 25, 2022 
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm Mountain Time

Location: 357 S. McCaslin Boulevard, Suite #200, Louisville, Colorado

A map can be as broad as continents on a planet or as specific as the contents of a school locker. No matter their size, maps can help us expand and understand our character's worlds. We will look at a range of maps from books and other media and create three of our own maps using drawing shortcuts. Also, we'll share our maps and discuss what making maps teaches us about our story worlds, plots, and characters. Join us for a week of maps and new stories!

Let's Make a Zine! (Louisville, CO)

Ages: 11-14

Dates: Monday, March 21, 2022 - Friday, March 25, 2022 
Time: 1:30am-4:30pm Mountain Time

Location: 357 S. McCaslin Boulevard, Suite #200, Louisville, Colorado

Zines are DIY publications designed to celebrate underrepresented voices. They are as wonderfully diverse as their creators and often combine poetry, illustrations, short stories, essays, personal reflections, photographs and more. Together, we will explore the wonderfully weird world of zine making. We will learn about their roots in early fan-fiction and punk rock and look at a cornucopia’s worth of examples to get an idea of the endless style, layout, and content options. Most importantly, we will talk about how people with oppressed identities and less access to the publishing world tell their stories through zines. Throughout the week, students will create two or more zines of their own and gain the knowledge to keep making zines in the future!

Map Making and Story Creation (Denver, CO)

Ages: 8-12

Dates: Monday, March 28, 2022 - Friday, April 01, 2022 
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm Mountain Time

Location: 3833 Steele St., Suite 1438 Denver, CO 80205

Let's Make a Zine! (Denver, CO)

Ages: 11-14

Dates: Monday, March 28, 2022 - Friday, April 01, 2022 
Time: 1:30am-4:30pm Mountain Time

Location: 3833 Steele St., Suite 1438 Denver, CO 80205

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