Introduction to Narrative Prose with Tessa Cheek
November 3, 10:00 am-12:00 pm at 610 Clinton St. in Ridgway
Whether you’ve got a short story cooking or are looking to gather an important lived experience into a personal essay, honing your prose style is the first step in sharing your voice with readers.
In this class we’ll discuss the power of story and then turn our hands to its creation in a series of focused exercises. Participants will have the opportunity to share from their works-in-progress at the end of class. Tuition: $15.
Tessa Cheek is a writer, reporter and candlestick maker living in Ridgway, Colorado. She holds an MFA from Hollins University, where she served as a Teaching Fellow, Graduate Assistant and Assistant Poetry Editor of the Hollins Critic. She copy edits for the Groundhog Poetry Press and performs social media for the literary magazine Scoundrel Time. She was the 2014-2015 Alice Maxine Bowie Fiction Fellow at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, where she helped found the city-wide place writing project, Write Denver. In 2017, Tessa’s novel-in-progress won the Melanie Hook Rice Award in the Novel and her short story, “The Devil’s Terrible Nearness”, was nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology and a Pushcart Prize.