Short-form Prose with Tessa Cheek
Saturdays February 23-March 16, 10:00 am-12:00 pm at Sherbino Theater in Ridgway
The classic prose workshop: Open to those delving into the short story, personal essay or looking to make a standalone piece of a section from a larger work.
This 4-week prose workshop includes assigned readings for discussion as well as written and oral feedback on participants’ drafts. Fiction, nonfiction and experiments welcome. Weekly workshops will rotate among participants on a set schedule with online draft submissions of 6-10 pages. Each participant will write and revise one piece with lots of generative activities, inspiring readings and thoughtful discussions in class to compliment written constructive feedback from peers and workshop leader. Tuition: $80 for the series.
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.