The Power of Storytelling with Lighthouse Writers Workshop
Boulder Public Library, Boulder Creek Meeting Room
1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302
1 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
How do you explain the amazing experience you had mountain biking Betasso this morning or hiking Denali last summer? How do you move over and make room inside that experience for someone else? There is something incredible in sharing our stories, and in this class, led by author Rachel Weaver, we will talk about the elements of storytelling that hook an audience, that keep them on the edge of their seat as they listen to your story or read your essay (that you haven’t written yet, but probably will after this class). Participants need to bring something to write with: pen and paper or computer.
Rachel Weaver is the author of the novel Point of Direction, an Alaskan adventure story which Oprah Magazine named a Top Ten Book to Pick Up Now. Point of Direction was chosen by the American Booksellers Association as a Top Ten Debut for Spring 2014, by IndieBound as an Indie Next List Pick, by Yoga Journal as one of their Top Five Suggested Summer Reads and won the 2015 Willa Cather Award for Fiction. Prior to earning her MFA in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University, Rachel worked for the Forest Service in Alaska studying bears, raptors and songbirds. She is on faculty at Regis University’s low-residency MFA program, and at Lighthouse Writers Workshop. Her essays and fiction have appeared in The Sun, Gettysburg Review, Blue Mesa Review, Alaska Women Speak and Fly Fishing New England.
Lighthouse North, located in Louisville, CO, is a satellite location for Lighthouse Writers Workshop. Our goal is to establish a thriving literary community and quality programming for readers and writers who live in Louisville, Boulder, Longmont, Broomfield, and the surrounding communities. More info and a list of upcoming classes HERE