Need ideas to help you start writing? Join us for a monthly pop-up workshop co-presented by Phoenix College and ASU's Piper Center for Creative Writing.
Each session includes a 30-minute mini-class and a writing prompt exploring some aspect of craft—setting, dialogue, character development, etc.—followed by focused writing time and the opportunity to read your work to the group.
This workshop will be hosted online as part of our virtual event series.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
This month instructor Nik Shier discusses "Storytelling for Social Change."
From the instructor: "This workshop is a place for folks working for social change to develop their stories and practice adapting them to specific audiences while expanding community connections and building relationships. From convincing folks to listen to getting them to join you in action, this workshop has something for everyone, whether you're just getting started or you've been doing this for years! We'll start off by listening to a few examples from impactful storytellers and then craft our own oral stories, either from our lived experience or from recalling a story that is meaningful to us (fiction or nonfiction)."
For information about participating in our virtual workshops, please see our FAQ page.
- Cost: $5.
- Register below.
- Refunds will not be issued within one day of the event.
- Please note: By registering for this workshop, you consent to being contacted via email by our Write Here, Write Now partner for a post-event survey.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Nik Shier is a Queer Storyteller who first lived in a little town called Packwaukee, Wisconsin with their 16 year-old mother and her mother and her mother. They were raised on the smells of Cheese Factory Labor and tobacco. At the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh, they earned their BA in English with minors in Social Justice and Creative Writing and Interned at the LGBTQ Resource Center. Shortly after they earned their MFA W from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont, focusing on Creative Nonfiction. Mostly they studied storytelling as a route to Social Justice. Nik is currently the director of Heart Brain, a community-focused storytelling, editing, and nonprofit consulting platform.