Workshops Archive

The Chaffee County Writers Exchange
Workshops Archive
2018 - 2019


  November 3, 2018: Workshop with Carol Samson, Ph. D, Teaching Professor Emerita from the University of Denver. A Ph. D in English/Creative Writing and is a founding member of the DU University Writing Program. "Small Wonder: Object Lessons for the Genre of Small Fictions." Carol took us into collecting bits of story and images brought by different messengers, looking at objects that prompt thought and memory, allowing the face of the object to reveal itself, situating the object in a place or a “hollow” that allows for the discovery of the texture of the writing. 

 February 10, 2018: Workshop with Jeffrey Runyon. Associate Professor of English, Literature, and Creative Writing at Colorado Mountain College, Leadville: "The Conscious Crafter and the Elements of Fiction." Fiction is art(ificial), yet there are truths only fiction can reveal. Writers take on the mystery by expanding their consciousness to better their craft. Let’s think of ourselves as crafts-persons, and by focusing on our craft, art can be achieved!


The Chaffee County Writers Exchange
Workshops Archive
2001 - 2017


    2017: Workshop with Alissa Johnson: "Journey of the Short Story," making the most of few pages.

    2017: Workshop with David Hicks, Ph. D: "Character Development," techniques to built the character arc.

    2016: Workshop with Lisa Jones: "Suspense through the Senses!"

    2016: Workshop with Joseph Hutchison, Colorado's Poet Laureate: "The Fabric of Descriptive Prose and Poetry."  

    2016: Workshop with Colorado author Bar Scott. Using the topic "Your Story Matters - Writing A Memoir." 
    2015: Workshop with Colorado author Laurel McHargue: "Character Development."  
    2014: Workshop with Colorado author BK Loren. Using the topic, "Write from the Start: Word, Line, Voice, and Structure." 
    2013: Workshop with Amy Frykholm, author of Julian of Norwich: A Contemplative Biography. Workshop topic was "Exploration  of Writing:"  Memoir and biography.
    2013: Workshop with local writer Laura Hendrie, "Going small: The Secret of Finding Your Best Story."

    2012: Workshop with Beth Groundwater, "Engineering a Mystery and the Art of Writing Dialogue."
    2011: Workshop: "Word Yoga" with writer and teacher BK Loren from Loveland, CO.
    2011: Workshop, "Writing for magazines" with magazine editor and book author Amy Frykholm from Leadville.
    2010: Workshop , "Social Media for Writers" with nationally recognized Salida author Susan Tweit.
    2010: Workshop , "Marrying Your Muse" with Cotopaxi author Nancy Oswald.
   2009: Workshop , "Translate Your Life Into Story" with Pennsylvania author and writing coach, Jerry Waxler.
    2009: Workshop “How to Think a Story” with author Elaine Long.
    2008: Workshop “ABCs of Character and Plot” workshop with Leadville playwright, Craig Sodaro.
    2007: Workshop “Writing Your Roots/Routes” workshop with Aaron Abeyta from Adams State College.
    2006: Workshop with Katie Redding.
    2005: Workshop with Amy Frykholm and Stephanie Frykholm: "Overcoming Writing Blocks."
    2004:Workshop by Camilla Beck from Longmont, humanistic gerontologist and small press publisher.
    2004: Workshop by Pamela Robinson from Fort Collins, regionally known musician, poet, and inspired teacher.
    2003: Two-day workshop by Amy Frykholm, Instructor in English and Religious Studies, Colorado Mountain College, Leadville.
    2002: Two-day novel workshop by John Dunning, nationally acclaimed mystery writer from Denver.
    2001: One-day poetry workshop by Rita Kiefer, published poet and creative writing instructor.    |    © 1995 - 2020 CCWE    |    Web Design by Jennifer Sweete

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