Writing Series: The Practice of Storytelling

Join us for a bi-monthly Writing Series at Word After Word Books!

For our next session on Wednesday, October 23rd, we welcome special guest Meghan Ward of The San Francisco Writers' Grotto, to lead us in a workshop on The Practice of Storytelling! 

Meghan's workshop will be based on the first four books in the Lit Starts series—the Writers Grotto’s new series of fun, light-hearted books about the writing craft. This workshop will explore Writing Action, Writing Character, Writing Dialogue, and Writing Humor through fun, interactive writing exercises using the essays and prompts from each of the books. The workshop is open to writers of all experience levels, so no excuses!

Meghan Ward is the author of Runway: Confessions of a not-so-supermodel, a memoir that chronicles her misadventures in the fashion modeling industry in Paris in the early 90s. Her personal essays and book reviews have appeared in The Rumpus, Mutha, San Francisco Magazine, 7×7, the San Francisco Chronicle, and various anthologies. Meghan is a freelance writer, book editor, and blogger who writes about writing, publishing, and social media at Writerland.com.     

Writing sessions are held in the store every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month (unless otherwise specified), from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., and will focus on building writing practice through prompts, writing exercises, and shared readings.

Sessions will incorporate general writing practice with timed prompts and reading out loud (always voluntary), as well as at least one writing exercise every session, varying based on the theme. Themes include character building, description, grammar, word play, short stories, memoir, etc. We'll do something new each week!

We invite special guest authors and writers to lead occasional sessions, so if you know someone who might be interested, of if you would like to lead a session yourself, please contact us at the bookstore!

Sessions are $15 in advance or $20 at walk-in. Want to save money by attending more than one session? Purchase a 4-pack and attend any four sessions of your choice (they do not have to be consecutive) for just $50!

Sign me up!



Event date: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
10118 Donner Pass
RD #2
Truckee, CA 96161