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Creating Story Structure

  • San Diego Writers, Ink. 2730 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, CA, 92106 United States (map)

Every story needs a structure; a way to take the ideas and lay them out in a narrative arch that will build tension and interest for the audience. In this workshop we’ll explore different narrative concepts that can be incorporated into the structural arch for your own stories. Knowledge of storytelling structure can be helpful in knowing how to organize your thoughts, flushing your narrative or even understanding the next set of possible places your story can go. 

This workshop will be hands on and interactive. Beginners and experienced writers can benefit from this workshop. Feel free to bring in a piece that you’re working on you can start something new in session. Most of all, be sure to bring something to write with.

Cost: $45 for SD Writers, Ink members. $54 for nonmembers.

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San Diego Writers, Ink.
Arts District Liberty Station
2730 Historic Decatur Road, 
Barracks 16, 2nd floor (above the Women’s Museum)
San Diego CA 92106

Instructor Bio:

Nathan Young is a public speaking coach and storytelling consultant. He has worked with such groups as TEDxSanDiego, the literary arts nonprofit So Say We All, and is currently the director of The New Narrative, a live storytelling project exploring how societal stories can be rewritten to create a more equitable future.

Nathan has over six years of experience in public speaking, creative writing and storytelling. He has seen first hand how communities grow stronger and people become more confident through sharing their stories. Storytelling helps individuals relate to each other, understand one another and feel a little less alone in the world.

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Later Event: May 22
Story Share: Relationships