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Crafting Your Story

Do you have a story you want to write but don’t know where to start or end, what to put in or leave out? Writing begins with determining both the story you want to write and the story arc that drives it, which isn’t as simple as it sounds. Memoir authors Corbin Lewars and Ingrid Ricks will work one-on-one with you to identify the story you need to write, and then how to structure that story so you know exactly how to tell it. From there, they will teach you how to bring your story to life through proven narrative writing techniques.

This class will be held at Ballard Homestead, 6541 Jones Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

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Instructor: Corbin Lewars & Ingrid Ricks

Class Type: 6 Sessions

Start Date: 09/15/2015

End Date: 10/20/2015

Days of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$220.50 Member Price:
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$245.00 General Price:

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Corbin Lewars & Ingrid Ricks

Corbin Lewars ( is the author of PNBA and Washington State book awards nominee Creating a Life, the divorce guidebook Losing Him, Gaining You and the novel Swings. Her personal essays have been featured in over twenty-five publications including Mothering, Hip Mama and the Seattle PI as well as in several writing anthologies. She holds a Master’s in Education and has been teaching and mentoring writers for twenty years.

Ingrid Ricks is an author, speaker and founder of Write It Out Loud, a program that fosters healing and empowerment through narrative writing. Her memoirs include the New York Times bestseller Hippie Boy and Focus, a memoir about her journey with the blinding eye disease Retinitis Pigmentosa. Her essays and stories have appeared on Salon and NPR. She lives in Ballard with her husband and two daughters. For more information, visit her website or her program website.

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