Writer's Workshop with Phil Coleman, local author

02feb6:00 pm8:00 pmWriter's Workshop with Phil Coleman, local authorGunnison Library

Event Details

Join us on Thursday, February 2 from 6-8 pm for Writer’s Workshop – Storyboarding with SALE, hosted by local author Phil Coleman.
What: Ever wanted to get your story down on paper and not sure where to start? Sometimes the best fiction stories are not built from start to finish, but from the ending, then backwards, sideways, expanding and collapsing. This workshop will begin with a premise and through sticky notes, sharpies, brainstorming, and group feedback will build out the skeleton of your story so that you can get it down on paper. We will use a modified version of the “SALE” method (Situation. Antagonist. Lead. Ending) combined with the Sprint methodology developed by Google Ventures, and all crammed into a two-hour session.
Who: Any aspiring writer or storyteller
What to bring: Yourself, your ideas, and if available a stack of sticky notes and a marker
Preparation: We will develop your story during the workshop. So, in many ways, the less you prepare, the better. However, our first exercise will be to come up with as many “Situations” as possible so you may want to get started. Think of a premise as a short one-line description of what would take place. For example: “in a small town, it doesn’t stop snowing”; “a virus wipes out all animals except humans”; “a lawyer prosecutes her father’s company”, “the president is a werewolf”, “a sommelier struggles with alcoholism”, etc. etc.  You don’t need to flesh out the idea (actually, please don’t, one line is plenty) as that’s what we’ll do in person.
Advance RSVP requested to Phil via email: phil-at-philcolemanbooks-dot-com
About the facilitator, Phil Coleman:
Phil Coleman has lived and worked in Crested Butte for over a decade. He writes for Middle Grade and Young Adult readers where elements of the fantastic are central to the story. He has four novels, with the his next, “Lockspell”, coming out on January 26th. More information about his stories can be found at https://philcolemanbooks.com



(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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