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Crafting Your Personal Story

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

Everybody has a story to tell but the difficult part is getting it out of your head and onto the page. In this workshop we’ll explore the elements of crafting a personal story, how to zero in on the story you want to share, and the steps for pulling it out of your mind and on to the page. Special emphasis will be placed on exploring the aspects of vulnerability and honest self reflection it will take to make your story resonate. 

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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Storytelling for Social Impact
Later Event: June 23
Storytelling for Self Expression