I’m passionate about sharing my love of writing and making it accessible to novice and underrepresented groups. Here are some upcoming and former workshops I’ve taught. If you like what you see and want to bring me to your school, library, non-profit, or any other group of humans, contact me.
Story Stuff at Park Hill Branch Library (4 week series)
September 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2018 6pm-7:30pm
Story Stuff is a series of workshops focused on the building blocks of fiction and nonfiction. We’ll read examples, discuss, and then practice what we learn about: character, dialogue, setting, and conflict. Free and open to the public. A program at Park Hill Branch Library.
Park Hill Branch Library Writer in Residence
April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2018, 6pm-7pm
Park Hill Branch Library will be hosting our first Writer in Residence this April on Tuesday nights. S.E. Fleenor, a local writer of fiction, non-fiction, and articles, will be working with library patrons to help you with a new or existing writing project. Whether you’re at the brainstorming phase, have started a draft, or are about to finish your piece, our Writer in Residence will be here to help you by providing feedback and writing prompts. Come prepared to work on a piece you’ve already started or respond to the writing prompts provided. A program at Park Hill Branch Library.
Denver Voice Workshop on Reporting Park (Private Event)
March 23, 2018
This workshop will focus on an introduction to reporting for Denver VOICE vendors. Participants will learn about the basic principles and ethics of journalism through readings, discussion, and exercises. Come prepared to read, talk, and brainstorm your first reported article! This is a private workshop for Denver VOICE vendors.
But, What’s the Story? Workshop
November 28, 2017
Stories are all around us, from poems to movies to articles–even the backs of cereal boxes tell a story. In this workshop, we will explore elements of the story using real world examples from industry magazines. We will discuss conflict, goals, characters, setting, and so much more. Come prepared to work on a piece you’ve already started or respond to the writing prompts provided. A workshop at Hard Times Writers Workshop.
Find Your Voice Writing Workshop
August 22, 2017
Finding your voice can be one of the most difficult, yet empowering, things you can do to improve your writing and help your stories come together. Come to this workshop prepared to write, read, discuss and hone your writing voice. Ideal for those interested in writing memoir, fiction, non-fiction and essays. A free, open workshop at the Park Hill Branch Library.
Editing as Excavation: Youth Workshop
January 20, 2017
The key to getting your stories to come together is the ability to figure out what you want to write and why. Knowing how to refine and edit your work is key to honing your voice. This workshop was designed for 13-15 year olds at a Denver Public Schools charter school.
Editing Without Losing Your Sh*t (or Your Story)
December 7, 2016
Hemingway once said, “The only kind of writing is rewriting.” Editing is one of the most important aspects of writing, but it is easy to spend days, even weeks, changing the same word back and forth. This two-hour workshop will provide 10 keys and tips for editing, as well as writing prompts to practice your new skills. A workshop at Hard Times Writers Workshop.
Unlocking Your Personal Gate: James Baldwin on Writing
September 16, 2016
A facilitated conversation and in depth look at Baldwin’s writing to help spur students’ writing. A workshop at Hard Times Writers Workshop.
If you’re looking for something more intimate than a workshop, I am available for consultations at any stage of your writing, from story concept to final revision.