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Creative Writing: Storytelling Essentials 101

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September 2, 2022
September 4, 2022
10:00 - 4:00

Workshop Overview

Learn the building blocks of storytelling. Understand how to craft a story in three parts, take your protagonist on a transformative journey beyond the point of no return and use physical surroundings as your antagonist. Excerpts of popular movies will be shown as supporting examples within this workshop. Participants will leave with a greater understanding of how to utilize a three-act storytelling technique to write unique and entertaining stories.

About the Instructor(s)

Mason Langston (pen name Ernest Langston) is the author of two novels, Born from Ashes and Beyond Everyday Secrets.  His short fiction has appeared in SoMa Literary Review, Taj Mahal Review, and The Pitkin Review.  He received the 2019 PEN Writer’s Award, holds a BA in English and a certificate in Professional and Technical Communications from San Jose State University, a certificate in Writing from University of Washington, and a MFA from Goddard College.  Currently, Mason works on a collection of short stories and resides in Seattle, Washington.  For information, please visit:

Materials List: Students Bring

• Notebook and pen (No laptops)

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Copies of 2-3 short stories (contemporary American short stories) as reading assignments

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