Share Your Story and Experiences 

Write your story with New York Times bestselling memoir author Ingrid Ricks and then read your work-in-progress at our new Literary Open Mic event!

We are offering our writing workshop on the second Saturday of each month. Each workshop will be followed by a 90-minute literary open mic. 


Drop-ins are welcome however we encourage RSVP 

10 am – 6 pm

2019: Nov. 9, Dec. 14,

2020: Jan. 11, Feb. 8, Mar. 14, Apr. 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 12,

Workshop Schedule

GenPRIDE will hold the writing workshop and literary open mic every second Saturday of the month.
10 am  –  Noon: 
Group Craft session with Ingrid - Craft sessions will teach you:  

How to compose dialogue and when to use it.  

How to create emotional sequences that engage the reader 

How to determine what parts of your story to use and what not to include. 

Writing tips and tricks used by the experts!  

Noon – 4 pm: 
Personal coaching sessions with Ingrid

Get one-on-one coaching from Ingrid to hone your story and keep you on track

4:30  –  6 pm: 
Literary Open Mic and potluck  

Share your works-in-progress with other participants and get input and encouragement! 

Drop-ins are welcome however we encourage folks to RSVP.

“Ingrid Ricks is a gifted teacher, writing coach and group facilitator. She has amazing abilities to help individuals get deeper into their material and is supportive, generous with her time and frequently inspiring.

I have loved the class I took through Generations Aging with Pride and am grateful that it is continuing. “

 – Amy Rubin 

“Thanks to this workshop, I am gaining the confidence and skills to tell my story and know that it is indeed worth telling. “

 – Kevin Patz 

“I love the GenPride writing days with Ingrid Ricks! I’m learning more about writing and about myself and connecting with others and their stories strengthens me. Thanks GenPride!”

 – Mary Edwards  

About Ingrid Ricks 

 Ingrid Ricks is a New York Times bestselling memoir author, book coach, narrative writing consultant and founder of Write It Out Loud, a program that fosters healing and empowerment through personal narrative. Her books include the coming-of-age memoir, Hippie Boy: A Girl’s Story, and Focus, a memoir about her journey with the blinding eye disease Retinitis Pigmentosa. She has also ghostwritten several memoirs.   Along with writing, Ingrid is passionate about social justice issues and about leveraging narrative writing and the new world of publishing to give both teens and adults a voice. She has helped more than 1,500 students of every age find healing and empowerment by writing their stories, and has produced seven teen anthologies in partnership with high schools in both Utah and Washington. She has presented her narrative writing workshops for numerous schools and organizations.  For more information, visit or her program website, 

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