Writers’ Workshop Fall 2020

Join our popular free four-week writing workshop, led by memoir author and writing coach Ingrid Ricks. Ingrid will help you identify and structure the personal story you need to tell, then teach you six proven narrative writing techniques to bring your story to life in vivid, compelling text.


She’ll also offer each student a free one-on-one coaching session to ensure you get your story to the finish line.   


In this class, you will learn how to:  

  • Develop vivid characters  
  • Create effective dialogue  
  • Bring your thoughts and emotions to life in the story 
  • Show your story, rather than tell your story  
  • Write openings that grab readers’ attention  
  • Create an active scene and setting for your story 


Join a community of other LGBTQ+ writers and understand how together we co-create and document our rich and moving life stories. ​​​​​​​

Class Schedule & Format:

Frequency: Saturdays October 10, 17, 24, 31

Time: 10 am – 12 pm

We will be hosting our meetings over Zoom.

Please register for the class to receive more information on logging in.

Some of our authors have said..

“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, an NYT-bestselling memoir author who recently lost her eyesight to a rare blinding eye disease, is using the power of story to inspire and help audiences everywhere harness their adversity, tap into the power of now and fundamentally rethink their views and definition of disabilities. 

Drawing on her own stories of struggle ranging from trauma in childhood to cancer and now blindness as an adult, Ricks drives home powerful messages of resilience and hope. Then, turning the power of story inward, she challenges audiences across the business, government and education sectors to turn their adversity into an asset that helps others, strip fear of its power and fully embrace the Now.

She also uses her journey with her blinding eye disease and the obstacles she has faced to spotlight ingrained prejudices and their devastating impact on people dealing with challenges that have been shoved under the disabilities label. Ricks, who views personal storytelling as the key to fostering understanding, empathy and unity, also regularly presents keynote addresses and workshops on the power of personal storytelling to educators, youth workers and students.

Her books include the NYT-bestselling memoir, Hippie Boy: A Girl’s Story, and Focus, a memoir about her journey with her blinding eye disease. She has also ghostwritten several memoirs and has published seven anthologies in partnership with high schools in Utah and Washington State. For more information, please visit www.ingridricks.com

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