Have you ever loved a story, then a tired cliché or some random bigotry pops up? In some cases, it’s an annoyance that takes you out of the story. But in others, it’s a reason to hate the story and maybe its writer.

In this generative and highly interactive workshop, we will learn to mine our experience for story details while continually reframing popular narrative until it no longer resembles the source material. Workshop will begin in a call-and-response format before breaking into small-group brainstorming and individual ideation time. Sharing is highly encouraged and celebrated.


This workshop is available to anyone aged 18 or older for a $55 fee.

Unless otherwise stated, all times listed are US Pacific Time.

We offer a limited number of scholarships for each class to Black and Indigenous writers and writers from other marginalized backgrounds on a first come, first served basis. Please email us at workshop@clarionwest.org with a one-paragraph statement about your scholarship interest and need. Please include the name of the class you would like to apply the scholarship to.

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