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2017-12/03 Writing Ourselves as Characters with Nathan Young

Date: Sunday, December 3, 2017 Time: 10am to 1pm Number of sessions: One Day Class! Members: $45 Nonmembers: $54 Location: San Diego Writers, Ink, ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16, 2nd Floor Above Women's Museum, San Diego, CA 92106

Creating believable characters that jump off the page is the struggle of every writer. This struggle is compounded when you’re writing about yourself. It requires a tremendous amount of openness and vulnerability to write about yourself in a way that makes your character believable and accessible.

In this workshop we’ll explore different techniques for writing about ourselves as characters, to tap into our vulnerable sides, and express a feeling we hold that may be much more universal than we think. It often times comes down to a very simple question that we need to answer honestly to ourselves, “what do we want?”

This workshop will be hands on and interactive. Beginners and experienced writers can benefit from this workshop. Feel free to bring in a piece that you’re working on you can start something new in session. Most of all, be sure to bring something to write with.


Nathan Young is a public speaking coach and storytelling consultant. He has worked with such groups as TEDxSanDiego, the literary arts nonprofit So Say We All, and is currently the director of The New Narrative, a live storytelling project exploring how societal stories can be rewritten to create a more equitable future.

Nathan has over six years of experience in public speaking, creative writing and storytelling. He has seen first hand how communities grow stronger and people become more confident through sharing their stories. Storytelling helps individuals relate to each other, understand one another and feel a little less alone in the world.

More info about his workshops and projects can be found at