Literary Arts Programs

The “Craft of Writing” Series
This bi-weekly writing series on Wednesdays will take your creative writing to the next level. No experience necessary. Bring your own work with you if you have it. Students should also bring a pad and pen. Classes held in the GAC Board Room. $20/workshop, $15/WSCU or GHS students. Sign up for all four classes for $60, $50/students. Please call to register for the student discount. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Storytelling for Writers.
February 15. 7:00 – 8:15 pm.

Whether you write essays, short stories, novels or memoirs, this workshop will help you understand what makes a story a story—and how the elements of stories engage your readers on a deeper level. Learn key information to help you write pieces that people want to read. Hosted by award-winning writer and WritingStrides coach Alissa Johnson.

Creating Vivid Characters.
March 1. 7:00 – 8:15 pm.

Learn to write more engaging stories by creating characters that are interesting, intriguing and feel like real people (whether they’re made up or based on people you know). Come ready to write and get to know your characters better! Hosted by award-winning writer and WritingStrides coach Alissa Johnson.

Showing Versus Telling.
March 15. 7:00 – 8:15 pm.

In the writing world, you hear it all the time: Show, don’t tell. In this workshop, take a deep dive into what that means, why it matters and how to do it. Come ready to write! Hosted by award-winning writer and WritingStrides coach Alissa Johnson.

Becoming Your Own Editor.
March 29. 7:00 – 8:15 pm.

Start learning how to read your own work with an objective eye and even like revisions. Get hands on practice through reading and writing in this workshop hosted by award-winning writer and WritingStrides coach Alissa Johnson.



Headwaters Poetry Reading Series: Learn more here!




GAC Writers Group:
The GAC Writers Group meets regularly throughout the year, for anyone interested in using peer review and just rubbing elbows with the local writing talent. Call (970) 641-4029 for more information.




GAC Book Talk Group:
The ‘Book Talk’ group begins meeting each Fall and continues through the Spring, taking the summer months off. The book list for the Book Talk group is published in the Fall, and discussions take place monthly on the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm at the GAC. All activities within the Literary Arts program are free and open to public participation.

Gunnison Arts Center Book Talk: January – June, 2017
Contact: gacbooktalk@gmail.com