2019 Conference – Non-Fiction Track Workshops


Workshop #1

Writing Non-fiction from your Heart

Presented by Ruth Neubauer, LCSW

This workshop offers a pathway to meaningful honest writing using prompts to experiment and discover a writer’s inner wisdom. What hidden treasures are there?  Writers already have all the tools they need. There is nothing new to study or learn in order to write powerful pieces. All it takes is responding to an invitation of a loving, creative open-ended prompt, to conjure up what we already know.  Come. Sit at the table. Explore what is in your heart.

Bio: Ruth Neubauer is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice and a teacher at OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, sponsored by DU). She wrote a blog for Huffington Post for several years and other online journals. Currently, she is working on a book of poetry. In her writing classes, she utilizes impromptu writing, enabling writers to explore thoughts and feelings about issues relevant to their lives. At Writing-in-Progress 2019, she will teach one workshop in the morning and critique manuscripts in the afternoon, for those who sign up in advance for that conference extra. www.rneubauertherapy.com – Ruth Neubauer, psychotherapistwww.liminalspace.com – Ruth Neubauer photographywww.elderhoodwisdom.org – Ruth Neubauer, writing classes


2019 Presenter Non Fiction - Phil GoodsteinWorkshop #2                                                                           How to Write A Non-fiction Book

presented by Phil Goodstein

A nonfiction book is a story of our time. It needs to question, compliment and complement the world around it. The work has to look beneath the surface and probe everything and anything. The question is how to make this possible. A discussion of publishers, bookstores, and distributors will be included.

Workshop #3
Bring Non-fiction Alive through Historical Research

presented by Phil Goodstein

In the heyday of the printed press, stories about local communities were most popular. In some ways, they still are, especially in neighborhoods and smaller towns. Creative writers can plunge into countless fields, focusing on how areas have developed and the people who developed them. Library clipping files and archival evidence will be covered. It is necessary to know the topic to bring nonfiction alive, producing a compelling work.

Bio: Denver’s leading historian, Phil Goodstein, is the author of more than 25 books. The holder of a Ph.D. in history, he has conducted walking tours of the city since 1986. Additionally, he has written on a wide variety of other topics. At times, he can be swathing about poorly-written volumes.