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Workshop for Teens: World Building for Story Tellers

Every story takes place in a complex world—whether it’s in an alternate reality, outer space, or even set in Ohio.

In this workshop we’ll learn how to create and develop believable worlds complete with animals, plants, climate, terrain, culture, and traditions.

We'll make lists, draw maps, and respond to prompts together. Have materials on hand for drawing as well as writing.

Note: you don’t have to be good at drawing to participate! The goal is to delve deeper into our fictional worlds, not to wind up with an artistic masterpiece.


Lara Lillibridge (she/zher) is the author of “Mama, Mama, Only Mama” (Skyhorse, 2019), “Girlish: Growing Up in a Lesbian Home” (Skyhorse, 2018) and co-editor of the anthology, “Feminine Rising: Voices of Power and Invisibility (Cynren Press, 2019). In 2019 she judged creative nonfiction for AWP’s Intro Journal Project and currently serves as a mentor for AWP's Writer to Writer program. Lillibridge is the Interviews Editor for Hippocampus Magazine and was their Literary Citizen of the Year for 2019. She also writes for children under the name L.B. Lillibridge and teaches creative writing in various places to various ages on Zoom.


Details: Workshop for Teens: World Building for Story Tellers takes place Thursday, July 15 and Thursday, July 22 from 12-1pm remotely through Zoom. 


Zoom Info: Register for the workshop and Lit Cleveland will send you an invitation and instructions on how to attend via Zoom. 

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This workshop is designed for teenagers