Live workshops and writing events are such a great way to get inspired, get writing and meet other writers. I've made appearances at Lit Fest, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, Weehawken Creative Arts, Writing the Rockies and many other writing organizations. My upcoming events are below. Wonder if they're the right fit for you? Or interested in hosting a workshop through your organization? Email me. alissa[at]

The Productive Writer

Mesa County Libraries
Grand Junction, CO
Tuesday, August 1
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

From Stuck and Struggling to Clear and Focused - We all hear about the mistakes writers can make, but this workshop digs deeper. By examining how writers think about writing, we identify the top three ways they make it harder than it needs to be and cover the shifts in thinking that will make writers feel more confident and be more productive. Register HERE.


Crested Butte Writing Night

Crested Butte Library
Crested Butte, CO
Thursday, August 17, 6:45 - 8 p.m.

Wish you were writing more? Take a break from your current project (or even trying to find one) and come get in the flow. After all, writing has a way of leading to more writing. Includes some discussion, writing prompts to get started, and plenty of writing time.  Learn more. 


Write to Be Read

Weehawken Creative Arts
Ridgway, CO
Saturday, October 7
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This one-day workshop is perfect for writers with works-in-progress, from memoirs and novels to short stories and essays, who want to grow the quality of their writing. Learn to transform your writing so readers feel like they’re experiencing the stories for themselves. Learn more and register at Weehawken.


The Art of the Short Story

Chaffee County Writers Exchange
Salida, Colorado
October 21
9:30 - 4 p.m.

A good short story can be just as much of a page-turner as a novel or memoir—and can be just as fun (and sometimes just as challenging) to write. There’s so much to fit in just a few pages! In this workshop, try your hand at short story writing. We’ll look at what makes a short story complete, and how to write one that keeps readers engaged. You’ll also learn how to use dialogue and description to make the most of the pages you have, and leave with a short story in the works. Register through the Chaffee County Writers Exchange.