Winter Writer's Nonfiction Writing Class

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Presented by Western Museum of Mining & Industry at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, Colorado Springs CO

Jan 27
Winter Writer's Nonfiction Writing Class

Come to a writing class for students and learners of all ages!

Are you ready to take your writing to the next level? The Western Museum of Mining & Industry provides an intimate, inclusive program in a remarkable setting. This workshop combines superb instruction with unparalleled resources and is ideally suited for the general public, teen writers, and especially beginners.

Immerse yourself in this intense one-day winter writing class designed for those who want to learn more about writing and publishing. Writing about nature, science, history and other nonfiction subjects offers exciting opportunities to be published. Magazines, newspapers, bloggers, clubs, and schools are looking for articles to share with their audience, and this class can teach you how to publish.

Class highlights

  • Work with a published author who will teach the class
  • Learn about creative nonfiction, nature writing, science writing, history writing and how science poetry unleashes creativity
  • Discover powerful research methods
  • Identify and develop story ideas
  • Learn potent craft tips
  • Practice how to outline and structure stories
  • Work with photos for your articles
  • Understand the role of an editor in the publication process
  • Discuss publication issues

A certificate will be awarded upon completion of the class. All other course materials will be provided including a morning reception. A writer’s resource kit CD will be available for purchase for $10 to continue the training beyond the session at the mining museum.

Instructor bios:

Steven Veatch Steven Veatch grew up in the Pikes Peak region and earned degrees at Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado State University at Pueblo, Webster University, and Emporia State University. He is a writer of essays, literary criticism, book reviews, science articles, and professional papers. He has published over 150 articles on nature and science. He has contributed chapters to these three books:

  • Field Trips in the Southern Rocky Mountains, USA, Field Guide 5
  • The Paleontology of the Upper Eocene Florissant Formation, Colorado
  • The World’s Greatest Gold Camp: An Introduction to the History of the Cripple Creek and Victor Mining District

He was an associate editor of Leonardo, a literary and art journal published by the English Department of Central New Mexico Community College for three years. He is a regular at a writer’s retreat held in the woods of northern Michigan at the Interlochen College of Creative Arts.

Ben H. Elick has published of nonfiction articles in newspapers and magazines, notably the international Earth science magazine Deposits. He recently presented a co-authored paper on Cripple Creek minerals at the New Mexico Technical Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro and recently spoke at the Denver Gem Show. This will be his second year assisting with this writing class. He is currently a student and lives in Douglas County.


The course fee is $35 for adults and $7 for students (21 and under). WMMI members receive $5 off the adult fee.

Please register by phone.

Contact: (719) 488-0880


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