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Think Different: Storytelling and Development with Mindy Tarquini

  • Categories: Creative Aging

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  • Event Type:Classes

In this entertaining and informative eight-week-long story development workshop, Mindy Tarquini will teach unique ways of looking at your stories, both oral and written, as well as provide plenty of time for discussion of individual works and how to apply the teachings. All levels of storytellers, both of the written and oral tradition, as well as all genres of story are welcome.

In this session Mindy will use a variety of media and entertaining exercises to encourage participants to corral their ideas, find their voice, build their settings, and how to use those skills for developing a plot and theme. Work on the Elusive Elevator Pitch might sneak in there, too.

Class requirements: Bring a sense of fun, an open mind, and your imagination. Also, your WIP (if you have one), a notebook, and your questions.

Mindy Tarquiniis the Author of three critically acclaimed novels featuring fables, foibles, fairytales, pandemics, past lives & lost loves, Mindy Tarquini (tar-quinn-knee) grew up convinced that there are other worlds just one giant step to the left of where she’s standing. A second-generation Italian-American who believes words have power, Mindy’s tales root deep into her culture, and are served up with a side of magic, of whimsy, and sometimes laugh-out-loud humor. Her writing has appeared in Writer’s Digest, Bookpage, Hypable, and other venues. As a writer, Mindy has served several times as a panelist at the Tucson Book Festival and other events, and you may find her happily selling her wares at book and fan cons. Now working on her certificate in Oral Storytelling, Mindy dishes up joyful and original works at local venues, on street corners, and in your library. Information on Mindy’s novels — Hindsight (SparkPress, 2016), The Infinite Now (SparkPress, 2017), and Deepest Blue (SparkPress, 2018) — as well as her social media links, can be found at

  • Price: $60.00
  • Registration Instructions: For questions on these classes, please contact Jennifer Brauner at