In Your Story, Your Way, discover the hows and whys of writing great stories that have impact and resonance through personal experience and the inspiring insights of other artists, writers, poets, and painters. You'll leave this class more prepared than ever to create stories that enlighten and empower action. That's the only thing that can help transform a highly dysfunctional and dangerous world. A writer has that kind of potential power, whether writing memoir, short stories, novels, plays, or screenplays.
Are you ready to soar into your potential as a writer and help co-create your piece of a new paradigm world? Then join us on our journey to great writing. You'll be glad you did.
This class is for writers of all levels & all narrative forms including plays, screenplays, stories, novels, & memoir.
All class meetings will be held via Zoom. The link to join your Zoom classroom will be provided on the morning of your class. Please check spam folders if you do not receive an email confirmation upon registration. For more information on how to download or use Zoom, please click here.
Meet Your Instructor:
An active education advocate, domestic violence advocate, race and gender equality advocate, and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging champion. Mrs. Chavis has an Educational Specialist degree in School Administration and Leadership from Old Dominion University and a Master's degree in Special Education and Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University. She is a Director of Education at United Way South Hampton Roads. Her previous roles included Chief of Staff, Curriculum Specialist. Sierrah Chavis previously worked for ten years in education as a curriculum specialist administrator and case manager. She is a two-time Amazon best-selling author of "No Shame in my Pain” and, with Sharon Poshe Anderson, “From Pain to Power." She serves on several boards and co-founded the Survivor Advisory Committee with FinAbility. Currently, Sierrah is in the process of establishing a Non-Profit, Bossy Girl, a network of women who are entrepreneurs, CEOs, mothers, and aspiring leaders who are helping to shape the world around them in a positive way. Sierrah has presented at several conferences, women empowerment events, and radio and has written several published articles. She is a contributor for the Connected Woman Magazine and is currently working on her next book project. She has received several awards, including the Diversity Champion award from Old Dominion University, Impact Leadership award from the Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (VASCD), Teacher of the Year award from the Virginia Council for Learning Disabilities, and most recently National Teacher of the Year from the Council of Learning Disabilities. She is also a devoted mother and wife and enjoys traveling, cooking, writing, and volunteering her time in the community to make a difference.
- Learn how to develop story, character, & theme into a coherent, emotionally consistent, and marketable story outline.
Come ready to activate your mindset to dig deep within yourself for that story that lives deep within your soul.
- Weekly homework assignments, mini projects, and readings.
Week 1: Write it your way - narrative essay the what and how
- Week 2: What’s the point of it all: what’s your message, writing with purpose
- Week 3: Writing with consistency and courage
- Week 4: Beyond the ink: storytelling is more than just writing
We offer full refunds for cancellation with written notice up until 7 days before your class start date. From 6 days to more than 24 hours before class begins, we offer a 25% refund. If you drop a class less than 24 hours before the class begins or after it has started, you are ineligible for a refund.