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"Finding Your Way Into Your Story: How to Go from Inkling to Incredible Read" with Natalia Sylvester

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St. Edward's University Trustee Hall 303
3001 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704

1/23/2016 From 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

We're sorry, but this class is currently at capacity. There will be no tickets sold at the door. Proof of purchase will be required to enter classroom. Questions? Please see our Classes page or call 512-499-8914.


$49 for members (please log in for member pricing)

$109 for nonmembers

Before purchasing, please read all policies as noted below and on our Classes page.

Note: Online registration will close at the end of Thursday, January 21. After that you can pay admission at the door with a check for the walk up rate - $59 for members and $119 for nonmembers - as long as seats are available. Thank you!

Writing a story is an incredible journey—but how do you know when, where and how to start? How do you not only get the initial spark of an idea, but sustain it throughout the beginning, middle, and end of your draft?

For those who have ever felt overwhelmed by the desire and task of writing a book-length work, this class will focus on how to launch your project in the right direction, how to nurture your ideas (and uncover new ones) and what to do when you've taken off into storyland but start to lose momentum.

Applicable to both fiction and non-fiction writers, the class will include exercises designed to help you come away focused and energized as you embark on this new beginning.

About the instructor:

Natalia Sylvester is the author of the novel, Chasing the Sun, which was chosen as Latinidad’s Best Debut Book of 2014. Her non-fiction work has been published in Latina magazine, Writer’s Digest, and Born in Lima, Peru, she came to the U.S. at age four and grew up in South Florida, where she studied Creative Writing at the University of Miami. A former magazine editor, she now works as a freelance writer in Austin, Texas and is a faculty member of the low-res MFA program at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Follow her on Twitter/Instagram: @NataliaSylv

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NOTE: Tickets are not refundable, but they are transferable. If you purchase a ticket and then find you cannot attend, someone else can attend in your stead. Simply contact us at or 512-499-8914 and let us know so that we can update the class roster. For more information, visit our Classes page.

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at

Writers' League of Texas classes and workshops are also funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts - Investing in a Creative Texas. For more information, go to

The Writers' League of Texas would like to thank St. Edward's University for its generous support and commitment to community, ongoing education, and the arts. Visit