Boulder Writes

Boulder Writes is a series of free creative writing workshops for Boulder area residents. Led by Studio mentors, each workshop brings up to 12 writers together to learn, create, and connect in a supportive community.


Boulder Writes:
Transformative Tales
with Mackenzie Suess

Women turning into swans and tigers, men cursed to live as beasts and frogs—fairytales are full of magical transformations. But what makes them so central to this genre, and how do modern fairytales use transformation to explore current social themes? In this free 2-hour workshop we’ll examine classic and contemporary fairytales to understand the role of metamorphosis, explore how we as writers can expand upon and experiment with this evolving genre, and practice writing modern transformation tales of our very own.

Mackenzie Suess teaches at the University of Colorado-Boulder where she is earning her M.F.A. Her writing has appeared in Flash Fiction Online, Typehouse Literary Magazine, and elsewhere. She was recently named an Engaged Arts & Humanities Scholar for her work examining the intersections between storytelling, magic/monstrosity and mental health.

Open to all levels. Come join the fun!

Saturday, October 5th
with Mackenzie Suess

The Boulder Writes 2019 series is made possible by our generous donors:

Shannon Costello-Duster
Ilona Dotterer
Jennifer Dunbar
Germaine Gatewood
Thomas Hardy
Kristen Hayes
Libby Horton
Suzanne Junered
Catherine Sheridan
Jean Unger