April 2023 Writer’s Night: Telling Better Stories for a Better Tomorrow
April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us for our April 2023 Writer’s Night on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 beginning at 6 p.m. at The Art Center in Grand Junction. **Please scroll all the way down past this event post to register.
Telling Better Stories for a Better Tomorrow with Jacob Richards
This workshop will explore the many forms of writing essential to making change including how writers can change the world. We’ll discuss why movements and organizations need writers to create new narratives to communicate within groups and to the broader society, and to inspire and give heart to movements. Examples from local history will be peppered throughout.
Bio Jacob Richards
Jacob Richards is a long-time community organizer and has co-founded many local grassroots organizations like Grand Junction Mutual Aid, Solidarity Not Charity, Housing First! No More Deaths!, Confluence Media Collective, and The Red Pill. He is the researcher and author of www.peopleshistoryofthegrandvalley.com, and is a board member of the Mesa County Historical Society. Richards authored and published “Freedom and Oppression: Homelessness in the Grand Valley,” and his writing and/or photography has appeared in the GJ Free Press, Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, New York Times, CNN, Earth First! Journal, The Red Pill, and Mesa State Literary Review. Richards spends his summers and falls working as a wilderness hunting and fishing guide in the Gunnison Gorge Wilderness and the Kannah Creek basin.