Grades 3-5 Youth Writing Workshop: Diaries, Dispatches, & Documents: Epistolary Writing

INSTRUCTOR: Alison Preston
April 28 ~ 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $28
Location: The Purple Cup Cafe

Most writers will tell you, their love for writing began at an early age. We believe it's extremely important to foster and support a young writer's budding creativity so that they not only become skilled and talented writers, but lifelong readers as well.

Join us as we experiment with epistolary forms in our fiction. We’ll use letters (or postcards! or emails!) to better understand where our characters come from, and we’ll use diary and journal entries to deepen the perspectives of our characters and drive forward our plotlines. Do you have a 3rd to 5th grader who would love to explore and expand their love of writing? Sign them up for this fun and interactive 3-hour workshop!

Students are to bring a notebook and something to write with.


  • Parents are welcome to hang out in the cafe while their child is participating in the workshop. There will be a 15-minute break halfway through the workshop.
  • No outside food or beverage is permitted in the The Purple Cup Cafe, but these items may be purchased in the cafe before the workshop or during the short intermission. 

For all questions, please contact Alison Preston: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Alison PrestonALISON PRESTON is a writer and writing teacher. She holds a BFA in writing & literature from Emerson College, and an MA in secondary English education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She has written a collection of stories based in northern Colorado, one of which was recently published, with the broader collection still looking for a home. Over the past few months, she finally mustered the courage to start her first novel, and is hard at work on that project. She teaches creative writing in Denver-area schools for Lighthouse Writers Workshop's Young Writers Program, but she lives in Fort Collins and is thrilled to be teaching youth classes for Northern Colorado Writers for the first time.

Event Properties

Event date 04-28-2018 10:00 am
Event End Date 04-28-2018 1:00 pm
Capacity 15
Individual Price $28.00
The Purple Cup Cafe
1119 W Drake Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80526, USA
The Purple Cup Cafe
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