YpsiWrites hosts "How to Be a Story Teller" writing workshop with award-winning author, Ryan Estrada

YPSILANTI— YpsiWrites and award-winning author Ryan Estrada will partner to host How to Be a Story Teller writing workshop at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3.

Ryan Estrada
Ryan Estrada

“We are so excited to partner with Ryan Estrada to lead this workshop,” said Brent Miller, outreach coordinator of YpsiWrites. “In the workshop, he will ask participants to complete a variety of virtual activities focused on encouraging confidence and storytelling in a safe and welcoming environment. We are eager for the community to hear from him.” 

Estrada is an artist, author and adventurer. He is the Eisner-nominated and Freeman Award-winning author of Banned Book Club and Student Ambassador: The Missing Dragon. Estrada has written and illustrated for Garfield, Popeye, Flash Gordon, and Star Trek among others. Estrada’s work can be found at ryanestrada.com

The workshop will include a series of fun virtual activities that help writers practice their storytelling skills. Miller said participants will learn about Estrada’s writing process and tips about overcoming any lingering stage fright. After the workshop, he will answer questions about his experience being a globe-trotting author. 

All skill levels of writing are welcome to participate in the workshop. Please visit this link for more information about the workshop or register for the free workshop.

About YpsiWrites 

Eastern Michigan University Office of Campus and Community Writing, Ypsilanti District Library, and 826 Michigan came together to found YpsiWrites in 2019. The writing-focused non-profit proudly serves the Ypsilanti area. Its mission is to empower and encourage the voices of the community by providing free writing support to teen and adult residents of Ypsilanti. Trained writing tutors and workshop leaders are available to help teen and adult writers with any type of writing, including resumes, essays, stories, business plans, poetry, memoirs, and more. For more information please visit YpsiWrites.

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 15,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and, its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website.

May 02, 2022

Written by:
Victoria Scott

Media Contact:
Melissa Thrasher