YpsiWrites Hosts a “How to Be a Storyteller” Writing Workshop with Award-Winning Author, Ryan Estrada

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

Ryan Estrad

“We are thrilled to partner with Ryan Estrada to lead this workshop,” said Brent Miller, YpsiWrites Outreach Coordinator. “In the workshop, he will have participants complete a variety of virtual activities focused on building trust and storytelling in a safe and welcoming environment. We look forward to hearing from the community about him.

Estrada is an artist, author and adventurer. He is the Eisner-nominated author and Freeman Award winner 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 will help writers practice their storytelling skills. Miller said attendees will learn about Estrada’s writing process and tips for overcoming any lingering stage fright. After the workshop, he will answer questions about his experience as a globe-trotting author.

All writing skill levels 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’s Office of Campus and Community Writing, Ypsilanti District Library, and 826 Michigan came together to found YpsiWrites in 2019. The writing-focused nonprofit proudly serves the Ypsilanti region. Its mission is to empower and encourage community voices 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 over 15,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, honors, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In total, over 300 majors, minors, and concentrations are offered by the University’s Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Social Services; and, its doctoral school. UEM 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.

Scott R. Banks