Ryan Van Cleave, Ph.D., will be speaking at the Sarasota Writers Group general meeting on October 4 to discuss the importance of understanding how scenes and scene sequels work to maximize storytelling.
Ryan lives in Sarasota, FL, where he works as a keynote speaker, freelance writer, writing coach, and the Head of Creative Writing in the new BFA in Creative Writing at The Ringling College of Art + Design. Ryan has also taught writing and literature at Clemson University, Eckerd College, Florida State University, and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, as well as at prisons, community centers, and urban at-risk youth facilities.
Ryan's honors include a Gold Medal in Young Adult Literature from the Florida Book Awards, a Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, and a residency at The Hermitage Artist Retreat. He was also a Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Washington at George Washington University, an Edward H. and Marie C. Kingsbury Fellow at Florida State University, and the only Anastasia C. Hoffman Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Institute for Creative Writing.
The Amazon.com best-selling author (or co-author) of twenty books, Ryan's poetry, fiction, and nonfiction has appeared in such venues as The Christian Science Monitor, Clean Eating, Harvard Review, The Missouri Review, National Geographic Adventures, The New York Times Review of Books, Ploughshares, The Progressive, Psychology Today, Scott Stamp Monthly, and Writers' Journal.
Join us in what promises to be an enlightening lesson on storybuilding with an honored expert!