Workshops & Expeditions
Though participants will learn or review the traditional basics of a story including character, plot and intention, we will also shake things up, experiment with the writing process and push ourselves to become better see-ers. In other words, we will begin with the gentle art of noticing and how to take a walk in the woods.
If you've ever thought about self-publishing your memoir (or novel or poetry book), come to this talk. This brief overview will give you insight into the self-publishing process, from manuscript to pre-press to printed book.
As part of the Fox Cities Book Festival, join poets Matt Cook, De’Shawn Ewing, Dasha Kelly Hamilton, and Amanda Reavey for their special kind of poetry, poems that need to be seen AND heard. Spoken word poets recite/perform their poems in a way that facilitates and enhances understanding. Listen/see their poems. Learn the how and why of it. Enjoy this way of listening, this way of participating in poetry.
Explore your origin story. We, as humans, are more than our birth certificates and where we work. We, as writers, are more than our rationalizations. As both humans and writers, we are all at once artists, dreamers, mythmakers, and visionaries. In this workshop, we will explore the cultural history and importance of origin stories, as well as ideas for approaching and discovering your own.