Creative Writing Workshop: Setting, Place and Landscape

August 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a creative writing workshop moderated by Kendra Atleework, a graduate of the University of Minnesota’s MFA program in creative writing. Kendra’s work has appeared in Best American Essays, The Atlantic, and elsewhere. Her memoir Miracle Country is forthcoming from Algonquin Books. Her book-in-progress explores the concept of home, stewardship, and belonging in a fraught world.

In this workshop, we’ll consider how authors conjure place as character. How can we invoke setting as more than an arbitrary backdrop and create a landscape that deepens character, propels plot, and enriches our stories? We’ll learn from examples of published work and spend time talking over participants’ projects. Plan to bring sample pages or share an idea that’s still in the works for collective brainstorming.

This workshop will take place outdoors, weather permitting. Check-in inside the Center.

Light refreshments provided.

Workshop is FREE.

(Parking fee $5 for non members.)

Kendra Atleework is a fiscal year 2019 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota
State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from
the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural
heritage fund.