We are all story tellers weaving our life into the wisdom, wit and wonder of one another’s stories; the narrative thread that connects us – that helps us make sense of our life. We are the voice, the bone and flesh of our own story.
Ellen Kort, Wisconsin’s first Poet Laureate, invites you to find an reclaim the narrative of your life story as we spill words onto paper and shape them into stories and poem.
You are invited to bring a notebook and pen.
If you look to a far horizon for story ideas, you may very well see the horizon people looking right back at you. After all, you are standing on their horizon. To find experiences and people worth writing about, don’t overlook the treasures in your own back yard. While the horizon has its appeal, when it comes to hunting ideas, binoculars simply cannot compete with a good set of bifocals.
In this inspiring workshop, Andrea will discuss steps authors can take to convey their family history in a way that's non-threatening to other family members and yet cathartic for the author as well as touching to readers.
A crash course in finding an agent or a publisher for your novel or book-length memoir. We will cover the query letter, the synopsis, and the best resources for researching agents and editors. Handouts/samples will be provided.