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Our People. Our Stories. NDHC Writing Workshops
February 3 - 17, 2015

Our People. Our Places. Our Stories.

Have a story to tell, but not sure where to start? The Pioneer Museum and the Long X Council on the Arts are teaming up with the North Dakota Humanities Council to connect you with a professional and accomplished North Dakota author.

Debra Marquart's books include two poetry collections--Everything’s a Verb and From Sweetness—and a short story collection, The Hunger Bone: Rock & Roll Stories which draws on her experiences as a road musician.  Marquart’s work has received a Pushcart Prize, the Shelby Foote Nonfiction Prize from the Faulkner Society, the Headwaters Prize and a National Endowment for the Arts Prose Fellowship.  Marquart’s memoir, The Horizontal World: Growing Up Wild in the Middle of Nowhere (Counterpoint Books, 2006) was awarded the Elle Lettres Award from Elle Magazine and the 2007 PEN USA Creative Nonfiction Award.  Marquart is a professor of English and the Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Environment at Iowa State University.  Her next book, a poetry collection titled Small Buried Things, is forthcoming from New Rivers Press in 2013.

These hands-on workshops are designed for members of the community interested in honing their writing skills. Each event will include a discussion of the process of researching and writing about family and place, about the different approaches to writing the essay, and will include time to workshop with the authors. We ask that you come with a prepared piece of writing—it need not be long, though it shouldn't be too short. This workshop is intended for writers at every stage of development. 

All are welcome to come and participate or just sit back and listen.  Attendees should bring a notebook and pen/pencil. This workshop is FREE and open to the public.

The writing workshops will be in conducted in two visits to each community. Participants must be able to attend both workshops.

First Gathering
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 
6-8 PM
Pioneer Museum of McKenzie County/Visitors Center

Follow up Gathering
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
6-8 PM
Pioneer Museum of McKenzie County/Visitors Center

For more information contact:
Jessie Veeder Scofield


Register Online Today!

Program Website

North Dakota Humanities Council Website

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