Class: Writing Beyond Intention

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Recently, what excites me is that not-knowing, early stage of a poem. This isn’t to say my intentions and impulses are bad—it’s good to be aware of where I start—but […]

Class: The Contemporary Sonnet: Birdcage and Bird

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Dean Young urged poets to make “birds” rather than “birdcages,” but the sonnet’s been doing both things for 800+ years, recently surging in popularity among women and BIPOC+ poets. What […]

Class: Pairing Your Voice with Compatible Themes

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For most writers, their baptism begins when they find their voice. The real challenge then becomes how to plug that voice into appropriate themes. Some of the skills I've learned […]

Author Reading | David Mura

Studio 21 21 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN, United States

Join North Shore Readers and Writers Festival Author David Mura as he reads from his novel, The Stories Whiteness Tells Itself. David is a memoirist, essayist, novelist, poet, critic, playwright […]

Class: Revision as Dowsing Rod

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There comes a point in nearly every poem I write where I get trapped in the poem I’ve built. What I mean is, it becomes difficult to consider other possibilities […]

Class: Courage

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If you want to connect with an audience, networking is essential. Even if you are unknown and without a budget, there are ways to develop courage and confidence to move […]

Virtual Class: Finding Your Story, Telling Your Truth

Zoom Virtual Studio Grand Marais, MN, United States
Meets 2 times, starting: Recurring

Everyone leads a life that is important enough to write about, but sometimes we aren’t sure what we want to say. In this class, we will look beneath the surface […]

Class: The Art of Finding Truth in Your Fiction

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This discussion-style class will inspire fellow writers at any level of practice who wish to write from a place of adventure and vulnerability. Rather than always "writing what we know" […]

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