We’ll talk basics here: why our stories and dreams and thoughts matter, and how to give them voice. Then we’ll do and share your writing, from prompts you’ll be given. We’ll talk about workshop methods. By the end of the session you’ll have a notebook with ideas, ways to get started, and ways to refine your work! You’ll be on your writing way!
Until her recent (semi) retirement, Ann Boaden taught creative writing and literature at Augustana College. She received her undergraduate degree from Augustana, and her master’s and doctorate in English from the University of Chicago. Her fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in a variety of literary journals, including South Dakota Review, Big Muddy, The Heartlands Today, Buffalo Carp, British History, Lutheran Journal, Wascana (Canada) Review, and in the anthology Christmas on the Great Plains (University of Iowa Press). She has collaborated on two novels for junior readers, served as librettist for four musicals performed locally, and written three plays produced by the professional regional theatre group New Ground. Her most recent book is Light and Leaven: Women Who Shaped Augustana’s First Century.