Humanities North Dakota invites communities across North Dakota to apply to host Writing Workshops.
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Inspiration Writing Workshop
Led by Tayo Basquiat
Discover your love of writing, whether you're a beginner or a long-time writer struggling with a creative block. This two-hour workshop will unlock your creative potential in a supportive environment. This workshop is for all genres of writing and all writing styles.
Available Workshop Dates: June 24-30, 2019
TAYO BASQUIAT is a writer, teacher, adventurer, scavenger, and Wilderness First Responder. He teaches philosophy and religion courses online for Bismarck State College and communications classes at the University of Wyoming where he received an MFA in creative writing. His work has appeared in Superstition Review, On Second Thought, Northern Plains Ethics Journal, the Cheat River Review, Proximity Magazine, and in a growing portfolio as producer of Wyoming Public Media’s “Spoken Words” podcast.
Beginning Writing Workshop
Led by Taylor Brorby
In this two-hour workshop, Taylor Brorby will help participants get their pen moving. We'll read short, vivid texts together, and think about how we might borrow similar techniques for our own writing. Packets of reading will be provided, and we'll have a great conversation to help meet our writing goals.
Available Workshop Dates: October 10-17, 2019
Taylor Brorby is the author of Crude: Poems and Coming Alive: Action and Civil Disobedience. His work has been published in The Huffington Post, North American Review, Orion, among others. He teaches at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and is contributing editor at North American Review. He's at work on three separate memoirs that deal with western North Dakota, growing up gay on the Northern Great Plains, and being a Type 1 Diabetic.
The Written Me The first course in the writing life
Led by Sue Skalicky
Take a deep breath, shush the naysayers in your mind, and take this first step towards writing your story. During this six-session course, the daunting task of writing your memoir will be demystified and the process will be simplified. Plan to laugh, learn, and launch your story.
Available Workshop Dates: August 2019 - March 2020
Sue Skalickyis a writer, speaker, and pursuer of abundant life. Over the past 30 years, she has worked as a medical photographer, photojournalist, leadership trainer, writer, and teacher. She has worked with the Navigators and Heartbeat Ministries and has written for several publications including Discipleship Journal, The Small Group Network, Christianity Today, Casper Journal, and The New York Times. She is passionate about teaching and inspiring adults and youth worldwide to life each day to its fullest by rewriting the past into the best tomorrows.
This project is supported in part by a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.