Date: June 13, 2020
9 am – 4 pm
Skill Level: This workshop is for all writers – those who have never written to those who write regularly and seek new ideas.
Class Registration Fee: Early bird, by May 22, 2020: $80.00
After May 22, 2020: $90.00
Summer’s beginning is full of possibility!
Come to this writing workshop and let the opening of summer and the long, light days inspire you to reach for the sky.
Using poems, songs and imagery, writer and naturalist Catherine Young will lead exercises and prompts to spark your creativity. We will generate and craft poetry and brief prose based on the season’s poetic awakening while sharing a summer day in this beautiful location.
As we create, we will look for what each narrative wishes to be, and you will leave the workshop with new writings and ideas. If desired, we’ll discuss places to share and publish our work.
Materials fee: (To be collected directly from students by instructor in class): $3.00 for materials packet. Instructor will bring coloring tools and copy paper for one of the exercises.
Students need to bring: Please bring along writing tools: pen and notebook, tablet, or anything that works for you except for “Sharpies,” and permanent, and dry erase markers. Please also refrain from wearing fragrance. The instructor is disabled with MCS and needs to eliminate exposures.
Bring walking shoes and clothing for outdoor June weather. Depending upon the day and how we feel, we may like to spend a little bit of time outdoors in this beautiful location.
Catherine Young is a writer and performing artist whose work is infused with a keen sense of place.
Her writing has been published in the anthologies, The Driftless Reader, Contours, and Permanent Vacation II: Eighteen Writers on Work and Life in Our National Parks. Her work appears internationally in Reliquiae and The Island Review and in Minding Nature, Fourth River, About Place, Hippocampus, Midwest Review, Kestrel, and Edible Madison, among others. Catherine’s poetry has been published as broadsides for Fermentation Fest Farm Art / Dtour Passwords and Madison Metro Buslines, and her recent poetry is found in Cold Mountain, Camas, and Passager. Her children’s fiction, nonfiction, and poetry appeared in Cricket.
A nominee for the Pushcart Prize in prose and poetry, and Best American Essays, Catherine is the recipient of a Terry Foundation Edenfred Fellowship. She worked as a national park ranger, farmer, educator, and mother before completing her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia.
Rooted in farm life, Catherine lives with her family in Wisconsin’s Driftless Area. Her writings and podcasts are available at http://catherineyoungwriter.weebly.com/
Registration includes your lunch, and one free admission to Saturday night’s Healthy Hoedown.