Sunday, August 18, 3 p.m. to Friday, August 23, 10 a.m.
Pilgrimage with Poetry: Writing from My Life
led by Wilda Morris
There’s an endless list of possibilities to write about: childhood experiences, chores, colleagues at work, an object in your home, a favorite Bible story, book or fable perhaps. We’ll read and discuss published poems, enjoy prompts and explore writing styles. We’ll also discuss how memory works, the use of poetic license, a few poetic forms and publishing possibilities.
Additional workshops include:
Write the Story Only You Can Tell
lead by Mary Pierce
Using your life’s anecdotes, personal experiences, special events and/or encounters with memorable people, decide what format is best to tell your stories. Develop them into meaningful pieces. Learn to tell these stories to inspire others and touch readers’ hearts.
Fun with Fiction!
led by Cynthia Ruchti
Play with “story” and shape it into an amazing piece, short story, memoir, or longer fiction. Know your audience. Learn skills to present your story in the most engaging way possible. Explore scene-making and plotting, character development, point of view and much more.
Your First Book: Write What You Love to Read
lead by John Lehman
Tackle the process, learn the skills and consider the many ways to market your material. Practice writing (perhaps impromptu or 1000 words exercises) and work on your own project (fiction or nonfiction). Get the guidance you need to move your writing along. Write with scenes, drama, and action/reaction. You may also learn how writers can actually make money doing what they love.
Keynote Speaker - Jane Rubietta
Worship Leader - Rich Rubietta
Eight one-session workshops on Sunday
Free time possibilities include swimming in the lake, hiking in the woods
or on the Winnebago Trail, climbing Judson Tower,
taking a pontoon ride, enjoying the flowers
or the collection of nativity sets from around the world
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