IT'S YOUR STORY: MEMOIR WRITING TECHNIQUES; A WRITING CLASS AT THE NORTHFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY

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Join us in exploring memoir writing techniques. We'll discuss examples, complete writing exercises and wrangle the stories of our lives on to the page. You'll laugh, you'll cry and you'll walk away with a stack of stories, a pocketful of motivation and writing prompts to further your writing practice. This class is free, open to the public, and great for everyone from beginners to the more experienced. Classes  will be held in the Northfield Public Library meeting  room  on six Thursday evenings from 6:30 until 8 p.m. beginning on Thursday,  April 24 and ending on May 29.   Register in person at Reference desk, upstairs at the library, or call 645-1802.   Class is limited to 15 students.  Bring a notebook, a pen and an open mind.

            This program is being funded by a Community Collaboration grant through SELCO, through Minnesota Library Legacy funds.

Emily Urness, the instructor, holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia (2011). She has taught Creative Writing at The Loft Literary Center and the University of Minnesota’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, among other locations. She has worked on the editorial staff of several literary publications including Spout Press and PRISM International.

Emily was awarded a McKnight Established Artist grant (2012-2013) from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council to work on her memoir collection. Red Bird Chapbooks published a chapbook of her work (2013). She is a finalist for the Loft Mentorship Series, offered by the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis (2013-2014). She used to think she’d become a grown up but she’s not so sure anymore.

Emily Urness

http://www.emilyurness.com/


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