September 14, 2020

Writing on the Iron Range


Writing On the Iron Range: Workshop 

Sheila Packa, author of Night Train Red Dust: Poems of the Iron Range and other works

Oct 24, 2020, Saturday, sponsored by the Lyric Center for the Arts, Virginia, MN 

Due to the pandemic, the workshop will occur on Zoom. 
Writing on the Iron Range Workshop

Have you always wanted to write down some of your life stories? Tune into this writing workshop!  In the morning, starting at 10 am, we’ll look at some examples of good writing and play with some interesting and fun approaches.  We will use guided writing exercises that enable participants will draw on their own experiences, memories, family history and landscape to make a story, memoir or poetry. 

Participants have time between sessions to develop or finish the writing prompt assignment for the later session, starting at 5 pm. During this early evening, session 2, we will do a short writing prompt and participants have the opportunity to share their writing in our group. We will discuss the strengths. There will be time for talking about editing, publishing or anything the participants would like. 


Oct 24 Session I: 10:00 am to 11:30 am. 

Oct 24 Session II: 5:00 6:30 pm

Sessions are not the same. Participants are welcome to attend both or just one session. This workshop for beginning or experienced writers. 

Register here
The Zoom link will be sent to you when you register. 
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Sheila Packa is a fiscal year 2020 recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.