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Veterans Writing Workshop – STL

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

- FREE

VETERANS WRITING WORKSHOPS ARE FREE, BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED – CLICK HERE.

The Veterans Writing Workshop provides veterans, military personnel, and their family members a creative space to develop their writing skills and to tell their stories. The Missouri Humanities and the St. Louis Public Library will host this five-session workshop on Saturdays, from March 30th through May 4th (except April 20th) from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. Workshop participants are led through writing exercises with meaningful feedback from facilitators, Kent Walker, a combat Army veteran, and Stacey Walker, lecturer at University of Missouri. Both hold MFAs in writing. Participants are not required to write about their military experience. 

Session 2: Characterization and Dialogue
In this session participants will explore character more closely and determine who is telling the story. Participants will look at main and minor characters and how they work together to help reveal plot and tension. Guest speaker,
Angela Mitchell, will help facilitate this session.
Angela Mitchell is the author of the story collection, Unnatural Habitats & Other Stories (WTAW Press, 2018). Her work has appeared in Colorado Review, New South, Carve, Midwestern Gothic, storySouth and other journals. Her story, “Animal Lovers,” was awarded Colorado Review’s Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction and given special mention in The Pushcart Prize XXXV; more recently, her work has been featured in The Best Small Fictions 2018 (Braddock Avenue Books). A past Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Mitchell has also directed a community writing workshop and served as an associate editor for december magazine. An eighth generation native of the Ozarks of southern Missouri, she now lives in St. Louis with her husband and sons. 

Details

Date:
April 6
Time:
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost:
FREE
Website:
https://slpl.bibliocommons.com/events/search/q=veteranswriting/event/5c43549e57eb423f000463db

Organizer

Brenda McDonald
Phone:
(314) 539-0348
Email:
bmcdonald@slpl.org

Venue

St. Louis Public Library – Central Location
1301 Olive Street 2nd Floor, Training Room
St. Louis, Missouri 63103
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Details

Date:
April 6
Time:
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost:
FREE
Website:
https://slpl.bibliocommons.com/events/search/q=veteranswriting/event/5c43549e57eb423f000463db

Organizer

Brenda McDonald
Phone:
(314) 539-0348
Email:
bmcdonald@slpl.org

Venue

St. Louis Public Library – Central Location
1301 Olive Street 2nd Floor, Training Room
St. Louis, Missouri 63103
+ Google Map