Monday, November 22, 2021
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
A light meal will be provided.
In this interactive writing workshop, participants will begin a creative writing project in the form of essay, poetry, fiction or memoir (or a combination of any of these). Prompts will be suggested, and the concepts of time and place will be examined from diverse individual and community worldviews.
There will be discussions within very small groups as well as among the entire group of participants; these can provide a shared richness of energy and thought. At the end of the workshop, some participants may have a completed piece, some may have the foundation for work that may be developed further.
Participants should bring paper to write upon, paper to jot down notes and ideas, and pens or pencils, or a laptop.
This event is sponsored by Ely's chapter of American Association of University Women and the Ely Folk School. Find a full schedule of Linda's workshops and book reading from AAUW. Every dollar of the tuition fee is paid to Ms. Grover.
About the Instructor: Linda LeGarde Grover, professor emeritus of American Indian Studies at UMD, is a member of the Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe and author fiction, poetry, research articles, newspaper columns and essays.
She is a recipient of the UMD Albert Tezla Teaching and Research Award for her work in integrating her research into her courses and of the UMD College of Liberal Arts Lifetime Achievement Award. Linda’s book publications include The Dance Boots (University of George Press 2010); The Road Back to Sweetgrass (University of Minnesota Press 2014); The Sky Watched: Poems of Ojibwe Lives (Red Mountain Press 2016); Onigamiising: Seasons of an Ojibwe Year (University of Minnesota Press 2017) and In the Night of Memory (University of Minnesota Press 2019), and the forthcoming collection of essays Gichigami Hearts: Stories and Histories from Misaabekong (University of Minnsota Press 2021). Her work has received the Flannery O’Connor Award, Janet Heidingerr Kafka Prize, Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers & Storytellers Fiction Award, Red Mountain Press Editor’s Award, Northeastern Minnesota Book Award and Minnesota Book Award. Linda lives in Duluth, where she was born.