Events

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Critical | Obtaining Writing Feedback & Forming Editing Groups

Saturday, February 1, 2020

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Duluth Public Library, Main Branch Green Room

With our “Critical” event, Lake Superior Writers hosts esteemed writers to discuss the feedback process, one-on-one and in groups, and how to sift through the feedback to strengthen your own writing. This is a great opportunity to network with others looking a group!

Agenda:
1) Duluth-based editor/publisher Jim Perlman will speak about professional editing
2) Local writer Felicia Schneiderhan will present about structuring writing groups
3) Representatives from local writing groups will share how their own writing groups are structured, and will be open for questions about setting up a group
4) Lastly, we’ll connect people! We’ll leave time at the end for people to connect with one another and, if they’d like, start to form their own writing groups.

NOTE: This free event takes place in the main library’s green room.

 

 

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The Art of Point of View

Wednesday February 19 and February 26

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

St. Paul’s Carriage House

Lake Superior Writers is thrilled to present a two-part workshop on the study of point of view in fiction taught by Tina Higgins Wussow.

The workshop begins with a review and discussion of all of the POV options available for a fiction writer including more nuanced considerations such as psychological and temporal distance. Each student will bring a short piece of completed writing and rework that piece from a new point of view. Participants will then discuss what was lost and/or gained by choosing one particular POV over another. By the end of this workshop, participants will have a deeper understanding of how POV works and why choosing carefully is crucial to a strong piece of writing.

The instructor, Tina Higgins Wussow, is a well-known and much-loved poet, fiction writer, and teacher in the Twin Ports area. She hosts the annual Homegrown Poetry Showcase as well as a monthly spoken word open mic at Wussow’s, produces the artist collaboration series In Tandem, and has had her fiction twice featured with the talented actors through Superior Shorts. She holds an MFA from Hamline University. Her work has been published in The Freshwater Review, The Furnace Review, Swamp Literary Journal, and Sheila Packa’s poetry anthology Migrations. She has been awarded the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council’s Fellowship Grant and was runner-up for the Loft Mentor Series award. In 2018 she was awarded 1st place for the Lit Up fiction contest and her work was published in their anthology, Crossroads. More recently Tina was awarded 2nd place in fiction for Door County’s 2019 Hal Prize.

Fee: $50 for LSW members, $75 for non-members (fee for non-members includes a membership through June 30, 2020, including a free entry to the annual contest, and an invitation to the annual spring event)

Workshop is limited to 15 participants. To register, email jennamkowaleski@gmail.com

St. Paul’s Carriage House is located at 1710 E. Superior St, Duluth.