“Celebration of Writing” at Goodman South Madison Library May 5th

I’ll be master of ceremonies at next Saturday’s “Celebration of Writing” at the Goodman South Madison Library. I hope if you’re in town you’ll stop by and enjoy the fellowship of fellow writers.

The fun begins at 1:00pm with your choice from three free writing workshops:

  • “Making Memories Matter: Turning Memories into a Living Memoir” Explore the importance of historical, social and cultural contexts across the lifespan with Trini Stickle.
  • How to Share Your Poetry Effectively with an Audience: A Workshop with Fabu, past Poet Laureate of Madison and author of three books of poetry.
  • Creative Writing for Youth in 4th-8th Grades with Monica Wahlberg.

At 2pm, the Open Mic begins. Share your writing of any kind – poems, short stories, raps, editorials, essays, song lyrics, personal reflections or academic writing. Present your work in any language. All ages welcome at the podium so all shared material should be family-friendly. Each presenter will receive a flower.

Register to read your work at the podium for up to five minutes by calling 266-6395 or by stopping at the library.

2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 5
Goodman South Madison Library
2222 S. Park St.
Springtime refreshments provided. Door prizes, too!

These workshops and the Open Mic that follows are co-sponsored by the Friends of Goodman South Madison Library, UW Madison Writing Center-Madison Writing Assistance, and Goodman South Madison Library.

p.s. Here’s a photo from the event:

Sarah White, emcee, looks on as Monica Wahlberg reads and young writers await their turn.

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My blog "True Stories Well Told" is a place for people who read and write about real life. I’ve been leading life writing groups since 2004. I teach, coach memoir writers 1:1, and help people publish and share their life stories.
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