Events Updates

MW Cooperative Press Chapbook Release Reception

Sunday, June 10 @ 7 PM The Writing House at Interlochen Center for the Arts Please join us for a reading and reception celebrating the work of this year's Michigan Writers Cooperative Press chapbook contest. Poet Margaret Fedder, author of Angel Rides a Bike, and...

Story-Centered Interviews: A Fresh Approach for Historians and Writers

In this workshop, instead of treating interviews as sources of often-unreliable factual information, we’ll approach interviews as invaluable, even sacred opportunities for people to tell us the stories that explain who they are and the lives they have lived. We’ll put a priority upon humanistic and journalistic approaches over those of social science, focusing not on the “informant” but on the person. Instead of going into an interview with long lists of fact-soliciting questions, our preparation and practice will rely upon careful listening and the sympathetic pursuit of the stories people use to make sense of their lives.

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