In keeping with the Interlochen Public Library theme, “Tell Your Story,” we offer a writing workshop that can help us do just that–tell our stories.
This is writing that is concerned with nature, the environment, and this time of change. For all ages and levels.
On Sunday, May 5, 2019, we came together to celebrate and share the most recent issue of Dunes Review at Brilliant Books in Traverse City, Michigan.
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.
Use the time you gain from “fall backwards” to gather-in and meet fellow Michigan Writers from Antrim County. This social event, hosted by poet and Michigan Writers director Yvonne Stephens, will be the first in a series of informal gatherings throughout NW Lower Michigan.