Please join us in celebrating the launch of our Summer / Fall 2018 issue! It’s always a fun afternoon of contributors reading their work.
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.
What makes a story move? If you find that your stories often run out of energy and stall, or that your characters and scenes stagnate, join this workshop to focus upon the power source — the “engine” — that drives your story forward. In this interactive FREE workshop, we’ll focus upon the common structural elements that good stories share. Offered by Michigan Writers, in partnership with National Novel Writing Month.
Psst, Michigan Writers Members! Don’t miss out on your chance to be selected by blind drawing for a $250 scholarship!
There’s a Prompts Party at The Parlor, and everyone’s invited!
Welcome to the 2016 Harvest Haiku Challenge presented by Taste the Local Difference, Blackbird Arts and Michigan Writers.