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.
Start the new year with a dive into one of the many writing and literature classes offered through Northwestern Michigan College.
Join with other writers and sharpen your literary techniques in short classes designed for those who want to hone their writing skills as well as beginning writers.
In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Writers Retreat, Michigan Writers and the Interlochen College of Creative Arts are pleased to announce 1 full-tuition scholarship to the 2015 Retreat!
We’re now opening our annual chapbook contest, whose winner(s) will be edited, published and launched by Michigan Writers Cooperative Press in 2014!