The 2015 Storycatcher Summer Writing Workshop and Festival is upon us. Our writer-in-residence Anna Keesey is meeting with her advanced writers on Thursday, June 11th. The session was capped at eight writers, and sold out last month. This will be a great opportunity for those writers who have completed work that now needs some expert eyes to help guide it towards publication.
While the advanced workshop is full, there is still plenty of room for the GENERAL WORKSHOP, which begins on Friday, June 12th. Registration can be taken at the door. A complete listing of the workshop sessions can be viewed HERE, but these are the highlights:
- A craft lecture from Anna Keesey
- Workshops on Literary Nonfiction, Poetry and Fiction, from our writing faculty including Sean Prentiss, Steven Coughlin, and Alison Stine. (For profiles on the 2015 faculty, click HERE).
- A reception followed by a KEYNOTE ADDRESS by Anna Keesey, which will include readings from her recent novel, Little Century. (open to the public)
On SATURDAY, June 13th, we take our workshop into the wilderness, with a full day RETREAT, starting in the morning at Camp Norwesca Lodge, south of the CSC Campus and in the Nebraska National Forest. Sessions on Environmental Writing, Young Adult Fiction and Character Development in Creative Nonfiction will take place at the Norwesca lodge. We will wrap up the evening with a COOKOUT at Chadron State Park and a campfire reading from Alison Stine.
On SUNDAY morning, June 14th, we will wrap up the workshop with a FESTIVAL, featuring a retrospective reading and talk by our special guest, Poe Ballantine. In the spirit of the conference theme, he will be sharing his experiences as a writer trying to capture the many “homes” he has made in the world.
As always, our festival ends with a celebration of the writing of our workshop participants with an open mic reading of their work. Both the presentation by Poe Ballantine and the open mic are open to the public.
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD! You can still register for the general workshop, which is an incredible value, and you can attend the public portions of the workshop for free. We would love to see a great turnout for all these talented writers gathering in our community.