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Writing Series: Virtual Classes Taught By the Loft Literary Center

Join Lake Agassiz Regional Library and the public libraries in the Traverse des Sioux Regional Library System for a series of virtual writing workshops hosted by teachers from the Loft Literary Center.

The virtual writing workshops will be accessible using the links below. They are offered free-of-charge and no registration is required. This program is made possible in part thanks to funding from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

The ABCs of Writing Children’s Books
Tuesday, September 13 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. | Watch the Recording
Do you have an idea for a children’s book? Or, have you written a children’s book but aren’t sure what your next steps are? Taught by Lisa Bolt Simmons, this is the perfect workshop for anyone interested in learning the basics of writing and publishing children’s books, including formats and how they are made.
In-Person Watch Parties will be held at the following locations: Ada Public Library, Fertile Public Library, Detroit Lakes Public Library and the Crookston Public Library

Be Your Own Publisher
Tuesday, October 4 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. | Access the Virtual Event Here
Do you have a story you want to share with the world but don’t know where to begin? Self-publishing is a respected way for authors to publish their work. In this class Brooke Dierkhising will share how to move your writing project forward and launch your book into the world.
In-Person Watch Parties will be held at the following locations: Ada Public Library, Fertile Public Library and the Crookston Public Library

Creative Writing Sampler
Tuesday, October 25 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. | Access the Virtual Event Here
Not sure if you’re a poet, a novelist, or a memoirist? Join teacher Gail Milstein to sample poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. We’ll explore craft techniques common to all three and experiment with each type through creative writing exercises.
In-Person Watch Parties will be held at the following locations: Ada Public Library,
Fertile Public Library, Detroit Lakes Public Library and the Crookston Public Library

Turning Family Stories into a Memoir
Tuesday, November 15 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. | Access the Virtual Event Here
Family stories often make for great books! Whether you want to learn about recording your memories for family members to enjoy or hope to write and publish a memoir, this workshop, taught by Gail Milstein,  will help you get started. Try your hand at writing exercises to spark your memories and get insight on telling your story.
In-Person Watch Parties will be held at the following locations: Ada Public Library, Fertile Public Library, Detroit Lakes Public Library and the Crookston Public Library

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