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Writing Workshop: Moving Forward in Our Writing (In-Person)


Marge Barrett


Date & Time: September 25 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Class Fee: $65
Class fee includes cost of material for this class, if provided.

Skill Level: All writers are welcome


Marine Mills Folk School
550 Pine Street
Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047 United States
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“You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward.” 

—  Conrad Hall 

This workshop is for anyone who writes—students striving to master a skill. It’s for all genres of writing—fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama. Working together, we will read and listen to writers considered masters as mentors for our learning. As students, we’ll discuss and practice specific writing suggestions and prompts, attempting to create literature resonating with readers. Working in small groups, we’ll gain insight on how to change and/or enhance our stories, essays, poems, and scripts. Moving forward in our writing, we’ll share something we worked on during the workshop with the whole class. 

Here’s another opportunity to join Marge Barrett, poet and memoirist, for an inspiring and helpful workshop on writing!  Her students love her and you will, too.  This class is for those who are just new to writing and those beyond.

There’s more: Students are also invited to keep moving their writing forward by reading their polished piece to a wider audience at the Marine Mills Folk School ‘Welcome Back Event’ on the following Saturday, October 2, 2021.  Let’s celebrate both the third anniversary of MMFS and your moving forward with your writing!

*Note to Writers From Marge: You will be sent a packet of short pieces from classical and contemporary writers in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. Please try to read the packet before our workshop and have it with you for our session. Thank you. Looking forward to this! 

Please bring water/snacks and lunch if needed, as there are no food facilities at the school.

Please note: We’ve changed how each student pays for the material used during each in-person class.  Each registration fee now combines the material fee and the instructor fee.  We’ve made this change based on feedback from instructors and participants: instructors can focus more on teaching their class, and students don’t need to remember to bring the material fee to pay directly to the instructor.
Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!


How we are keeping you safe during Covid-19

General Age Policy:
All classes are for adults (18+) unless otherwise noted.

Class Minimums:
Be aware we may cancel 5 days before class date if a minimum number of registrations not reached. We work to balance teachers' need to plan for a class with students' busy schedules -- not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!

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Writing Workshop: Moving Forward in Our Writing (In-Person)
$5.00 material fee is included in the class tuition
$ 65.00