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Marge Barrett

Marge Barrett is the author of a chapbook of poems, My Memoir Dress, and a memoir, Called: The Making & Unmaking of a Nun. Her work has also appeared in numerous journals and anthologies.  She has taught in high schools, colleges and adult programs, including the  Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis.  Visit http://margebarrett.com/ for more information.


September 2019

Writing: The Power of Place

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$60 10 tickets left

As described by writer Mark Doty: “The inner life happens in the body, and the body is always somewhere. For me, it’s the vehicles the world provides, what Whitman called the ‘dumb beautiful ministers’ that allow us to see the soul.  What’s the self in an empty room?  Breath and memory.  I’m interested in being connected, engaged, in place…” Plan on exploring this broad concept of place in this multi-genre workshop.  With readings and writing exercises in verse and story,…

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December 2019

But Enough About Me – Memoir Writing

December 7 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$60 12 tickets left

“Tell all the Truth but tell it Slant”  --Emily Dickinson In this workshop we’ll learn, as Emily Dickinson advises, how to slant our observations of the world, to tell the truth, but in a manner more creative than simple recording.  We’ll practice memoir pieces using artistic techniques – vivid imagery, scenes, metaphors, dialogue and rhythms of language – to use our distinctive voices to tell our own unique experiences. Join local memoirist and poet Marge Barrett as she shares her…

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