Online Writing Class: Writing Life Stories

Write On, Door County will spark creativity with three writing courses in January. 

Robin Sauerwein

Robin Sauerwein will lead the six-week online class Writing Life Stories on Saturdays, Jan. 15 – Feb. 19, 9-11 am. She’s a published writer and editor who lives in Minneapolis and has been teaching workshops to inspire people to share their stories for more than 10 years.

During this informal class focused on recording life stories, participants can experiment with fun writing prompts to generate new material and keep their momentum going. Participants will share their work in a supportive, nonjudgmental setting – this is not a critique class. No previous writing experience is required.

Fred Schmalz

Tuition is $120, and Write On members will receive a 10% discount.

Join Fred Schmalz for the multigenre workshop Field Work on Jan. 15, 1-3 pm, when participants will discuss what to think about when they’re planning to write in public, with a focus on how to choose locales and prepare for writing in them. This course will include a brief walk as an opportunity for noticing, note taking and writing.

Susy Bielak

Schmalz is an artist and poet whose debut poetry collection, Action in the Orchards, responds to encounters with dance, music and visual art. He was poet-in-residence for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2018 FluxConcert during its season-long fluxus festival.

Registration is required for this program. The suggested donation is $20. 

Artist, writer and curator Susy Bielak will present “A Visual Artist Who Writes” on Jan. 18, 4-5:30 pm. During this talk titled after the self-description of fellow artist Verónica Gerber Bicecci, Bielak will present some of the many ways in which the visual and verbal meet, share some of her work, and discuss other artists’ techniques.

Registration is required for this free, in-person program.

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