Williston State College offers writing workshops

Williston State College and the North Dakota Humanities Council will offer two free writing workshops this month.

The two-part workshops are intended for writers at every stage of development, and are free and open to the public. Presenters are authors Debra Marquart, who is an English professor and director of the MFA program in creative writing and environment at Iowa State University, and Taylor Brorby, who is serving as Holden Village’s first Writer-in-Residence.

Each event will include a discussion of the process of researching and writing, about the different approaches to write the essay, and will include time to workshop with the authors. Participants should bring a notebook and pen or pencil.

The first workshop will be held Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Learning Commons at the college. The second part of the workshop will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 21, also at the Learning Commons at Williston State College. Space is unlimited and any number of participants can attend.

The second workshop will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Books on Broadway, located at 12 West Broadway in Williston. The second part of that workshop will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 22, also at Books on Broadway. Space is limited and registration is required to attend this workshop.

Participants must be able to attend both sessions of whichever workshop they choose to join.

For more information about Marquart’s and Brorby’s visit to Williston, contact Williston State College’s Steve Grunenwald at 774-4255, or steven.grunenwald@willistonstate.edu. A complete schedule of their visit is available for viewing online at www.ndhumanities.org. Participants should visit the North Dakota Humanities Council website and register as soon as possible. Space is limited.