The Northfield Arts Guild hosts…
Writing as Excavation
THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL! To be added to the wait list, please email Megan Proft at firstname.lastname@example.org .
In this free, immersive workshop, you’ll use generative exercises to unearth the stories within us that are awaiting disclosure and discovery. Exploring new imaginative terrain can be intimidating. Yet it is the writer’s task to peel back layers, pursue deeper truths, and see past the surface of the familiar. Using writing prompts that operate as invitations, you’ll excavate past creative blocks, find permission to articulate interior worlds, and locate the heart of our stories in order to bring them to life.
Please bring to class the following items:
- Something to write with or on: notebook, pen, laptop.
- A spirit of creativity, a sense of openness, and a willingness to explore new depths in your writing.
The workshop will be guided in its work by the words of Gaston Bachelard: “When it comes to excavated ground, dreams have no limit.”
This workshop is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Although free of charge for all participants, donations ($10 suggested) are welcome and gratefully received.
About Lara Palmqvist
Lara Palmqvist is the recipient of a 2019 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant and a 2019 Elizabeth George Foundation grant for emerging writers. She was a 2017-2018 Fiction Fellow in the Loft Literary Center Mentor Series. Her writing appears in platforms such as The Washington Post and Ploughshares.com, and has additionally been honored with awards from the Kimmel-Harding-Nelson Center for the Arts, Ox-Bow School of Art, Marble House Project, the Saari Residence in Finland, the Sozopol Fiction Seminars in Bulgaria, the Jerome Foundation, the Kone Foundation, and the U.S. Fulbright Commission, through which she taught creative writing at the Ivan Franko National University and Chernivtsi National University in Ukraine. Learn more at www.larapalmqvist.com.