Wyoming Arts Council

The Billings YMCA Writer’s Voice and THE BIG READ present four writing workshops

As part of The Big Read, the YMCA Writer’s Voice is offering four writing workshops. The half day writing workshops will use Louise Erdrich’s novel as the writing example. Instructors will help participants create their own work based on family history, memoir, narrative style, point of view, figurative language, character development and symbolism.
The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest. The Big Read brings together partners across the country to encourage reading for pleasure and enlightenment.
This project is funded in part by a grant from Humanities Montana, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Christene Meyers presents: “Mining Memory, Spinning Family Gold”
Saturday, October 10, 10am – 3pm, Big Yellow House, Absarokee
Cost for the workshop is $25. Lunch is $12.
Saturday, October 17, 10am – 3pm, Moss Mansion, Billings
Cost for the workshop is $25. Lunch is $12.

Burt Bradley and John Giarrizzo present
“Tribal Elders, Town Elders: Drawing and Poetry Portraits”
Saturday, October 24 10am – 2pm, Yellowstone Art Museum
Cost $25, please bring a sack lunch or snacks.

Russell Rowland and Diane Arkava present “Writing for Your Life”
Saturday, November 7 0am – 2pm, Pictograph Cave State Park Visitors Center
Cost: $25, please bring a sack lunch or snacks

Workshop Registration:
Class size is limited, so register soon! Call or email the YMCA Writer’s Voice, 248-1685 ext 231 or
corbyskinner@yahoo.com to register. Checks should be mailed to YMCA Writer’s Voice, 402 North 32nd, Billings, MT 59101. Scholarships are available.
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