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Winter Writing Class

Creative Non-Fiction: The Relevant Personal Story
Start with your own compelling personal experience and delve the details to discover its universal meaning in this creative writing seminar. This powerful form of literary non-fiction depends on the qualities we recognize in fiction - dialogue, setting, character, and plot, among others - to create a fully rendered story, rich with subtle meaning. This six week class takes participants through the writing process from idea concept to completed story. Maximize your writing skills, expand creativity, and gain inspiration!

Register through WITC (click here)

Instructor Bio:

Kathleen Melin is the author of the progressive education and parenting memoir By Heart: A Mother’s Story of Children and Learning at Home.  Her creative writing has appeared in Dust and Fire, Feminist Parenting, A Woman’s Place, and Eric Utne’s Cosmo DooGoods Urban Almanac. She holds an MFA from the University of Minnesota and has taught at the University of Wisconsin, the University of Minnesota, and private and charter schools. In her work as a ghost writer for personal memoirs, she's honored to be entrusted with the important stories of everyday people.

Date, times, location:

6 Wednesdays – January 16 –February 20, 2018 (Michael Perry will be here on Wednesday, Jan 30 in conjunction with this class)

6-8 p.m.

Saint Croix Falls Public Library, 230 S Washington Street, St. Croix Falls  WI


$58.50 adults

$31.50 for seniors 62 and over

Plus a $7 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first class.

Register through WITC (click here)


This class lit up my whole winter.

Barb S.

~Testimonial of a former student