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Sharing our stories is a way to ensure that our personal histories and life legacies will be passed on to the next generation. Join us at First Plymouth for “Writing the Stories of Your Life, Part I.” In this workshop, participants will reflect upon their significant life stories, celebrate their meaning and value, and complete a series of structured writing exercises to capture them. Additional memoir
writing workshops are planned.
We will meet from 1:00-3:30. Workshop fee is $35. To register, please send your check to First Plymouth, c/o Addie Vortherms, 2000 D Street, Lincoln, NE 68502. For information, please call Addie at 402-476-7565.
I am just back from ten days in Nebraska City completing my last residency towards earning an MFA in writing. And I want to use this opportunity to talk about the experience and share with you how helpful it’s been.
The program is a two year “Low-Residency” program—meaning that rather than taking a number of classes on campus, each semester begins with an intense ten days of “Residency.” In the UNO program, this takes place at the Lied Lodge in Nebraska City—where participants share in workshops of student writing, attend writing seminars, take in faculty and student readings, and (this is important!) participate in “mentor interviews” to determine the faculty mentor you will work with for the next four months.
Whether you are a beginning writer or one with many publications to your credit, this blog is your invitation to join the writing community.
Our wish is that it will serve as a source of inspiration and encouragement, and that it will help you reach deep within and write to your fullest potential. Welcome!Learn More About Becky & Lucy»