Thursday, October 25 @12-1:30pm
Write Memory: Intro to Memoir
Taught by Visiting Artist Glenda Reed

Glenda Reed, current visiting artist from Minneapolis, will host a writing workshop on Thursday, October 25, 2018, from noon-1:30 p.m.

Perhaps you have a memory you’d like to write down, but you’re not sure how to begin, or you’ve always wanted to write a book. This writing workshop is for anyone interested in exploring foundational storytelling techniques that can help bring true-life stories alive on the page. In-class discussions and writing exercises will help beginning to advanced writers delve into your stories.

Artist-in-Residence Glenda Reed is an award-winning, feminist writer, artist, educator, and adventurer. She’s received funding from the Jerome Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, and the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, among others.

Her work has appeared in Creative Nonfiction and The Best Travel Writing. Glenda is also a winner of The Moth StorySLAM. She teaches writing classes at the Loft Literary Center and at libraries across the Twin Cities metro area, and mentors through the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop.

Her in-progress memoir follows the years she set out to sail around the world by hitchhiking on sailboats. At a time when the backlash against women’s social progress and feminism is at a peak, Reed is writing her own true life story of one woman who charted her own course for adventure. You can follow the progress of her memoir at and Glenda currently lives in Minneapolis and sails little boats on little lakes.

Workshop is free to attend with donations accepted for the Arts Retreat program, to support future visiting artists and workshops such as these. Participants only need bring paper and a writing instrument. Open to all!