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Saturday, April 27 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Writing About Grief, Violence, Fear, & Trauma

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Join this talented group of published authors in this workshop on writing about the darkest times of life, and navigating this interesting and enlightening path for creativity. 

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Madame Renee Beese

Madame Renee Beese is a mother of 2, grandmother of 5. She entered law enforcement in her 20s and retiring at 30. She returned to school for natural health and massage for 11 years. One day she woke up with a vision of a book called You Are It. This started a book series by Gramma... Read More →
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Christy Wopat

Christy Wopat’s memoir, “Almost a Mother: Love, Loss, and Finding Your People When Your Baby Dies,” was published by Orange Hat Publishing. A 4th-grade teacher, busy mama, and wife, Christy has always relied on writing as a way to cope. Recently she decided to use that strength... Read More →
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Christi Clancy

Christi Clancy’s novel, The Second Home, will be published by St. Martins Press in 2020. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Sun Magazine, and in literary journals such as Glimmer Train, Hobart, Pleiades and elsewhere. She teaches English at Beloit... Read More →
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Karla Manternach

Karla Manternach grew up in small-town Iowa, a grubby kid in tube socks who once stopped a parade by running in front of a fire truck for candy. When she was older, Karla detasseled corn, read Star Trek novels, and studied languages that no one speaks anymore. Today, she lives with... Read More →
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Vicky Meawasige Reed

Vicky Meawasige Reed lives in Howard WI, where she finds inspiration in her family. She wrote her debut memoir, Path of the Turquoise Warrior, in honor of her father who passed in 2010 from cancer. She is currently working on a children's book and hopes to finish a work of fiction... Read More →