I’ve been invited to teach a writing workshop at Shake Rag Alley Center for Arts and Crafts in lovely Mineral Point, WI. Much of this charming little town west of Madison was settled by early miners and has a feel similar to a Cornish village. A stroll from the high street, Shake Rag Alley, Inc., occupies nine buildings in the 2.5 acre oasis of gardens, trees, and rambling brick paths.
A description of the workshop from Shake Rag’s website is below:
Thursday-Sunday, June 2-5
Thur-Sat 9:30am-5pm, Sun 9:30am-noon
Join award-winning fiction and nonfiction writer Patricia Ann McNair for an intensive four-day workshop. A Carnegie Foundation U.S. Professor of the Year nominee and Columbia College Chicago Teaching Excellence Award winner, Patty brings her years of experience as a professor and writer to the workshop. Student manuscripts will serve as the basis for workshop discussions, and participants will be engaged in writing activities and strategies for developing, deepening, and furthering their work. In addition, each student will have one 30-minute manuscript conference with Patty. Workshop discussions are adapted to all levels; beginners, dabblers, and experts are all welcome. Please submit your 10-20 pages of prose fiction or nonfiction prior to May 2nd. Call Karla in Shake Rag office for instructions.
Maximum students: 15 Register by: May 2
Class code: 11B100 Fee: $250