Write A Short Story in Three Hours
Free workshop presented by The Mill: A Place for Writers and the Neenah Public Library
NEENAH – Have you thought of writing a short story but aren’t sure where to begin? Are you working on your own stories but run into roadblocks?
The Mill: A Place for Writers and the Neenah Public Library invite you to a fun, free workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 3, in the Neenah Public Library’s Carpenter Room.
You will develop characters and build a story around a scenario using prompts and a framework offered in class.
You’ll learn to trust in your own creativity as you use this exercise to complete the draft of a story within three hours – giving you something to build on after you go home. (Think all the stories will turn out the same? Guess again.)
The class will also give you a way to use exercises to work through the barriers that prevent you from progressing on your own writing at home. Bring your favorite writing tools – pen and paper or laptop – and a belief in the power of the creative mind.
Fiction writer Nikki Kallio will teach the class. Kallio has worked as a journalist in Wisconsin, Maine and California. Her articles have recently appeared in publications such as Insight magazine and The Rotarian, for which she has reported stories in Cape Town, South Africa and Modena, Italy. She earned her master of fine arts degree in creative writing from Goddard College. Her creative work has appeared in Pitkin Review, Minerva Rising, Midwestern Gothic and elsewhere. She won the 2014 Mill Prize for Fiction and the 2015 Wisconsin People & Ideas Fiction Contest for her short story "Geography Lesson." She also works with Wide Open Writing, an annual writers’ retreat in Tuscany.