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Upcoming Events

Oral History Panel Discussion

Saturday, March 25, 2023, 3:15 - 4:30PM at the Warwick Allerton Hotel, Chicago

I will be a panelist alongside Mark Larson, author of Ensemble: An Oral History of Chicago Theater, and Rachna Prasad, one of the founders and producers of The People Tree, on the Oral History Panel Discussion at the Chicago Writers Association's Let's Just Write! An Uncommon Writers Conference. Click here for more information.

Writing Outside Your Own Race/Ethnicity

Sunday, March 26, 2023, 3:30–4:45, Warwick Allerton Hotel, Chicago, IL.

Writing from the point of view of a different race is a controversial topic in publishing. Is it appropriate? Are there rules to follow? When does it veer into appropriation? This promises to be a significant discussion as author and moderator Shawn Shiflett talks with panelists Don DeGrazia, Nancy Johnson and Alexis Pride. Click here for more information.

Write On, Door County

July, 2023 - 4210 Juddville Rd. Fish Creek, WI 54212

From July 2 through July 9, I will be staying at Write On, Door County for a Writer’s Residency. 

From July 10 through July 14, I will be teaching the KIDS WOW!: Grades 6 – 8 Summer Camp from 1:00PM— 4:00PM. This Story Workshop approach class will explore basic forms used by writers. We’ll use letter stories, folktales, story-within-a-story, journal writing, and more to explore our creativity. Students will be introduced to uses of point-of-view (where the story is seen from) as well as the importance of revision. Through word exercises designed to heighten one’s story state of mind, to orally sharing story ideas, to in-class writing, students will come away from each session with a more developed writing process and awareness of their own unique voices on the page. To find out more, click here

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