Upcoming Events – WITS Writers in the Community

When they are not in the classroom encouraging creativity and enriching young minds, the WITS writers are actively reading, performing, hosting, and teaching in the community. Be sure to check out some of the exciting events happening around town (and farther afield) in the next couple of months.

When: August 13th 7pm
Where: Hollow Earth Radio
What: Presenting Alan Sincic and his story “Sugar”
WITS Writer Involved:
Corinne Manning’s The Furnace Reading Series with Big Fiction
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When: August 19th 7:30pm
Where: The Jewel Box Theater
What: Jennifer Jasper’s Family Affair – Cabaret Served up Family-Style
WITS Writer Involved: Jeanine Walker
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When: August 20th 7:00 p.m.
Where: SoulFood Coffee House, Redmond, WA
What: Poetry reading
WITS Writer Involved: Ann Teplick

When: August 29th (time TBA)
Where: Heller Center for Arts & Humanities, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
What: Reading with Aaron Anstett
WITS Writer Involved: Erin Malone

When: August 29th 12pm-10pm
Where: Starts in the Hing Hay Park (ID) and ends at the Nepo House (Beacon Hill)
What: Nepo 5k Art Walk
WITS Writers Involved: Rachel Kessler & Sierra Nelson – Vis-a-Vis Society
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When: September 25, 7pm
Where: Auntie’s Bookstore, Spokane, WA
What: A reading for the paperback release of Horses That Buck
WITS Writers Involved: Margot Kahn Case

When: September 26, 6:30-8:30pm
Where: INK/Spark, Spokane, WA
What: 2-hour “skillshop” on writing the profile
WITS Writers Involved: Margot Kahn Case

When: September 27, 4pm
Where: Shakespeare & Co., Missoula, MT
What: A reading for the paperback release of Horses That Buck
WITS Writers Involved: Margot Kahn Case

Many of the WITS writers also teach at Hugo House. Head to the course catalog to register for some of these upcoming classes: http://hugohouse.org/classes/course-catalog/

Visual Poetry Laboratory with Greg Stump and Sierra Nelson
Create new collaborative and individual writing with text and visual work, plus a mini-zine celebrating our collective efforts by weekend’s end. We’ll look at work by artists such as Julie Doucet, Phillip Guston, Nedko Solakov, Raymond Pettibon, and William Steig…
Start Date: 8/22/2015 – 10:00 AM

Yearlong Manuscript Class in Prose with Peter Mountford
An updated version of the original yearlong class at Hugo House, this advanced course is for students working in either fiction or nonfiction. The class will contain a mix of genres, and the models we look at will be from…
Start Date: 9/15/2015 – 7:00 PM

Advanced Personal Essay Workshop with Peter Mountford
Hilary Mantel said: “Memoir’s not an easy form. If other people are to care about your life, art must intervene.” It can be disorienting to transform actual people and events into characters and plot elements in an essay or memoir,…
Start Date: 9/15/2015 – 5:00 PM

Yearlong Manuscript Class in Young Adult Fiction with Karen Finneyfrock
This class is open to those writing in any genre of fiction intended primarily for a teenage audience. Through reading assignments, lectures, in-class exercises, special guests, and workshopping your manuscript, you will learn to hone your voice, develop a clear…
Start Date: 9/16/2015 – 7:10 PM

The Mechanics of Comics and Graphic Novels with David Lasky and Greg Stump
Learn to develop and strengthen the storytelling skills used to create successful comics and graphic novels. A cartoonist faces choices about composition, point of view, emphasis, symbols, poses, and other aspects of visual communication. We’ll look at examples from masters…
Start Date: 9/19/2015 – 10:00 AM


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