Publishing Matters: Going from “Idea” to “Book” | Humanities North Dakota

Humanities North Dakota Bismarck, ND

Publishing Matters: Going from “Idea” to “Book” You’ve written a poem, a story, an article, a memoir, a novel.  Your family seems to like it.  Your teachers and mentors tell you that your work is good.  So, what now?  As makers of art, we must constantly keep our focus on craft and process, on improving […]

Sounding Our Place | Plymouth County Historical Museum

Plymouth County Historical Museum 335 1st Ave SW, LeMars, IA

Treasure Trove |  Word Collecting  |  Local Lore  |  Storytelling | Join Iowa Poet Laureate Debra Marquart for an afternoon of treasure trove hunting and storytelling. Plymouth County Historical Museum volunteers will lead a guided tour and uncover hidden treasures of the Museum’s collection. Participants will be invited to share stories and create more local […]

Sounding Our Place | Plymouth County Historical Museum | Area School Workshop

Plymouth County Historical Museum 335 1st Ave SW, LeMars, IA

IOWA’S POET LAUREATE DEBRA MARQUART WILL PRESENT A CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP FOR AREA STUDENTS Students and Teachers in Plymouth County Schools are invited to work in person with Iowa’s Poet Laureate. This FREE generative creative writing workshop will take place in the Plymouth County Historical Museum’s “Old Central” Gym | 335 1st Ave., SW | […]

Sounding Our Place | Burt Public Library | Writing A Life

Burt Public Library 119 Walnut Street, Burt, IA

Join Iowa Poet Laureate at the Burt Public Library for Writing a Life: a Reading, Music Performance, and Book Discussion. Date: Monday, April 11th Time: 12 - 1 PM Place: Burt Public Library | 119 Walnut Street | Burt, IA

Sounding Our Place | Jackson County Conservation | Spring Wildflowers Hike & Write

Jackson County Conservation 18670 63rd Street, Maquoketa, IA

Join Jackson County Conservation Naturalist, Tony Vorwald and Iowa Poet Laureate, Debra Marquart on a spring ephemerals walk through Prairie Creek Recreation Area. Spring wildflowers walk will be followed by a generative creative writing workshop. Saturday, April 16th | Schedule 10 AM – 12 PM Spring Wildflowers Walk Prairie Creek Recreation Area 1215 East Summit […]

Sounding Our Place | Iowa Poetry Association | Ecopoetry Discussion & Workshop

Iowa Poetry Association

Join IPA LIVE for an Ecopoetry Workshop with Iowa Poet Laureate Deb Marquart. How does ecopoetry differ from poetry about nature? While the natural world often creeps into our writing, how can we elevate our work to the level of ecopoetics? How may poets use an ecopoetic approach to create more impact? Interactive exercises are planned.