Saturday, August 6, 2016

Upcoming Writers' Workshops

We've been getting some notices of upcoming workshops. Although we try to put these on our calendar, there are a few (not in chronological order) that we thought deserved an extra shout-out.

Bearlodge Writers to Host Maine Author for Workshop Sept. 24, Sundance WY

Morgan Callan Rogers, author of two internationally-acclaimed novels and several short stories, will present an all-day workshop for writers on Saturday, September 24, in Sundance, Wyoming. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Crook County Courthouse. The author will also be available to the public to sign her books Friday, September 23, at Wild West Espresso in Sundance from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

In the intermediate-level workshop, Callan Rogers will guide fellow writers through the process of crafting a novel. “I’m going to trace the journey of [my novel] Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea from the moment I first heard my main character’s voice to publication and marketing,” she says. “We’ll be talking about the idea, voice, character development, plot twists, narrative lines and arcs, setting, dialogue, revision and the book as a whole.”

For a fee-per-page the author will also read and critique eight manuscripts of up to five pages from workshop attendees, electronically submitted to her before September 14. She will meet with these writers after the workshop to discuss their work.

The author holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine and is a former member of Bearlodge Writers of Sundance. The workshop, sponsored by Bearlodge Writers and supported by Sundance State Bank, will cost $50 per person. Lunch is included.

For more information or to preregister for the event (by September 7, please!) contact Ayme Ahrens at (307) 399-2000 or

Hill City Writers' Workshop Oct. 7-9, Hill City SD

The Hill City Arts Council invites you to the 2nd annual Hill City Writers’ Workshop: For the Love of Words! Writers of all levels can spend the weekend of October 7-9, 2016 improving their skills and learning from renowned regional writer-mentors Linda Hasselstrom, Bernie Hunhoff, South Dakota Poet Laureate Lee Ann Roripaugh, and Brian Bedard, our Keynote Speaker. There are many opportunities for you to participate ranging from manuscript review and one-on-one sessions with your Mentor, to attending public readings by our Mentors on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Or perhaps you’d just like to attend our Saturday evening dinner and keynote by Brian Bedard at Mount Rushmore’s Carvers Cafe. No matter your level of participation, if you have a love of words, this weekend workshop is for you.

Learn more about the event and how to register at , or through this link

Please contact the Hill City Arts Council at (605)574-2810 or if you have any questions or would like us to mail information for you to share with others.

Young Writers' Workshop Aug. 12, Laramie County Library, Cheyenne WY

Attendees at this year's Young Writers Workshop on Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. can expect a "bit of mystery, a bit of humor, and a lot of fun," as is par for the course with anything related to New York Times best-selling children & young adults author Jennifer Chambliss Bertman.

Free Writing Workshop with George Vlastos Aug. 13, Moose WY

George Vlastos's workshop, "The Poem that Took the Place of a Mountain," will be held 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Craig Thomas Discovery And Visitor Center, Grand Teton National Park on Saturday, Aug. 13. Bring a journal, some water, and what you need to be comfortable writing outside in the Park. Learn more at (must be signed into your Facebook account to access link.)


  1. I wish I could make it to Moose, both because I'd love to be up near Yellowstone, but even more to take another workshop with George. I loved the one he did several years back for WyoPoets.

    1. Sadly, that was one of the few years I missed the WyoPoets workshop. Wish I were near Moose for this one, too.


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