Telling Our Stories

With Maryfrances Wagner
| 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Public Safety Building Basement

Facilitated by Maryfrances Wagner, Missouri’s 6th Poet Laureate, this 90-minute generative writing workshop invites participants to capture a moment in time–whether it be in a poem or a tiny memoir piece. Novice and experienced writers welcome as we explore how micro-memories can add up to tell a bigger story of one’s life, the people in it, and the experiences we’ve had. This event is limited to 35 participants. Arriving early is recommended.

Maryfrances Wagner

Author and Poet

Maryfrances Wagner

Maryfrances Wagner is a poet and co-editor of I-70 Review and is a board member and programming chair for The Writers Place. Her newest books are The Silence of Red Glass, The Immigrants’ New Camera, and Solving for X. Her poems have appeared in many literary magazines including New Letters, Birmingham Poetry Review, River Styx, Main Street Rag, Rattle, American Journal of Poetry, Laurel Review, Voices in Italian Americana, and Poetry East as well as anthologies and textbooks. The Missouri Arts Council chose her as Individual Artist of 2020, and she currently serves at Missouri’s 6th Poet Laureate, where her job is to promote poetry throughout the state.
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by Maryfrances Wagner

Washington, MO, August 25–27

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