Driftless Writing Center Hosts Online Parenting Writing Reading and Workshop | Local News

The Driftless Writing Center is sponsoring a Zoom reading by writer and educator Kimberly Lee on Friday, April 1 at 7 p.m.

The DWC and Lee are also hosting a virtual workshop titled “Writing Parenthood” on Saturday, April 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. In this generative workshop, Lee will guide participants through exploring their parenting experience for writing inspiration, while celebrating the pivotal role they play in the lives of others.

This workshop is open to writers of all skill levels and will include imaginative prompts, short readings, craft discussion, and other exercises that will serve as catalysts for creativity. Participants will learn new perspectives and new approaches to developing material on this rich topic, with the opportunity to share their work and receive encouraging feedback. The DWC offers sliding scale tuition and scholarships are available.

Friday’s free public reading will be followed by a community open mic. Those wishing to read during Open Mic should register in advance by emailing [email protected] with the subject line: Open Mic and bring a maximum of five minutes of writing to share.

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Kimberly Lee left the practice of law a few years ago to focus on motherhood, community work and creative pursuits. A graduate of Stanford University and UC Davis School of Law, she worked as a public defender in Los Angeles. Kimberly is a SoulCollage®, Journal to the Self® and Amherst Writers and Artists facilitator, and teaching artist at Loft Literary Center, Hugo House and San Diego Writers Ink. She has served on the staff of Carve and F(r)iction magazines and is currently an editor and contributor at Literary Mama. His work has appeared in various publications and anthologies. She lives in Southern California with her husband and three children.

Zoom information and the link for this public reading and workshop registration form are available on the Driftless Writing Center website, www.driftlesswritingcenter.org. Email the DWC for more information at [email protected] or call 608-492-1669.

The Driftless Writing Center is a nonprofit organization that connects writers, readers, and the public through workshops, discussions, and public performances. It celebrates the unique culture of the Driftless region and seeks to enhance the creative expression of the people who live there.