Litfest Workshop: How to Snag a Story (or Poem)
- Where does inspiration come from? How does an idea make it to the page? Is there such thing as writer's block? Sometimes writing requires a little courting. We will do an exercise and talk about a few tricks to get original thoughts and images on the page before they run off. Heid will talk about imagination, dream, memory, and collaboration in her poems, films, and stories.
- Heid E. Erdrich is the author of five collections of poetry including CURATOR OF EPHEMERA AT THE NEW MUSEUM OF ARCHAIC MEDIA new in 2017. Heid’s nonfiction work, ORIGINAL LOCAL: INDIGENOUS FOODS, STORIES, AND RECIPES FROM THE UPPER MIDWEST, earned a City Pages Best Food Book of 2014 designation. Her writing has won awards from the Minnesota State Arts Board, Bush Foundation, The Loft Literary Center, and First People’s Fund. Her book NATIONAL MONUMENTS won the 2009 Minnesota Book Award. In 2013 she was named a City Pages Artists of the Year. Heid’s poem films have been screened widely at festivals and have won Best of Fest and a Best Experimental Short awards. She is an independent scholar and curator, a playwright, and founding publisher of Wiigwaas Press an Ojibwe language publisher. She teaches the MFA Creative Writing program of Augsburg College. Heid grew up in Wahpeton, North Dakota and is Ojibwe enrolled at Turtle Mountain.
All LitFest workshops will take place in the Pete and Pat Bartlett Tulsa Room at OSU-Tulsa.
Workshop capacity is 20 with a required pre-registration. Please sign up for NO MORE THAN ONE workshop so that we can accommodate more aspiring writers!
If your desired workshop is full, message email@example.com to be placed on the waiting list.
Funding for this workshop is provided by the Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa, American Indian Quarterly Journal, and PEN America.